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East Coasters Invade L|F

Posted by on 6/20/13 at 09:39am

We’d like to introduce two new LFers who have just completed their first two weeks! Josh Nieves, our newest student intern, and Rob Lingo, our newest intern architect, are helping out our residential studio.  Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

What Makes A Winner

Posted by on 6/19/13 at 07:29pm

In case you haven’t heard yet, back in April 2013 our very own Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse was awarded an AIA COTE Top Ten Award. The award is given by the American Institute of Architects to the top ten most sustainable projects across the country. We’re certainly very proud to be on the list beside so many names we admire. There was an especially interesting post in Gizmodo about what elements set each winner apart. Some of these elements included Living Machines, 100% on site renewable energy production, energy meters in every classroom, or in our case it was “energy surfing”. Yeah, that’s right, surfing in San Antonio. Click to Read More


Midnight in Mexico

Posted by on 6/17/13 at 01:36pm

The San Antonio Book Festival and the Library Foundation will host Alfredo Corchado, author of Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness next Monday, June 24. The event will be a discussion led by Corchado and author of Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club, Benjamin Alire Saenz.  Click to Read More


Better Know an LFer: Oliver Adamson

Posted by on 6/13/13 at 04:40pm

“While some may be intimidated by Oli’s tattoos or his silent demeanor, his British accent or the way he effortlessly pulls off a pair of new cowboy boots with skinny jeans, we here at Lake|Flato found him to be one of the nicest guys on the planet. We gave him the nickname “sweet angel baby”, and named our kickball team after him. Oli has always been Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Cradle of Liberty Inspiration

Posted by on 6/12/13 at 05:31pm

Recently the library team visited our joint venture partner Shepley Bulfinch’s office in Boston. When not hard at work on the Austin Public Library we were able to briefly take in some of Boston including the MIT chapel, Boston Public Library, and Fenway.  Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

LEED Earth Campaign

Posted by on 6/10/13 at 10:13am
LEED Earth

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced last week a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 114 countries where LEED has yet to take root. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

Tomorrow the Center City Development Office, sponsored by the Urban Land Institute, will be hosting a half-day workshop for developers, design professionals, and real estate attorneys interested in developing and facilitating development in the center city. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Cranbrook’s campus, located in Bloomfield Hills just north of Detroit, is known for its architecture.  With its original buildings by Eliel Saarinen, the campus has seen more recent additions by such noted architects as Steven Holl, Rafael Moneo, and Todd Williams and Billie Tsien.  When they needed a new middle school, they called Lake|Flato. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

Travis Park Redevelopment Survey

Posted by on 6/5/13 at 10:45am
travis park

The City of San Antonio’s Center City Development Office has engaged Project for Public Spaces Inc. (PPS) to assist the City of San Antonio, the community, and area stakeholders in creating a concept plan for Travis Park. Initial meetings were held in March 2013 and PPS returned in May 2013 to present a proposed concept plan. You can help this important project move forward with your response to a quick survey by June 7th. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

2013 Green School Challenge

Posted by on 6/5/13 at 09:14am

Are you a green building professional looking for ways to give back to the community? Do you enjoy working with children and want to help them become good stewards of their environments? Then we need YOU! In partnership with the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program, the USGBC Green Schools Committee is seeking mentors for its 2013-2014 Green Schools Challenge! Click to Read More