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jennifer young

Carbon 13 + Marfa Dialogs

Posted by on 9/10/12 at 06:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Smith

East Texas Inspiration

Posted by on 8/17/12 at 08:30am

Cameron and I recently traveled behind the pine curtain and into East Texas… top to bottom: Tyler State Park Bathhouse; Ruby’s Hat Outlet in Corsicana; CCC built trail Tyler State Park; CCC wall Tyler State Park; bathhouse wall Tyler State Park Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

New Accomplishments in the Office

Posted by on 8/16/12 at 10:12am

Cameron Smith and Erica Goranson have some great news! They have both added a few letters to the end of their name. Cameron passed her LEED exam and is now accredited for LEED AP BD+C. And, Erica passed her exam to become a licensed architect. Congratulations, Lake|Flatonians! Click to Read More

Mindy Gudzinski

AIA Boot Skoot’n Boogie

Posted by on 8/13/12 at 11:30am

Early last Friday morning a few LF gals loaded up their grill, with brisket and homemade Barracho Beans in tow to the San Antonio National Shooting Complex to enter the AIA Brisket Grilling competition.  They were joined later on in the afternoon by a group of LF guys taking part in the Skeet Shooting portion of the competition!  Thanks to our fellow LFers who showed up to support us and enjoy a tasty meal!  Click to Read More

Grace Boudewyns

Hotel San Jose A 1930s motor hotel in an eclectic district of South Austin was transformed from low-rent lodging to a hip, modern destination. Rooms in the existing three buildings were restructured, and a new 16-room building was added in the former parking lot to create a central courtyard. This communal outdoor space serves as an outdoor lobby, lounge and Click to Read More