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Since its founding in 1984, Lake|Flato has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place. We believe in creating environments that enrich communities and nurture life through our work.

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Houston Museum of Fine Arts / Lake|Flato Architects

19:00 - 28 October, 2018
Houston Museum of Fine Arts / Lake|Flato Architects, © Richard Barnes
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Confluence Park / Lake|Flato Architects + Matsys Design

13:00 - 18 June, 2018
© Casey Dunn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Bob Harris, Tenna Florian, Sunnie Díaz, Jordan Tsai
  • Pavillion design

    Andrew Kudless (Matsys)
  • Landscape Architecture

    Rialto Studio, Inc.
  • Area

    900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

14:00 - 21 November, 2017
Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

Architect Magazine has unveiled the 2017 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. The 2017 rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, design and sustainability. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with several first-time entrants making notable impressions, including the number 1 ranked design firm, WORKac. Topping the overall list was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), who also ranked in the top 10 in both design and sustainability.

See the top 10 from each category after the break.

AIA Names the Best Housing Projects of 2017

13:15 - 13 April, 2017
AIA Names the Best Housing Projects of 2017, Pennsylvania Farmhouse; Lakewood, Pennsylvania / Cutler Anderson Architects. Image © David Sundberg
Pennsylvania Farmhouse; Lakewood, Pennsylvania / Cutler Anderson Architects. Image © David Sundberg

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named the fourteen projects selected as recipients of the 2017 Housing Awards. Now in its 17th year, the AIA’s Housing Awards program was established to recognize "the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life." Projects are awarded in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing, Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.

The 2017 AIA Housing Award recipients include:

12 Projects Announced as Winners of 2016 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

14:10 - 9 September, 2016
12 Projects Announced as Winners of 2016 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of the 2016 CAE Education Facility Design Awards, which honor educational facilities that “serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals, and educational program, while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.”

This year's theme was “Visioning and Re-Visioning," which focused on "the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence each other." The AIA also notes that education facility design may now be more important than ever, as recent studies have indicated that a positive learning environment can affect a child’s academic progress over a year by as much as 25%.

Find out which projects received awards, after the break.

Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center / Lake|Flato Architects

13:00 - 27 September, 2015
Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center / Lake|Flato Architects, © Lara Swimmer
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Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

10:00 - 19 August, 2015
Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects, © Casey Dunn
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Decatur, TX 76234, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED Fellow; Tenna Florian, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Corey Squire, LEED AP O+M; Jacqueline Fisher; Cotton Estes; Hellen Awino
  • Area

    5400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans with Buildings by Steven Holl and Lake|Flato

00:00 - 16 January, 2015
Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans with Buildings by Steven Holl and Lake|Flato, The Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
The Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) has released plans for an ambitious $450 million expansion that will transform it into one of the largest art campuses in the US. The 14-acre masterplan will include three new buildings - one by Texas-based Lake|Flato Architects and two others by museum aficionado Steven Holl Architects - connected by a pedestrianized landscape of reflecting pools and gardens.

The first scheduled to break ground (this year) is the Steven Holl-designed, 80,000-square-foot new home for the Glassell School of Art. The L-shaped, pre-cast concrete structure will, as MFAH describes, pride itself as an extension of the campus landscape, featuring a stepped amphitheater that leads up to a walkable, trellised roof garden.

The Glassell School of Art. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects The Glassell School of Art. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation. Image © Lake|Flato Architects The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects + 13

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 “Outstanding Projects” selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees.

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.” See all 36 winners after the break.

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014, Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects
Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Housing Awards. Considered to be the year's most impressive works, the awards are designed to "recognize the best in U.S. housing design" and "promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource." The winners, after the break...

ASU Health Services Building / Lake|Flato Architects

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
ASU Health Services Building / Lake|Flato Architects, © Bill Timmerman
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Health Service Building, 451 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, United States
  • Category

  • Architect of Record

    Orcutt Winslow
  • Area

    34500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

UT Visual Arts Center / Lake|Flato Architects

01:00 - 22 February, 2013
UT Visual Arts Center / Lake|Flato Architects, © Frank Ooms
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1221 Broadway / Lake|Flato Architects

01:00 - 20 February, 2013
1221 Broadway / Lake|Flato Architects, © Chris Cooper
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AIA Selects the 2012 COTE Top Ten Green Projects

13:00 - 24 April, 2012
University of Minnesota Duluth – Bagley Classroom Building / Salmela Architect © Paul Crosby
University of Minnesota Duluth – Bagley Classroom Building / Salmela Architect © Paul Crosby

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions. Now in its 16th year, the COTE Top Ten Green Projects program is one of the profession’s best known recognition program for sustainable design excellence.

The highlighted projects are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. They have made a positive contribution to their communities, improved comfort for building occupants and reduced environmental impacts through strategies such as reuse of existing structures, connection to transit systems, low-impact and regenerative site development, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable construction materials, and design that improves indoor air quality.

All the projects will be honored at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition, next month in Washington, D.C. Continue after the break to review the top ten green projects.

Miller Porch House / Lake|Flato Architects

00:00 - 26 September, 2011
Miller Porch House / Lake|Flato Architects, Courtesy of Lake|Flato Architects
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  • Architects

    Lake | Flato Architects
  • Location

    Vanderpool, United States
  • Category

  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects

00:00 - 9 September, 2011
Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects, ©  Hester + Hardaway Photographers
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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Category

  • Architect

    Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project Team

    Greg Papay, FAIA, Brandi Rickels, Betsy Johnson, AIA, Kristin Wiese, AIA, Matt Burton, Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, Vicki Yuan, LEED AP, Laura Kaupp, AIA, Lewis McNeel, Joe Farren and Jeremy Fields
  • Structural Engineer

    KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Engineer

    Randall Lamb & Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Randall Lamb & Associates
  • Civil Engineer

    RBF Consulting
  • Landscape Architects

    Ivy Landscape Architects
  • Acoustical

    Acoustic Dimensions
  • Construction Manager

    HR Weatherford Company
  • General Contractor

    Rudolph & Sletten
  • Code Consultants

    Schirmer Engineering Corporation
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Lake Austin House / Lake|Flato Architects

00:00 - 9 August, 2011
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The Brown Residence / Lake|Flato Architects

00:00 - 8 August, 2011
The Brown Residence / Lake|Flato Architects, © Timmerman Photography
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottsdale, United States
  • Category

  • Architect

    Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project Team

    Ted Flato, FAIA, Karla Greer, AIA, Brian Comeaux, AIA, Parrish Kyle, Assoc. AIA, Conor Samuels
  • Consultants

    Datum Engineers, Lighting Consultants, Tonnessen Inc.
  • Contractor

    Construction Zone
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs