Format: 2018-07
Format: 2018-07


Vote for Confluence Park in the 2018 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Awards

July 2018

Confluence Park is among the finalists for the Pavilion and Architecture + Concrete categories of the 2018 Architizer A+ Awards! You can vote for Confluence Park in the Pavilions category by clicking here, and in the Architecture + Concrete category by clicking here. Voting closes July 20, 2018. 


Austin Central Library is a finalist for the 2018 Public Library of the Year Award

July 2018

The Austin Central Library, a Lake|Flato & Shepley Bulfinch Joint Venture, is one of five finalists for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' 2018 Public Library of the Year Award. The Austin Central Library is the only finalist from the United States, and is recognized among libraries in Brazil, Norway, Netherlands and Singapore. To learn more about the five finalists, click here


"The Central Library is a crown jewel of not just the Austin Public Library system, but the city as a whole. I'm so proud of this nomination. It speaks to what an incredible place our central library is."

-Austin Public Library Director Roosevelt Weeks


2018 AIA Conference On Architecture

June 2018

Lake|Flato Sustainability Director Heather Holdridge, Sustainability Manager Corey Squire and Associate Partner Ryan Jones will be attending the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture in New York. 


You can catch Heather and Corey at their corresponding A'18 events:


Friday, June 22:

7:30 - 9 a.m.: Heather will be participating in a ArchiTalk Session titled “True Confessions: Why We’re Not Meeting Our Energy Goals— And What To Do About It ”   

Location: Trianon Ballrom at Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave.


2:30 - 4:30 p.m. : Both Heather & Corey will be participating at the COTE Open Forum: Heather will be speaking on “The 2030 Challenge,” and Corey will present an “Introduction to the COTE Top Ten Toolkit.”

Location: Room 1E02 at Javits Center, W 35th Street & 11th Ave. 


Saturday, June 23:

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.: Corey will participate in a ArchiTalk titled “Setting the Stage for Positive Outcomes: Three Ways to Structure a Sustainability Charrette”

Location: Mercury Ballroom at Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave.



Confluence Park in Architectural Record

June 2018

Confluence Park, a project for the San Antonio River Foundation driven by sustainability, education and art, is featured in Architectural Record's June issue. The park features a pavillion made of concrete petals which funnel rainwater into a site-wide water catchment system, and the multi-purpose Estella Avery Education Center, which opens out to the park. To read Architectural Record's article on Confluence Park, click here


TreeHouse Dallas Honored with TxA Design Award

May 2018

We are honored TreeHouse Dallas is among the 14 projects awarded a 2018 Design Award by the Texas Society of Architects. The TreeHouse flagship store in Dallas is an aspiring net-zero energy building that provides an experiential retail experience that embodies the TreeHouse brand philosophy. TreeHouse was designed to be the first net-zero energy retail building independent from the grid— an unprecedented first for a big-box retailer in Texas, as well as for any home improvement store of its kind nationwide. To see all 14 winners of the TxA 2018 Design Award, click here


Hotel San Cristóbal Ranked Among Seven Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico

May 2018

Hotel San Cristóbal is in good company among Dezeen's list of Seven Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico. Nestled on the coast just north of Punta Lobos on the Baja Peninsula, Hotel San Cristóbal is a true escape drawing inspiration from its namesake: Saint Cristopher, the patron saint of travelers, surfers and sailors. Designed as an oasis tucked away where the sea and mountains collide, guests are drawn in by an expansive view of the lapis blue ocean and the surrounding sierra upon arrival. 


Austin Central Library wins AIA Austin Design Award

May 2018

We're thrilled the Austin Central Library was honored with a AIA Austin Design Award with a Sustainbility Commendation!  



La Biblioteca Central de Austin son un gran proyecto, un proyecto muy impresionante y sobre todo lo que hace por la ciudad. Creo que la ciudad de Austin se merecía una biblioteca así ya, una biblioteca de ese nivel. Todos los conceptos de sustentabilidad, del manejo de la luz, de capturar el agua de la lluvia, de ser un centro de comunidad — todo lo logra.” 


The Austin Central Library is a great project, a very impressive project, especially because of what it accomplishes for the city. I think Austin deserved a library like this, a library of this caliber. All of the sustainability concepts, the light management, the rainwater catchment system, it being a community center — it accomplishes everything.


- AIA Austin jury comments from Claudia Harari of Harari Landscape Architecture 



ULI Marketplace: Canopy Austin, Downtown Showcase

May 2018

Lake|Flato will be at ULI Austin Marketplace May 9, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. to showcase Canopy Austin, Downtown. The new six-story boutique hotel will include 140 guest rooms, underground valet parking and a variety of public programs and shared spaces designed to immerse guests in the neighborhood. The project will be an anchor for Austin's lively West 6th street, further strengthening not only the dynamic arts scene of the area, but also the identity of Austin as a creative urban hub. For details on the 9th Annual ULI Marketplace in Austin, click here


Georgia Tech EBB honored with 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten Award

April 2018

The Georgia Tech Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) has been honored with a 2018 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award. Designed by Cooper Carry and Lake|Flato, EBB is an innovative model for research facilities that challenges the silos of traditional laboratory design. With a total of 11 COTE Top Ten Awards, Lake|Flato has the distinction of receiving more COTE awards than any other firm. To see the 2018 COTE Top Ten Winners, click here


"Laboratory buildings are typically heavy water and energy users, yet the design team managed to show vast improvements can be achieved through ingenuity and integrated design. The focus on water in the building and the reuse of rainwater  and air conditioning condensate in the landscape surrrounding site is particularly impressive." 

Jury comment




Georgia Tech West Village Dining Commons wins AIA Georgia Honor Award

April 2018

We're thrilled our Georgia Tech West Village Dining Commons project, a collaboration with Cooper Carry, has been awarded an AIA Georgia Honor Award! The West Village Dining Commons is a vibrant, multi-purpose campus that provides dining and retail options for students and faculty in the west campus quadrant. To see more images of the Dining Commons, click here



University of Southern Mississippi Opens New Marine Education Center Designed by Lake|Flato

April 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the opening of the new Marine Education Center on April 16 with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory's Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs. "This facility is the crown jewel of marine educaiton at USM," said Dr. Monty Graham, Director for the USM School of Ocean Science and Technology. "I have been to many marine laboratories around the world. The MEC is by far the best of all of them. It will catapult us far ahead of some very prestigious marine education powerhouses."


Lake|Flato conceptualized the new facility as a place where visitors would "come and do" instead of "come and see." The six buildings on the site were designed to blend into the natural environment, tucked under the existing tree caonpy and nestled in the natural landscape. 


For the full article on the ribbon-cutting ceremony, click here


Austin Central Library Awarded AIA/ALA 2018 Library Building Award

April 2018

We are honored Austin Central Library, a Lake|Flato + Shepley Bulfinch Joint Venture, is one of six libraries in the nation to be awarded a AIA/ALA 2018 Library Building Award. The Austin Central library is a building shaped by light, designed to respond to the context of its place. 


The library was featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Texas Architect. To read about the library's opening day and the public's response, click here


AIA: How Architects Are Creating the Next Generation of Green Design

March 2018

"Evaluation was a big part of the success of the Josey Pavilion in Decatur, Texas, a 2016 COTE Top Ten winner designed by Lake|Flato Architects for the Dixon Water Foundation. During the initial design phase, Lake|Flato saw something they had been wanting to try for a while: the Living Building Challenge (LBC). If they succeeded, it would be the first of its kind in Texas"

AIA delves into how architects are moving beyond LEED and embracing new opportunities for innovation. To read more about how our Josey Pavillion achieved LBC certification, click here


Dezeen: Dinosaur Fossil Park in Texas Gains Visitor Centre by Lake Flato

March 2018

"American firm Lake|Flato used tough materials like weathering steel to create an off-grid educational facility for Big Bend National Park, known for its dinosaur skeletons." For more images of our Big Bend Fossil Discovery Exhibit, click here


Mountain Living: Moonlight Basin Booms

March 2018

"Set among tall pines, the brand new Lake Cabins make up Moonlight Basin's newest neighborhood—and no, these aren't your grandparents' cabins. Created by architects Lake|Flato, the two designs are fresh, new interpretations of the traditional moountain cabin." To read the full article in Mountain Living, click here


New Mexico School for the Arts Breaks Ground on New Campus

March 2018

The New Mexico School for the Arts, designed by Lake|Flato, broke ground on March 16 at the former Sanbusco Center in Santa Fe's Railyard. To learn more about the project, click here


Confluence Park Opening Celebrates 'A Dream 10 Years in the Making'

March 2018

"A former construction storage yard where San Antonio’s two major urban waterways meet has been transformed into what Confluence Park’s backers call a model of sustainable design and environmental education," Brendan Gibbons from the Rivard Report wrote. To read the Rivard Report's coverage of Confluence Park's grand opening on March 3, 2018 click here


San Antonio House by Lake Flato Architects Exemplifies Indoor-Outdoor Living

March 2018

"If Texas has a soul, it can surely be found in the work of Interior Design Hall of Fame members David Lake and Ted Flato." To read the full article about our Olmos Park residence published in Interior Design online, click here


Frank Welch Memorial Lecture

January 2018

The Dallas Architecture Forum has established the Frank Welch Memorial Lecture to honor the legacy of Frank Welch. Ted Flato will be the speaker at this inaugural lecture Tuesday, January 30, 2018. For more information, please click here.


Confluence Park Grand Unveiling

January 2018

We are excited to announce the Confluence Park Grand Unveiling January 17, 2018. To read more about the Park click here.

--Update: Due to weather the unveiling has been moved to March 3rd.