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jennifer young

LA side trips

Posted by on 1/21/14 at 05:31pm

Last year, I escaped to Venice Beach, California for a prenatal workshop with my favorite yoga teacher. My sojourn by the sea consisted of morning yoga classes and afternoons walks by the sea with a few further away excursions. One highlight was a visit to dosa 818. dosa is a clothing, accessories + housewares line designed by Christina Kim. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith


Posted by on 1/16/14 at 01:14pm

Cameron and I continue our Travels to Cold Bike Races Series having attended the US National Cyclocross Championships in Boulder, Colorado last weekend. While in Boulder we took in the races, some local architecture, and visited friends. Katie Compton taking control of the women’s pro race above. Click to Read More


Better Know an LF’er: Denise DeLeon

Posted by on 1/15/14 at 09:56am

“Pick any firm in the country and there is a single person that just knows where everything lives, someone essential to the continuity and culture of the office, a keymaster of sorts. At LF this is Denise. Known by many nicknames (perhaps mostly to me), like “Double D”, “short stack”, “Sugar”, etc, she is the mapmaker for all historical and cultural information; Click to Read More

Corey Squire

Happy New Years

Posted by on 1/9/14 at 02:06pm

    1) Disclosure The more data, the better. Click to Read More

Margaret Sledge

Green Schools Challenge

Posted by on 1/5/14 at 05:02pm

This past September, the Central Texas Balcones chapter of the US Green Building Council kicked off its first year of the Green Schools Challenge. The 2013-2014 afterschool program, based on the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools curriculum, engages 4th and 5th graders in green building practices by guiding them through a process of measuring their school campus, designing a project to improve their school, and evaluating the outcome of their project.
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Cameron Smith

Big House Inspiration

Posted by on 12/16/13 at 09:59am

During Greenbuild 2013 I had the unique experience of touring the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. A short walk from downtown, Eastern State was the world’s first designed prison intended to inspire penitence and rehabilitate its prisoners through the “Pennsylvania System” of isolation. Click to Read More


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

Corey Squire

A few themes from greenbuild 2013

Posted by on 12/2/13 at 04:26pm

Last week a few of us traveled to Philadelphia for Greenbuild to learn about the latest trends in sustainable design. The week was full of seminars and product demonstrations and culminated with a keynote by Hillary Clinton and a performance by Bon Jovi. Here are the major takeaways from the week.   We should know what our buildings are made of. The one overarching theme of Greenbuild this year was material transparency.  A building may be beautiful, but is it giving its occupants asthma, or allergies, or cancer?  Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pinup: Evelyn’s Park

Posted by on 11/25/13 at 06:47pm

Located on the site of the former Teas Nursery in Bellaire,Texas, an incorporated city within Houston, Evelyn’s Park aims to serve as “Bellair’s Front Yard;” to be a vibrant and vital amenity for the city. Situated near the edge of the city on Bellaire Blvd, the park is strategically located to help define the entrance and identity of Bellaire as a whole. Lake|Flato has been working closely with the Evelyn’s Park Conservancy and SWA Group, master plan Landscape Architects, to define this identity and create an engaging experience for all ages that strikes a balance between the prominent urban site and surrounding residential neighborhood.   Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

A group of Lake Flatonians attended the San Antonio AIA Awards Banquet last Friday. It is always exciting to put projects up for award consideration and very rewarding and humbling to be selected for recognition. It ended as a very memorable evening that saw the firm win a record 6 design awards including top honors for our Desert Residence and Cranbrook Kingswood Girls’ Middle School. Out of a Click to Read More