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 building that successfully merges with the landsca
We believe that architecture should respond to its particular place and be a natural partner with the environment. The firm’s designs evolve from an appreciation for the pragmatic solutions of vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of our rich and varied landscape. By employing sustainable strategies to a wide variety of building types and scales, the firm designs architecture that conserves energy and natural resources while creating high performance buildings and healthy built environments for the building’s occupants. Over the years, the firm has had the opportunity to design a variety of building types including universities, independent schools, interpretive centers, hotels, museums, libraries, civic spaces, corporate headquarters and private residences. The commissions range from small private weekend retreats to the $64 million new campus district for Arizona State University. This diverse experience allows us to provide concept envisioning, master planning, conceptual design, programming, and LEED certification services, as well as design, documentation and construction administration for new construction, adaptive-reuse and urban infill projects.