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Rebecca Bruce

Valentine Texas

Posted by on 2/14/12 at 10:33am

Happy Valentine’s Day! Head out to West Texas to send your valentines from Valentine TX… Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

The Advantages of Riding Your Bike

Posted by on 2/13/12 at 09:44am

“For every kilometre that a person rides on a bicycle, there is a net profit to society of 23 cents,”. “For every kilometre that a person rides in a car, there is a net loss to society of 16 cents.” Click to Read More

The Project: Lake Tahoe Residence Location: Glenbrook, Nevada Project Team: David Lake, Karla Greer, Billy Johnson, Tenna Florian, Heather DeGrella Click to Read More

Brandi Rickels

Show-CASE-ing LF Independent Schools

Posted by on 2/6/12 at 01:30am

Today and tomorrow, Greg and Robert H. are in San Francisco attending the CASE-NAIS conference for independent schools.  The conference is geared toward the development directors of schools.  Not only are they promoting the inspirational design of our various school projects, like Cranbrook Kingswood, Sunshine Cottage and Francis Parker, but they are also highlighting the front-end services that we provide to our clients:  programming, Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Better Know an LFer: Trey Rabke

Posted by on 2/3/12 at 11:05am

When he’s not battling plumbing and squirrels, Trey is drawing like an angel in our office. Get to know him with the same questions we always ask. Click to Read More

David Lake

BEYOND LEED REGENERATIVE DESIGN: A SYMPOSIUM JANUARY 27 + 28, 2012   Friday, January 27, 2012 Beyond LEED Session   Beyond LEED.   EVOLVED.   Following previous discussions with Bob Harris (Lake|Flato) and Bob Berkebile (BNIM), a few questions kept coming to mind: Why aren’t there more living buildings? Why are they NOT being pursued, built and dreamt about? Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

We performed some energy modeling studies a few years ago to determine what the ideal effective aperture is for each climate we work in. We were surprised to find that because energy codes and window manufacturers are tightening up on glazing solar heat gain performance, code-minimum windows do not allow for passive solar heating benefits. This means that even in northern climates where buildings could benefit from southern heat gain, Click to Read More

Robert Hoang

Better Block

Posted by on 1/30/12 at 12:30pm

This is a great movement and organization. The recent meeting in San Antonio drew quite a few people. It would be amazing to green the space around our office. Better Block The video below talks about creating a living plaza in Dallas. Living Plaza – Dallas, TX from Aaron Garcia on Vimeo. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

The first LEED project of 2012 has arrived! We just received the official word from USGBC that Miller Porch House earned LEED Silver. This is our 12th LEED project to date. Congratulations to the project team, and special thanks to Tenna who did the heavy lifting on the LEED documentation. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Austin Central Library

Posted by on 1/23/12 at 07:30pm

Above: View Along Cesar Chavez Looking East The New Central Library will give Austin residents an iconic landmark and a flexible facility that reflects the city’s rich cultural and social fabric. The new 190,000 square foot library will be located along the banks of Shoal Creek and overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The library will help define the western portal to downtown and provide a welcoming community gathering place. Click to Read More