Lake|Flato Investigations invites individuals and teams across the firm, regardless of discipline or experience level, to propose independent research projects that contribute to our firm's collective knowledge. Created in response to the firm's 2015 strategic plan, we leverage learning from inside and outside our professional experience toward the goal of better integrating design and sustainability.
A committee drawn from all levels of the firm evaluates proposed projects. We welcome a broad range of applications and perspectives, though almost all explore relationships between the built environment and human/ecological wellbeing.
Fundamentally, we ask questions and try our best to answer them. We believe designing spaces that address the needs of our society and our planet requires a wide span of knowledge. Our hope is that this growing body of work serves as a resource to the broader design community, while instigating further questions and collaborations, and helping raise the salience of scientific knowledge within our industry.
If you have questions or comments about our work, or to talk about collaborating with us, please reach out using the form below.