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Corey Squire

Construction has finished, the air quality has been tested, and the monitoring systems are up and running. Today, The Josey Pavilion begins its one year operation phase to prove that it generates 100% of its energy and purifies 100% of its water. If all goes as designed, next year The Josey Pavilion will join the world’s most exclusive club of high performance buildings, Certified Living Building. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

2014 LEED Fellows Announced

Posted by on 10/6/14 at 03:12pm

This year’s class of LEED Fellows was announced last week by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Lake|Flato congratulates all 48 Fellows for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.  Way to go! Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

Last weekend, a team of LFers enjoyed getting their hands dirty in the great outdoors–we put a roof on a dance hall. And we have a time-lapse video to prove it (cast your vote for the carpenter)! Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith


Posted by on 9/30/14 at 06:32pm

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014.  The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today.  Click to Read More

Casey Nelson


Posted by on 9/24/14 at 08:53am

We are excited to announce two more additions to the Lake|Flato team: our newest intern, Jordan Tsai and marketing staff, Cecelia Smith. Click to Read More

Hillary Whites

Better Know an LF’er: JUNE JUNG

Posted by on 9/10/14 at 03:08pm

You’d be hard pressed to find a person more thoughtful than June. A great collaborator, his design sensibilities always carried an effortlessness that I envied (it seemed to come so easy!) Click to Read More

Hillary Whites

Keegan is the fifth intern that has contributed to the Porch House effort and the Lake Flato office. She piled in and immediately helped on numerous Porch House projects including Prow, Little Woods, Walker Porch House amongst others and non Porch House work that has drifted into the studio. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

Build San Antonio Green’s (BSAG) annual home tour is taking place this Saturday!  Tickets are on sale at on BSAG’s tour site for $15/person.  I have had the opportunity to attend the tour in the past and it is always a good time.  It is self-paced and includes some really interesting projects in some of San Antonio’s coolest neighborhoods.  I hope to see you there! Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

One of the most challenging requirements of the Living Building Challenge is the Red List.  The Red List is a list of commonly used construction materials that cannot be used in Living Building Challenge projects due to health/toxicity concerns. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

Mitsubish Electric has produced a video on Lake|Flato’s Hacienda Ja Ja.  The video is a brief case study on the project featuring a testimonial from the homeowner. Click to Read More