The built environment is a substantial contributor to a variety of environmental and health impacts. 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.
Our 15 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards - the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence, a recently certified Living Building and numerous LEED Platinum and Gold certified projects attest to our passion for a high-performance sustainable architecture that thoughtfully engages and enhances its place.
Lake|Flato's 2023-2025 Design-Performance Action Plan outlines our goals, objectives, and strategies in three critical areas: PRACTICE. PEOPLE. PLANET. Each focus area has specific strategies on how and when we will achieve these goals. Many of these goals take inspiration from existing frameworks and standards such as the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, WELL Building Standard, The International Living Future Institute and associated programs, the Sustainable Sites Initiative, and more