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Vicki Yuan

Better Block Project This Saturday

Posted by on 12/5/12 at 02:12pm

It’s time for another city-scale pop-up! This Saturday brings the third (and final?) Better Block project to San Antonio’s Plaza de Armas. Come out to experience a completely revitalized street, if only for a day. I’m most excited to visit the happenings in the  Spanish Governor’s Palace Courtyard (one of my favorite places in the city) and if my dog’s lucky, I’ll bring her to the Annual Blessing of the Animals…. For more info, visit the Better Block site page here. Click to Read More

Phil Zimmerman

As completion of the Pearl Parkway Buildings of the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment in San Antonio, TX wraps up, many finishing details are finally going into place.  Custom light fixtures that were designed to utilize existing materials and found remnants of the historical brewery were recently installed. Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

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

sierrahaight

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 http://wallercreek.org/finalfour/ 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

oadamson

Texas in Medium Format

Posted by on 11/13/12 at 06:00pm
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

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   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