Lake|Flato has been honored with over 300 design awards, including the American Institute of Architects Firm of the Year Award in 2004 and 15 Top Ten Green Project Awards from the AIA Committee on the Environment. Twenty years after receiving the Firm of the Year Award, David Lake and Ted Flato were honored with the 2024 Gold Medal Award, the AIA's honest honor, recognizing individuals whose work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Lake|Flato has also received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture and was named one of the Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms in the World by Fast Company. Lake|Flato placed 1st in Architect Magazine’s 2019 Top 50 — an annual ranking of the best U.S. firms.

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Their work is...a public statement of private values that nurture within the firm a culture of excellence whose traits are an enlightened stewardship of site confirmed by a reverent approach to the land, and respect for tradition.
Eugene C. Hopkins, FAIA
Former President, American Institute of Architects