Format: 2018-04
Format: 2018-04


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." 

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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.


Tuscaloosa's New Children's Museum Starts Fundraising

December 2017

Lake|Flato is working with the Tuscaloosa Children's Museum (CHOM) to help them plan and fund raise for a new children's museum. The project is lead by Greg Papay who is calling the proposed new location for CHOM “super unique in the world of children’s museums, almost a state park." Read more about it here


18 Forum Lane takes home Governor's Award

December 2017

The Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors and Engineers and the Cayman Contractors Association recently honored Lake|Flato's 18 Forum Lane the 2017 Governor's Award for Design and Construction Excellence. The LEED Gold mixed-use property "won in part for being “outstanding in its sustainable design but retains a familiar language with its louvres, roofing, breezeways and courtyards that articulates the New Urbanism in the Cayman Islands. Read more here


Exciting Adventures at the San Antonio Zoo School

December 2017

The new year will bring exciting new adventures at the San Antonio Zoo School! Lake|Flato's renovation of the School reinforces the Zoo’s conservation mission while seamlessly blending play, learning, and adventure. Find out more here

Lewis McNeel presenting at AIA Austin Food for Thought Program

November 2017

Associate Lewis McNeel will present as part of AIA Austin's Food for Thought program, promoting continuing education on the latest techniques, practices, products and technology in design and construction. His session, entitled Designing Large Retail Environments for Net Zero Energy Performance, will focus on Lake|Flato's TreeHouse Dallas home improvement store as a case study. Lewis will present strategies implemented in the TreeHouse design such as adjusting the building's physical form, differentiating the many functions of light, and leveraging on-site power generation and storage technologies to achieve net zero building performance. Sign up here.

The New Witte Museum Honored with International Design & Communications Award

November 2017

The New Witte Museum has been honored with the Silver Award for Best Scenography for a permanent collection as part of the 7th International Design & Communications Awards (ICDA) Program. The ICDA awards recognize cultural institutions around the world that demonstrate excellence in communications, design and branding. “The Witte Museum leadership and staff are honored to be a recipient of such a prestigious award. We are especially pleased to be among the best museums in the world that received awards this year,” said Marise McDermott, President and CEO of the Witte Museum. “We are grateful for the outstanding designers at Gallagher & Associates who worked with powerful partners, including Lake Flato Architects to bring the New Witte to reality. This award underscores the top tier status of the Witte Museum.” Read more about the award, here.
Exhibit design by Gallgher & Associates.

David Lake Presents on Green Business Panel

November 2017

On November 28th, Founding Partner David Lake will participate on a panel entitled The Business of Green. Hosted in Austin, Texas, by The Atlantic Live, the forum gathers both business leaders and consumers from across diverse industries to explore the way businesses are actively employing sustainability to protect the environment, reduce emissions and promote a culture of environmental stewardship. 

Tune in to the live stream at 3PM CST here.
Sound off your thoughts using #BizOfGreen



2017 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence

November 2017

Officially announced, 13 projects worldwide honored with the 2017 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence. Happy to announce that the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment in San Antonio was one of the projects recognized. Read more about it here.


Lake|Flato Attending Greenbuild International Conference & EXPO

November 2017

Lake|Flato will attend the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference & EXPO taking place November 8th - 10th in Boston, Massachussetts. Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building that unites industry leaders, experts and design professionals dedicated to promoting sustainable building practices. If you are attending Greenbuild this year, look for Sustainability Director Heather Holdridge, EIT, Assoc. AIA, LEED Fellow; Associate Partner Matt Wallace, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Project Architect Kerry Phillips, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.