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Pavan Iyer


Posted by on 1/23/15 at 10:10am
Dorothy, our new weather station

Say hello to the newest member of our team, Dorothy. Coming in at over 7 feet tall, she is a hard worker who really puts her head to the wind in everything does. Dorothy is energized on sunny days, and lets everybody know when it is raining. Click to Read More

Lewis McNeel

My wife Bekah works for a luxury tour operator. Once a year she gets sent on familiarization trips to South America. I go along for the free hotel rooms. Yes this really is every bit as ideal of a setup as it sounds. I also have a strong interest in hotel design here at Lake|Flato, and so these South America adventures are basically big happy research trips for both of us. Click to Read More

David Lake

Remembering Callie Vickers

Posted by on 10/9/14 at 02:30pm

A few months ago, we featured the 1984 Vickers Residence as part of our Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series. It is with sadness and much grief that we mourn the recent loss of this client, Callie Vickers, who passed away in Palm Desert California last week. Click to Read More

Josh Nieves

Journey to Big Bend

Posted by on 8/13/14 at 08:18am

A few weeks ago a few friends and I embarked on our first trip to the mountains of Big Bend. We camped out under the stars in the Chisos Basin and took in some of the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen. From the “party rock” as it became known we watched bears wander around the slopes by day, gazed through The Window as the sun set behind the mountains, and by night we searched the skies for constellations, satellites and shooting stars. Click to Read More

Cam Greenlee

Trek to San Jose Mission

Posted by on 7/8/14 at 08:01am

A couple of Fridays ago, the “Nerd Train” took a sketch trip to San Jose Mission in South San Antonio. It was a humble beginning, consisting of fellow LFer Ben Hartigan and myself. Not the longest train, but determined none-the-less. We began the 6 mile bike trip a bit after 4pm and set out with dreams of Spanish Colonial grandeur, I on my miniature Dahon foldable bike and Ben on his more appropriately sized road bike. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Carriage Road Inspiration

Posted by on 5/30/14 at 04:03pm

Recently Cameron and I visited Acadia National Park. The carriage road system within in the park is incredible not only for the meandering beautiful roads but also for the incredible care and craftsmanship of the roads and stone bridges themselves. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson


Posted by on 5/27/14 at 01:26pm

BONFIRE AT TIM HURSLEY’S SILO A few weekends ago, I made a trip back to West Alabama to visit Alumni Weekend, Pig Roast and the 20th anniversary celebration at Auburn University’s Rural Studio. Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

Bernard Trainor’s New Book

Posted by on 3/27/14 at 01:40pm

We are currently working with Bernard Trainor and Associates on the Yee Residence in Carmel, CA.  Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

salk institute inspiration

Posted by on 3/21/14 at 07:37am

This week Bob Harris and I traveled to San Diego for a Sustainability and Design Leaders Workshop; while there we had a chance to visit The Salk Institute for Biological Studies by Louis Kahn. It was my first time to the Salk and I was not disappointed by the buildings restraint and timelessness. Click to Read More

Keegan Raleigh

The Marfa Experience

Posted by on 3/4/14 at 04:54pm

During my second day, some fellow LFers invited me to spend the weekend in West Texas. Without hesitation I agreed to jump in the car the following day, on a quest to experience Click to Read More