Monthly Archives: April, 2015

    Cecelia Smith

    MEET NEW LF’ERS JAMES, RYAN & COLIN

    Posted by on 4/29/15 at 08:15am

    We’re rapidly adding to our LF family. Three new LF’ers arrived from around the country mid Spring and arrived in the office right in time to help us celebrate Fiesta in San Antonio. Welcome James, Ryan and Colin! Click to Read More

    Heather Gayle Holdridge

    The American Institute of Architects have selected the Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects for 2015.  These buildings are the top ten (plus one legacy project) examples of sustainable design projects in North America.  The COTE Top Ten Awards program, now in its 19th year, is the profession’s most rigorous recognition program for sustainable design excellence. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.  We are very excited to see that two of the winning projects are right here in San Antonio, Texas! Click to Read More

    Brandi Rickels

    Field Report: Indian Springs School

    Posted by on 4/22/15 at 10:24am

    Located on 350 acres in the wooded hills south of Birmingham, Alabama, the Indian Springs School is an independent day and boarding school serving grades 8-12. In 2012, the school engaged Lake|Flato and local architect, ArchitectureWorks, in a master planning effort to transform and invigorate the campus originally designed by the Olmstead Brothers in 1950. The master plan includes new structures for Classrooms, Visual Arts, a Dining Hall, and Administration that are part of a three phase “Springs Eternal” campaign. Click to Read More

    Jonathan Smith

    Field Report: Austin Central Library

    Posted by on 4/20/15 at 04:07pm

    The office visited the Austin Central Library construction site on Friday as part of our ongoing Know|How series. We were able take a look at the exposed concrete and steel structure as well as experience ‘Austin’s new living room’ the large atrium space at the heart of the building.  As of Friday the concrete superstructure is in place and the steel roof structure is going up. The large 125’ long main roof trusses are slated to be craned into place in the next week or so. Click to Read More

    Heather Gayle Holdridge

    The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge green building system within the LEED green building program.  USGBC says it shares common goals with the International Living Future Institute, developers of the Living Building Challenge. This move means that projects achieving the energy and water requirements in Living Building Challenge will be considered as technically equivalent to LEED.  You can read more about this news in USGBC’s press release. Click to Read More