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Corey Leamon

Old Intern Returns for Fresh Gig

Posted by on 7/20/12 at 04:30pm
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Say hello to Karla Edwards, previously Lake|Flato intern Karla Wallace from summer 2009-2010 and an alumni of Rice University. She has hit the ground running on Camana Bay. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Armstrong Oil & Gas because of its cool strategies in adaptive reuse, like removing the enclosure in the middle of the building in order to form a courtyard. Along with architecture, she loves chemistry and once considered going into art Click to Read More

Lewis McNeel

Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!

Posted by on 7/20/12 at 01:06pm
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Lake Flatonians Ashley Heeren, Jamie Sartory, Grace Bowdewyns, and Kristin Walsh recently volunteered their skills to the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! community charrette joining teams to design small scale place-making interventions at a number of public sites throughout San Antonio.  One of the proposals will be selected for further development and implementation by the city.  You can catch a glimpse of the Click to Read More

Life Drawing Lesson Two

Posted by on 7/19/12 at 04:30pm
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L|Fers drawing L|Fers… We practiced our drawing skills as well as our modeling skills… strike a pose! Take a look at the masterpieces from this week’s drawing session below! Join us next week if you missed out… or else we might make you plank… Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge
FrogHill

Frog Hill, a 3,655 s.f. residence in Washington, Connecticut, has achieved certification under the LEED for Homes Program! This was accomplished through exemplary use of environmentally preferable building materials and pest control alternatives, and a design that is predicted to perform 35% better than code based on energy simulation and diagnostic pressure testing of the home after construction. Among the home’s energy-conserving Click to Read More

jennifer young

Life Drawing at Lake|Flato

Posted by on 7/16/12 at 11:35am
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Last week we had our first life-drawing class here at Lake|Flato! Starting with a longer 8 minute pose, we gradually worked our way down to 10 seconds. The goal of this kind of exercise is to capture the essence and overall gesture of what you see. Below is a sampling of the drawings folks created. We will be doing this every week, space and schedule permitting. Hope to see you next time! Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Not Just Another Pretty Car

Posted by on 7/13/12 at 08:00am
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Today at the office we bid a fond farewell to Cameron Smith’s 1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency. The car has been a fixture of retro-grouch coolness in the LF garage for the past seven years. Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

From China With Love

Posted by on 7/13/12 at 02:16am
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Chinese poetry, and the poets that write them, have always held a high level of reverence in Chinese cultural traditions. Inspired by his current visit to the Middle Kingdom, our own inhouse L|F poet laureate, David Lake, takes a shot at this ancient art. His verses from the abstract comes to you…unedited! Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

A Community Garden Grows in Beacon Hill

Posted by on 7/8/12 at 12:25pm

With the help of Tenna Florian, founding community garden manager and fellow Lake Flatonian, a community garden grows in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood with native plants, vegetables and butterfly garden! A pavilion designed and built by the UT San Antonio College of Architecture enhances the community aspect of the garden and serves as a demonstration of storm water collection. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Field Report: SK Ranch

Posted by on 7/2/12 at 08:39am
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It’s time to play matchy-matchy! Check out these side-by-side comparisons of concept renderings and construction photos for SK Ranch, located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Click to Read More

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In May I was at the Gulf Coast Green Conference in Houston and ran into former intern, David Dewane and his adorable 10 month old daughter Frita (a.k.a. Fritzy – not sure on spelling). After a bit of parent/baby talk, the conversation drifted toward work. He is now at Gensler, which has supported him in helping his thesis project become a reality. He, along with his wife Rachel (also a former intern) and others, have now launched Libraries Across Africa. Click to Read More