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Scott Visitor Center

Posted by on 7/25/13 at 01:38pm

In the middle of July Tenna and I made a trip to the 2013 Boy Scouts of America  National Jamboree. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the new Jamboree home for the Boy Scouts of America. Previously located at an Army Base near Washington DC, this site in West Virginia is their new and permanent location. Hosting about 40,000 to 45,000 people this is its Click to Read More

sierrahaight

FAB FOUR

Posted by on 7/24/13 at 08:35am

We have a couple new faces – and one familiar – that joined the office this month as part of our full-time architectural staff. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pinup: Alamo Brewery

Posted by on 7/23/13 at 08:00am

Lake|Flato Architects is pleased to announce that San Antonio’s own Alamo Beer Company Brewery is on its way.  Located east of highway 281 and just south of the historic Hays Street bridge, the 18,000 square foot brewery is uniquely positioned at the gateway to the Dignowity Hill neighborhood.  In addition to crafting crisp, tasty brews, the project aims to catalyze the city’s growing east side, providing a vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

The 2030 Palette is here- almost

Posted by on 7/22/13 at 07:31pm

The folks over at Architecture 2030 are in the process debuting another great idea: the 2030 Palette. The 2030 Palette is an interactive web platform containing a set of principles and actions for the planning and design of sustainable and resilient buildings and communities worldwide. In other words, it’s a highly organized and interactive tool to help designers learn sustainable practices. The site is full of captivating diagrams and inspiring precedents organized by scale. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

Raising Shell

Posted by on 7/22/13 at 08:59am

Cycling is a big part of the culture here at Lake|Flato and yesterday three members of our very own Southtown Strays had their inaugural Shell Ride. Over the past few weeks the Strays have quietly been gaining speed and on Sunday our crew was ready to make its way farther south. It was the first time out for Ashley, Seema, and our photographer Ryan. It was the second ride for Cotton, and approximately the tenth ride for Corey. Click to Read More

Robert Lingo

This past week in San Antonio was an unusually rainy one, leaving our typically overloaded bike racks here in the L|F office feeling a bit lonely.  Despite the inclement weather, many LFer’s held strong, covered up, and hit the streets – without having to hit the pump.  It is, after all, a hard lifestyle to give up once you give it a go. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Located within walking distance of the DePauw Campus, the Prindle Institute of Ethics lies within the 500-acre DePauw University Nature Park, situated above an abandoned limestone quarry.  The Institute’s facilities, positioned around a central courtyard, include conference rooms, an auditorium, a library, dining rooms, and guest suites capable of hosting visiting scholars.  The central courtyard not only serves as a visual connection for the building’s users, but also provides views to the natural environment  for public spaces within the building. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

The banishing of the bag

Posted by on 7/16/13 at 09:41pm

On March 1st of this year the Austin joined the growing list of cities around the world banning plastic shopping bags. Our northern neighbor has many in San Antonio thinking it’s time for us to follow suit. It is estimated that 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the U.S. each year which is just over 310 per person per year according to the Worldwatch Institute. This many bags require about 12 million barrels of oil. They are also a huge source of litter especially in coastal areas where marine life can mistake the bags for food and suffocate. Click to Read More

Corey Squire

LEED AP Accreditation Challenge

Posted by on 7/9/13 at 01:44pm

Last week the USGBC voted to approve the new LEED v4 rating system and with it, new LEED AP accreditation Exams. We don’t know how much longer the current LEED 2009 exams will be available and this uncertainty has generated a lot of interest to earning credentials before the switch to LEED v4. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

north texas sustainable showcase

Posted by on 7/8/13 at 01:18pm

We at Lake|Flato are proud to announce that our very own Bob Harris, FAIA and LEED Fellow, will be the keynote speaker at the North Texas Sustainable Showcase in Dallas this Thursday, July 11th. The event will focus on the importance of indoor air quality which has major impacts on occupant comfort, productivity, and health. While we often hear about outdoor air pollution (which is still very important of course), the conversation on indoor air pollution is just beginning to pick up speed which is critical because Americans spend, on average, 90% of their time in buildings (epa.gov). Click to Read More