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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.
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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,...