Format: 2017-10
Format: 2017-10


Andrew Herdeg Speaking at AIA Florida Convention

July 2017

Partner Andrew Herdeg, FAIA will lecture as part of the annual AIA Florida Convention & Expo from July 27th – 29th at The Naples Grande Beach Resort. His session, entitled “Lake|Flato: Connections to Context,” will discuss several recent projects of varying scales and program types that demonstrate how architecture can create meaningful connections between people and their environmental context. Register or learn more, here.


EPIcenter: Design for New Energy Innovation Center Unveiled

July 2017

"Aside from showcasing the latest in sustainable technologies and renewable energies, the 80,000 sq. ft. EPIcenter will accommodate startup businesses and nonprofit groups concentrating on the advancement of clean and renewable energy science." Lake|Flato’s recent design for EPIcenter  — the transformation of a decommissioned power plant into an innovation hub — has been unveiled. Learn more about this sustainable center for energy, partnership and innovation.

'We’re creating a hub for innovation in a 100-year-old power plant on the banks of the San Antonio River.” — Kimberly Britton, CPS Energy CEO


Lake|Flato Attending Annual APGA Conference

June 2017

We are passionate about promoting ecological conservation and environmental stewardship. Lake|Flato champions the design of nature education centers and visitor centers that celebrate public gardens across the country and we are excited to sponsor and attend this year’s annual American Public Gardens Association (APGA) Conference in Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario (June 12-23rd). If you are attending, please look for Partner Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellows and Associate Partner Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C at booth #34. Learn more about APGA.

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Pearl Brewery Development Named as ULI Global Awards for Excellence Finalist

June 2017

The Pearl Brewery Development has been honored as a finalist in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence. Pearl is one among 25 extraordinary developments from around the world that have been selected as finalists for this award, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s finalists include three located in Asia, two in Europe, and 20 in North America. 

“Each of these finalists demonstrates a thoughtful, innovative approach to urban development that is adding to the sustainability and livability of the communities in which they are located,” said Wendy Rowden, Global Awards jury chairman and president, 42nd Street Development Corp., New York City. “The attention paid to project detail, flexible design, and neighborhood context were among the factors making these entries stand out. They represent the type of development that will withstand the tests of time and change.” View all of the award finalists here.

Learn more about the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment.

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Todd Wascher Presenting at 2017 ULI Texas Forum

June 2017

Associate Partner Todd Wascher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is presenting as part of the 2017 Urban Land Institute Texas Forum. The annual forum welcomes Urban Land Institute members from across Texas, sharing San Antonio’s newest and future developments and celebrating the city’s upcoming Tricentennial in 2018. Todd will provide a tour of The New Witte Museum & Mays Family Center as part of the forum’s Cultural Placemaking session and discuss efforts made by Lake|Flato in the phased masterplan and design of new facilities and event center for the museum. Todd will also facilitate tours of the award-winning Pearl Brewery Redevelopment. Register for the ULI Texas Forum here.
Learn more about The New Witte Museum & Mays Family Center.
Learn more about The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment.

Debakey High School for Health Professions Celebrates Grand Opening

June 2017

Debakey High School for Health Professions opened on June 1st. Debakey High School was founded in 1972, as a partnership between the Houston Independent School District and the Baylor College of Medicine, as the first high school focused on science and the healthcare profession. The new 194,000 sq ft, five-story building designed by Lake|Flato in collaboration with WHR, creates a new home for the school within Houston’s prestigious Texas Medical Center and features mock hospital rooms, science and research labs, medical training equipment and teaching labs for dentistry and rehabilitation and patient care. “This new building gives our students not only a state-of-the-art building they can learn in, but it also gives them the ability to walk across the street to Texas Children’s Hospital or TIRR Memorial Hermann,” said Agnes Perry, DeBakey HSHP principal. Read more about Debakey High School, here.

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Lake|Flato Exhibiting for ULI Austin Marketplace

May 2017

Lake|Flato is participating in the 8th Annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin Chapter Marketplace. The ULI Marketplace is a networking expo designed to promote real estate investment opportunities and development strategies for Austin. Considered as critical event for anyone involved with the city’s urban development and redevelopment sector, the event showcases urban development projects with design teams on hand to answer questions. Lake|Flato will exhibit The YETI® Flagship store and discuss how this design serves as an anchor within Austin’s newly implemented Barton Springs Revitalization Plan. Learn more about the event, here.
Learn more about YETI® Flagship.

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Lake|Flato Honored with two Texas Society of Architects Design Awards

May 2017

Lake|Flato was honored with two design awards from the Texas Society of Architects: The Midtwown Arts & Theater Center, Houston (MATCH) completed in association with Studio Red and Indian Springs School, completed in association with ArchitectureWorks. “It’s an institutional project that really tries to expand the public street into the project.” — Juror Andy Tinucci, AIA's comments about MATCH

“The school falls into the category of a standard typology that we always need to think about improving upon, and this school absolutely does that. The Indian Springs School joins students with the environment seamlessly.” —Juror Andy Tinucci, AIA's comments about Indian Springs School

Congratulations to all of our collaborators for their excellent work on these projects and congrats to other award recipients. Read more, here.

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Blue Lake Retreat Honored with AIA Austin Design Award

May 2017

Lake|Flato's Blue Lake Retreat was honored with an AIA Austin Design Award. Jurors commented that the design resonantes harmoniously with its site and recalls the spirit of its place. “The design resonates so harmoniously with the site. The way the house perches on the hill was pretty amazing, everything from materiality to delineation of those materials the hierarchy where you have primary, secondary, tertiary elements that become an extension of the site....Being inside the Blue Lake Retreat project was as if you are floating in the trees or about to set sail over the water, and one can imagine a likeness to it but at the same time a warmth to it and a coziness to it, so the scale works real well. One of the things that we look for and strive for in our own work is to cull the spirit of a place. And I think this project does this very well." Juror David Darling, AIA

Congratulations to all projects that received an AIA Austin Design Award! See the other recipients, here.

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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.