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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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Sustainability Team Welcomes New Intern

Say hello to our newest sustainability intern, Uma Patwardhan! Uma joins us most recently from Pittsburgh, but she grew up in Mumbai, India. She received her Masters in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and her Bachelor of Architecture in India. Uma has jumped right in and is working on multiple projects for Lake|Flato. When she's not in the office, Uma can be found fueling her creative side through photography and pottery. Welcome, Uma!
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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 for links to websites for each presenter.
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A Lot of Work is No Big Deal for our Newest LFer!

Say hello to Sierra Haight, who will be in charge of Communications (marketing and public relations) here at Lake|Flato. She is joining us with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Washington State University. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Armstrong Oil & Gas for its adaptive reuse and open air roof terrace. At heart and by nature, she is a country girl - she used to raise alpacas! Please give her a big Texas welcome! We are thrilled to have her.
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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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Better Know an LFer: Philip Chan

"Philip Chan may hate 'Filled Regions' but loves helping people with their Revit projects! Philip is quick to jump on any issue people may present – he's goes the extra mile to make sure Revit users are on track and able to actualize their design intentions. He won't hold back a disappointing glare and sigh when he sees the mess you've made of your Revit project, but he will sit down and spend the time to help you sort it out. Philip has brought an expertise in digital design to our office that is invaluable – Thanks Philip!" - Rebecca Bruce Hometown: Hong Kong Years at LF: 13 Months Current...
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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...
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Travel Stories: Mexico City Day 2.2 Barragan

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. We had a chance to visit two beautiful projects by Mexican architect Luis Barragán on our travels. The San Cristobal Stables designed in 1966 was first on our adventure. Barragán used bright colors in his architecture and became famous for his clever use of textured monolithic walls as a backdrop for which he played with light and shadow. Beautiful caramel colored wood warms the spaces meant for human and animanl habitation and was...