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Margaret Sledge

Park(ing) Day San Antonio

Posted by on 9/19/13 at 01:42pm

Tomorrow, September 20, is Park(ing) Day 2013! Park(ing) Day is an annual open-source event in which ordinary citizens transform single parking spaces into urban parks for a day. The activity is designed to call attention to the need for more urban open space, and to generate debate about how public space is allocated, managed, and used. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

El Cosmico 2013

Posted by on 8/23/13 at 10:36am

The yearly Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love is coming to El Cosmico in Marfa Thursday September 12 to Sunday September 15, 2013. I have had the pleasure of attending the 2006 and 2007 events. The weekend is filled with new friends, good food, great music, minimalist art, and nomadic dwellings. Whether you are staying in a tent, a yurt, a teepee or one of the refurbished travel trailers you are bound to have a good time. Click to Read More

svonderau

Bat Tales

Posted by on 8/9/13 at 09:57am

Last weekend several of us had the unique opportunity to witness, as guests with EarthShare of Texas, the nightly feeding exodus of Mexican Freetail bats from their roost at Bracken Cave. Located just north of our home base in San Antonio, the cave is managed by Bat Conservation International, a wonderful group working to educate people and protect bats. Lake|Flato is a proud contributor to the EarthShare of Texas workplace giving program, which in turn benefits hundreds of local conservation efforts like BCI.  Click to Read More

Matthew Wallace

On a recent Thursday afternoon David Lake’s filibuster on why Roger Federer is the best tennis player that has ever lived was pleasantly interrupted by the simple recognition of similar worn brown clogs.  Upon discussion it seems Cotton Estes (at left) and Matt Wallace (right) had obtained the shoes within the last decade while David (top) made his purchase during his glory days at UT in the 1930’s.   Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

Raising Shell

Posted by on 7/22/13 at 08:59am

Cycling is a big part of the culture here at Lake|Flato and yesterday three members of our very own Southtown Strays had their inaugural Shell Ride. Over the past few weeks the Strays have quietly been gaining speed and on Sunday our crew was ready to make its way farther south. It was the first time out for Ashley, Seema, and our photographer Ryan. It was the second ride for Cotton, and approximately the tenth ride for Corey. Click to Read More

sierrahaight

Midnight in Mexico

Posted by on 6/17/13 at 01:36pm

The San Antonio Book Festival and the Library Foundation will host Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness next Monday, June 24. The event will be a discussion led by Corchado and author of Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz.  Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

The TENTH PechaKucha is coming up: Tuesday, May 28th at a brand new venue: the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Educational and Cultural Arts Center <– that’s the former Museo Alameda! While there is no official theme for this event, several of the presenters will discuss issues of urban renewal, and it all works nicely with our event location being prime downtown and on a Downtown Tuesday no less. (read: free parking) Click to Read More

sierrahaight

Brewing a Design for Alamo Beer

Posted by on 4/2/13 at 08:41am

Lake|Flato Architects is pleased to announce the start of design and documentation for Alamo Beer Company’s new 25,000 sf microbrewery east of downtown San Antonio. Click to Read More

sierrahaight

Architect and Visiting Professor at UTSA College of Architecture, Javier Sanchez, will present at the CoA’s Spring Lecture Series tonight at the UTSA Downtown Campus. His lecture, “Building the City: Architectural Insertions in Mexico City,” is based on his work as a founding partner and lead designer of the multidisciplinary Mexico City firm, JSa.  Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

Can a bus shelter setting become an engaging public place beyond the purpose of waiting for the bus? UT San Antonio School of Architecture is hosting a 3-day charrette this week posing this question and taking the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts as the site. Six teams of 2-3 UTSA graduate students will each be paired with a young professional mentor (from Lake|Flato and other local firms) to meet and work over the next three days. The goal of the charrette is to explore elements or programs that can be conceived of as integral parts of place-making through the lens of a bus patron or other people who encounter this setting. Click to Read More