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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

Vicki Yuan

Better Know an LFer: Gus Starkey

Posted by on 6/7/12 at 11:34am

“Gus drives a Jeep which makes him a little like John Byrd. Gus also wears a hat which makes him a little like Matt Morris. He went to the University of Washington which makes him a little bit like Matt Wallace, and he’s a great guy to have on your team…which means he is nothing like Chris Krajcer.” -Steve Raike Click to Read More

Lewis McNeel

L|F and Area Sixth Graders Form Venture

Posted by on 6/4/12 at 03:39pm

This past school year a team of 6th grade entrepreneurs / venture capitalists formed a strategic alliance with Lake Flato to work on the design of some major new civic architecture that is being called a “game changer” for the AEC industry. The projects on the drawing boards were conceived and masterminded by the 6th graders with design consulting services performed by Lake Flato.  The projects include a rotating restaurant up in a tree with toboggan slides and ice skating rink, a subterranean river walk with a medieval weapons gallery, a mobile cooking school and cupcake shop made of train cars, and a chocolate mining facility and associated Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

Children’s Museum Gets a New Intern

Posted by on 6/1/12 at 10:42am

Sammy Hightower joins the Children’s Museum team this Friday afternoon to supply a dose of creative whim. This is not the first time Sammy has taken over a Lake Flatonian’s computer to get things moving… Who will be her next target?? Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pin-up: Big Bend

Posted by on 5/30/12 at 08:00am

The beauty of Big Bend National Park’s remarkable landscape has much to tell us about relationships between the geology and paleontology of this unique place. Big Bend National Park has produced some of the most significant fossil finds in recent decades, yet these wonders are not adequately displayed or interpreted in the Park. Additionally, Big Bend National Park is one of the only National Parks with a clearly visible K-T boundaryline Click to Read More