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Corey Leamon

Textures of Lake|Flato

Posted by on 12/9/11 at 11:30am

In late October, some Lake|Flatonians took the weekend to visit our ranches around the state of Texas. For many, these projects were new experiences and ways to explore materiality, application and construction. Tactile textures and palettes are important parts of how we interact with structure; what do you think of how Lake|Flato approaches these details of architectural design? Click to Read More

David Ericsson

Credit: Joe Pugliese (and Architect Magazine) + VJAA/Princeton Press Vincent James Associates Architects has won the 2012 Architecture Firm Award. Their work is incredibly diverse, with a research driven process that takes into account a variety of issues that stretch far beyond the norm. Within these cultural and ecological frameworks, they are able to produce architecture that is not only performative, but also relevant. Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

Do You Know These Famous People?

Posted by on 12/7/11 at 10:25am

Brian and Karla were recently in New York to represent Lake Flato at this year’s New AD 100 event. Architectural Digest publishes their ‘New AD 100’ list of top talents in architecture and interiors that “represent a fellowship of trailblazers and standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring.” Click to Read More

Rebecca Bruce

AU Session, Diagrams Directly from Revit

Posted by on 11/30/11 at 12:00pm

Philip and I are learning lots at Autodesk University… Here’s a glimpse at this morning’s lab exercise to make graphic diagrams directly from Revit: Click to Read More

jennifer young

Rainwater Calculator

Posted by on 11/28/11 at 11:00am

SIMPLE RAINWATER CALCULATOR to help you estimate how much water you can potentially collect and how much water your design requires (both indoor and outdoor). As you progress through design there are other consultants who will likely provide input such as the landscape architect, irrigation designer, and civil engineer. Click to Read More

jennifer young

Lessons Learned on a LEED Platinum Home

Posted by on 11/22/11 at 11:00am

At the TSA Convention this year I was one of the presenters in a session called Lessons Learned on Two LEED Platinum Homes. This short document highlights a few key lessons from this LEED Platinum Home Click to Read More

jennifer young

Practicing Construction Waste Management

Posted by on 11/21/11 at 11:11am

We hired Greenstone Industries of San Antonio to manage the construction waste on one of our residential projects that received LEED Platinum certification last year. By doing so, we diverted 88% of construction waste from the landfill. The other amazing part is that this service cost a third less than a typical dumpster service which would have delivered 100% to the landfill. Greenstone built these recycle bins from old pallets to separate the different kinds of waste. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

The Project: Arizona State University Polytechnic Location: Mesa, Arizona Project Team: Andrew Herdeg, Chris Krajcer, Matt Wallace, Ted Flato, Steve Raike Click to Read More

jennifer young

Rainwater Harvesting 101

Posted by on 11/18/11 at 02:00am

Wondering how to integrate rainwater harvesting into a current or future project? Follow this link for a few tips from the folks at Lake Flato… RainwaterHarvesting101.pdf …stay tuned for a calculator that will help you figure all this out, as well as lessons learned on a residential system that uses rainwater for 100% of its potable water needs! Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

That’s why it’s important to start the energy model early. We have developed a process for creating an early-stage energy model using very basic, conceptual information about a design. We call it an “energy snapshot.” The project manager fills out this spreadsheet about their project and sends it to me: Click to Read More