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Vicki Yuan

Craft Call: Hunt Restorations

Posted by on 1/24/13 at 07:10pm

“It was a dark and stormy day, the scaffolding was shaking, Boogie was yelling at Bubba, “The sky’s about to fall!” The year 1981. Whiskey Canyon Ranch. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Pecha Kucha v.9 – February 19, 2013

Posted by on 1/23/13 at 09:07pm

Another PechaKucha is upon us, and this is the first thematic one. For February, dynamic San Antonio couples are the presenters, in honor of dear Valentine’s Day. Every duo will be great. If you’re looking for Lake|Flato connections, Kristin Hefty is a former LFer, we have a sculpture in our office by Riley Robinson, and Paul Sartory is, you guessed it….Jamie Sartory’s dad! (also, our Patrick Burnham designed this flyer!) Click to Read More

John Byrd

SA on the rise nationally…

Posted by on 1/22/13 at 04:57pm

Business expert and “economic geographer”, Jim Russell describes how the trend from a manufacturing-based economy to an information-based economy has allowed intelligent, resourceful (and typically young) demographics of people to migrate from the traditional “big cities” that served as industrial hubs during the 20th Century to smaller burgeoning cities, like Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Year One of Native Urban Landscape

Posted by on 1/18/13 at 03:05pm

In November of 2011 friends helped Cameron and I completely replant our yard with native landscape. The design was drawn up by Hocker Design Group using entirely native plants known to be found within roughly a 50 mile radius of San Antonio. We focused on plants found to the drier west as an indication of what the future may hold for San Antonio’s climate. So out went the st. augustine grass and in went the buffalo grass; Click to Read More

sierrahaight

LF Ropes Another Longhorn

Posted by on 1/14/13 at 06:16pm

Introducing our newest intern, Hellen Awino! Hellen is taking a semester off from UT Austin to join the Lake Flato family. Originally from Nakuru, Kenya, Hellen has since Click to Read More

Phil Zimmerman

Field Report: Nueces River Ranch

Posted by on 1/8/13 at 07:00am

Conceived as a unique blend of old and new, the nearly completed Nueces River Ranch carefully incorporates historical artifacts into a work of contemporary Texas architecture.  As construction on this hill country residence comes to a close, the project has come full circle from early concepts of what the design would be.  Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Seeing Architecture in Switzerland

Posted by on 1/7/13 at 08:14pm

I recently traveled to Vals, Switzerland, a remote village located in a valley high in the Alps. Vals has an interesting story: the village owned a failing 1960’s hotel/spa complex built over the only thermal springs in the region, and in the early 90’s, invited local architect Peter Zumthor to design the new thermal spa. Vals, still a tiny, distant place,  is now an epicenter for architects from all over the world. Much has been said of the architecture: its uncompromising rigor of Click to Read More

Mindy Gudzinski

Holiday Fun with our Littles!

Posted by on 1/3/13 at 12:34pm

For the second year in a row Lake|Flato has been a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Inspire U program. The program matches workplace mentors [Bigs] with children [Littles] from various schools in San Antonio. The relationships that develop through this mentorship program have been proven to empower adolescents to make more positive life decisions, attend college or university and go on to lead successful, fulfilling lives.
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Grace Boudewyns

Leon Springs is a residence for a professional couple who wanted their last home to achieve the highest level of energy and water efficiency. Our clients wanted a sustainable home that used local durable materials and efficient systems, had healthy indoor air quality, and allowed them to connect on a deeper level with nature.  There are 3 main forms that combine to create several outdoor spaces where the clients enjoy morning Click to Read More

sierrahaight

Marketing Reels In Another Member

Posted by on 12/20/12 at 06:01pm

The marketing team is thrilled at the arrival of Jessica Vonderau, our new Marketing Coordinator and the most recent addition to the LF family. Growing up in Tipton, Indiana, Click to Read More