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Restaurant Review: Feast

Feast appears to be a slightly miscalculated name for a rather expensive tapas restaurant. A new—and very shiny—addition to the Southtown scene, it joins several new establishments that focus on appetizer-sized portions designed for sharing. We (a group of local Lake Flatonians) descended upon the restaurant on a Friday, hoping to be blown away by our new neighbor. Every restaurant owner should fear serving a group of very particular architects. The décor is distinctive and for the first few minutes that is all that was discussed. While it doesn’t fit into the local style, whitewashing the...
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Throwing Stones Inside Glass Pavillions

So a couple of weeks ago I made a trip up to Detroit to photograph a project. There aren’t too many flight options to there from San Antonio and so I had the choice of getting there too early or too late. I chose the first option and used the extra time I had to go on a side trip down to Toledo. I wanted to see the new Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art and knew I probably wasn’t going to have any other reason to visit Toledo unless I made a special trip. Designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), it’s a compelling building that begins with a simple...
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Ranches + Ribs

It's field trip time! Lake|Flato will be headed to North Texas this weekend for a "Ranches and Ribs" themed office field trip. Check out a few of the Lake|Flato projects that we will be stopping at along the way: Cutting Horse Ranch , Cross Timbers Ranch , Air Barns .
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SpongeBob CanPants for San Antonio Food Bank

Check out the Lake Flato team building SpongeBob CANPants at this year's Canstruction event. You can donate to the San Antonio Food Bank here:
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Better Know an LFer: Brian Korte

Get to know our staff, weekly. Hometown: San Antonio Years at LF: +/- 14 Achilles Heel: Bill Miller's Sweet Tea Happiest Place: Bill Miller's Drive Thru Memorable Book: Star Wars: The Blueprints Prized Possession: Appa (my dog) Current Obsession: October it. Last Accomplishment: Winning the winery over stiff competition Favorite Thing about San Antonio: The dry heat Fate or Chance? It'll just have to be okay.
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Grackles Ride for MS

Bob, Thomas, Brian, Rebecca, Matt and Jonathan (in order frm left to right) rode the annual MS "Alamo Ride to the River" over the weekend. The weather and ride were near perfect! So far, these six Lake|Flato Grackles have raised more than $4,200 for MS. They are still not done fundraising as the team is at $45,000 and hopes to make $50,000. Any support is much appreciated, make donations to individual riders here . Thank you Lake|Flato for your support of the Grackles!
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Book Review: Along the Way San Antonio

Along the Way: San Antonio With newer design-centric city guides being released on the shelves of bookstores, boutiques, and, a trend of more focused tourism for the design aficionado is coming to surface. With city guides by WALLPAPER, or the EAT.SHOP series covering the typical cities like NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, etc…it will be a long time before either of these guides cover San Antonio, as we do not have the large amount of bourgeoisie shopping destinations and swank brasseries to fill a flip book for the consumer tourist. But that is something to be thankful for. In the...
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Greenbuild 2012 Highlights

Tenna, and I traveled to Toronto earlier this month for Greenbuild 2012 . Here are some highlights from our trip: Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life was featured at the Greenbuild Film Festival. A few folks from our firm were filmed for this movie and Ted, Bob, Roy, Tenna, Bill, and I made the final cut! BuildingGreen unveiled their Top 10 Green Building Products for 2012 . A few products we have enjoyed including in our projects made the list, such as the Ritter XL solar thermal and Mitsubishi ductless heat pump systems. Bob was interviewed at the GreenSource expo hall booth as part...
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Better Know an LFer: Bob Harris

Get to know our staff, updated weekly. Hometown: Springfield, Ohio Years at LF: 17 Achilles Heel: Email Happiest Place: Evening soccer practice for 10 year-olds at Fort Sam parade grounds Memorable Book: The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie; Sorry I have 2- Blood Meridien by Cormac McCarthy. or 3 - Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Foer Prized Possession: Guess....1983 Italian steel tube blue Basso Current Obsession: Biophilia Last Accomplishment: Made it through the Toronto airport during the TSA strike Favorite Thing about San Antonio: It's still "the" Texas...
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Interpretations from Francis Parker

The middle school students over at Francis Parker have sent us some wonderful drawings of their school - it seems the library is a popular space. And check out some of those perspectives!