Eco-Conservation

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ECO-CONSERVATION

CREATING ENVIRONMENTS THAT ENRICH COMMUNITIES AND NURTURE LIFE

Flake Lato, Annual Office River Retreat

FIRM OVERVIEW

Established in 1984, Lake|Flato designs 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. In collaboration with our clients, Lake|Flato creates buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.

The firm’s designs evolve from an appreciation for the pragmatic solutions of vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism and the context of our rich and varied landscape. By employing sustainable strategies in a wide variety of building types and scales, the firm designs architecture that conserves energy and natural resources while creating highperformance buildings and healthy built environments for the building’s occupants.

With a staff of 150 professionals, Lake|Flato is guided by fifteen partners who create teams that lead each project from beginning to completion. A collaborative process within the office fully engages clients and subconsultants and creates a place in which ideas can flourish. Comprehensive and inclusive design reviews generate fresh ideas and firm-wide ownership of the work.

Lake|Flato has received wide critical acclaim. We were recognized by ARCHITECT Magazine as the top firm overall in the 2019 ARCHITECT 50, the American Institute of Architects honored us with its prestigious Firm of the Year Award in 2004, and Lake|Flato was the first architecture firm to earn a Texas Medal of Arts in 2009. Fifteen Lake|Flato projects have received the national AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Award, the highest recognition for sustainable design. Fast Company recently named us one of the “Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms in the World” and the LOCUS Foundation honored Lake|Flato with a Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, recognizing our architectural approach to addressing the needs of society. As architects, teachers, environmental stewards and community advocates, we strive to elevate the public’s appreciation of architecture and foster the education of the next generation of architects.

LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

Lake|Flato believes that architecture and sustainability are inseparable, and that buildings should be beautiful and affordable while promoting healthy living. With these goals in mind, we help our clients understand the necessity and attainability of a sustainable approach to design. Since the firm’s inception close to 40 years ago, environmental concerns have been integral to our design approach.

NATIONAL AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT TOP TEN GREEN PROJECTS

Fifteen Lake|Flato-designed projects have received national AIA COTE Top Ten Green Awards, The American Institute of Architects’ highest honor for excellence in sustainable design.

INCLUSIVE COLLABORATION

A key driver for advancing sustainable design, environmental resiliency and social equity outcomes is our integrated design process. This generative process creates meaning and momentum at the very start of a project, driving results that have led to various design performance milestones including Lake|Flato receiving 15 AIA COTE Top Ten awards, more than any other architecture firm. These award-winning projects are located across the country and include various projects, from naturebased education centers to large-scale civic and urban transformation s.

DESIGN INNOVATION

Lake|Flato is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to advance building and human performance. The design of the 3D-printed House Zero, for instance, pushes the boundaries of traditional home building methods – revealing innovative ways to provide shelter in the wasteprone home building industry. Another instance of Lake|Flato applying new and evolving technology to elevate sustainable design is the firm’s expertise with mass timber. With more than 15 mass timber projects in progress or completed, Lake|Flato’s commitment to mass timber construction is a carbon-fighting strategy that celebrates the timeless qualities of beauty, nature, and craft.

EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The clients and communities we serve are some of the most progressive and diverse in the industry. We expect no less of ourselves as we strive to create an inclusive atmosphere in our practice and in our collaborations. Attaining rigorous B Corp certification and participating in the International Living Future Institute’s JUST program is an extension of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Both programs provide transparent, internationally recognized frameworks for assessing and improving how we operate through an equity lens. By holding ourselves accountable to these high standards of verification and transparency, we aspire to serve as a model for other firms.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion (certified)

Confluence Park 2023 Austin Central Library 2020 Marine Education Center 2020 Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building 2018 Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion 2016 H-E-B Mueller Market 2016 ASU Health & Wellness Center 2014 Pearl Brewery / Full Goods Warehouse 2013 ASU Polytechnic Academic District 2012 Livestrong Foundation Headquarters 2011 Shangri La Nature Center 2009 Government Canyon 2007 World Birding Center 2006 UTHSC School of Nursing 2006
Confluence Park | San Antonio, TX

MARINE EDUCATION CENTER at the GULF COAST RESEARCH LABORATORY

OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

“All buildings eventually end up in the ocean.”

Heeding this advice from the Center’s director, the project team focused on sustainable and resilient design for the Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory after the original Center was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Designed to be naturally resilient, the team sited the Center’s six new buildings tightly within the existing tree canopy, allowing the trees to serve as a natural wind buffer and the first line of defense in case of a natural disaster. The primary facility includes outdoor classrooms, laboratories, administration offices, assembly spaces, exhibition areas and a 200-foot long pedestrian suspension bridge.

In association with Unabridged Architecture and Studio Outside recognition

2022 AIA Honor Award for Architecture

2022 America by Design: Architecture Season One Winner

2020 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Award

2020 Chicago Anthenaeum American Architecture Award

2019 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2019 AIA Gulf States Design Award

2018 Wood Design & Building Award

2018 AIA Mississippi Honor Award

2018 USGBC Mississippi Sustainability Award

2018 AIA San Antonio Honor Award

2018 AIA Mississippi Sambo Mockbee Award

It was vital for the project to demonstrate responsible water conservation and stormwater management. Steep, sloping roofs quickly shed rainwater. Rainwater is collected off the main administration building’s roof into a 3,000-gallon underground fiberglass cistern and is utilized for flushing toilets.

Natural cooling is maximized through building orientation, ventilation, trees, and other landscape solutions. A red/green light system encourages users to utilize operable windows when outdoor conditions are favorable. A solar thermal system provides hot water to the building.

The Center serves as an outreach and education facility where researchers have an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the ecologically critical bayou and marsh wetlands of coastal Mississippi.

CONFLUENCE PARK

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Confluence Park is a living learning laboratory designed to inspire people to gain a greater understanding of Texas ecotypes and the impact of urban development on our watershed.

The Park and Pavilion are an outdoor classroom venue where educators can provide hands-on environmental educational experiences. Park elements include a site-wide water catchment system, which takes advantage of the pavilions’ geometric design to collect rainwater and feed it into an underground water storage system. This reservoir is the sole source of water used in the park, with the exception of sinks and drinking fountains. The multi-purpose Education Center has a green roof providing thermal mass for passive heating and cooling. A solar array provides 100% of the energy use for the project. Located along the edge of the San Antonio River, Confluence Park is part of the country’s largest urban environmental restoration project and serves as an inviting gateway to running, biking and paddling trails.

In association with Matsys Design and Rialto Studio recognition

2023 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Project Award

2022 Metropolis Planet Positive Award Honoree

2020 Chicago Anthenaeum American Architecture Award

2019 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture

2019 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2019 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award

2019 Texas ASLA Award of Excellence

2018 AIA San Antonio Honor Award

2018 Tilt-Up Achievement Award

2018 Architizer A+ Jury Award - Cultural Pavilions

sustainability

Constructed of concrete petals designed thoughtfully to sit lightly upon the land, the main pavilion forms a geometry that collects and funnels rainwater into a sitewide water catchment system. Rainwater serves as the primary source of water for the park, and the site is powered by a photovoltaic array providing 100% of on-site energy.

SHANGRI LA BOTANICAL GARDENS & NATURE EDUCATION CENTER

ORANGE, TEXAS

Situated on Adams Bayou, this project preserves more than 250 acres of cypress/tupelo swamp and wooded uplands, in addition to restoring the historic Shangri La Gardens begun by Lutcher Stark in 1937. A Visitor Center at the entrance orients guests to the site’s history and resources. Nature education and research facilities include an outdoor education center, classroom pavilions and bird-viewing blinds, carefully situated within the preserve to provide hands-on learning opportunities. The project achieved the first LEED Platinum certification for new construction along the Gulf Coast.

In association with CARBO Landscape Architecture and MESA

recognition

2009 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Award

2012 National ASLA Honor Award

2008 AIA San Antonio Citation Award

2008 Waterfront Center Honor Award

2004 ASLA Louisiana Chapter Merit Award

sustainability

LEED Platinum Certified

VOLUNTEER CENTER

WATER FILTRATION GARDENS

GREENHOUSES

CHILDREN’S GARDEN

ADMINISTRATION
ENTRY COURTYARD BOOKSTORE CAFE
LECTURE
EXHIBIT

NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN

VISITOR CENTER

NAPLES, FLORIDA

The Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center incorporates extensive natural areas with developed gardens to create an engaging and varied visitor experience, exceptional venues for education and research, significant plant collections and a beautiful location for events.

The vision for the gardens sought to preserve 160-acres of natural resources from conversion to urban development space. Lake|Flato designed and scaled the buildings to be a backdrop to the larger landscape, by breaking the program down into a series of smaller buildings and moving the circulation to the exterior so the visitor is engaged with the gardens. Wooded pavilions crafted from local and durable sinker cypress entwine throughout lush gardens and plant collections to create an immersive and engaging experience for visitors and researchers as well as an enticing venue for events.

In association with Raymond Jungles

recognition

2017 APGA Garden of the Year Award

2016 National Building of America Award

2016 Intelligent Use of Water Award

2015 AIA San Antonio Design Award sustainability

LEED Gold Certified

The visitor center consists of 14,000 square feet of interior space for ticketing, retail, exhibit and dining, with an additional 16,000 square feet of exterior circulation with trellised gathering areas.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY POLLINATOR & BIRD GARDEN

STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

Lake Flato partnered with Didier Design Studio and Phyto Studio to design an Observation Station for the new Pollinator and Bird Garden at Penn State University. The garden is designed to showcase the full range of local pollinators, providing an educational opportunity to local children and PSU students to observe their impact on local ecology and the food system. The Birdhouse is a raised observation platform with 3 distinct viewing areas, focused on birds that nest near the ground, in the low canopy, and in the high canopy. In association with Didier Design Studio

HARDBERGER PARK

URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Hardberger Park is a 311-acre park located within the urban reaches of San Antonio focused on retaining a rich and diverse array of ecosystems. The Urban Ecology Center includes a visitor center that emphasizes the dynamic interaction between natural and urban systems, thereby educating and fostering the stewardship of the natural and cultural landscape. The complex consists of a series of pavilions housing programs including offices, restrooms and classrooms. These structures frame outdoor rooms of various scales that allow people to interact with the natural environment in contrasting ways, and demonstrate how buildings and people can develop a symbiotic relationship with the native landscape.

In association with Stimson Studio, D.I.R.T Studio and Rialto Studio recognition

2015 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2014 AIA San Antonio Design Award

2014 San Antonio Green Building Award

sustainability

LEED Gold Certified

DIXON WATER FOUNDATION

JOSEY PAVILION

DECATUR, TEXAS

The Betty & Clint Josey Pavilion is the first certified Living Building Challenge™ project in the State of Texas. The Living Building Challenge™ is a rigorous certification program that advocates for a fully restorative building. The 5,400-square-foot open air pavilion is a meeting and education center that serves as a demonstration site for the Dixon Water Foundation, whose mission is to promote healthy watersheds through sustainable land management to ensure the preservation of our water resources. The beauty in the design for the Josey Pavilion lies in how the simple, low-lying forms speak to the surrounding native prairie land. This simple building is dedicated to the challenge of being a fully restorative Living Building—a mission that ties directly to the Dixon Foundation’s message of resource conservation and watershed protection. In association with Biohabitats

recognition

2020 Chicago Anthenaeum American Architecture Award

2018 Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award

2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projec t

2016 U.S. Woodworks Wood Design Award

2016 Chicago Athenaeum american Architecture Award

2015 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2015 Architzer A+ Award for Architecture + Sustainability

2014 AIA San Antonio Honor Award

sustainability

Living Building Challenge Certified

Passive strategies include wood doors that can be opened to allow maximum ventilation through the central gathering space and along the porches. Glass pivot doors on the east and west can be adjusted to allow the corners to be entirely open. The cuppola on the roof provides daylight but also utilizes the negative pressure resulting from the breezes gliding over the roof, which helps draw the hot air out of the cuppola.

Cross sectional view of the water treatment and purification system

HILLTOP ARBORETUM

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Affiliated with Louisiana State University, the Hilltop Arboretum is located at the convergence of three indigenous ecosystems— boggy wetlands, scrubby highlands and a meadow. The program components—exhibit areas, meeting space, gift shop, administration offices and storage—are housed in discrete volumes captured under one long roof that protects the open walkways. The materials and forms echo the simple vernacular architecture of the Louisiana low country, such as the fishing shacks that dot the area’s bayou.

In association with CARBO Landscape Architecture recognition

2006 Wood Design Award

2004 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2004 AIA San Antonio Merit Award

2002 ABC Pelican Chapter Award, Excellence in Construction

sustainability

LEED Certified

IAIN NICOLSON AUDUBON CENTER AT ROWE SANCTUARY

GIBBONS, NEBRASKA

The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary is a 20,000 SF facility in Central Nebraska which focuses on the education and stewardship for migrating sandhill cranes. Nestled along the Platte River, The goal of the Master Plan will be to help Rowe Sanctuary expand their environmental education programs, provide immersive trail experiences that engage visitors with the sanctuary mission, create a viewing blind experience for crane season and year-round use, and to maximize and expand the center site and building area as a hub of discovery. Three discovery stations along the Platt River are used to learn and view over 600,000 cranes during their annual Central Flyway stop-over during the early spring months.

In association with Studio Outside

HOUSTON ZOO CYPRESS CIRCLE CAFE

HOUSTON, TEXAS

At the heart of the Houston Zoo, the new Cypress Circle Café brings visitors close to the animals and habitat of an ecology local to the Houston area. The exhibit embraces the newly renovated Cypress Circle Café, which itself embraces a historic 1950s concrete circular pavilion. The renovated structure celebrates the Mid-century concrete canopy by exposing it in the interior dining areas and welcoming it as an ideal shade structure for outdoor seating with a view to the wetlands exhibit. The café structure accommodates an extensive 2000 SF catering kitchen and service yard on a tight site. The design team sought novel solutions to work around existing infrastructure, tree roots, and other site eccentricities so there would be minimal impact to animal welfare and visitor experience during construction.

The new café focuses on providing locally sourced ingredients and is a 3 star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association. High-performance design features include materials at the interior and exterior that are safe and healthy to humans and animals, low water use plumbing fixtures, energy use reduction, an expanded thermal comfort range for visitors, and efficient LED lighting combined with daylighting.

A lush wetland habitat hosting bald eagles, whooping cranes, American alligators, several aquatic species, insects and other small animals surrounds visitors as they stroll along a wide boardwalk. This stunning exhibit allows a wide demographic of visitors to experience the plants and animals that make up this vital natural wetland habitat.

HOUSTON ZOO JACK'S CAFÉ & EVENT SPACE

HOUSTON, TEXAS

As the final phase of Houston Zoo’s centennial plan, Jack’s Café connects the new McGovern Plaza to the historic reflection pool and colonnade with amenities that include an outdoor café experience, ice cream sales, and restrooms facilities. On the second floor, nestled between the canopies of the heritage live oaks is a large event space that overlooks the new Galápagos Islands exhibit. To support the Zoo’s mission for animal conservation, the entire building’s exterior glazing will be equipped with bird friendly glass to protect the local wildlife and habitat in Houston.

This 10,125 square foot mass timber structure serves not only as a much-needed amenity near the Zoo entry, but also as a building that speaks directly to the Zoo’s commitment to the environment and to inspiring actions to save wildlife. Jack’s Café, which is targeting LEED Gold Certification and 4 Star Green Restaurant Certification, seeks to conserve our natural resources and reduce the Zoo’s carbon footprint through efficient operations, rainwater collection, and the use of durable, lowcarbon building materials.

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK

FOSSIL DISCOVERY EXHIBIT

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS

The Big Bend Fossil Discovery Exhibit is an off-grid, open-air center located in the expansive Big Bend National Park. Using a combination of fossil replicas, interpretive displays and geologic diagrams, visitors develop an understanding of the correlation between the dinosaur fossils discovered in the region and the geologic formations visible from the pavilion.

Because the exhibit is unstaffed, partitions are a key design factor that create an intuitive, self-guided visitor experience. The building materials — including perforated corrugated metal in a color scheme blending with the surrounding terrain to avoid disrupting views from roadways and trails— were chosen to be durable and low-maintenance in the harsh West Texas climate.

recognition

2019 AIA San Antonio Design Award

2018 American Alliance for Musuems

The structure is elevated with piers to minimize site disturbance to the site’s flora and fauna and sit quietly within the desert landscape. A solar array provides sufficient energy to the structure and a rainwater collection cistern minimizes its environmental impact.

SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE

SCOTT VISITOR CENTER

GLEN JEAN, WEST VIRGINIA

The Scott Visitor Center is located at the portal to Gateway Village. The first Summit building seen from the road, the parking drop-off leads down past a knoll of grass to the scouting grove, where twelve great, tall trees provide shade and shelter while telling a story about the twelve principles of scouting. Once past the grove, a tall, welcoming porch greets visitors and guides them to the front door.

The visitor center recalls the rugged elegance of old lodges and camp buildings. The local stone base and wood siding root the building to its place by responding to the culture, climate and craft of the region. The “dancing porch” features an undulating roof reflecting the profile of the Hills Summit. This exuberant outdoor room orients visitors to the site with real-time video.

In association with BNIM and Nelson Byrd Woltz

The porch also features a cultural history of the region and the Summit property while introducing the principles of scouting with hands-on exhibits for families.

GOVERNMENT CANYON VISITOR CENTER

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

The Visitor Center floats in a field of native grasses and restored oaks at the mouth of the canyon, forming a gateway to the 8,600-acre Government Canyon State Natural Area. The canyon’s rich ranching history is expressed in the exposed pipe structure. Located in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, the building demonstrates sustainable water use practices by conserving water, collecting rainwater, minimizing run-off and contaminants, and reducing the use of ground water. The program includes an exhibit hall, a Texas State Park store, classrooms, offices, an outdoor exhibit pavilion, an amphitheater and interpretive trails.

recognition

2007 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Award

2006 AIA San Antonio Honor Award

2006 American Institute of Steel Construction IDEAS Merit Award

2006 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

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HEADWATERS AT THE COMAL

NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

Situated on the banks of the Comal Springs and Blieders Creek, the Headwaters at the Comal is centered around native habitat restoration, education and public engagement.

Many structures and existing building pads on the 16-acre property were reused to reduce the carbon footprint and restore as much of the site to its natural state. A major spring head was un-capped, cultivating riparian zones and restoring habitat for native species. The future visitor’s center includes demonstration areas for water conservation techniques and a trail that meanders through the site, showcasing several different native ecologies. The multi-purpose space, auditorium and conference center will host large events, as well as smaller community gatherings.

In association with Ten Eyck Landscape Architects

LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER MEMORIAL TRAIL PAVILIONS

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Located at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Simmons Research Trail was created to honor the late Mark Simmons PhD, who served as the Lady Bird Johnson’s resident fire ecologist, researcher, and director of the of the LBJWC prairie restoration department. The Simmons Trail meanders through the heart of Mark’s fire research plots, where visitors can observe the effects of prescribed fire and rotational mowing (to mimic grazing) to restore native grassland communities.

Lake Flato’s designed the center's outdoor classroom, bird blind, and an elevated field observation station where visitors can see how prescribed fires change plant community composition when applied in different seasons.

DALLAS ARBORETUM TRAMMELL CROW

VISITOR EDUCATION PAVILION

DALLAS, TEXAS

The walls of the Trammell Crow Visitor Education Pavilion create an edge and transition zone between urban Dallas and the gardens beyond. The buildings are a collection of stone walls punctuated by copper and glass pavilions. Visitors are funneled through a gap in the walls to the plaza, which is flanked by the primary public spaces— an orientation theater, a lecture/banquet hall, a meeting room, classrooms, a shop and a café. As the plants mature, the line between garden and buildings continues to blur.

In association with Oglesby Greene Architects and Naud Burnett recognition

2003 AIA San Antonio Design Award

SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

The Scottsdale Civic Plaza reimagines an existing plaza space in downtown Scottsdale. The Plaza Master Plan will transform the space providing visitors with an easily navigable yet memorable and iconic experience. The space will serve as a multipurpose area accommodating concerts, festivals and other entertainment focused activities.

In association with DIG Studio

MIDDLE TRINITY GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT LEARING CENTER

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS

The Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District was created to conserve and promote the health of the Trinity Aquifer. Monitoring the amount and purity of available groundwater resources is essential to support the communities now and in the future. The design creates a landscape that educates visitors on the ecology, geology, and biology of the region while demonstrating best practices for aquifer health.

In association with Studio Outside

RYERSON ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

DEERFIELD, ILLINIOS

Nestled within the flatwoods along the Des Plaines River, the Ryerson Environmental Learning Center will act as a beacon of both ecological education and environmental stewardship for the residents of Lake County and the region at large. In addition to supporting educational programs in partnership with local schools and community organizations, the Net-Zero energy building will serve as a trailhead and launching point into “the resource” of the surrounding forest preserve, which includes one of the only remaining quality flatwoods ecotones in Northern Illinois. The story of preservation of this fragile ecosystem will be told by the building through active demonstration of water conservation, energy production, and material resiliency. The facility is on track to be Passive House Source Zero Energy certified and will use 90% less energy than code compliant construction.

In association with Biohabitats

BERNHEIM ARBORETUM MASTERPLAN

CLERMONT, KENTUCKY

The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a dynamic 16,000 acre resource located between the Midwest and Southern regions of the United States in the Knobs Region of Kentucky. Already an inspiring story of ecological stewardship and environmental research, the Bernheim Arboretum Master Plan gives physical form to Bernheim’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan identified four ‘Big Ideas’ that challenge the Arboretum to advance and honor the legacy of Isaac W. Bernheim and his original vision that is as relevant and forward-thinking today as it was in 1929. The Master Plan creates a dynamic, immersive, and inspiring guest experience through significant, yet sensitive, interventions. These interventions will be the wellspring driving support, advancing the Arboretum’s mission, and ensuring future success.

In association with Studio Outside

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Envisioned as a place dedicated to “help children and families enjoy the beauty of the desert – and care for it,” the new 3,500 square foot education center for Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden is an integral part of the master plan for the future Children & Family Garden. It will provide an immersive environment that encourages exploration and discovery. The interactive learning center integrates key themes around plants, nature and science by fostering the education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants. In association with Didier Design Studio

HOUSTON ARBORETUM VISITOR CENTER

HOUSTON, TEXAS

Recovering from the effects of a hurricane and drought within the last five years, the Houston Arboretum is in the process of restoring its site to its natural state. The new landscape scheme transitions from what is now completely forested to a range of habitat types, ranging from prairie to savannah to woodlands and the denser riparian ravines. In addition to landscape restoration, three new buildings will occupy the site: a visitor center, an education pavilion and a maintenance facility. The visitor center is designed for occupants to enter with a framed view of the prairie, move along a bar through the woodlands, and finally look out at the ravine.

In association with Design Workshop and Reed Hilderbrand recognition

2014 ASLA National Honor Award

MARGARET T. HANCE PARK

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

The Margaret T. Hance Park is an existing 32 acre urban site over the US Interstate Highway 10 within Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The redevelopment of Hance park focused on transforming the existing park into a vibrant civic space and urban park that serves as a catalyst for the physical, social and economic health of the Phoenix metropolitan community. Emphasis was placed on improving pedestrian access to enhance connectivity within the community of Phoenix. Pedestrians have the opportunity to enjoy exercise and playscape amenities as well as bike share systems.

Focus was also placed on improving the identity of the park

The improved image was achieved through the implementation of sustainable initiatives, upgraded amenities, and enhanced programming. The strong identity the city desired for the park became a reality through the implementation of community and event spaces. The park will have the capability to host concerts and outdoor performances as well as provide shade structures for event gathering. In association with Hargreaves Associates

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE & ON THE BOARDS

CIBOLO CREEK NATURE CENTER CIBOLO, TEXAS

Located on a 100-acre preserve in the Texas Hill Country, the Lende Learning Center demonstrates the nonprofit’s mission to promote good stewardship of land and wildlife. The buildings tuck carefully amongst the dense stands of Live Oak trees to capture views, provide shade and create spaces to fit program elements. The learning center includes a multi-purpose auditorium, exhibit space, a reference library, a GIS lab, a technology center and a wet-lab classroom.

WORLD BIRDING CENTER MISSION, TEXAS

This eco-tourism headquarters is located in the lower Rio Grande Valley, one of the richest bird habitats in the world. On the major migratory pathway for most North American species, the area is a primary destination for birding enthusiasts. The design approach was to do more with less. The architecture learned from the regional vernacular, responding to the harsh climate and minimizing disturbance of the existing habitat. The building creates a gateway between disturbed agricultural land and a 1,700-acre native habitat preserve.

ULERY LAKE CAMP BIG SKY MONTANA

Nestled in the mountains outside of Yellowstone National Park, these small cabins serve as an intimate outpost for active outdoor families. Meant for year-round habitation, the cabins take into consideration connections to the majestic mountain landscape during warmer seasons as well as respite from the more frigid, colder days in their design. Care is being taken to minimize disturbance of the surrounding landscape while integrating sound alpine building practices with a modern approach.

HOTEL SAN CRISTOBAL BAJA SUR, MEXICO

The historic town, sweeping beaches, palm forests, stoic foothills, local farms, cantinas, and authentic Mexican culture form the ideal ecosystem for a more essential, reverential kind of lifestyle. A collection of three landscapes—beach, farm and hillside—make up Hotel San Cristóbal. Adjacent to a 250-year old fishing village with considerable charm, the design for the boutique hotel combines a thoughtful approach to architecture that keeps the area’s inherent, raw beauty. Wide-open views are maintained throughout the complex to its natural surroundings. A nationally recognized team in planning, architecture, education and lifestyle design was assembled to ensure that each aspect of Hotel San Cristobal is skillfully and sustainably crafted.

CONFIDENTIAL MOUNTAIN RESORT DEER CIVE, UTAH

Project is eighty acres of mixed use residential development at the base of Deer Valley and overlooking the Jordanelle Reservoir. Masterplan includes 100,000+ square feet of hospitality, commercial, and mixed use elements along with grocery, retail, resturants, brewery, and a multimodal transit center. Residential units ranging from mid-rise multifamily to duplex cabins are also included. Extensive landscape design is planned along with a town plaza, music amphitheater, and lakeside amenities.

DELAWARE BOTANIC GARDENS DELMARVA, DELAWARE

Lake|Flato was selected to design the visitor center entry pavilion to the new Delaware Botanic Gardens on the Delmarva Peninsula. Sited on a 37-acre waterfront parcel in southeastern Sussex County, Delmarva’s first botanical garden celebrates the coastal plain with a sustainable garden preserving the region’s native landscapes. In association with Robinson Anderson Summers and Piet Oudolf

EVELYN'S PARK CONSERVANCY HOUSTON, TEXAS

The architecture of Evelyn’s Park strives to forge a link between its prominent urban location, adjacent residential neighborhood, and surrounding park while respecting the history of this significant site. The spirit of the original Teas Nursery little yellow house is retained and re-purposed into a café that anchors the Southwest entrance of the park. The café, event building, and park offices define the Western edge of the park and together frame an intimate outdoor room for community gatherings and events. Shade trellises and wood rain-screen siding used to clad the building become an armature for plants and vines, and together will create a lush backdrop for park, merging the buildings with the surrounding landscape.

RECOGNITION

Lake|Flato has been recognized with more than 300 international, national and regional awards and featured in over 100 books and 250 publications.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITIZER A+ ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Alamo Beer Brewery (Honorable Mention: Metal Details)

Austin Central Library (Honorable Mention: Light)

Bridge House (Honorable Mention: Residential)

Clinton Corners (Architecture+Prefab Jury Winner)

Confluence Park (Cultural+Pavilions)

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion (Sustainability)

House Zero (Architecture + New Technology & Experimental Design)

Marine Education Center (Architecture + Sustainability)

ARCHDAILY TOP 100 PROJECTS IN THE WORLD

ASU Health Services Building

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

CHICAGO ATHENAEUM AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Aegean Pool House

Confluence Park

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

Holdsworth Center

Hotel Magdalena

Ishawooa Mesa Ranch

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

Marfa Ranc h

Marine Education Center

C ONGRESS FOR NEW URBANISM GLOBAL CHARTER AWARD

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

DEZEEN AWARDS

House Zero (Top 10 Architecture Projects of 2022)

Marfa Ranch (Rural House of the Year, Top 10 Houses of 2022)

FAST COMPANY MOST INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE

House Zero (Finalist in Spaces & Places 2022)

LOCUS FOUNDATION GLOBAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

Lake|Flato Architects

INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE HALL OF FAME

Lake|Flato Architects

INTERIOR DESIGN BEST OF THE YEAR DESIGN AWARD

Canopy Hotel San Antonio (Chain Hotel)

S TEPHEN R. KELLERT BIOPHILIC DESIGN AWARD

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

TIME MAGAZINE

Austin Central Library (World’s Greatest Places)

House Zero (Best Invention in Design 2022)

ULI INSTITUTE GLOBAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

THE WOOD PRODUCTS COUNCIL WOOD DESIGN AWARD FOR GREEN BUILDING

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

WOOD DESIGN & BUILDING AWARD

Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research

Laborator y

NATIONAL

AIA ARCHITECTURE FIRM AWARD

Lake|Flato Architects (2004)

ARCHITECT 50, TOP U.S. FIRMS

Lake|Flato Architects - 1st Overall (2019)

AIA INSTITUTE HONOR AWARD

Armstrong Oil & Gas

Carraro Residence

Confluence Park

Hill Country Jacal

Hog Pen Creek Residence

Lasater Residence

Marine Education Center

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

World Birding Center

AIA/HUD COMMUNITY BUILDING BY DESIGN AWARD

Carver Academy

ARCHITECT’S NEWSPAPER BEST OF DESIGN AWARDS

Courtyard House (Honorable Mention)

AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMEN T TOP TEN GREEN PROJECTS

Arizona State University Health Services Building

Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic Buildings

Austin Central Library

Confluence Park

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building

Government Canyon Visitor Education Center

H-E-B Muller Market

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

Livestrong Foundation Headquarters

Marine Education Center

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing

World Birding Center

AIA/ALA LIBRARY BUILDING AWARD

Austin Central Library

Great Northwest Branch Library

ALA/IIDA LIBRARY INTERIOR DESIGN AWARD

Austin Central Library

FAITH & FORM, RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Congregation Agudas Achim

Friends Meetinghouse

AIA COMMITTEE ON ARCHITECTURE FOR EDUCATION

Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic Buildings

Carver Academy

Cranbrook Kingswood Girls Middle School

Francis Parker School

Indian Springs School

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

St. John’s College Levan Hall

AIA HOUSING AWARD

1221 Broadway

Blue Lake Retreat

Hog Pen Creek Residence

Lake Austin Residence

Lake Tahoe Residence

ASLA HONOR AWARDS

Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic District

Houston Arboretum

Mill Springs Ranch

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

West Texas Ranch

AMERICA BY DESIGN WINNER (SEASON ONE)

Marine Education Center

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION

AWARD

Armstrong Oil & Gas Headquarters

Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic Buildings

Cutting Horse Ranch

Government Canyon Visitor Center

Triple-S Steel Supply Company

BUILDER’S CHOICE AWARDS

Lake|Flato (Hall of Fame for Design Excellence Award)

House Zero (Project of the Year 2022)

Miller Porch House (Project of the Year)

Mill Springs Ranch (Custom Home Design Award)

1221 Broadway Redevelopment (Design & Planning Award)

Hacienda Ja Ja (Design & Planning Award)

LC Ranch (Design & Planning Award)

Story Pool House (Design & Planning Award)

CONGRESS FOR NEW URBANISM EMERGING PROJECT

Montgomery Park Master Plan

ECOHOME AWARD

Hacienda Ja Ja

METAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AWARD

Knox College Whitcomb Art Building

Spurs AT&T Center

METROPOLIS PLANET POSITIVE AWARDS

Confluence Park (honoree)

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT DESIGN AWARD

1221 Broadway Redevelopment

Broadford Farm Pavilion

Dog Team Too Loft & Studio

Hacienda Ja Ja

LC Ranch

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN MAGAZINE AWARDS

Aegean Pool House

Courtyard House

Verde Creek Ranch

SOCIETY FOR COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY PLANNING

AWARDS

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

USG Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Education

Facility

TILT-UP CONCRETE ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Lake|Flato Architects (Irving J. Gill Progressive Architect Award)

Confluence Park (Achievement Award)

U.S. WOODWORKS WOOD DESIGN AWARD

Friends Meetinghouse

Hotel Magdalena

LSU Hilltop Arboretum

The Soto

University of Denver Career Achievement Center

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Center for Conservation

REGIONAL

AIA ARIZONA DESIGN AWARD

Arizona State University Health Services Building

AIA ALBUQUERQUE HONOR AWARD

New Mexico School for the Arts

AIA AUSTIN DESIGN AWARD

Blue Lake Retreat

Austin Central Library (with Sustainability Commendation)

Holdsworth Center

Hotel Magdalena

Witte Museum

AIA COLORADO DESIGN AWARD

Armstrong Oil & Gas Headquarters

University of Denver Career Achievement Center (Award of Merit)

AIA GEORGIA DESIGN AWARD

Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building

Georgia Tech West Village Commons

AIA INDIANA DESIGN AWARD

Prindle Institute for Ethics

AIA MARYLAND DESIGN AWARD

USG Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Education Building

AIA MISSISSIPPI DESIGN AWARD + JURY AWARD

Marine Education Center at GCRL

AIA NEVADA DESIGN AWARD

Horizon House

AIA NEW MEXICO DESIGN AWARD

New Mexico School for the Arts

AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD (2006-2020)

1221 Broadway Redevelopment

Aegean Pool House

Agudas Achim Synagogue

Alamo Beer Brewery

Armstrong Oil & Gas Headquarters

ASU Polytechnic Academic District

ASU Health Services Building

Bellaire Residence

Big Bend Fossil Discovery Exhibit

Blue Lake Retreat

Bluffview Porch House

Bridge House

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Broadford Farm Pavilion

Brown Residence

Clinton Corners Residence

Confluence Park

Courtyard House

Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

Dunning Residence

Epoch Winery

Full Goods Warehouse

Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building

Georgia Tech West Village Commons

Goat Mountain Ranch

Government Canyon Visitor Education Center

Hillside House

Hog Pen Creek Residence

Holdsworth Center

Hotel Magdalena

Hotel San Jose

Indian Springs School

Knox College Whitcomb Art Center

Lake Austin Residence

Lake Tahoe Residence

Livestrong Foundation Headquarters

Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Midtown Arts & Theater Center, Houston (MATCH)

Mill Springs Ranch

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Center for Conservation

Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center

New Mexico School for the Arts

Olmos Park Residence

Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

SK Ranch

Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children

St. John’s College Levan Hall

Story Pool Pavilion

The Prow

Triple S Steel

USG Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Education Facility

UT Austin Harry Ransom Center

UT Houston, School of Nursing

Verde Creek Ranch

Vibrant Fairview

World Birding Cente r

AIA SAN ANTONIO COTE AWARD

Georgia Tech Krone Engineered Biosystems Building

AIA SAN DIEGO DESIGN AWARD

Francis Parker School

AUSTIN GREEN AWARDS

Austin Central Library

Holdsworth Center

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AWARDS

Music Lane

SAN ANTONIO BEST OF DOWNTOWN AWARD

Alamo Beer Brewery

Briscoe Western Art Museum

SAN ANTONIO GREEN BUILDING AWARD

1221 Broadway

Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARDS

1221 Broadway Redevelopment

ASU Polytechnic Academic District

ASU Health Services Building

Armstrong Oil & Gas Headquarters

Brown Residence

Carraro Residence (25 Year Honor Award)

Confluence Park

Courtyard House

Cutting Horse Ranch

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

Dog Team Too Loft and Studio

Epoch Winery

Epoch Tasting Room

Friends Meetinghouse

Full Goods Warehouse

Government Canyon Visitor Education Center

Hog Pen Creek Residence

Hotel Magdalena

Hotel San Jose

Lake|Flato Architects 311 Third Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 www.lakeflato.com 210.227.3335 July 23
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