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Vicki Yuan

Craft Call: Cactus Max Fine Metal Artwork

Posted by on 10/28/12 at 10:29pm

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of working on any project is the opportunity to collaborate with skilled craftsmen and artisans. This is where detail visions come to life and are made, changed, and often remade, into real things, often not even components that are seen yet are required to execute a detail. When budgets allow, these fabrications are limited only by imagination and can range from custom steel doors, decorative railings, Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

La La Land Inspiration

Posted by on 10/24/12 at 05:30pm

Cameron and I recently spent time in the LA area and made the pilgrimage to the Schindler house as well as the Gamble House. We stumbled upon some other interesting things in the area as well. Click to Read More


New Face in the L|F Office

Posted by on 10/24/12 at 10:32am

Welcome Robert Amedeo, our newest addition to the L|F family! An Austin native, Robert is joining us as a student intern and has already impressed us with his Revit skills. Robert recently completed his BS in Architecture from University of Texas at San Antonio. His favorite L|F projects are the Pearl Brewery/Full Goods and ASU Polytechnic Academic Buildings. Robert exemplifies the true All-American Boy, spending his Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

2012 LEED Fellows Announced

Posted by on 10/18/12 at 01:44pm

The second class of LEED Fellows was announced today, and Bob Harris is on the list!
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Ashley Heeren

L|F represented at TEDxSA 2012

Posted by on 10/18/12 at 09:25am

TEDxSanAntonio brought 22 presenters to a stage at Trinity this past Saturday, and I left with my brain completely full. Topics included unplugging youth at summer camp, getting volunteer work to “add up,” respecting bacteria, and even group drumming to end the day. Plus, our own L|F partner Bob Harris gave a beautiful talk entitled “Beauty, Place, and the Environmental Imperative,” weaving together nature, architecture, and our essential human needs. All this happened in front of a backdrop that a group of L|Fers designed! Click to Read More

Brandi Rickels

Broadway Reach

Posted by on 10/17/12 at 11:19am

Looking for something to do in and around town this weekend?  The seven member institutions of the Broadway Reach (listed below) are hosting a Member’s Open house weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20-21.  If you are a member of ANYof the participating institutions, you have FREE access to any participating organization this weekend!  Not a member?  All venues will be selling memberships to new members at a Click to Read More


Sustainability Team Welcomes New Intern

Posted by on 10/17/12 at 10:30am
Uma Patwardhan

Say hello to our newest sustainability intern, Uma Patwardhan! Uma joins us most recently from Pittsburgh, but she grew up in Mumbai, India. She received her Masters in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Bachelor of Architecture in India. Uma has jumped right in and is working on multiple projects for Lake|Flato. When Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

Dynamic Scrim

Posted by on 10/17/12 at 09:29am

The Zahner Tessellate system can be put on a timer to put on a show, or respond to changes in temperature, light levels, and time of day.  It would be pretty interesting to watch your building shift according to exterior conditions!  You can watch also watch a video of this responsive building system. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Pecha Kucha vol 8 – November 5, 2012

Posted by on 10/15/12 at 03:31pm

Read: Night BEFORE Election Day! The next PechaKucha promises to be another great one. There will be several food-themed talks, relevant to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday  Other talks will focus on art, with some science and mental health thrown in! Visit for links to websites for each presenter. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon
sierra haight

Say hello to Sierra Haight, who will be in charge of Communications (marketing and public relations) here at Lake|Flato. She is joining us with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Washington State University. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Armstrong Oil & Gas for its adaptive reuse and open air roof terrace. At heart and by nature, she is a country girl – she used to raise alpacas! Click to Read More