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L|F Chosen for UTEP Campus Transformation

The University of Texas at El Paso announces that it has commissioned two award-winning Texas firms to help with the designs and cost estimates of several projects tied to UTEP’s transformation to a more pedestrian-friendly campus in time for its Centennial Celebration in 2014. Lake/Flato Architects of San Antonio and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects (TELA) of Austin were contracted to develop conceptual images and statements of probable costs for six areas: Memorial Triangle, Leech Grove, Circle Drive (between Old Main and the Psychology Building), the arroyo, the courtyard behind the Physical...
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Better Know an LF Project: Lake Tahoe Residence

The Project: Lake Tahoe Residence Location : Glenbrook, Nevada Project Team: David Lake , Karla Greer , Billy Johnson, Tenna Florian, Heather DeGrella ANSWERS BY KARLA GREER Job Origin: David Lake met the owners through a mutual friend from San Francisco. Completion Date: 2003 Program: This is a summer and winter vacation “play” house for a very active San Francisco family. The house was designed as a flexible “camp” that could accommodate up to 24 overnight guests in ship-like guest rooms, built-in bunk beds/trundle beds, and open floor space for sleeping bags. The house is designed for...
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Show-CASE-ing LF Independent Schools

Today and tomorrow, Greg and Robert H. are in San Francisco attending the CASE-NAIS conference for independent schools. The conference is geared toward the development directors of schools. Not only are they promoting the inspirational design of our various school projects, like Cranbrook Kingswood, Sunshine Cottage and Francis Parker , but they are also highlighting the front-end services that we provide to our clients: programming, masterplanning, fundraising packages/graphics, and community outreach . (And how are they doing this, you might ask? With one model, two Iphones, two Ipads, one...
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Austin Central Library

Above: View Along Cesar Chavez Looking East The New Central Library will give Austin residents an iconic landmark and a flexible facility that reflects the city's rich cultural and social fabric. The new 190,000 square foot library will be located along the banks of Shoal Creek and overlooking Lady Bird Lake. The library will help define the western portal to downtown and provide a welcoming community gathering place. Seating and reading spaces wrap the sunlit Atrium, spilling onto screened Outdoor Reading Porches that overlook Lady Bird Lake. In addition to a reading room and dedicated areas...
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Lizzie Marrin Sums Up Office Atmosphere

What a week it has been at Lake|Flato! Nearly the entire office was recruited to put together five interviews for projects across the country, and needless to say, it has been a creative whirlwind. It's exhilarating to be competing for many great projects with excellent collaboration, and the ideas have been flowing out... in every direction and on every surface. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the process behind Lake|Flato Architects!
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Better Know an LF Project: Hilltop Arboretum

The Project: Hilltop Arboretum Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Project Team: Phase 1: Ted Flato , Andrew Herdeg , Brandi Rickels Phase 2: Andrew Herdeg, Joe Benjamin ANSWERS BY ANDREW HERDEG Job Origin: Susan Turner is a landscape architect in Baton Rouge and an old friend of David and Ted’s. She included L|F on the list for the original building, and I believe that Ted and Matt interviewed. We were awarded the project. Susan Turner has since hired L|F to design the prefab community in Baton Rouge and the Koi Barn. Completion Date: Phase 1 was completed in 2002. Joe and I are working on...
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Textures of Lake|Flato

In late October, some Lake|Flatonians took the weekend to visit our ranches around the state of Texas. For many, these projects were new experiences and ways to explore materiality, application and construction. Tactile textures and palettes are important parts of how we interact with structure; what do you think of how Lake|Flato approaches these details of architectural design?
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Do You Know These Famous People?

Brian and Karla were recently in New York to represent Lake Flato at this year's New AD 100 event. Architectural Digest publishes their 'New AD 100' list of top talents in architecture and interiors that "represent a fellowship of trailblazers and standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring." (ABOVE) Karla Greer (Lake Flato), Brian Korte (Lake Flato), and Margaret Russell (Editor of Architectural Digest), image courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images. Take a look at the full list of firms here in the current issue of AD. What a party!?! Held in the iconic Guggenheim...
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AU Session, Diagrams Directly from Revit

Philip and I are learning lots at Autodesk University... Here's a glimpse at this morning's lab exercise to make graphic diagrams directly from Revit: ABOVE: massing diagram for a 'small' HOK project in China. ABOVE: land use diagram using an area plan for the same project. ABOVE: density diagram using filters. These aren't the best graphics, but the way in which they were created could certainly be useful for larger projects in the early stages of design. Benefits using this approach over Illustrator: Everything contained in one model that is comprehensive David Lake's 'tweaks' (read:...
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Lessons Learned on a LEED Platinum Home

At the TSA Convention this year I was one of the presenters in a session called Lessons Learned on Two LEED Platinum Homes . This short document highlights a few key lessons from this LEED Platinum Home