• Industry


  • Services offered

    Architect, Master Planning, Interior Architecture

  • States served

    Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

  • Has Experience with these buildings:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Student Housing, Custom Innovative Residential

  • Has Experience with these materials:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

  • Has Experience with construction types:

    I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B

Individuals Who Work Here:
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, we create buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted.

The firm’s design evolves from an appreciation for pragmatic solutions to 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 high performance buildings.
Our collaborative process fully engages clients and consultants to create 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. In 2019, we were recognized by ARCHITECT Magazine as the top firm in the U.S. in their annual ARCHITECT 50 ranking. The American Institute of Architects honored us with its prestigious Firm of the Year Award in 2004, and the firm earned a Texas Medal of Arts in 2009. In 2016, Fast Company 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. Thirteen Lake|Flato 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 more than 300 international, national and regional 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.