Format: 2017-06
Format: 2017-06


EPIcenter - A look inside the adaptive reuse

February 2017

Lake|Flato’s Jennifer Young and Joeris General Contractor’s Gary Joeris led The Rivard Report on a sneak peek tour of the $74.5 million EPIcenter, a 109-year old power plant slated to undergo a dramatic transformation into a center for energy education and innovation. Located on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River, the ambitious program includes a think tank, fabrication laboratory, exhibit space, conference center, community center, and outdoor venues that focus on energy innovation and industry.


Read The Rivard Report's article here


Corey Squire leads Lessons Learned Workshop on the Living Building Challenge

February 2017

The LBC Sonoran Collaborative: Phoenix hosted a Lessons Learned Workshop in Tempe, AZ on Feb 23rd where Lake|Flato’s Corey Squire shared the challenges, successes and lessons learned from The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion, Texas’ first Living Building Challenge™ project.


A Living Building Challenge Collaborative is community-based building professional group that provides opportunities for informal learning experiences and advances community transformation through development of Living Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods.


YETI® Flagship Opens!

February 2017

This month Yeti opens their retail flagstore in Austin Texas. This adaptive reuse project will breathe new life into a neglected historic warehouse at the foot of Austin’s Congress Bridge over Lady Bird Lake. Envisioned as a destination for those faithful to the Yeti brand and an immersive brand and retail experience. 

Read more about their opening here

Watch a timelapse video of the Yeti Flagship here

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Mentor Speed Dating

February 2017

Whether just starting school or well into our careers, we all seek mentorship. Come connect with peers and potential mentors during a Lake|Flato and Laura Britt Design sponsored happy hour, part of Shape the Conversation event by AIA Austin's Woman in Architecture Committee. 


Brandi Rickels on 2017 AIA CAE Jury for National Educational Facility Design Awards

November 2016

Brandi Rickels, RA, was selected to serve on the 2017 jury for the National Educational Facility Design Awards sponsored by the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education.  


David Lake on AIA COTE Jury

November 2016

David Lake, FAIA, was selected as one of five jurors for the 2017 COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Awards.  The COTE Top Ten is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. 


Bob Harris Lecturing at University of Colorado - Boulder

February 2017

Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Sustainability Partner at Lake|Flato and leader of the firm’s Eco-Conservation Studio, will be a featured guest speaker at The University of Colorado - Boulder on February 13th. His lecture, entitled Confluence: Sustainability and Design, will focus on combining innovation and sustainable design to craft buildings that enrich communities and enhance place. Learn more here.


Indian Springs School Featured in Architectural Record

January 2017

“We were concerned about messing this place up, because it has a soul,” says Libby Pantazis, the school's board chair. “But alums come back and say, ‘This is what the school has always meant to me. You got it.’”


Architectural Record writes about the master planning and design of the AIA CAE award-winning Indian Springs School — a campus transformation to embrace the school's motto of "learning through living." Read the article, here.


Watch a video about the collaborative process of master planning Indian Springs School, here.


Evelyn’s Park: Lake|Flato Works on Bellaire's First Community Park

January 2017

“There was an effort to acknowledge that history [of Teas Nursery] with the idea of preserving one [of its] elements,” says Beach. Evelyn’s Park will bring Bellaire’s first community park. Lake|Flato’s design for the garden’s accompanying café and event space seeks to elevate and frame the landscape. Read more, about the park, here.


Houston MATCH featured in Architect’s Newspaper

January 2017

“Located off Main Street at the Ensemble/HCC MetroRail stop, the site was formerly a chain-linked parking lot for the city permit building. After years of planning and fundraising with a strong arts board and consultant and philanthropic pledges, the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) came to life as a nimble metal-skinned building with glass-box theaters bisected by a double-height breezeway.”


Architect’s Newspaper writes about the design process of MATCH. Read more.