Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lecture by David Lake, FAIA

Dallas Arboretum by Lake/Flato Architects - photo from firm website

One of our 2009 Design Awards jurors, David Lake, FAIA, will present the work of his firm, Lake/Flato Architects, at the University of Oregon on Friday, October 9, at 5:30 PM in 177 Lawrence Hall. AIA members are eligible to receive one (1) AIA continuing education learning unit for attending David’s lecture, which will also be open to the public.

Lake is a principal with Lake/Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas. The firm believes that architecture should respond to its particular place, enhance a site or neighborhood, and be a natural partner with the environment. Its designs evolve from an appreciation for the pragmatic solutions of vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of rich and varied landscape. In 2005 Lake/Flato Architects was awarded the National - AIA Firm of the Year Award.

In 2009 alone Lake/Flato Architects received the following awards:
  • National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education
  • National AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects
  • National American Institute of Steel Construction Design Award
  • National Congress for New Urbanism Award of Excellence
  • National McGraw-Hill Construction Best of the Best: Green Building
  • National Valley Forward Association Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award

. . . among numerous other state and local awards.

David Lake's commitment to sustainability and environmental issues has always been central to his design approach. By employing sustainable strategies, he has designed architecture that conserves energy and natural resources, while creating high performance buildings and healthy built environments.

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