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Josh Nieves

Lick List: Austin

Posted by on 6/3/14 at 02:10pm

As I have mentioned in a previous post, during school my roommates and I adopted the tasty practice of licking great buildings from Juhani pallasmaa.  This past weekend I was able to put my tongue to the test as the office embarked on a trip up to Austin to see a number of projects that we have designed and boy did I get a mouthful!  Click to Read More


The San Antonio Children’s Museum team recently had the opportunity to review the building construction progress with a group of UTSA architecture students. The class of soon-to-be graduates are completing their professional practice curriculum, and as part of the class, they were able to tour the site during an exciting phase of the project’s construction. Click to Read More


Field Report: Georgia Tech EBB

Posted by on 4/7/14 at 08:42am

This week’s field report features construction photos of Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB). Take a look at the recently topped out structure below.
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There are many points in time to begin telling this story. In geologic time, we could start 10 million years ago when the west Texas landscape was forming. We could start our story when the people of the Lower Pecos were making their rock art 3,000 years ago. We could start when Lake|Flato began their work with the Witte Museum, creating a new home for Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

stories of a house

Posted by on 11/15/13 at 07:55am

Myself, my husband, our dog, and a couple roommates are slowly but steadily transforming this Southtown San Antonio house into our dream home (and home office). In doing so, we want to create a contemporary home setting that also embraces the historic nature of the 1907 building that we are renovating. Click to Read More


Scott Visitor Center

Posted by on 7/25/13 at 01:38pm

In the middle of July Tenna and I made a trip to the 2013 Boy Scouts of America  National Jamboree. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the new Jamboree home for the Boy Scouts of America. Previously located at an Army Base near Washington DC, this site in West Virginia is their new and permanent location. Hosting about 40,000 to 45,000 people this is its Click to Read More

Phil Zimmerman

Field Report: Rocking X Ranch

Posted by on 3/6/13 at 08:00am

In the past year since the first Dogrun Digital Pin-Up of Rocking X Ranch, construction has come to a close and the original design concepts of the project are beginning to be realized.  Located in North Texas, the private ranch is Click to Read More


Montessori School of SA Community Charrette

Posted by on 1/28/13 at 04:22pm

Two Mondays ago, Greg, Cameron and I met up for a kick-off charrette with the parents of the Montessori  School of San Antonio. The crowd of 40+ split into tables of 6 – 8 and participated in a three-part exercise that would spark imagination and help us understand what is important to the Montessori community. Click to Read More

Phil Zimmerman

Field Report: Texas Biomed

Posted by on 1/28/13 at 07:00am

The design of a new research laboratory and administration building for the Texas Biomedical Research Institute campus in San Antonio, TX posed an interesting challenge for Lake|Flato.  Click to Read More

Phil Zimmerman

Field Report: Nueces River Ranch

Posted by on 1/8/13 at 07:00am

Conceived as a unique blend of old and new, the nearly completed Nueces River Ranch carefully incorporates historical artifacts into a work of contemporary Texas architecture.  As construction on this hill country residence comes to a close, the project has come full circle from early concepts of what the design would be.  Click to Read More