Format: 2017-06
Format: 2017-06

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Lewis McNeel Presenting at Earth Day Austin

April 2017

Lake|Flato Associate, Lewis McNeel, AIA,  is presenting as part of Earth Day Austin, hosted by Huston-Tillotson University. Lewis will talk as part of a sustainability panel about our innovative Dallas retail store design for self-improvement powerhouse TreeHouse's. Learn more about this Earth Day Austin event, here.

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Blue Lake Retreat Wins 2017 National AIA Housing Award

April 2017

Blue Lake Retreat has been honored with a 2017 National AIA Housing Award. Located in Marble Falls, Texas, the retreat leverages its surrounding steep topography. Designed as a vertically structured home, the residence visually connects with two uniquely juxtaposed landforms. Jurors commented that "the simple design has a comfortable flow between indoor and outdoor spaces; the two blend in one’s read of the structure." 

Read more about Blue Lake Retrat and the AIA Housing Award, here.


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Ted Flato Lecturing at AIA Charleston in April

March 2017

Ted Flato, FAIA will lecture on April 5th as part of an annual lecture series for AIA Charleston + The Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C). Ted will discuss the firm’s overall design mission to design buildings that enrich communities and strategies Lake|Flato uses to blend architecture seamlessly within its surrounding landscape. Find out more about the lecture here.


Alamo Beer Brewery Selected as Architizer A+ Awards Finalist

March 2017

Lake|Flato’s Alamo Beer Brewery has been selected as an Architizer A+ Awards finalist for design excellence in Architecture + Metal. The annual Architizer A+ Awards is a highly prestigious awards program with submission from over 100 countries that represent innovative design. While the Jury Award is selected by a select jury, the public chooses the Popular Choice Award by voting online. Public Voting starts March 14th and ends March 30th. Vote here to help Alamo Beer Brewery take home the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award!

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Josey Pavilion Receives National Wood Design Award for Green Building

March 2017

Wood Works / The Wood Products Council honors projects that celebrate the beauty of building with wood. The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion received the National 2017 Wood Design Award for Green Building with Wood. See all recipients here.


Bob Harris Presenting at The Cultural Landscape Foundation Summit

March 2017

Join us at The Pearl Stable for The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) Summit on Friday, March 3,2017. Convened in concert with the Brackenridge Park Conservancy (BPC), the summit seeks to inspire community participation toward exploring options for the future of Brackenridge Park as a world-class destination celebrated by San Antonians in their everyday lives. Sustainability Partner, Bob Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow, will present innovative ideas from Confluence Park — currently under construction — that can help San Antonio push eco-conservation in new directions. Learn more, here.


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.