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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lake|Flato employees are participating in a Big Brothers Big Sisters workplace mentoring program with Bonham elementary students. Here is a photo from last Tuesday's kickoff ceremony at UTSA for Mayor Julian Castro's Mentoring Matters program. Notice that Brantley looks like the Mayor's personal bodyguard.
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Restaurant Review: Feast

Feast appears to be a slightly miscalculated name for a rather expensive tapas restaurant. A new—and very shiny—addition to the Southtown scene, it joins several new establishments that focus on appetizer-sized portions designed for sharing. We (a group of local Lake Flatonians) descended upon the restaurant on a Friday, hoping to be blown away by our new neighbor. Every restaurant owner should fear serving a group of very particular architects. The décor is distinctive and for the first few minutes that is all that was discussed. While it doesn’t fit into the local style, whitewashing the...
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Throwing Stones Inside Glass Pavillions

So a couple of weeks ago I made a trip up to Detroit to photograph a project. There aren’t too many flight options to there from San Antonio and so I had the choice of getting there too early or too late. I chose the first option and used the extra time I had to go on a side trip down to Toledo. I wanted to see the new Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art and knew I probably wasn’t going to have any other reason to visit Toledo unless I made a special trip. Designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), it’s a compelling building that begins with a simple...
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SpongeBob CanPants for San Antonio Food Bank

Check out the Lake Flato team building SpongeBob CANPants at this year's Canstruction event. You can donate to the San Antonio Food Bank here: http://www.safoodbank.org/index.php/get-involved/donate-money
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Grackles Ride for MS

Bob, Thomas, Brian, Rebecca, Matt and Jonathan (in order frm left to right) rode the annual MS "Alamo Ride to the River" over the weekend. The weather and ride were near perfect! So far, these six Lake|Flato Grackles have raised more than $4,200 for MS. They are still not done fundraising as the team is at $45,000 and hopes to make $50,000. Any support is much appreciated, make donations to individual riders here . Thank you Lake|Flato for your support of the Grackles!
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Book Review: Along the Way San Antonio

Along the Way: San Antonio With newer design-centric city guides being released on the shelves of bookstores, boutiques, and amazon.com, a trend of more focused tourism for the design aficionado is coming to surface. With city guides by WALLPAPER, or the EAT.SHOP series covering the typical cities like NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, etc…it will be a long time before either of these guides cover San Antonio, as we do not have the large amount of bourgeoisie shopping destinations and swank brasseries to fill a flip book for the consumer tourist. But that is something to be thankful for. In the...
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Greenbuild 2012 Highlights

Tenna, and I traveled to Toronto earlier this month for Greenbuild 2012 . Here are some highlights from our trip: Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life was featured at the Greenbuild Film Festival. A few folks from our firm were filmed for this movie and Ted, Bob, Roy, Tenna, Bill, and I made the final cut! BuildingGreen unveiled their Top 10 Green Building Products for 2012 . A few products we have enjoyed including in our projects made the list, such as the Ritter XL solar thermal and Mitsubishi ductless heat pump systems. Bob was interviewed at the GreenSource expo hall booth as part...
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Interpretations from Francis Parker

The middle school students over at Francis Parker have sent us some wonderful drawings of their school - it seems the library is a popular space. And check out some of those perspectives!
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The McNeel Home in the Express News

The San Antonio Express-News featured Lewis and Bekah's home in Sunday's Real Estate section. The article describes their process of remodeling and commitment to living close to downtown in the historic Dignowity Hill neighborhood. Check out the article and photos of their hip pad here .
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SpongeBob CanPants Wins Major Award

Spongebob CANpants took home an honorable mention at this year's Canstruction! You can vote for Mr. CANpants in the People's Choice Award and see the other entries here .