Format: 2017-08
Format: 2017-08

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Houston MATCH Receives ULI Development of Distinction Award

May 2017

The Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) was recently honored with the 2017 Development of Distinction Award from the Urban Land Institute Houston Chapter. The Development of Distinction Awards is an annual distinguished award program that recognizes developments which exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, marketing, management and make a positive impact on community health. MATCH was one of six honorees named as part of the 10th annual awards program. “The cultural anchor for Midtown was designed to meet the needs of Houston’s 540 cultural arts groups. With 46,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor multi-use theatrical and exhibition space, including four theaters, the MATCH facility marks a significant cultural contribution to Houston and was designed with the organization’s mission of neighborhood revitalization by working with amenities such as easily accessible public transportation and walkability of the surrounding landscape.” ULI Awards Jury

Learn more about MATCH.

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Lake|Flato Presenting at 2017 AIA National Conference in Orlando, Florida

April 2017

Lake|Flato will be presenting and attending the 2017 annual AIA National Conference & EXPO. Please look for us at the following events:


Heather H Holdridge, Assoc. AIA, EIT, LEED AP BD+C:
(TH309) The Habits of High-performance Firms: AIA COTE Research
4/27/2017  |  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

(FR311) Leveraging 2030 Commitment Data for Firm Performance

4/28/2017  |  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn more about these session, here.


Gus Starkey:

The Best in AIA Housing Design Awards Reception

4/28/2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Hillary Whites:

The Best in AIA Housing Design Awards Reception

4/28/2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Lake|Flato Sponsoring San Antonio Sustainable Urban Development Luncheon

April 2017

Join us at this year’s annual Sustainable Urban Development Luncheon hosted by the AIA San Antonio Committee on the Environment (COTE) and San Antonio Urban Land Institute (ULI). This year’s theme entitled Planning for Success, embraces a panel discussion focused on Implementing San Antonio’s Comprehensive Master Plan. Created in 2015, the Comprehensive Master Plan serves as a community-focused update to the city’s previous 1997 Master Plan and plans for Bexar County’s projected growth of an additional 1.1 million new residents; 500,000 new jobs; and 500,000 new dwelling units by 2040. Discussing the implementation of this Comprehensive Plan will help to prepare our community for this anticipated population and employment growth in a smart and sustainable way. The Keynote address will be given by Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP – NYC Parks Commissioner + Past President of the American Planning Association.

Join us May 17th, 2017 at The Pearl Stable | Register for the event, here.

Learn more about San Antonio's Comprehensiev Master Plan, here.

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Lewis McNeel Presenting at Earth Day Austin

April 2017

Lake|Flato Associate, Lewis McNeel, AIA,  is presenting as part of Earth Day Austin, hosted by Huston-Tillotson University. Lewis will talk as part of a sustainability panel about our innovative Dallas retail store design for self-improvement powerhouse TreeHouse's. Learn more about this Earth Day Austin event, here.

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Blue Lake Retreat Wins 2017 National AIA Housing Award

April 2017

Blue Lake Retreat has been honored with a 2017 National AIA Housing Award. Located in Marble Falls, Texas, the retreat leverages its surrounding steep topography. Designed as a vertically structured home, the residence visually connects with two uniquely juxtaposed landforms. Jurors commented that "the simple design has a comfortable flow between indoor and outdoor spaces; the two blend in one’s read of the structure." 

Read more about Blue Lake Retrat and the AIA Housing Award, here.


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Ted Flato Lecturing at AIA Charleston in April

March 2017

Ted Flato, FAIA will lecture on April 5th as part of an annual lecture series for AIA Charleston + The Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C). Ted will discuss the firm’s overall design mission to design buildings that enrich communities and strategies Lake|Flato uses to blend architecture seamlessly within its surrounding landscape. Find out more about the lecture here.


Alamo Beer Brewery Selected as Architizer A+ Awards Finalist

March 2017

Lake|Flato’s Alamo Beer Brewery has been selected as an Architizer A+ Awards finalist for design excellence in Architecture + Metal. The annual Architizer A+ Awards is a highly prestigious awards program with submission from over 100 countries that represent innovative design. While the Jury Award is selected by a select jury, the public chooses the Popular Choice Award by voting online. Public Voting starts March 14th and ends March 30th. Vote here to help Alamo Beer Brewery take home the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award!

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Josey Pavilion Receives National Wood Design Award for Green Building

March 2017

Wood Works / The Wood Products Council honors projects that celebrate the beauty of building with wood. The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion received the National 2017 Wood Design Award for Green Building with Wood. See all recipients here.


Bob Harris Presenting at The Cultural Landscape Foundation Summit

March 2017

Join us at The Pearl Stable for The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) Summit on Friday, March 3,2017. Convened in concert with the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC), the summit seeks to inspire community participation toward exploring options for the future of Brackenridge Park as a world-class destination celebrated by San Antonians in their everyday lives. Sustainability Partner, Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, will present innovative ideas from Confluence Park — currently under construction — that can help San Antonio push eco-conservation in new directions. Learn more, here.


EPIcenter - A look inside the adaptive reuse

February 2017

Lake|Flato’s Jennifer Young and Joeris General Contractor’s Gary Joeris led The Rivard Report on a sneak peek tour of the $74.5 million EPIcenter, a 109-year old power plant slated to undergo a dramatic transformation into a center for energy education and innovation. Located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, the ambitious program includes a think tank, fabrication laboratory, exhibit space, conference center, community center, and outdoor venues that focus on energy innovation and industry.


Read The Rivard Report's article here