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Heather Gayle Holdridge

Natural Ventilation Basics

Posted by on 3/9/12 at 04:05am

Natural ventilation is a great strategy for thermal comfort and saving energy in a lot of the climates we work in. We have compiled some tips for how to design for optimum natural ventilation. Click to Read More

Better Know an LF Project: Cross Timbers Ranch

Posted by on 3/6/12 at 10:00am

The Project: Cross Timbers Ranch Location: Lipan, Texas Project Team: Bill Aylor, Ted Flato, Nate Campbell, Ryan Jones, Trey Rabke Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

For those of you that missed their presentations at PechaKucha San Antonio back in November, Jennifer Young presented her exquisite jewelry designs and Jonathan Smith teamed up with Express News reporter Colin McDonald to relive their 150-mile trek through the Chihuahuan Desert. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Texas Monthly Object Lesson

Posted by on 2/28/12 at 01:58am

Pretty fun feature in the March issue of Texas Monthly on David Lake and Ted Flato’s personal office space. Could you pack anything more on this desk!!? If you dont’ want to squint, read the transcript here. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

The Urban Ecology Center is a visitor center and event facility for Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio. In collaboration with landscape architects Stephen Stimson & Associates and Rialto Studio, the buildings’ architecture and its surrounding landscape perform in concert to teach strategies for sustainable water usage and collection as well as demonstrate alternatives to surface water drainage. This strategy includes collecting rain water from roof Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Notes from TEDxAustin 2012

Posted by on 2/24/12 at 03:52pm

This past Saturday, I attended the annual TEDxAustin 2012 conference, and while I was initially put off by the application process (it’s pretty rare in my book to curate an audience), I was BLOWN AWAY by the bold ideas and positive energy that surrounded me. TED is the exclusive organization that celebrates “Ideas Worth Spreading”, whose viral videos understandably set my expectations high for this regional event. Adding to the mystery, Click to Read More

Craft Call: Reznikoff Custom Furniture

Posted by on 2/18/12 at 08:00am

Residence for Art pantry – quarter sawn white oak  (Project Designer: Lake | Flato Architects)   “We make furniture, not cabinets” is a frequent Mike Reznikoff quote. His first appearance with LF was on the Lasater House in Fort Worth working with Karla and Ted. After more than 20 years he still returns to apply oil and refinish the wood. Bartlit was next (ask him about his warped walnut counter top) followed by the Residence for Art, Lake Austin Residence, and the Armstrong Residence. The SK Ranch is his first project in some time with LF. His Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Field Report: River Bench Residence

Posted by on 2/16/12 at 03:30am

Welcome to the inaugural post of our new Dogrun series, “Field Report”. This series explores issues relating to construction progress and site visits. We hope it provides another insight into the process of what we do. Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

The University of Texas at El Paso announces that it has commissioned two award-winning Texas firms to help with the designs and cost estimates of several projects tied to UTEP’s transformation to a more pedestrian-friendly campus in time for its Centennial Celebration in 2014. Click to Read More

Corey Leamon

Love is in the Air

Posted by on 2/14/12 at 12:23pm

The lovely ladies of Lake|Flato Architects wish you a wonderful Valentines Day! Click to Read More