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Jonathan Smith

Field Report: Austin Central Library

Posted by on 4/20/15 at 04:07pm

The office visited the Austin Central Library construction site on Friday as part of our ongoing Know|How series. We were able take a look at the exposed concrete and steel structure as well as experience ‘Austin’s new living room’ the large atrium space at the heart of the building.  As of Friday the concrete superstructure is in place and the steel roof structure is going up. The large 125’ long main roof trusses are slated to be craned into place in the next week or so. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge green building system within the LEED green building program.  USGBC says it shares common goals with the International Living Future Institute, developers of the Living Building Challenge. This move means that projects achieving the energy and water requirements in Living Building Challenge will be considered as technically equivalent to LEED.  You can read more about this news in USGBC’s press release. Click to Read More

Cecelia Smith

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER: HAYLEY JOHNSON

Posted by on 3/24/15 at 05:18pm

We recently welcomed a new member to the office. Hayley Johnson, LF’s new sustainability intern, hails from London, Ontario. Click to Read More

Jonathan Smith

While Supermétal may sound like an arena rock band they are actually a Quebec based specialty structural steel contractor working on the Austin Central Library. Earlier this month I took a trip to visit Supermétal’s Rock Hill South Carolina Plant to review one of the steel bridges for the library being constructed in the shop. I enjoy seeing how items we design are expertly crafted, and Supermétal’s shop did not disappoint. Click to Read More

Corey Squire

Josey Pavilion, Through the winter

Posted by on 2/6/15 at 11:12am

The Josey miniseries is back and better than before with re-branded sustainability graphics! At Lake Flato, we are pushing forward with our efforts to visually display the graphs and data of the sustainability world and after a month hiatus, here they are. This is the fourth and fith post of a thirteen post series on the process of obtaining Living Building Status. Each month over the next year, we will be posting an update on our water and energy usage as well as an overview on how we achieved each of the 20 imperatives mandated by The Living Building Challenge. Click to Read More

Casey Nelson

BETTER KNOW AN LF’ER: JUSTIN AND DAVID

Posted by on 1/30/15 at 09:21am

We are also very happy to welcome David and Justin who have migrated south to San Antonio to join the office as our newest design staff members. Click to Read More

Josh Nieves

The Interns Take on Government Canyon

Posted by on 1/28/15 at 04:12pm

Taking advantage of the 70 degree weather in January, the intern crew decided to take a trip to Government Canyon and check out a classic Lake|Flato visitor center as well as some prehistoric dinosaur foot prints. Click to Read More

Casey Nelson

It has been a very busy start to 2015 here at Lake | Flato. With many great projects on the horizon, we have assembled a veritable intern army of talented, interesting, fun folks to help keep things running smoothly.
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Pavan Iyer

Dorothy

Posted by on 1/23/15 at 10:10am
Dorothy, our new weather station

Say hello to the newest member of our team, Dorothy. Coming in at over 7 feet tall, she is a hard worker who really puts her head to the wind in everything does. Dorothy is energized on sunny days, and lets everybody know when it is raining. Click to Read More

pburnham

Lake Flato’s “Maryland Team” has recently completed Schematic Design for the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building at the Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, MD. We’ve been collaborating with Cooper Carry out of Atlanta, GA again for our second biomedical lab building (after Georgia Tech’s Engineered Biomedical Building). Click to Read More