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Grace Boudewyns
Francis Parker School

In the fall of 2002 Francis Parker School, San Diego’s oldest and largest independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school, held an inviting design competition for its Middle/Upper School campus to create a new Master Plan and expansion of facilities.  Lake|Flato won the competition with a proposal that captured a unique blend of sensitive environmental planning, inspirational public spaces and progressive, open buildings. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: Josey Pavilion

Posted by on 11/26/12 at 12:00pm
Exterior Perspective
Above: South Perspective

The Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion is a project located on the Leo Ranch outside Decatur, Texas with aspirations to be the first Living Building project in the State of Texas. The 5,400 square foot open air pavilion is a meeting and education center that serves as a demonstration site for the Dixon Water Foundation, whose mission is to promote healthy watersheds through sustainable land management ensuring the preservation of our water Click to Read More


Tour of the Pearl

Posted by on 11/21/12 at 10:13am

Part of starting any new job is doing your homework. Since I joined the marketing department at Lake|Flato two months ago, I’ve been researching our projects to get a better sense of our design philosophy and style. As much as I enjoy reading through old Click to Read More

Ashley Heeren

Waller Creek: A Competition Process

Posted by on 11/21/12 at 09:55am

For over a year, LF worked on Austin’s urban-scale competition to Design Waller Creek, which finally came to a close last month. Our vision of Waller Creek (The Oasis) unfortunately didn’t win (see for a glimpse of our boards as well as the selected team and other finalists’ submissions); but by participating and making it to the final stage, we gained an amazing experience that taught us huge amounts about the dynamic culture of Austin and the potential roles of regenerative landscapes in future urban development. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Better Know an LF’er : Steve Raike

Posted by on 11/15/12 at 12:33pm

“Steve is my mentor in the office. I call him Papa Bear most of the time because of his warm and cuddly nature. Just don’t ask if you can borrow his Chap Stick….then he gets all uncomfortable and starts to growl. Oh! and he’s a great architect, too.” -Chris Krajcer   Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario Click to Read More


Texas in Medium Format

Posted by on 11/13/12 at 06:00pm
Waiting for the bats in Austin.
Waiting for the bats in Austin.

After making the move to Texas from the U.K I decided to take some snapshots of my sightings so far in and around San Antonio. The photographs were shot with a Lubitel 2 camera…. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Better Know an LF Project: Shangri-La

Posted by on 11/9/12 at 04:36pm
Shangri La

ANSWERS BY Joseph Benjamin Completion Date: 2007 The program was for a new visitor center that included administration offices, café, bookstore, exhibit space and a lecture multipurpose room. The program also included Click to Read More

Robert Hoang
From top left: Hacienda Ja Ja, ASU Health Services Building, Broadway 1221, and Cross Timbers Ranch
From top left: Hacienda Ja Ja, ASU Health Services Building, Broadway 1221, and Cross Timbers Ranch

From top left: Hacienda Ja Ja, ASU Health Services Building, Broadway 1221, and Cross Timbers Ranch   The process of being selected, designing, value engineering, and building a project (not to mention all challenges in between) is a long and exhaustive one. At the same time, having a project that you can be proud of and that exceeds the client’s expectations is richly rewarding. The icing on the cake is being honored by a jury of well respected peers for the completed projects that have culminated from this process. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

L|F Halloween 2012

Posted by on 11/1/12 at 06:33pm
Friend Fries

This year we had a great turnout for Halloween spirit! From topical to punny, check out this great set of transformed Lake|Flatonians! Which creative costume or group is your favorite? above: Friend Fries  Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

The West Texas Attraction

Posted by on 10/30/12 at 05:05pm

In the Lake|Flato office, trips out to West Texas are common. A short 6-7 hour drive – we are talking Texas proportions here – will land you in the middle of the phenomenal yet unforgiving landscape that is the mountain-speckled desert. But what’s so great about the middle of nowhere? I’ve spent a deal of time trying to explain it to others and I still can’t put words to it well. There’s a feeling out there in Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Big Bend and Click to Read More