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Corey Squire

The ultimate test – actual energy use

Posted by on 7/11/14 at 01:45pm

One of the biggest challenges in architectural design today is to predict energy consumption in the final project. Click to Read More

Hillary Whites

Clay has a calm, quiet demeanor and a slow southern way of speaking that puts you at ease and leads you to believe he is much wiser than your typical 22 year old. And indeed he is. Clay is really good at asking questions. He has a passion for learning about how buildings are constructed, how drawing sets are organized, what clients are like, and anything else related to the profession of architecture. Click to Read More

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

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

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