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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

Brantley Hightower

Architecture May Be Cool…

Posted by on 11/17/11 at 01:30am

…but spaceflight is still much, much cooler. If you have any interest in making a career change to become an astronaut, NASA is hiring. Unfortunately you need a background in engineering so Heather is the only person in the office who would be eligible. Click to Read More

mattmorris

Watercolors from the Island

Posted by on 11/16/11 at 02:30pm

I feel like sharing a few watercolor sketches from my recent travels to the island of Maui, Hawaii. For those who dont know, Maui is the second largest and second youngest in the string of islands of Hawaii with the island of Hawaii being the youngest, largest and with the most volcanic activity. This island is probably the most diverse ecosystem I have ever seen. Only about 50 miles long from tip to tip it has two volcanos with the dormant Halleakela Click to Read More