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Better Know an LF’er: Corey Leamon

Posted by on 6/21/13 at 08:30am

Corey Baby  by David Lake (Loosely inspired by Sherry, The Four Seasons) Click to Read More

Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes

Posted by on 6/20/13 at 01:38pm

I recently took a trip home and visited some of the sites that were devastated by May’s round of tornadoes. The most talked about tornado struck Moore May 20th, moving about 200 miles per hour and spanning 1.3 miles wide.  The day before, a tornado touched ground in Shawnee.  May 30th and 31st experienced another round of tornadoes which hit Broken Arrow, El Reno and Oklahoma City.  The El Reno tornado was moving at 300 miles per hour and was 2.6 miles wide – the widest tornado recorded in U.S. history. It is a surreal experience to walk around the aftermath of these huge storms.  The disaster has lead to heated discussions about how to make sure affordable storm shelters can be available to residents.  There is currently a 6 month backlog for storm shelters in Oklahoma (which start around $2,500). If you would like to help the cleanup/recovery effort, the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, AmeriCares, Operation USA and Feed the Children have all been working hard to help our friends in Oklahoma.     Click to Read More


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

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