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HIGHER EDUCATION


THE DESIGN OF HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES OFFERS A UNIQUE AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE THE EDUCATION PROCESS. FROM THE CAMPUS FABRIC, THE SPACES BETWEEN BUILDINGS, COMMON SPACES TO CLASSROOMS AND LABORATORIES, LAKE|FLATO FOCUSES ON THE MANY LAYERS OF DESIGN THAT CONTRIBUTE TO VIBRANT ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL COMMUNITIES. WE HOPE THIS MATERIAL IS HELPFUL AS YOU CONSIDER YOUR INSTITUTION’S ASPIRATIONS FOR SUCCESSFUL 21st CENTURY HIGHER EDUCATION ENVIRONMENTS.


Lake|Flato was very creative and imaginative in their graceful solutions to the project’s complex program, knowledgeable of and sensitive to its designs, flexible in responding to the requirements and relentless in their demands for quality construction. Will Shepherd, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Project Manager University of Texas System

CAMPUS + LANDSCAPE DESIGN EXCELLENCE HIGH PERFORMANCE INTEGRATED DESIGN INNOVATION ADAPTIVE REUSE


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[Lake|Flato] demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of academic programming requirements and they delivered an inspired solution of architectural design, landscape and materials that was carefully calibrated to meet the project site‌ Ron McCoy, FAIA Princeton University Architect formerly University Architect for Arizona State University

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◀◀ Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District Location: Mesa, Arizona Size: 245,000 SF Cost: $78.5 million Sustainability: LEED Gold

CAMPUS + LANDSCAPE A cohesive and connected campus fabric fosters a vibrant academic and social community. Today’s educational experience necessitates both state of the art facilities as well as campus spaces that support interdisciplinary learning, living and recreation.


The design for the ASU Polytechnic transformed a decommissioned airbase into an inviting pedestrian academic district that celebrates the desert landscape. By segmenting the 245,000 sq. ft. program into five buildings, the architects formed four landscaped courtyards linked by a series of portals and arcades, creating a cohesive pedestrian campus. Through the removal of 14 acres of asphalt and concrete, storm water is slowed, captured in small detention basins and used to nourish the desert landscaping.

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STORM WATER MANAGED ON SITE

BIOSWALE

connectivity social spaces new building existing building


THE SPACES BETWEEN BUILDINGS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS THE BUILDINGS THEMSELVES. A cohesive and connected campus fabric fosters vibrant academic and social communities and creates a meaningful first impression upon prospective students. Today’s educational experience necessitates both state of the art technology and facilities as well as campus spaces that support interdisciplinary learning, living and recreation. As a result, the spaces between buildings can be as important to the success of an educational experience as the buildings themselves. Effective campus buildings incorporate rigorous programmatic requirements while responding to the environmental context that will create purposeful relationships between facilities, campus spaces, members of your community and the learning process. The design of an individual building must start with a thorough understanding of a campus environmental and ecological context informing the configuration and articulation of the building, its surrounding campus spaces and the relationship between the two. Campus spaces for active and passive learning, socializing, and recreation should balance the need for privacy, a sense of security and social engagement.

Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District Mesa, Arizona


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It is a fabulous addition to our campus in every sense. It will help us reinforce our sense of community as we bring students, faculty and staff together, and it will enable all members of our community to stay physically fit while they pursue their intellectual endeavors. President David Leebron Rice University, Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center

Rice University, Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center Houston, Texas


◀◀ Rice University, Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center Location: Houston, Texas Size: 103,000 SF Cost: $30 million Sustainability: LEED Gold

Rice University, Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center Houston, Texas


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The outdoor courts, the spaces between buildings, and just the vocabulary of the architecture really gives it a strong sense of place... 2012 AIA Committee on the Environment, Jury Comment Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District

Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District Mesa, Arizona


St. John’s College, Betty & Norman Levan Hall Santa Fe, New Mexico


...[Levan Hall] allows all members of the college to feel as if they are a part of a community... Edward A. Walpin, Assistant Dean St. John’s College, Betty & Norman Levan Hall

St. John’s College, Betty & Norman Levan Hall Santa Fe, New Mexico


◀◀ St. John’s College, Betty & Norman Levan Hall Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Size: 10,050 SF Cost: $4.5 million Sustainability: LEED Gold

DESIGN EXCELLENCE Design excellence and successful project delivery of higher education facilities enables institutions to employ beautiful, yet practical solutions to the real world challenge of doing more with less. Lake|Flato is recognized nationally for partnering with clients to achieve design excellence.


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This project is a dynamic transformation of a desert airbase into a vibrant and inviting pedestrian campus. Using inexpensive yet durable materials to create a series of shaded outdoor gathering spaces and flexible, energy-efficient interiors, the design successfully supports its learning community while celebrating its desert climate. Committee on Architecture for Education, Jury Comment Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District

Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District Mesa, Arizona


TIMELESS DESIGN EMERGES FROM A DELIBERATE AND PASSIONATE EXPLORATION OF A BUILDING’S ENVIRONMENTAL, CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT We partner with clients to achieve a timeless architecture that is recognized not only as inspiring and innovative, but also as functionally efficient and flexible, economical, and well crafted. Lake|Flato has received wide critical acclaim for an honest and artful approach to design that places the human experience and natural environment at the center of the process. The American Institute of Architects honored the firm with its prestigious Firm of the Year Award in 2004, and the firm was honored with a Texas Medal of Arts in 2009 and most recently in 2013, the Paris based LOCUS Foundation’s Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Eight projects have received the national Top Ten Green Projects award by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the highest recognition for sustainable design. In all, our work has been recognized with over 150 national and state awards. We bring the same creativity, enthusiasm and determination to the technical resolution and project management as we do to the conceptual design. Our focus is on the quality and long-term value of the architecture to the client and the community.

Sierra Nevada College, Prim Library Incline Village, Nevada


DePauw University, Prindle Institute for Ethics Greencastle, Indiana

Sierra Nevada College, Prim Library Incline Village, Nevada

Hilltop Arboretum Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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This project exhibits great design and sensitivity to context. Its use of materials, daylight and texture creates a pleasant environment for study. AIA Committee of Architecture for Education, Jury Comment St. John’s College, Betty & Norman Levan Hall


Arizona State University, Health Services Building Tempe, Arizona


◀◀ University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing Location: Houston, Texas Size: 194,000 SF Cost: $40 million Sustainability: LEED Gold

HIGH PERFORMANCE INTEGRATED DESIGN Simply defined, sustainable design is smart design that looks beyond the building and considers the larger context. We strive to create high performance buildings and engaging learning environments that enhance our understanding and relationship to the natural world.


THERMAL MASS

CONNECTING VIEWS

AIRLOCK ENTRY

RAINWATER HARVESTING

RADIANT FLOOR

RAINWATER STORAGE

NIGHT FLUSHING

WELL INSULATED ENVELOPE

RADIANT HEATING

PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY

RAINWATER HARVESTING

INTERIOR THERMAL MASS

NIGHT FLUSHING

Minimum R30 insulation in the roof and R19 in the walls along with thermally broken glazing systems substantially reduce conductive heat loss/gain

Stormwater runoff from the roof is diverted into an underground cistern and is used for the landscape, reducing potable water demand by 50%

A hydronic radiant floor system heats the building during cooler months, eliminating the need for a traditional less efficient forced air system

Works in concert with insulated envelope to mitigate interior temperature change throughout day when combined with radiant heating and night flushing

PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAY

A 5.4 kw photovoltaic system on half of the building’s roof area leverages Santa Fe’s 300+ days/ year of sunshine to convert solar energy into electrical power

Taking advantage of wide diurnal temperature swings and the internal thermal mass design, the building is cooled in warmer months by night-flushing heat built up during the day through a central exhaust duct


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SMART DESIGN For over 30 years, Lake|Flato has employed practical and thoughtful sustainable strategies that conserve resources, engage nature and promote healthful academic and social environments. High Performance Integrated Design starts with intelligent passive strategies that reduce loads and minimize a building’s reliance on carbon based energy before active systems and equipment are applied to a building design. These strategies capture and leverage site resources such as daylight, breezes, and solar radiation to provide for the comfort and needs of occupants. Passive strategies minimize energy loads while contributing to healthful and productive learning and work environments. Through an interdisciplinary process, we define building performance goals at the initiation of the design and rely on a data based process to document passive and active strategies to reach those goals. Strategies are integrated based on data that demonstrates their ability to effectively lower energy loads while reinforcing the client’s programs or pedagogy. For many of our buildings, we collaborate with the client to gather actual building energy data that allows us to measure our progress towards our goal of carbon neutral design by the year 2030, in fulfillment of our commitment to the 2030 Challenge.

National AIA Committee On The Environment

TOP TEN GREEN PROJECTS Seven projects for Lake|Flato clients have received national AIA COTE Top Ten Green awards, The American Institute of Architects highest honor for excellence in sustainable design. Arizona State University Health Services Building Arizona State University Polytechnic Academic District Full Goods Warehouse Government Canyon Visitor Center Livestrong Foundation Shangri La Nature Center University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing World Birding Center


Shaded three story open-air atria contain circulation and social spaces. The strategy reduced energy usage by 14% as compared to a traditional double-loaded corridor building and resulted in vibrant community spaces.

TION CAMPUS CIRCULA


Arizona State University, Polytechnic Academic District Mesa, Arizona


◀◀ Georgia Tech, Engineered Biosystems Building Location: Atlanta, Georgia Size: 220,000 SF Cost: $86 million Sustainability: Seeking LEED Platinum

INNOVATION 21st century learning environments catalyze students to think creatively, work with peers in interdisciplinary ways, apply knowledge, and share this created content with their community and the world.


21ST CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS MUST FOSTER COLLABORATION AND INSPIRE INNOVATION. 21st century learning environments extend beyond the walls of the classroom. Through collaboration, interdisciplinary programs and technology, higher education increasingly occurs in common spaces, collaboration labs, informal seating eddies and within the campus landscape. As a result, students learn as much from each other as they do through the teacher – student model. Forward looking spaces catalyze students to think creatively, work with peers in interdisciplinary ways, apply knowledge, and share this created content with their community and the world. To create unique, innovative environments requires an equally specific process within which to design. Lake|Flato will help you dream, explore and innovate by facilitating interactive workshops, personal interviews, and online blogs that allow fertile communication between the academic community, institutional leadership and the project team. This dialogue creates unique, timely solutions that leverage an institution’s pedagogy and reflect its culture.


Georgia Tech University, Engineered Biosystems Building Atlanta, Georgia


Georgia Tech University, Engineered Biosystems Building Atlanta, Georgia


CROSS-CUT LAB MODULE

CIRCULATION ZONE

Service circulation zones have minimal lighting requirements and are kept away from the building exterior allowing programs with a greater need for light access to it.

The open plan concept provides a clear view thru the building allowing daylight to penetrate deep into the building. Glass partitions are provided between the graduate student office and the lab.

PERFORATED METAL PANELS

VERTICAL FINS

Vertical aluminum fins prevent low angled east and west sun from directly penetrating north oriented glazing.

REFLECTIVE CEILINGS

Control glare from eastern sun while maintaining views from the interior.

Reflect daylight deeper into the building and increase efficiency of electric lighting.

LIGHT SHELVES

DIMMABLE FIXTURES WITH DAYLIGHT SENSORS

Translucent glass light shelves reflect light deep into the space.

GLAZING PATTERN

A custom glazing frit recalls DNA sequence diagrams while minimizing solar glare.

GLASS PARTITIONS

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS

Glass partitions are provided between the graduate student office and the lab.

Public vertical circulation is paired with collaboration spaces and break rooms pulling different disciplines from different parts of the building together.

CONVENTIONAL LAB MODULE

VIEWS

INDIRECT NORTH LIGHT

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CROSS-CUT LAB MODULE

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Increased heat gain Glare issues

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CONVENTIONAL LAB MODULE SOUTH SUN Deep daylight penetration Increased heat gain Glare issues

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Shallow daylight penetration No glare

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WEST SUN

The support spaces south of the conventional lab module are ideally located for work flow and help mitigate southern thermal loads, yet their location prevents balanced daylight distribution in the most frequently occupied spaces: the labs.

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60%

ENERGY REDUCTION FROM BASELINE LAB BUILDING AVERAGE


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IRRIGATION MAINLINE OVERFLOW CLEAN CISTERN

FOUNTAIN CHANNEL

STORM OVERFLOW SUR FAC E OVERFLOW TO RILL

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VEGETATED SWALE WETLAND MAKE-UP WATER RILL

PLUMBING ROOM TOILET FLUSHING

FOUNTAIN AND IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT IRRIGATION SUPPLY AND FOUNTAIN MAKE-UP WATER

FOUNDATION DE-WATERING ROOF RUN-OFF HVAC CONDENSATE WATER SOURCES

PEACHTREE PLACE

SEDIMENT FLUSH AND OVERFLOW TO STORM SEWER (FUTURE: TO GLADE POND) IRRIGATION CISTERN

AERATION SYSTEM

The Eco-Commons is a campus-unifying ecological landscape overlay which sits on the major stormwater management tributaries that organize Georgia Tech’s campus. The Georgia Tech Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) activates the Eco-Commons, accentuating synergies between landscape and building by facilitating stormwater management, supporting ecological diversity, and implementing building support systems. By collecting all available non-domestic water sources, the building is able to provide 100% of its greywater and irrigation demand while also creating a continuous surface water flow that activates the surrounding landscape and wetland.


ECO-COMMONS GLADE

ATLANTIC PROMENADE

DRAINAGE

TECH GREEN

The Eco-Commons meanders throughout the campus, creating open space that is interlaced with axial pedestrian movement. Georgia Tech University, Engineered Biosystems Building Atlanta, Georgia


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Thank you again for making the Ransom Center building a living, vital place and a thing of beauty, which, to echo Keats, will be a joy forever. Thomas F. Staley, Director University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center

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◀◀ University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center Location: Austin, Texas Size: 10,050 SF Cost: $4.5 million

ADAPTIVE REUSE Through a collaborative process, Lake|Flato works with institutions to leverage challenging conditions and new programs to transform existing structures in a cost effective manner. We celebrate existing buildings and their unique programmatic components: actively engaging the campus and breathing new life into old buildings.


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OUR TRANSFORMATIVE DESIGNS BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO OLD BUILDINGS Adaptive reuse and renovation projects require a thorough understanding and appreciation of a building’s unique fabric and implicit qualities, both social and architectural, which deem the building worth saving. Lake|Flato honors the character of existing buildings by revealing and leveraging its unique aspects while integrating elements of modern design. Renovations or an adaptive reuse project offer an opportunity to both transform a facility’s purpose, functionality and aesthetic character as well as its role within the campus fabric. We look beyond the walls of a structure to re-energize the surrounding campus. The material palette and building systems must be carefully chosen to appropriately contrast or blend with the existing building fabric to reveal and accentuate the character of an existing building or structure. In all instances, the use of restraint is critical to respect and not overwhelm a structure’s inherent beauty. Finally, adaptive reuse is inherently a sustainable strategy. The building with the lowest embodied energy is the building that is reused. By leveraging a structure’s “good bones” our clients save money, minimize the energy used to fabricate or transport building materials and create a unique building.

◀◀ University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Location: Houston, Texas Size: 12,000 SF Cost: $3.3 million

University of Texas, Visual Arts Center Austin, Texas


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Lake|Flato exceeded all of our hopes and expectations in design aesthetic, functionality, and budget. They actually delivered a renovation that went well beyond the wildest imaginings of our Art faculty—no small accomplishment. Douglas Dempster, Dean University of Texas, Visual Arts Center

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center Austin, Texas

University of Texas, Visual Arts Center Austin, Texas

University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Houston, Texas


University of Texas, Harry Ransom Center Austin, Austin, Texas Texas


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Their work is a transparent and powerful affirmation of the proposition that architecture is more than a gravitydefying plan, more than innovation, more even than the genius of inspiration and the deft application of experience; it is a public statement of private values that nurture within the firm a culture of excellence whose traits are an enlightened stewardship of site confirmed by a reverent approach to the land, and respect for tradition. American Institute of Architects

University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for Performing Arts Houston, Texas


University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center Austin, Texas


Lake | Flato not only created a stunning building for DePauw, but they created a building that reshaped the University’s relation to and understanding of it’s Nature Park. Built with native materials and with a quiet sense of purpose, the Prindle Institute building inspires and it enlightens. It also bridges, magically, the notion of “campus” to “nature.” I have not met a single person--not one--who has not left the Prindle Institute stunned by its beauty and changed by its message. DePauw University could not be more proud of this building nor more pleased with its partnership with Lake |Flato. Brian Casey, President DePauw University


HISTORY + PHILOSOPHY Established in 1984, Lake|Flato has gained national recognition for architecture that is grounded in the belief that design and sustainability are inseparable pieces of a coherent, place-based approach to architecture. In collaboration with its clients, Lake|Flato creates buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. We believe that architecture should respond to its particular place and be a natural partner with the environment. We pride ourselves on creating and managing a structured and goal driven design process that focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration from conception to completion. We engage collaborators not simply consultants in a process based within a team environment where each members feels a sense of ownership for the design and outcome. We believe people support what they help create. Understanding that the best opportunity to influence the project budget and design is early in the process, we invite all parties to participate in a two day Integrated Design Charrette during the programming and planning phase of the project. At the Integrated Design Charrette, experts in the fields of daylighting, energy management, site ecology and building materials along with students, contractors, and stakeholders provide the most current perspectives on social and economic issues that will come to bear on the building at hand. This diverse input at a critical point in the design process develops specific goals, and measurable targets resulting in a defined framework for understanding the Owner’s vision for the project. The entire Design Team can then use this framework to develop specific performance based strategies to develop and refine project documents. We directly attribute building quality to building performance. We believe our emphasis on an integrated design process is what enables us to effectively manage budget, schedule, and quality while continually developing architecture that is contextual, award winning, and sustainable. University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing Houston, Texas


SELECTED AWARDS + PUBLICATIONS Lake|Flato has received wide critical acclaim. The American Institute of Architects honored us with its prestigious Firm of the Year Award in 2004, and the firm was honored with a Texas Medal of Arts in 2009 and as finalists for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2010. Eight projects have received the national Top Ten Green Projects award by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the highest recognition for sustainable design. In all, our work has been recognized with over 150 national and state awards. 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. FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARD GLOBAL AWARD FOR SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN HALL OF FAME TEXAS MEDAL OF ARTS COOPER HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD FINALIST

RICE UNIVERSITY, GIBBS RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER FACILITY OF MERIT, ATHLETIC BUSINESS NATIONAL INTRAMURAL-RECREATIONAL SPORTS ASSOC., OUTSTANDING SPORTS FACILITY SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE, PRIM LIBRARY AIA NEVADA DESIGN AWARD AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, POLYTECHNIC ACADEMIC DISTRICT AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARD AIA ARIZONA MERIT AWARD AIA COMMITTEE OF ARCHITECTURE FOR EDUCATION AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS NATIONAL HONOR AWARD ARCHITECT MAGAZINE DESIGN AWARD

ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, BETTY & NORMAN LEVAN HALL AIA COMMITTEE OF ARCHITECTURE FOR EDUCATION AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, HEALTH SERVICES BUILDING AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT SCUP/AIA-CAE EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE FOR BUILDING ADDITIONS AIA ARIZONA DESIGN AWARD TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARD AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, HARRY RANSOM CENTER AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL DESIGN AWARD AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY, PRINDLE INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS AIA INDIANA DESIGN AWARD AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, HILLTOP ARBORETUM WOOD DESIGN AWARD TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARD AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, VISUAL ARTS CENTER TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS AIA SAN ANTONIO DESIGN AWARD UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER HOUSTON, SCHOOL OF NURSING AIA COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT TEXAS SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS DESIGN AWARD AIA HOUSTON HONOR AWARD AIA HOUSTON SUSTAINABILITY AWARD AIA KANSAS CITY SUSTAINABILITY AWARD


Georgia Tech University, Engineered Biosystems Building Atlanta, Georgia


CONTACT ANDREW HERDEG, FAIA

RYAN JONES, AIA

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

Lake|Flato Architects 311 Third Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210.227.3335 aherdeg@lakeflato.com

Lake|Flato Architects 311 Third Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 210.227.3335 rjones@lakeflato.com

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