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Lake|Flato Home Wins AIA Housing Award

Hog Pen Creek's boardwalk connects the main house with a guest space and lake pavillion. – photo by Casey Dunn Lake|Flato’s Hog Pen Creek Residence, featured in the September/October 2014 issue of Texas Architect, has been honored with a 2016 AIA Housing Award. The project is one of 10 across the country being honored, and the only one in Texas. This is not the first award for the project, which has also received AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Merit Award and a 2014 TxA Design Award. A courtyard is open to the outdoor environment – photo by Casey Dunn The house, a harmonious combination…

Sustainable Design: Montrose Market HEB, Houston

Not near the usual high-speed highway or major cross street, the HEB grocery complex that sits on Houston's West Alabama Street had an auspicious if controversial beginning. There was initial criticism of the project stemming from its location on the former site of a beloved but dilapidated apartment complex deep in the city's Montrose neighborhood. The community was also concerned over increased traffic in the area and the possible loss of large trees. So from the beginning, HEB treated the project as an extension of the neighborhood. In an effort to build community engagement, Lake|Flato Architects, HEB’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Design William Triplett, AIA,…

Campus Health Care

Reprinted from Architectural Record, March 2013 A Prescription for Campus Care Lake|Flato renovates and expands an outdated health-services facility at Arizona State University, Tempe Built as two structures in 1953 and 1968, the Health Services–Tempe Building (HSTB) at Arizona State University (ASU) had become inefficient and out of rhythm with the vibrant, growing campus around it. Designed by San Antonio–based Lake | Flato in collaboration with architect of record Orcutt | Winslow of Phoenix, the overhauled, 36,900-square-foot HSTB is light-filled, inviting, and designed for LEED Platinum certification. Its gardenlike environment is a refuge for the campus's 60,000 students when they need…