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L|F Christmas Party Photobooth

Check out all of the photos from our photobooth. It's a miracle nothing happened to Corey's camera!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYKgrcq-B-k&feature=player_embedded Big thanks to Phil and Robert T for putting together the video :)
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Holiday Wishes

Sotols by James Evans Lake|Flato is committed to preserving the natural landscape and strengthening our local community. This year we supported The Nature Conservancy's Love Creek Preserve with pro bono services for a project in the Hill Country. Additionally, members of our staff are participating in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Workplace Mentorship program, offering one-to-one mentoring sessions where local schoolchildren experience professional environments and learn about career paths. From us to you, happy holidays and best wishes for your new year!
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Better Know an LFer: Alberto Rodriguez

Alberto is one of our fun, smart interns, leaving us at the start of the new year to finish his graduate studies at UT Austin. In his words, "Yeeeeeeahhh Boooooooyyyy!!!!!" Get to know him quick with the same 10 questions we always ask. Hometown: Mesquite, NM Years at LF: 5 months Achilles Heel: Chocolate Happiest Place: Chillin in the backyard. Memorable Book: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman Prized Possession: My brain Current Obsession: Cooking healthy meals Last Accomplishment: Winning an art installation competition with my friend Margo Sawyer Favorite Thing about San Antonio:...
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L|F Party Hats

In case you missed all the famous quotes from our Christmas Party headgear:
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Textures of Lake|Flato

In late October, some Lake|Flatonians took the weekend to visit our ranches around the state of Texas. For many, these projects were new experiences and ways to explore materiality, application and construction. Tactile textures and palettes are important parts of how we interact with structure; what do you think of how Lake|Flato approaches these details of architectural design?
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VJAA Wins 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Credit: Joe Pugliese (and Architect Magazine) + VJAA/Princeton Press Vincent James Associates Architects has won the 2012 Architecture Firm Award. Their work is incredibly diverse, with a research driven process that takes into account a variety of issues that stretch far beyond the norm. Within these cultural and ecological frameworks, they are able to produce architecture that is not only performative, but also relevant. With a broad set of parameters, they work in collaboration with many great design professionals such as Coen+Partners, Hargreaves Associates, James Carpenter, Transsolar,...
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Do You Know These Famous People?

Brian and Karla were recently in New York to represent Lake Flato at this year's New AD 100 event. Architectural Digest publishes their 'New AD 100' list of top talents in architecture and interiors that "represent a fellowship of trailblazers and standard-bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent, and inspiring." (ABOVE) Karla Greer (Lake Flato), Brian Korte (Lake Flato), and Margaret Russell (Editor of Architectural Digest), image courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images. Take a look at the full list of firms here in the current issue of AD. What a party!?! Held in the iconic Guggenheim...
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AU Session, Diagrams Directly from Revit

Philip and I are learning lots at Autodesk University... Here's a glimpse at this morning's lab exercise to make graphic diagrams directly from Revit: ABOVE: massing diagram for a 'small' HOK project in China. ABOVE: land use diagram using an area plan for the same project. ABOVE: density diagram using filters. These aren't the best graphics, but the way in which they were created could certainly be useful for larger projects in the early stages of design. Benefits using this approach over Illustrator: Everything contained in one model that is comprehensive David Lake's 'tweaks' (read:...
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Rainwater Calculator

A SIMPLE RAINWATER CALCULATOR to help you estimate how much water you can potentially collect and how much water your design requires (both indoor and outdoor). As you progress through design there are other consultants who will likely provide input such as the landscape architect, irrigation designer, and civil engineer.
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Lessons Learned on a LEED Platinum Home

At the TSA Convention this year I was one of the presenters in a session called Lessons Learned on Two LEED Platinum Homes . This short document highlights a few key lessons from this LEED Platinum Home