FF – Distance Edition: Lake|Flato

The Texas-based firm hosts a virtual studio visit.

March 22, 2022

Recorded on March 4, 2022.

The League’s FF – Distance Edition events are informal online studio visits offering a behind-the-scenes look at leading design practices.

FF – Distance Edition is an online version of the League’s long-running First Friday series. FF – Distance Edition brings participants on site, offering virtual access to practices’ workspaces and current projects. Following each presentation, join in an open conversation with the designers.

This season’s events feature design practices that are redefining the contemporary public landscape by responding to social and environmental concerns and exploring the intersections of architecture, technology, and ecology.

Lake|Flato was founded in 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, by David Lake and Ted Flato. Over its nearly 40 years of practice, the firm’s work has expanded from single-family homes to major public institutions and urban regeneration projects. At multiple scales, Lake|Flato’s projects blur boundaries between inside and out, embracing the particularities of place and landscape. Its designs evolve in conversation with “vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of our rich and varied landscape,” in the words of the firm.

The firm presented on their history and the planning of their new office space.

The program was moderated by Cathleen McGuigan. McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record.  


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