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Material Choices Effect Occupant Health

A new report prepared by Perkins and Will compiles information on building materials that may cause or aggravate asthma. This is really important stuff. Check out the report here . "There is no doubt that the environments in which we all live, learn, work, and play are changing and affecting our health" ~Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.
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Pecha Kucha San Antonio, Volume 7

The next PechaKucha is coming up - come early to get a good seat!! Check out the presenters: 1. Edwin Blanton - Humanitarian 2. Nathan Cone - Cinephile 3. Brooke Harris - Florist 4. Mark Oppelt - Architect 5. Aaron Prado - Musician 6. Andrew Porter - Writer 7. Lanny Sinkin - Chief Advisor to the King 8. Davis Sprinkle - Architect
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New Interns Can't Believe They Match

Say hello to our newest interns, Oliver Adamson and Patrick Burnham ! Patrick graduated from the University of Houston in Texas where he grew up. Apparently indecisive, his favorite Lake|Flato project is "all of them" but he is destined to be "the" Georgia Tech intern. Furniture-making and cooking are two great skills of his - you are sure to be in comfort when invited over! Oliver comes to us from Bristol, UK and attended Brighton University. He's currently helping with residential and his greatest L|F love lies with Story Pool House. Oliver has already developed an appreciation for Mexican...
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Lake|Flato Goes Solar

Big news -- A 10.2 kW photovoltaic array will be installed on the roof of our office within the next week! The PV panels will be installed in a 30' x 34' area on the garage roof, where the solar resource is greatest. The CPS Energy rebates and federal tax credit for the array made the payback really speedy. In addition to a great payback equation, the array will bolster our efforts to earn LEED EBOM certification for the office and will be a great opportunity for us to all learn more about how this technology works and performs.
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Grackles Kick Off 2012 Season With New Kit

Third Street Grackle team captains, Brian Comeaux and Rebecca Bruce, unveiled a new cycling kit design at Ocho at Havana last night. Special thanks to all the sponsors, including Lake Flato, for supporting the team. Riders are training hard in this heat and are ready to begin fundraising towards the $50,000 goal for Multiple Sclerosis. Stay tuned for details on how to order your very own kit!
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A Nod to Tie Tuesdays

Some of our dapper young* men sported their ties this Tuesday in recognition of the intern who brought it to us: Thomas Johnston. He along with Nathan Geller (yearning for a different tie) and Kristin Walsh are saying their final goodbyes this Friday. We will miss them but are excited to see their successes in graduate school and beyond. Thanks for being great elements of the Lake|Flato team! *young is as one feels, not a number
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Old Intern Returns for Fresh Gig

Say hello to Karla Edwards, previously Lake|Flato intern Karla Wallace from summer 2009-2010 and an alumni of Rice University. She has hit the ground running on Camana Bay. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is Armstrong Oil & Gas because of its cool strategies in adaptive reuse, like removing the enclosure in the middle of the building in order to form a courtyard. Along with architecture, she loves chemistry and once considered going into art restoration. Welcome, Karla!
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Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!

Lake Flatonians Ashley Heeren, Jamie Sartory, Grace Bowdewyns, and Kristin Walsh recently volunteered their skills to the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! community charrette joining teams to design small scale place-making interventions at a number of public sites throughout San Antonio. One of the proposals will be selected for further development and implementation by the city. You can catch a glimpse of the proposals and vote here for your favorite, as well as listen to inteviews with Ashley and Jamie expounding upon their proposals. Projects include a street closure between two parks, a bat...
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Life Drawing Lesson Two

L|Fers drawing L|Fers... We practiced our drawing skills as well as our modeling skills... strike a pose! Take a look at the masterpieces from this week's drawing session below! Join us next week if you missed out... or else we might make you plank...
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Froghill Residence Earns LEED Certification

Frog Hill, a 3,655 s.f. residence in Washington, Connecticut, has achieved certification under the LEED for Homes Program! This was accomplished through exemplary use of environmentally preferable building materials and pest control alternatives, and a design that is predicted to perform 35% better than code based on energy simulation and diagnostic pressure testing of the home after construction. Among the home's energy-conserving strategies is a warm radiant concrete floor that is also heated through the solar gain of the windows in winter, shown ABOVE Congratulations to the project team...