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Life Drawing at Lake|Flato

Posted by on 7/16/12 at 11:35am

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

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

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

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

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

Corey Leamon

L|Fers Lend a Hand to Habitat

Posted by on 6/25/12 at 11:15am

On Saturday, June 16th, a group of Lake|Flatonians traveled to southern San Antonio to help out Habitat for Humanity. We had the pleasure of working with Woody on 6802 Faithful Drive with everything from cabinet blocking to fixing crooked wall frames. The group left in the afternoon all smiles, caked in sweat, dirt, and sawdust. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

David Lake has been selected (from an applicant pool of over 800!) to speak at this year’s Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco!   David will be joined by Bill Shown, Managing Director of Silver Ventures, Inc., and Darryl Byrd, CEO of SA2020 to lead an education session on San Antonio’s redevelopment of its Click to Read More

Brantley Hightower

In recent years, the June event in the Papay’s backyard has come to represent the official start of the Lake|Flato summer season. For those of us approaching middle age it also serves as an annual reminder of how bloated and hairy we are becoming. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Longhorns Take Over

Posted by on 6/14/12 at 05:12pm

Good news! We have new arrivals in the form of three interns and one design architect. From the left: Sameer Rayyan joins us from the MArch program at the University of Virginia. After externing with us over the winter, he is back due to his enjoyment of Taco Truck Fridays. Click to Read More