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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

Jonathan Smith

Hamburg Highlights

Posted by on 11/22/13 at 09:08am

This past summer Cameron and I ventured to Hamburg to visit former Lake|Flatonians Heather Weiler and Jeremy Fields. Hamburg was a surprising mix of city & greenspace, modern & traditional, and beer & pretzels. Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

stories of a house

Posted by on 11/15/13 at 07:55am

Myself, my husband, our dog, and a couple roommates are slowly but steadily transforming this Southtown San Antonio house into our dream home (and home office). In doing so, we want to create a contemporary home setting that also embraces the historic nature of the 1907 building that we are renovating. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

PechaKucha 12 Next Tuesday Night

Posted by on 11/13/13 at 06:02pm

PechaKucha San Antonio is happening next Tuesday, November 19th at the Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art. I know I say this every time, but it’s going to be AMAZING. Click to Read More


Thomas Woltz Lecture at Trinity University

Posted by on 11/12/13 at 10:25am

Join us this evening at Trinity University where Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects will speak as part of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (I.C.A.A.) Lecture Series. Woltz will discuss his firm’s process of gathering information of a site’s natural and cultural history to shape responsive designs that are inextricably linked to context. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith


Posted by on 11/11/13 at 09:44am

This year was another impressive show of Halloween spirit and ingenuity. Costumes ranged from borrowed to very homemade; one included ordering special blinking plastic eyeballs direct from Japan. Who is your favorite? Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

“A growing number of architecture firms are requesting Health Product Declarations from building product manufacturers, and the industry’s response will affect what they specify going forward.” Lake|Flato is proud to be included in this EcoBuilding Pulse article by Katie Weeks.   Click to Read More