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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!

James Thoreen

James hails from the turf of the Houston Rockets (we’re hoping to convert him to a loyal Spurs fan, but we’re giving it time). He spent some time in Austin where he received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. James’ favorite Lake|Flato project is the Shangri La Botanical Gardens.

When he is not working on the new Security Services Corporate Campus which recently broke ground, he enjoys fly fishing, swimming and running with the LF evening running club. James also plays several musical instruments including guitar, mandolin, piano and bass. In high school, James spent two years as the bat boy for the Houston Astros.

Ryan Yaden

Ryan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Oregon before trying out the east coast winters in Harvard’s Master of Urban Design and Architecture program. Ryan’s favorite LF projects are a tie between the Meyerson Residence and ASU Polytechnic Building, which reflect his diverse interests within the field. He’s currently working on the Ascaya and Georgia Tech Dining Commons projects in the office.

During his down time, Ryan likes to run, play soccer, go backpacking and waterski. We recently discovered he was once in a Bollywood movie called “Namaste London,” so we anticipate seeing those skills in our next video.

Colin Gorsuch

Colin moved to San Antonio from Peoria, Illinois and has a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. Colin’s favorite LF project is Lake Austin House, which has inspired his recent work in the office on a Porch House project in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Colin is one of our ultimate sports fans. He still keeps up with his Chicago teams like the Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks and Bulls. Like Ryan and James, he also enjoys running, in addition to biking, swimming, playing hockey and basically doing any activity outdoors. He’s been talking about starting a flag football team, especially since we hope to be enjoying nice weather pretty soon. Colin and his wife have a recent new addition to their family, their little boy named Dean! He just turned 6 months old and is loving his new home in San Antonio.

These three have been a great new addition to our LF family!