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Epoch Tasting Room & MFAH Center for Conservation win TxA Design Awards

May 2020

We are honored the distinguished 2020 TxA Design Awards Jury including Stella Betts of LevenBetts in New York City; Dan Kaplan, FAIA, of FXCollaborative in New York City; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, of Olson Kundig in Seattle; and Michel Rojkind of Rojkind Arquitectos in Mexico City have selected two Lake|Flato projects to receive 2020 TxA Design Awards: Epoch Tasting Room and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation

 

To see the full list of 2020 honorees, click here.

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San Antonio Food Bank: Lots of Love Fundraiser

April 2020

Lake|Flato is supporting the San Antonio Food Bank through the LOTS OF LOVE fundraiser organized by local business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LOTS OF LOVE initiative is seeking to raise $1 million to create satellite food distribution points in vacant parking lots of businesses throughout the city in an effort to reduce crowding and wait times at SAFB’s main distribution points, making it easier to get food and resources to those in need. To support the San Antonio Food Bank and to learn more about the LOTS OF LOVE initiative, click here: my.safoodbank.org/lotsoflove


We are in awe of the tireless work San Antonio Food Bank continues to do for our local community. Our Lake|Flato family is honored to support the San Antonio Food Bank with collective donations totaling more than $33,000! Please consider donating here: my.safoodbank.org/lotsoflove

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Lake|Flato's Covid-19 Response

March 2020

At Lake|Flato, we are engaging in many conversations both internally and with peers and outside experts about how to navigate this time of uncertainty. Throughout, our focus remains our people, their families, our clients and our communities— ensuring they are safe, healthy and supported. Because of our incredible people, and the swift work of our technology team, we have pivoted to a 100% remote organization and are continuing the great work we have always done, just as effectively and just as efficiently.

 

We’re staying connected and positive, enjoying the glimpses into each other’s living rooms, seeing kids, pets and work-from-home set ups. It’s an incredible privilege that our staff is able to work from home to support our clients— one we don’t take for granted. Everyone at Lake|Flato is doing our best to keep it together while staying apart, to stay positive, and to stay at home to help flatten the curve. We are rising to the occasion, knowing the outcome will be a better, stronger more cohesive organization of people by virtue of the trial we are collectively going through.

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MFAH Center for Conservation Wins 2020 Wood Design Award

January 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation has been recognized with a 2020 WoodWorks Wood Design Award. The building leverages an innovative structural strategy utilizing both mass timber and steel structure. It is the first installation of Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) panels in North America and was prefabricated, panelized and lifted into place, resulting in quicker on-site construction. Congratulations to all of this year's WoodWorks Wood Design Award winners— to see a video of all the projects, click here.

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Dwell: "This Spectacular Texas Retreat Cascades Down a Wooded Hillside"

February 2020

"Cantilevered indoor/outdoor spaces and towering walls of glass give this Rollingwood home a tree house–like appeal." To see the complete Home Tour of our Rollingwood Residence in Dwell, click here. 

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Plans revealed for a state-of-the-art tech center at H-E-B's San Antonio headquarters

January 2020

We’re thrilled to collaborate with H-E-B to bring to life their vision for their new downtown campus, further expanding its technology base in the Alamo City. Starting next year, the company will begin construction of a new building located in the heart of the Arsenal campus in downtown San Antonio. To learn about the new H-E-B Arsenal Tech Center, click here.

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Dwell: "One Family’s Weekend Retreat in East Texas Lets Them Practically Live Outside"

January 2020

"The ideal weekend retreat is one that allows its occupants to completely disconnect from their day-to-day lives and escape to another world—and it’s hard to imagine a more successful realization of this concept than Aegean Pool House."  For an inside look at our Aegean Pool House project in Dwell Magazine, click here

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David Lake & Ted Flato in Dwell Discussing Regional Design

November 2019

For their Made in America issue, Dwell consulted the top architects of each U.S. region to discuss the current state of American design—plus the shared values and challenges that define the design ethos in their pocket of the country. Click here to read the responses.

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AIA San Antonio People + Place Awards

November 2019

We are honored AIA San Antonio has recognized four of our projects with 2019 AIA San Antonio People + Place Awards!

 

Washington County Ranch

“The jurors found the project to be ‘very engaged and responsive to the site,’ noting how the design minimized conditioned space to promote a connection to the outdoors and surrounding landscape.”

 

Big Bend Fossil Discovery Center

“The jury found this off-grid, open-air project to be “remarkable for its placement in the landscape.”

 

Epoch Tasting Room

“[Epoch Estate Wines] transforms the site by sensitively responding to the pre-existing structures. The old and new structures blend and complement one another in a way that is both respectful and dynamic.”

 

Vibrant

“This project, a former 1960’s dry cleaners, is smart, even surgical, in the way it takes advantage of the existing building elements. The result is casual, comfortable and not overdone.”

 

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Lake|Flato Ranked Top Firm Overall in ARCHITECT 50 List

November 2019

We are incredibly honored to be recognized as the top firm overall in the 2019 ARCHITECT 50, a nationwide performance-based ranking of architecture firms published annually by ARCHITECT Magazine! We are proud to be the first Texas-based practice to receive the top ranking.

 

The 2019 ARCHITECT 50 survey ranked firms based on a combination of a design portfolio and performance data in three categories: design, sustainability and business. In all, data from the country’s top 182 firms was considered. The ranking takes into account each firm’s diverse, nationally recognized design portfolio and progressive business practices, including sustainable design ethos, innovative use of technology, Research and Development programs, efforts to diversify its staff, mentorship program, employee benefits and community-based pro bono projects.

 

Since our founding in 1984, Lake|Flato has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place, creating environments that are rooted in their place, enrich communities and connect people to the natural environment.  The success of our firm derives from our team of talented and committed individuals who share a passion for the positive impact that architecture can have on a community and the natural environment.  

 

To read more about our firm in ARCHITECT magazine, click here: https://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/2019-architect-50-the-top-fir...

 

To see the full ARCHITECT 50 list, click here: https://www.architectmagazine.com/architect-50/2019/