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COTE Cinema

AIA San Antonio's Committee on the Environment (COTE) is hosting a free movie night this week in downtown San Antonio. The outdoor film will take place at Travis Park, and the weather is sure to be beautiful! Please join us and bring friends and family along for a fun and informative night on environmental issues in our community.
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Three is great company

LF's three newest interns are well-adjusted to our family and just had a blast at Flake Lato. Meet Claire, Josh and Wo-Wu! Claire A Dallas, Texas native, Claire Fontaine comes to LF in the fifth year of her Bachelor of Architecture from UT Austin. Naturally, her time in Austin makes Hotel San Jose her favorite LF project. She is currently working on the Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy. Claire likes biking and has an appreciation for finding a good swimming hole. She also loves live music shows. Once on Google, Claire discovered that a French paper manufacturer is also named Claire...
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Blast From the Past

A few weeks back we had another edition of our office show-and-tell, 3x6x9. This time we asked some vetern LF'ers to present their favorite Lake Flato projects from the early years. We heard a lot of great stories about clients, contractors and office antics. We learned about some projects that were not only formative for the trajectory of the firm but also individual colleagues (for example, Laura did a study of the Carraro house in grad school, which she explained transformed how she conceived of the single family home). Personally, it was interesting to see how we used to use solid walls...
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Josh, Josh, and Josh - A Conversation with Three L|F Interns

A peculiar but welcome phenomenon exists at Lake|Flato: We are home to the highest concentration of architectural interns named "Josh" in the City of San Antonio. I sat down with Josh Nieves, Josh Leger, and Josh Lamden (also known around here as J1, J2, and J3, respectively) to talk about their experiences as interns at Lake|Flato. Read on to find out what other similarities (and differences) exist between this trio. What is your full name, your hometown, and how many years have you been at Lake|Flato? Josh Nieves : Hopewell Junction, NY; a little over 2 years. Josh Lamden : Mill Valley, CA...
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The Lake|Flato Experience

What does a year at Lake|Flato do to you? Many, many things. What inspired you to intern at Lake|Flato? I did a couple case studies while I was in school on Lake|Flato projects, Government Canyon Nature Center and Livestrong Foundation. Both projects beautiful in their own setting. I was struck by the simplicity and restraint in the projects, as well as the intuitive sustainable design. It influenced much of my design values. So I decided to apply after graduating and make the journey from Phoenix to San Antonio. What market sectors / studios did you work in during your internship? I worked...
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Reflections of an Intern

Interning at Lake|Flato has been fantastic and went by all too quickly. For those who are curious about the LF intern life, I thought I would reflect on the experience. What inspired you to intern at Lake|Flato? Before I knew I wanted to pursue architecture, I had been going with my family for years to the Dallas Arboretum. Though at the time I could not really understand why, I remember how passing under that vine trellis at the entry felt like entering a new kind of world. When I began studying architecture, I learned about Lake|Flato and really loved the work and what seemed like a...
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Three New LFers

We've been busy adding to our LF family and we're excited to announce the addition of these three new LFers in time for our annual summer retreat, Flake Lato . Welcome Ana, John and Dan! Ana Ana Lozano has made a stylish return (many of us LF'ers admire her fashionable outfits) to Lake|Flato after receiving her bachelor of Architecture degree from UT Austin. Ana has two main places she hails as her hometown(s) — McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Her favorite LF projects are still Pearl Brewery and Hotel San Jose and after working as an intern here, she added Hog Pen Creek Residence as a...
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L|F Theater - "The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces"

Wednesday evening, August 5th, Lake Flato held a showing of William Whyte's "The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces," a somewhat quirky documentary that observes people and their interactions in urban spaces, primarily in New York City. It attempts to quantify what makes urban space habitable. Although the video and accompanying research are from 1980, the lessons learned are still relevant to design discourse. What better way to end a day of work than grabbing a bowl of popcorn, a good beer, and catching a great flick. We're currently scheduling our next L|F Theater showing. Stay tuned...
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SITES Soiree

A fun celebration of the launch of the SITES v2 rating system will be taking place later this month -- Please join us in Austin if you can!
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LF is Already Missing Patrick (and even the push-ups)

Patrick is the type of person who elevates everyone around him. Not only is he a great teammate at work — extremely dependable and thorough, with enough positive energy to rub off on the whole team — but he is also just a wonderful human being. He has a sense of curiosity and adventure about all facets of life and happily shares his discoveries with everyone, getting us excited about a novel architectural product or a fantastic dark chocolate bar or a new type of push-up. And he maintains a steady, seemingly stress-free tranquility in his personality that I could only hope to emulate! I will...