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Betsy Johnson

Last Thursday night Lake|Flato helped facilitate a Citywide Collaborative Session for the new San Antonio Children’s Museum. We found the event to be a joy and success, and would like to share the process behind it. Prior to the charrette, we brainstormed with the museum staff to come up with a few different activities that would be fun and engaging for attendees. With about 70 people participating, the crowd split into groups of 8-10 at round tables and took Click to Read More

Sam H. Pepper

Miller Ranch Field Trip

Posted by on 4/17/12 at 10:27am

A few days ago, on a flawless Friday afternoon, Lake Flato headed into the Texas Hill Country to visit the nearly complete Miller Ranch. Situated at the point where two rivers meet, this new house elegantly makes the most of an almost impossibly beautiful site. Below are a few pictures from the visit taken by Corey Leamon and myself. Also on the property is the Miller Porch House and a barn, both completed in 2010. Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

In 2009, the Boy Scouts of America purchased 10,600 acres of land in West Virginia adjacent to the New River Gorge National River area and began creating ‘The Summit’ to host their flagship event – Jamboree. The National Scout Jamboree gathers approximately 45,000 scouts, leaders and staff for 10 days every four years to enjoy activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, etcetera. Lake|Flato Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

Library Project in Daylighting Paces

Posted by on 4/11/12 at 04:00pm

We recently hosted a two day daylighting workshop with Shepley Bullfinch, the UW Integrated Design Lab, and, Clanton and Associates to tune, hone and test the large six level day-lit atrium space at the heart of the new Austin Central Library design. Our good friends at the Integrated Design Lab brought down cameras, light meters and lots of knowledge to help guide us in this process. For the workshop we constructed a large 1/4″ Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Better Know an LFer: Grace Boudewyns

Posted by on 4/11/12 at 11:31am

“Grace has been a joy to work with and I knew she would be a great fit not only with the Courthouse team, but the office, in how she quickly learned how to deal with Pickles, Carjack, AKA Chris, every young designer’s favorite person. She seems immune and utterly unphased by his repeated attacks on her clothing, shoes, watch, Kansas, or whatever came to his mind that day. Oh, and did I mention that she’s a thoughtful designer Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Lake|Flato Blooms During April Showers

Posted by on 4/9/12 at 02:00pm

Welcome to our newest crop! Let’s meet them from left to right: Sam Vonderau will be working on Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biosystems Building. He hails from Ft. Wayne and Ball State University in Indiana and has been in Austin, Texas for the last two years interning at Central for Maximum Potential Building Systems and working at McKinney York Architects. Click to Read More

jennifer young

Ground Source Heat Pump Basics

Posted by on 4/5/12 at 04:30pm

Why are Ground Source Heat Pumps so efficient? How much do they cost? Where can I learn more? We thought we’d put together a short white paper to get you started! Click to Read More

Laura Kaupp

I could be wrong, but I think most architects dream about spending the night in a house that they have designed.  You have basically lived in the house in your mind as it is being drawn, and mulled over every detail as it is being constructed, but you don’t really know, after the keys are turned over, what it is like to live in it.  So, this past weekend, I had the architectural pleasure of staying with clients in their house.  I was super excited they invited Click to Read More

The Project: Agudas Achim Synagogue Location: Austin, Texas Project Team: David Lake, Kim Monroe, Matt Morris, Kenny Brown, Jay Pigford, Dale Riser, Clara Hightower, Paula Williams Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

Stone Restoration at Mission San Jose

Posted by on 4/1/12 at 10:40am

Many of us are familiar with the five historic Missons in San Antonio and their rich cultural and architectural significance in our community. Currently, the Mission San Jose is receiving extensive stone restoration on its facade, which is “one of the most spectacular Spanish colonial art treasures in the United States,” according to Fr. David Garcia, who raised $15.5 million to fund the current Mission restoration work. Click to Read More