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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Corey Leamon

Lizzie Marrin Sums Up Office Atmosphere

Posted by on 1/19/12 at 06:00pm
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What a week it has been at Lake|Flato! Nearly the entire office was recruited to put together five interviews for projects across the country, and needless to say, it has been a creative whirlwind. It’s exhilarating to be competing for many great projects with excellent collaboration, and the ideas have been flowing out… in every direction and on every surface. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the process behind Lake|Flato Architects! Click to Read More

Sam H. Pepper

Restaurant Review: Cakery Bakery

Posted by on 1/19/12 at 12:55pm
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Every city needs a great downtown sandwich shop. Forbes magazine (and others) claimed recently that San Antonio has one of the best downtowns in the country. While this was a questionable decision at best (likely informed by the thousands of tourists happily teetering along the riverwalk every night) there are highlights to the center of San Antonio. Want proof? Go to The Cakery Bakery. Click to Read More