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Brantley Hightower

Flake|Lato 2012

Posted by on 9/19/12 at 11:16am
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So if the pool party at Greg’s house represents the unofficial beginning of summer, Flake|Lato represents its unofficial end. Flake|Lato is the annual retreat the office takes to Ted’s family ranch located at the headwaters of the Nueces River 120 miles west of San Antonio. The ranch provides an idyllic location for employees to gather with their families to enjoy one another’s company while eating, drinking and frolicking in the clear, cool spring-fed water. Click to Read More

David Ericsson
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A group of 6 LF’ers (Mindy, Laura, Corey, Sam P, Vicki and myself) recently ventured down to Mexico City to enjoy the food, culture and the architecture. These are our stories in a four-part mini series. We arrived in Mexico City to our home away from home, the recently completed Downtown Hotel + Downtown Beds – Grupo Habita’s newest addition to their hotel Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
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Lake|Flato recently acquired a 10kW PV array which was featured in CPS Energy’s blog, as well as The Rivard Report. To learn more about our decision to implement this great technology, check out the video below! Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

The Modern Family, Part I

Posted by on 9/13/12 at 09:12am
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Check out this short film by Dwell featuring the Yee Residence in Carmel, California. I hope that film exploring architecture continues to grow in popularity; it’s a natural medium to understand and experience space, and this one is such an intimate portrait of how the owners live and adapt with the house. Click to Read More

jennifer young

Carbon 13 + Marfa Dialogs

Posted by on 9/10/12 at 06:00pm
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The weekend before last, Graham and I ventured to Marfa to take in a weekend that combined an art exhibit focussed on climate change with conversations between scientists, artists and writers. Highlights for us were a tour of Mimm’s Ranch by the Dixon Water Foundation, a discussion entitled Climate Change and Adaptation with scientists Diana Liverman and John Nielsen-Gammon, and a conversation between Michael Pollan Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: Destination Bayfront

Posted by on 9/5/12 at 08:30pm
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Schematic Design is nearly complete on a new 34-acre downtown waterfront redevelopment for the city of Corpus Christi.  The city’s goal is to create a world-class urban park that will further ignite and enhance development in Corpus Christi’s downtown core. Hargreaves Associates is leading the site master planning and landscape design effort, Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

On Site at the Hog Pen Creek Residence

Posted by on 8/28/12 at 10:50am
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Yesterday Ted, Brian and I were on site at the Hog Pen Creek Residence. We took a lunch break for some burgers on the breezy porch and to enjoy the view of Lake Austin. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Another Great Addition!

Posted by on 8/22/12 at 01:45pm
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Give a howdy to Kerry Phillips, who is joining us from SRG in Portland, Oregon to work on Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building. She graduated from Virginia Tech’s 5-year master’s program. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Hill Country Jacal in Pipe Creek because of its beauty, simplicity, and honesty – just how she wants to live and design! In her spare time, she loves to have long-labored walks through the wilderness with Click to Read More

Brantley Hightower

The Architecture of the CCC

Posted by on 8/20/12 at 11:19am
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So Sammy and I went on a little father/daughter hike over the weekend to Palmetto State Park. Located about an hour east of San Antonio, the park has a swampy, prehistoric quality that is most unusual for central Texas. It also contains a number of structures build by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. As Jonathan identified in an earlier post, these buildings are great on many levels. Click to Read More

jennifer young
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ABC (American Bird Conservancy) director Dr. Christine Sheppard talked recently on NPR about her research on how birds see…or don’t see the glass in buildings. Sheppard says birds don’t see the way we do. “Reflection is definitely a problem,” she explains. Most birds don’t have good depth perception beyond their beaks — they have to get relatively close to an object to see much detail or distinguish it from background. Reflections in glass can make it seem as if there’s no building there — just more sky, clouds and trees. Click to Read More