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Lizzie Marrin Sums Up Office Atmosphere

What a week it has been at Lake|Flato! Nearly the entire office was recruited to put together five interviews for projects across the country, and needless to say, it has been a creative whirlwind. It's exhilarating to be competing for many great projects with excellent collaboration, and the ideas have been flowing out... in every direction and on every surface. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the process behind Lake|Flato Architects!
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Restaurant Review: Cakery Bakery

Every city needs a great downtown sandwich shop. Forbes magazine (and others) claimed recently that San Antonio has one of the best downtowns in the country. While this was a questionable decision at best (likely informed by the thousands of tourists happily teetering along the riverwalk every night) there are highlights to the center of San Antonio. Want proof? Go to The Cakery Bakery. Located at the base of The Exchange Building, a listed building and Lake Flato renovation project, this small lunch spot immediately appeals. The classic storefront design and intimate interior remind me of...
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Agricultural Inspiration

On my way home from a site visit last Friday, I couldn't help pulling off Hwy 90 at Knippa to check out these agricultural buildings...
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High School Students Provide Design Input

A few local architecture firms are benefitting from collaboration with members of the largest group of stakeholders at the Highlands High School. Students from the Highlands Engineering and Architecture Team (or HEAT) are providing design input that may be incorporated into the plans for the bond-funded renovation of their school. You can read more about the partnership in this San Antonio Express-News article .
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Craft Call: Graham Martin

Interview By Matt Morris: "Graham Martin was a partner with Lake | Flato when the firm was just getting started in the late 80’s and through the 90’s. Before that he was an intern architect with Ford Powell and Carson along with David, Ted, Karla, Bill, and Matt. Graham was project architect on several notable projects like the Carraro House in Kyle Texas, the Zuni Grill on the River, Paesanos Restaurants and the Linda Pace House in San Antonio. He also had a hand in the Witte Treehouse and made all the special light fixtures for that project. Graham designed and made many of the light...
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New Crop of Interns Look to Bright Future

Say howdy to our newest student interns! Claire Matucheski hails from Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University. Her favorite Lake|Flato project is the Lake Austin house because it is beautiful and appears to be a great hangout location. Nathan Geller has an identical Indianapolis and Ball State past. His favorite Lake|Flato projects are Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic Buildings and the Brown Residence. Kristin Walsh comes to us from Massachusetts and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Two Step into 2012

Over the last several years Cameron and I have rung in the New Year with friends at a different Texas Dance Hall. This year we ventured to the beautifully renovated Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg. This hall differs from most dancehalls in that it is in the center of town and the dance floor itself is on the second floor with a large deck overlooking downtown.
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Better Know an LFer: Jonathan Smith

Jonathan just finished a successful run as the 2011 AIA San Antonio President (the youngest ever might I add). Besides visiting NASA on weekends, what on earth is he going to do with all of his free time!? Find out with the same 10 questions we always ask. Hometown: Austin, Texas Years at LF: 6.932 Achilles Heel: Chamois cream Happiest Place: In the mountains Memorable Book: Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land by John Graves Prized Possession: Fozzie the dog Current Obsession: Native plants Last Accomplishment: Planting Casa Smithdish with native plants per David Hocker's plan...
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Better Know an LF Project: Hilltop Arboretum

The Project: Hilltop Arboretum Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Project Team: Phase 1: Ted Flato , Andrew Herdeg , Brandi Rickels Phase 2: Andrew Herdeg, Joe Benjamin ANSWERS BY ANDREW HERDEG Job Origin: Susan Turner is a landscape architect in Baton Rouge and an old friend of David and Ted’s. She included L|F on the list for the original building, and I believe that Ted and Matt interviewed. We were awarded the project. Susan Turner has since hired L|F to design the prefab community in Baton Rouge and the Koi Barn. Completion Date: Phase 1 was completed in 2002. Joe and I are working on...
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A Very Cobbled Christmas

Watch out Zaha and Rem there is a new architect cobbler in town: Lake|Flato architect Cameron Smith has designed and crafted several pairs of custom footwear this holiday season. Some lucky folks will be sporting new custom kicks this holiday.