The built environment is a substantial contributor to a variety of environmental and heath impact. Lake|Flato strives to create restorative environments that reduce carbon emissions and enhance our understanding and relationship to the natural world. Lake|Flato’s work reflects the belief that sustainability and design are two sides of the same coin — balanced, integrated, and inseparable. We strive for a healthy, coherent, place-based approach to building. This vision has resulted in Lake|Flato leading the industry with 13 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards, the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence, as well as multiple LEED certifications. Design performance provides a clear path to achieving this vision by integrating design with building performance, technology, research, and innovation.