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Heather Gayle Holdridge

SITES v2 Launched

Posted by on 7/8/14 at 12:11pm

After several years of testing, the Sustainable Sites Initiative‘s SITES rating system for landscape design is now available for widespread use. The voluntary rating system is modeled after LEED, and rates the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of sites and landscapes. We are working on our first project under (an earlier version of) this program at the University of Texas at El Paso, pictured in a rendering above.  The SITES rating system has proven to be a great fit for our projects that have a greater focus on the sustainability and performance of the site and landscape.
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Cam Greenlee

Trek to San Jose Mission

Posted by on 7/8/14 at 08:01am
San Jose Mission Sketches

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

Matthew Wallace

“As far as desk neighbors go, Phil is one of the worst.
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Casey Nelson

Four New L|F’ers

Posted by on 6/30/14 at 02:14pm
06.20.2014 New Hires

Say hello to four new full time additions! We are excited to announce these fine new team members as we welcome them to the Lake | Flato family. From shortest to tallest we have Sunnie Diaz, Evan Morris, Rick Torres, and Cam Greenlee.
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Jessica Vonderau

“Sierra Madre! Sierra Leone! Sierra Mist! Sierra Nevada! Sierra Haight may not answer to all of David Lake’s affectionate nicknames, but if you’re lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of her perfected side eye-roll. #thatsnotmyname  Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

LF30: 1994 Lasater Residence

Posted by on 6/10/14 at 05:30pm

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 bi-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

Welcome Our New Interns!

Posted by on 6/10/14 at 10:25am

Join me in welcoming our newest Interns Steven, Ana, and Joe!
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Better Know an LF’er: Melina Periera

Posted by on 6/4/14 at 12:15pm

“Melina has been a huge blessing to the office. She worked with us as a student intern for the majority of the Kinney Hotel Project, and was an indispensable addition to our team. Besides being talented, driven, and a pro at interior elevations and millwork details- she always carries a smile and adds humor to the studio. AND – she always tries to teach us Click to Read More

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

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