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Grace Boudewyns

In the fall of 2002 Francis Parker School, San Diego’s oldest and largest independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school, held an inviting design competition for its Middle/Upper School campus to create a new Master Plan and expansion of facilities.  Lake|Flato won the competition with a proposal that captured a unique blend of sensitive environmental planning, inspirational public spaces and progressive, open buildings. Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

Waller Creek: A Competition Process

Posted by on 11/21/12 at 09:55am

For over a year, LF worked on Austin’s urban-scale competition to Design Waller Creek, which finally came to a close last month. Our vision of Waller Creek (The Oasis) unfortunately didn’t win (see for a glimpse of our boards as well as the selected team and other finalists’ submissions); but by participating and making it to the final stage, we gained an amazing experience that taught us huge amounts about the dynamic culture of Austin and the potential roles of regenerative landscapes in future urban development. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Better Know an LF Project: Shangri-La

Posted by on 11/9/12 at 04:36pm

ANSWERS BY Joseph Benjamin Completion Date: 2007 The program was for a new visitor center that included administration offices, café, bookstore, exhibit space and a lecture multipurpose room. The program also included Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

ANSWERS BY Trey Rabke Completion Date: 2007 LF Scope: SD; CD; CA Program: two conditioned bedrooms / baths that book-end a screened ‘dogtrot’  kitchen Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

The Modern Family, Part I

Posted by on 9/13/12 at 09:12am

Check out this short film by Dwell featuring the Yee Residence in Carmel, California. I hope that film exploring architecture continues to grow in popularity; it’s a natural medium to understand and experience space, and this one is such an intimate portrait of how the owners live and adapt with the house. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Hotel San Jose A 1930s motor hotel in an eclectic district of South Austin was transformed from low-rent lodging to a hip, modern destination. Rooms in the existing three buildings were restructured, and a new 16-room building was added in the former parking lot to create a central courtyard. This communal outdoor space serves as an outdoor lobby, lounge and Click to Read More

The Project: Broadford Farm Pavilion Location: Hailey, Idaho Project Team: Brian Korte AIA, Jay Pigford AIA, David Lake FAIA, Dale Riser Click to Read More

The Project: Agudas Achim Synagogue Location: Austin, Texas Project Team: David Lake, Kim Monroe, Matt Morris, Kenny Brown, Jay Pigford, Dale Riser, Clara Hightower, Paula Williams Click to Read More

Better Know an LF Project: Cross Timbers Ranch

Posted by on 3/6/12 at 10:00am

The Project: Cross Timbers Ranch Location: Lipan, Texas Project Team: Bill Aylor, Ted Flato, Nate Campbell, Ryan Jones, Trey Rabke Click to Read More

The Project: Lake Tahoe Residence Location: Glenbrook, Nevada Project Team: David Lake, Karla Greer, Billy Johnson, Tenna Florian, Heather DeGrella Click to Read More