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SA Design Awards : Lake|Flato hits the red carpet

From top left: Hacienda Ja Ja, ASU Health Services Building, Broadway 1221, and Cross Timbers Ranch The process of being selected, designing, value engineering, and building a project (not to mention all challenges in between) is a long and exhaustive one. At the same time, having a project that you can be proud of and that exceeds the client's expectations is richly rewarding. The icing on the cake is being honored by a jury of well respected peers for the completed projects that have culminated from this process. Friday night at the San Antonio AIA Awards, Lake|Flato was so honored with 4...
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The West Texas Attraction

In the Lake|Flato office, trips out to West Texas are common. A short 6-7 hour drive - we are talking Texas proportions here - will land you in the middle of the phenomenal yet unforgiving landscape that is the mountain-speckled desert. But what's so great about the middle of nowhere? I've spent a deal of time trying to explain it to others and I still can't put words to it well. There's a feeling out there in Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, Big Bend and more that reaches deep. For me, it's the pairing of a humble regional design with the idea that we are vulnerable to the environment. Having...
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La La Land Inspiration

Cameron and I recently spent time in the LA area and made the pilgrimage to the Schindler house as well as the Gamble House. We stumbled upon some other interesting things in the area as well. Schindler House: Hanging out in the sleeping basket Schindler House: Main interior living space Schindler House:View from the sleeping basket Schindler House: Exterior fireplace Schindler House: tilt-up concrete panels Gamble House: Beautiful details Gamble House: Exposed beams More details from houses by Green and Green Perforated aluminum screen at Santa Monica Beach Restrooms by Roesling Nakamura...
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2012 LEED Fellows Announced

The second class of LEED Fellows was announced today, and Bob Harris is on the list ! LEED Fellows represent the green building industry's most accomplished professionals. 43 of the world's most distinguished green building professionals were selected to be LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process. Among other requirements, LEED Fellows must have at least 10 years of green building experience and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential. Congratulations, Bob!
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L|F represented at TEDxSA 2012

TEDxSanAntonio brought 22 presenters to a stage at Trinity this past Saturday, and I left with my brain completely full. Topics included unplugging youth at summer camp, getting volunteer work to "add up," respecting bacteria, and even group drumming to end the day. Plus, our own L|F partner Bob Harris gave a beautiful talk entitled "Beauty, Place, and the Environmental Imperative," weaving together nature, architecture, and our essential human needs. All this happened in front of a backdrop that a group of L|Fers designed! We worked with local groups Lighthouse for the Blind , Haven for Hope...
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Broadway Reach

Looking for something to do in and around town this weekend? The seven member institutions of the Broadway Reach (listed below) are hosting a Member's Open house weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Oct 20-21. If you are a member of ANYof the participating institutions, you have FREE access to any participating organization this weekend! Not a member? All venues will be selling memberships to new members at a discounted rate. BTW - you will notice several LF clients on the list! Brackenridge Park Conservancy, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Children's Museum, San...
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Dynamic Scrim

The Zahner Tessellate system can be put on a timer to put on a show, or respond to changes in temperature, light levels, and time of day . It would be pretty interesting to watch your building shift according to exterior conditions! You can watch also watch a video of this responsive building system .
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Pecha Kucha vol 8 - November 5, 2012

Read: Night BEFORE Election Day! The next PechaKucha promises to be another great one. There will be several food-themed talks, relevant to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday :) Other talks will focus on art, with some science and mental health thrown in! Visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/san-antonio/8 for links to websites for each presenter.
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Travel Stories: Mexico City Day 3.2 Libraries

A group of 6 LF’ers recently ventured down to Mexico City to enjoy the food, culture and the architecture. This is the final in a four-part mini series. Ciudad Universitaria [by Vicki Yuan] On the south side of the city, a few of us ventured to Ciudad Universitaria, an international style 'ideal' city built in 1950 over a site covered in lava from a volcanic eruption dating back to 300-200 BC. After a very long walk, we reached our first destination, the Espacio Escultorico, a circular land art installation preserving the volcanic topography of the original site. Of course when we arrived, we...
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Travel Stories: Mexico City Day 3.1 Teotihuacán

A group of 6 LF’ers recently ventured down to Mexico City to enjoy the food, culture and the architecture. These are our stories in a four-part mini series. Departing from more modern aspects of Mexico, three of us took the metro to the end of the line, jumped on a bus, and emerged over one hour later at a world treasure: Teotihuacán. Located 30 miles northeast of Mexico City, this ancient metropolis datin g before the start of the Common Era once covered 12 square miles and contains no shortage of architectural importance. It displays pristine craft using local volcanic rock, quarried stone...