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Better Know an LF'er: JUNE JUNG

You’d be hard pressed to find a person more thoughtful than June. A great collaborator, his design sensibilities always carried an effortlessness that I envied (it seemed to come so easy!) You couldn’t have an interaction with June on a daily basis without being encouraged and challenged. His love for his family, work, friends, etc…was always apparent, and lifted the spirit in our studio. We’re going to miss him on our team- and his next office is lucky to have him. I’m excited to see where he, Saejin, and Hugo end up next. -David Ericsson Hometown: Seoul, South Korea Years at LF: 8 months...
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Better Know an LF'er: KEEGAN RALEIGH

Keegan is the fifth intern that has contributed to the Porch House effort and the Lake Flato office. She piled in and immediately helped on numerous Porch House projects including Prow, Little Woods, Walker Porch House amongst others and non Porch House work that has drifted into the studio. In addition, she worked on several “Ted Projects” that deserve extra time, patience and cause one to work light on their feet, so to speak. She somehow was always able to translate my cryptic sketches into beautiful diagrams and graphics. From the beginning Keegan was always eager to learn, take on...
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Build San Antonio Green Home Tour

Build San Antonio Green's (BSAG) annual home tour is taking place this Saturday! Tickets are on sale at on BSAG's tour site for $15/person. I have had the opportunity to attend the tour in the past and it is always a good time. It is self-paced and includes some really interesting projects in some of San Antonio's coolest neighborhoods. I hope to see you there!
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What is so bad about items on the Living Building Challenge Red List?

One of the most challenging requirements of the Living Building Challenge is the Red List. The Red List is a list of commonly used construction materials that cannot be used in Living Building Challenge projects due to health/toxicity concerns. I am often asked about specific items on the Red List and what the specific concerns about them are. This compiled list by the International Living Future Institute helps to explain why they feel these materials should be phased out of production.
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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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Welcome, Daniel

Tis the summer for friendly new faces around Lake|Flato. One such face is our newest full time hire, Daniel Mowery. Daniel is joining us from Charlottesville, VA where he earned both a Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from University of Virginia before putting a few years of professional practice on his resume. In addition to his studies, he spent a summer drawing architecture throughout Northern Italy and Rome (see beautiful sketches below). Daniel also enjoys driving, film, and like many of us here at Lake|Flato, “anything outside.” His favorite firm project is the Brown Residence, and...
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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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Journey to Big Bend

A few weeks ago a few friends and I embarked on our first trip to the mountains of Big Bend. We camped out under the stars in the Chisos Basin and took in some of the most beautiful landscape I’ve ever seen. From the "party rock" as it became known we watched bears wander around the slopes by day, gazed through The Window as the sun set behind the mountains, and by night we searched the skies for constellations, satellites and shooting stars. On our first day we tackled the tallest mountain in the park, Emery Peak. The views from the top were incredible, a 360° panorama of the unending desert...
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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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Starting in the Summer, Two New Interns Brave the Heat

Moving to San Antonio in July seems a daunting prospect to even the most heat resistant of souls. However, this mild summer has brought with it two fresh new interns who are ready to brave the South Texas summer. Josh Leger, an Arizona State University graduate is joining us to work on Ishawooa Mesa Ranch. After becoming a state medalist in high school track and field, Josh has earned his BSD in Architecture and BS in Sustainability. Josh also enjoys snowboarding and playing/ watching basketball… you are a Spurs fan now aren’t you Josh? Jeanette Penniman made the trek south from Connecticut...

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