News

Format: 2017-02
Format: 2017-02

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Bob Harris Lecturing at University of Colorado - Boulder

February 2017

Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Sustainability Partner at Lake|Flato and leader of the firm’s Eco-Conservation Studio, will be a featured guest speaker at The University of Colorado - Boulder on February 13th. His lecture, entitled Confluence: Sustainability and Design, will focus on combining innovation and sustainable design to craft buildings that enrich communities and enhance place. Learn more here.

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Indian Springs School Featured in Architectural Record

January 2017

“We were concerned about messing this place up, because it has a soul,” says Libby Pantazis, the school's board chair. “But alums come back and say, ‘This is what the school has always meant to me. You got it.’”

 

Architectural Record writes about the master planning and design of the AIA CAE award-winning Indian Springs School — a campus transformation to embrace the school's motto of "learning through living." Read the article, here.

 

Watch a video about the collaborative process of master planning Indian Springs School, here.

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Evelyn’s Park: Lake|Flato Works on Bellaire's First Community Park

January 2017

“There was an effort to acknowledge that history [of Teas Nursery] with the idea of preserving one [of its] elements,” says Beach. Evelyn’s Park will bring Bellaire’s first community park. Lake|Flato’s design for the garden’s accompanying café and event space seeks to elevate and frame the landscape. Read more, about the park, here.

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Houston MATCH featured in Architect’s Newspaper

January 2017

“Located off Main Street at the Ensemble/HCC MetroRail stop, the site was formerly a chain-linked parking lot for the city permit building. After years of planning and fundraising with a strong arts board and consultant and philanthropic pledges, the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) came to life as a nimble metal-skinned building with glass-box theaters bisected by a double-height breezeway.”

 

Architect’s Newspaper writes about the design process of MATCH. Read more.

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Contemporary Texas Architecture Book Celebrates Lake|Flato's Climate Considerate Homes

December 2016
“This richly illustrated collection of homes displays the work of 34 Texas architects whose buildings embrace their region and place.” E. Ashley Rooney’s Contemporary Texas Architecture documents a diverse variety of homes that are designed in thoughtful consideration of climate change, including Lake|Flato’s Hillside House, Hog Pen Creek Residence, and Mill Springs Ranch. Pick up a copy, here.

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Lake|Flato Designs Austin’s New 24 Diner at Rock Rose by ELM Restaurant Group

December 2016
The 6,000-square-foot diner will feature similar elements known to ELM Restaurant Group’s popular downtown Austin 24 Diner location but will allow for expanded bar seating. 24 Diner at Rock Rose will be located at the corner of Esperanza Crossing and Rock Rose Avenue, and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving upscale eats. Read more, here.

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Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek Breaks Ground

December 2016

“The initial phase of the garden, when it opens in 2019, will include a colorful natural meadow designed by the internationally acclaimed Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf, extensive plantings and pathways in and along the edge of the existing woodlands, a living outdoor wetlands classroom, and a temporary visitors center.” Lake|Flato will design a visitor center to complement several lush gardens, landscaped water features and immersive structures that connect to the landscape. Phase One is part of a 10-year, multiphase effort toward establishing a major public garden that reflects the unique coastal plains of southern Delmarva, Delaware. Read more, here.

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SK Ranch Featured in Architectural Digest

December 2016

“Altogether, the SK Ranch is a delightfully individualistic, undeniably sophisticated take on country life.” SK Ranch celebrates the collaboration between Lake|Flato and Interior Designer Sara Story to create several unique destinations on Story’s large ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Read more, here.

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Lake|Flato Settles into East Austin Office

December 2016

Texas Architect Magazine writes about Lake|Flato’s new Austin office in the city’s urban core and highlights the firm’s most recent and upcoming urban design projects. Read the update, here.

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Modern Austin asks, "Does Austin have its own vernacular?"

December 2016
Eight local architects responded and they all agree on one thing. Austin architecture may not identify with one particular vernacular, but overwhelming demonstrates a spirit of progressive creativity, cultural connectivity and ecologic sustainability. Jett Butler of FÖDA attributes some of this spirit to Lake|Flato's influence. Read more here.