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Say hello to the newest member of our team, Dorothy. Coming in at over 7 feet tall, she is a hard worker who really puts her head to the wind in everything does. Dorothy is energized on sunny days, and lets everybody know when it is raining. Named after the iconic robot from the movie Twister , Dorothy is our new weather station. The unit remotely logs weather data that can be viewed and analyzed using HOBOware software. Powered by solar, the device can report a comprehensive list of climate information, including temperature, relative humidity, dew point, and wind speed (as well as direction...
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Schematic Design : The Universities at Shady Grove

Lake Flato's "Maryland Team" has recently completed Schematic Design for the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Building at the Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, MD. We've been collaborating with Cooper Carry out of Atlanta, GA again for our second biomedical lab building (after Georgia Tech's Engineered Biomedical Building ). The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a unique consortium of public universities working to transform higher education through partnership and collaboration—connecting students and faculty from diverse backgrounds to the regional workforce...
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Why Workers are Demanding Healthy Offices

A recent article in The Guardian cites several studies on sustainable offices and why workers are demanding healthy work environments.
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For some at Lake|Flato, the end of 2014 meant wrapping up design documents for the new headquarters building for IDEA Public Schools located in Weslaco, Texas. We are very excited to break ground on construction over the next few weeks. IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of K-12 public charter schools. Initially started as an afterschool program in a church basement in Donna, Texas in 1998, IDEA has grown into a network of 36 schools serving over 20,000 students throughout the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Austin; with plans to double again by 2017. Through all of this growth,...
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Eric Bowman, our new Digital Design Manager joined us right before Christmas, an early present for many Revit users here at the office. While many of us were fooled at Halloween (see Rob’s costume below) the search for a BIM guru ended right before the holidays. Rob, dressed as a BIM manager. Halloween is confusing for everyone. Originally from Westport Connecticut, Eric has also lived and worked in NYC, Hartford CT, Dallas, then Austin, before landing in San Antonio. Eric received his B. Arch from City University of New York, but began his career working as an audio\recording engineer in the...