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Coming Together at Kickapoo Ranch: Flake Lato 2021

Flake Lato, our annual retreat on the headwaters of the West Nueces, at the tail end of summer, just before children return to school, is always one of the most special weekends of the year. But this year, due to COVID-19, and our remote working conditions, it was more special than ever. Together, we had made it through a difficult year. Spread out all over the country and starved for camaraderie, Flake Lato was a timely and much anticipated antidote. The “seal team,” the early strike force that pulls up the shade structures and gets things organized, showed up Thursday evening, and things...
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Architecture to Connect: Egypt

Pyramids of Giza, Giza - c. 2589-2504 B.C.
The end of my 16 year long formal education was the best thing to happen to my appetite for knowledge. In November of 2020, I moved back to Cairo after a year long stay in San Antonio as a 'cultural and educational exchange visitor' to intern at Lake Flato. And boy was there a lot of culture and education to be exchanged. Working with the wonderful architects and designers at Lake Flato has taught me so much that I could have never learned in school. Beyond learning about the technical skills necessary to bring a design to fruition, it reinforced in my mind just how much of a connection the...
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Unsung Architects: Hassan Fathy & Helen Liu Fong

Unsung Architects is a series celebrating architects not often highlighted in academia with the intent to collectively educate and provide new perspectives within the architecture discipline. HASSAN FATHY: Hassan Fathy (1900-1989), a regional modernist, was Egypt’s most well-known architect in the 20th century, but his (controversial) popularity did not extend beyond the region. His formative years as an architect were during a time when Egypt was within its struggle to gain sovereignty against the British. It was also a time when Romanticism & Enlightenment were thriving, creating waves...
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Better Know an LFer: Mary Beth Lineberry

Mary Beth Lineberry
We are thrilled to welcome Mary Beth as our new Director of Branding and Market Strategy! Mary Beth officially began at the firm virtually a week ago, and will be joining us in San Antonio in the near future. She is eager to dive into her new role and looks forward to helping our Marketing team grow thought leadership, brand recognition and strategy that strengthens Lake|Flato's mission. To read her professional bio, click here . For the fun existential questions, keep scrolling: Hometown/Current City: I’m originally from Atlanta, GA and currently living in Charlottesville, VA. I’ll be...
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Lake|Flato's Just Label

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Lake|Flato has a Just. label through the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Today's post is about what the Just. label is and shares our label. Just. is a voluntary program that promotes transparency within organizations to promote social justice and enhance employee engagement. This, of course, does not mean member firms are perfect. Rather, it allows each firm to start where they are at, and improve on equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Just label has represented one of our first “objective” steps in our EDI journey, a way to understand our baseline and make progress. From...
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Lake|Flato Announces Staff Promotions

Lake|Flato Promotions
We are excited to embrace the next generation of leaders with 17 well-deserved promotions, including three new Associate Partners. They will continue to carry out Lake|Flato's commitment to thoughtful architecture that responds to both human and environmental needs. Please join us in congratulating our staff for their passionate commitment to design excellence! Associate Partners Lewis Mcneel, AIA ; Adrianna Swindle, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C ; Ryan Yaden, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. Associates Abheek Sarkar, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP ; Michael Britt, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC Project Architects Grace Boudewyns...
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Better Know an LF'er: Mitch, Catherine, and Steven

We have amassed some new interns in the past several months and we are excited to introduce them to our readers. All of them have diverse passions, varied interests, quirky talents and all have been a great fit to our growing LF team. Let’s meet them! Mitch What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at LF? I've been focused on development projects in SA's urban core. They're all going to be great projects — I can already tell. I like the idea of them; starting new catalysts downtown. That’s a big reason I came to LF, to do projects like that. What is the Battle of Flowers? I know we got...
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Better Know an LF'er: Michelle, Serena, and Alex

We're excited to introduce three LF interns! Originally from China, Malaysia, and Guatemala, respectively, Michelle, Serena, and Alex have lived all over the world before arriving in San Antonio. Here is an exclusive Dogrun interview about their Lake Flato experience. Michelle Meng Favorite place in San Antonio? La Villita Favorite films? Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Revenant, Chungking Express, The Last Emperor. I’ve struggled to narrow down to 5! What would you do if not Architecture? I would work in the film industry. What was your first impression of Alex? She’s so tall. What...
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LF Remembers Kenny Brown

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Kenny Brown – a dear friend and member of our Lake|Flato family. A former LFer from the firm’s founding years, Kenny passed away this week due to injuries he sustained in a tragic motorcycle accident in September. Kenny was a very unique and memorable part of the LF family. Instrumental in the early development of the firm, Kenny’s presence substantially contributed to the growth of Lake|Flato’s office and celebrated culture. While working on some of the firm’s founding projects, Kenny was a key team member on many notable LF works such as...
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Get to Know the Interns

LF's four newest interns have been here for a while and are well-acclimated to the Lake|Flato lifestyle. Here's the Dogrun-exclusive on Adam, Emilie, Alistair and Elijah. Adam Heisserer www.joshhuskin.com Hometown: Plano, Texas Alma Mater: University of Texas at Arlington - Masters in Architecture Favorite LF project: El Cosmico Current LF project you’re working on: All of them! Hobbies: Planting pumpkins in public spaces in the dead of night only to have them ripped out by groundskeepers once they get big... Interesting fact about yourself: I’ve recorded what color shirt I’ve worn every day...