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Josey Pavilion, Future Living Building, Begins Operation Phase

Construction has finished, the air quality has been tested, and the monitoring systems are up and running. Today, The Josey Pavilion begins its one year operation phase to prove that it generates 100% of its energy and purifies 100% of its water. If all goes as designed, next year The Josey Pavilion will join the world’s most exclusive club of high performance buildings, Certified Living Building. This is the first post of a twelve post series on the process of obtaining Living Building Status. Each month over the next year, we will be posting an update on our water and energy usage and well...
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a design-build weekend: dancehall roof raising

Last weekend, a team of LFers enjoyed getting their hands dirty in the great outdoors--we put a roof on a dance hall. And we have a time-lapse video to prove it (cast your vote for the carpenter)! The setting: Kickapoo Ranch, a beautiful property located a 2.5-hour drive west of San Antonio belonging to the Flato family. The mission: attach wood purlins and then corrugated metal roofing on the dance hall structure. This structure consists of a concrete slab and re-used steel oil pipe, which were fabricated and placed earlier this summer. (Note: dance hall was already tested and approved sans...
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LF30: 2000 HOTEL SAN JOSE

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. This year, I wait in line for five hours at the bookstore for J.K. Rowling’s fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The...
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Case Study Video on Hacienda Ja Ja

Mitsubish Electric has produced a video on Lake|Flato's Hacienda Ja Ja. The video is a brief case study on the project featuring a testimonial from the homeowner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoMsPoFSI50&list=UU10MNSvCT18cw_w8zgqJCVw
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LF30: 1998 Air Barns

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. This year MTV TRL - Total Request Live - is born, as many of us tune in after school to view Carson Daly deliver all the latest...
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LF30: 1997 HILL COUNTRY JACAL

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. 1997 was a year of beginnings, ends, and ears. A bird flu outbreak in Hong Kong, the passing of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana,...
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Field Report: Epoch Ascension Winery

In a mad dash to meet 2014 harvest this August (that’s this month), the progress of construction on the Epoch Ascension Winery has been nothing but fast and furious, with no compromise to a mighty fine level of craftsmanship. The new winery compound nestles into a hilly site covered in live oak trees; a series of galvanized steel-framed pavilions prominently stand in the foreground while a subterranean level of concrete barrel aging rooms lies under the hillside. Below are recent progress shots. The entry driveway slopes up to the winery’s fermentation building, with its broad roof spanning...
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LF30: 1996 Texas State Cemetery

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published bi-weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. "Show me the money!" became the anthem of the year in 1996. Oprah was busy reading books, I was busy listening to Mariah Carey,...
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LF30: 1995 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Headquarters

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published bi-weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. The year was 1995! While the movie Braveheart was taking home an Oscar, Pixar was revolutionizing the future of film-making; Toy...
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LF30: 1994 Lasater Residence

In honor of Lake Flato’s thirtieth anniversary, the Thirty Projects x Thirty Years series has been developed to explore and celebrate the firm’s history and culture of design. Published bi-weekly, the series will highlight one project per year, starting in 1984 and ending in 2014. The projects that have been selected will give you a snapshot of the firm’s evolution as well as provide a fun and insightful collection on then and now, and ultimately, who we are today. The year was 1994 and use of the words 'chunnel' and 'Shaq Fu' exploded into the lexicon. Pulp Fiction explained what a quarter-...

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