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DAVID LAKE, FAIA and TED FLATO, FAIA

Lake grew up in Texas and received his BS in Architecture in 1976 from theUniversity of Texas at Austin. He began his career at Ford Powell Carson in San Antonio, Texas, where he met Ted Flato. Flato was born in Corpus Christi TX and received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Stanford in 1977. He began his career at Ford Powell Carson in San Antonio, Texas, where he met David Lake. Lake and Flato formed their firm in 1984 and have become known for sustainable design. They have received over 150 state, locat, and national design awards. In 2004, the AIA gave Lake Flato the Firm Award, their highest honor an American architecture firm can receive. Bios adapted from Wikipedia.


1984 - The Malou Flato and John Taliaferro House, 3501 Greenway Street, Austin TX. Designed for Flato's sister. Sold in 1999 to Julie Gomoll. Sold in 2013 to William Smith and Allen Ruiz.


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1986 - The Emily Lake House, 2512 Matthews Drive, West Austin TX. Designed for Lake's mom. Sold in 2007 to Steven Foy. Sold in 2016 to Robert and Mary Peltier.


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1988 - The Flights of Fancy Exhibit, aka Bat House, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin TX. A house for bats.


1989 - The Debra Salge House, 1118 Odin Drive, Canyon Lake TX. 1000sf. Built by Jimmie Penshorn.


1990 - The Henry and Francine Carraro House, aka Alamo Cement House, 157 Bill Kuykendall Road, Kyle TX. 17 acres. 2600 sf. Built by Allen Custom Homes; engineer, Reynolds Schlattner Chetter Roll; photos, Paul Hester. Featured in Architectural Record Houses 1991. Won the 1993 AIA Western Home Award; 1992 AIA Institute Honor Award; 1991 AIA San Antonio Design Award; Texas Society of Architects / AIA Design Award. Open for tours.


1996 - The Linda Pace House, aka Elm Court House, 8 Elmcourt Street, Terrell Hills TX. 12,500sf. Structural, Chetter and Roll; built by Koehler Company.


1996 - The Casey Jacal House, aka Hill Country Jacal, Pipe Creek TX. 925 sf.


1998 - The Lucille (Lupe) Murchison House, aka Dallas Residence, aka Residence for Art, 36 Ash Bluff Lane, Dallas TX. 9200sf. Photos, Paul Hester; built by Tommy Ford; structural, Goodson Engineering; landscape, Warren Hill Johnson. Sold around 2003. Sold in 2013 to Carolyn and Russell Freeman.


1998 - aka Silver S Ranch, 4323 Duck Creek Road, Sanger TX. Sold in 2003 to Mark and Carolyn Rollins.


2001 - The Mickey and Jeanne Klein House, aka Lake Austin House, 1408 Rockcliff Road, Austin TX. Won the 2008 TSA Award, 2005 AIA Housing Award, 2004 Residential Architect Award, 2002 AIA San Antonio Award. Photos, Patrick Wong.


2001 - The Nokonah Apartments aka Condominiums, aka Lofts, 901 West 9th Street, Austin TX.


2001 - The Tom and Carrie Pitt House, 17707 Navigation Lane, Lago Vista TX. Sold in 2011 to Lance J. and Marinella Luchnick.


2002 - The Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson House, aka Sun Valley Trust House, Ketchum ID. Main house and three guest cottages. Built by Gary Storey Construction.


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2003 - The Geoffrey Bracken House, 606 West Friar Tuck Lane, Houston TX.


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2009 - The Hogan House, aka Leon Springs Residence, aka Dog Run, 25053 Black Creek, San Antonio TX. House and Guest House. Project architect, Carla Greer and Jennifer Young; interiors, Debbie Baxter; built by Duecker Construction; photos by Casey Dunn.


2011 - The William Cassidy House, 2102 Cedar Elm Terrace, Westlake TX. Sold in 2018 to Doug Wheat.


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2013 - The Karen Kofod House, aka Hog Pen Creek Residence, 6919 Greenshores Drive #1, Austin TX. 5 acres. On Lake Austin. For sale in 2022


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2016 - aka Rollingwood Residence, aka Rollingwood Treehouse, Austin TX. Built by Shoberg. Structural, Structural Design Consulting.


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Around 2016 - aka Blue Lake Retreat, Marble Falls TX. 7962 sf. Landscape design, Thompson+Hanson; structural, Datum Engineers; built by Duecker Construction, woodwork, KingWood Fine Cabinetry; photos, Andrew Pogue. Won a 2017 AIA Housing Award.


2019 - The FiveTwo at Highland Apartments, 110 Jacob Fontaine Lane, Austin TX. Commissioned 2017. 390 units with ground floor retail, including 39 units affordable housing. Collaboration with Meeks+Partners.


2019 - The Robert and Lacey House, aka Aegean Pool House, Mineola TX. Built by Don Romer Construction. Structural Engineer, Scott Williamson; landscape design, Hocker Design Group; interiors, Wendy Konradi; photos, Casey Dunn.


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2020 - The Douglas Schwartz House, aka Courtyard House, 766 Coeur Dalene Circle, El Paso TX. 11674sf. Structural, Architectural Engineers Collaborative; built by Construction Zone; interiors by Pamela Dailey; landscape design, Ten Eyck. Features a 10-car garage; the owner is a collector. Also owns a Modernist house next door (4914 Olmos) designed by Jon Anderson Architects of Albuquerque NM.


Around 2020 - aka Bear Ridge House, Boerne TX. 1.12 acres. Project architect, Rebecca Comeaux; interiors, Nicole Roberts; built by Rubiola Construction Company; photos, Matthew Niemann, Dror Baldinger; landscape design, David Beyer, Rialto Studio; structural, Scott Williamson. Featured in Residential Design Magazine.


Around 2021 - aka House Zero, 1700 Riverview Street, Austin TX. Designed with ICON. Much of the the house is 3D-printed concrete. Photos by Casey Dunn.


2022 - aka Moon Rise Residence, Aerie Lake, Jonestown TX. 500,000 pounds of steel.


Year unknown - aka Trailhead House, Colorado. Unsure if built.


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Year unknown - aka River Bend Residence.


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Year unknown - aka Front Range Retreat.


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Year unknown - aka High Meadow Residence.


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Year unknown - aka Bayou Residence.


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Year unknown - The Lasater Residence


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Year unknown - aka Bluffview Residence


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Year unknown - aka Lake Tahoe Retreat.


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Year unknown - Bartlit Residence.


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Year unknown - The Dunning Residence.


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Year unknown - The Lakeside Retreat.


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Year unknown - aka Frog Hill.


Year unknown - aka Hacienda Ja Ja, Alamo Heights TX.


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Year unknown - aka Hillside House.


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Year unknown - aka Desert House.


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Year unknown - aka Touche Pass.


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Year unknown - aka Olmos Park Residence.


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Year unknown - The Brown Residence.


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Year unknown - aka Lake Austin House.


Year unknown - aka Bellaire Residence, Bellaire TX.


Year unknown - aka Long Island Retreat


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Year unknown - aka Canyon Reserve


Year unknown - aka Horizon House, Henderson NV. 1.9 acres. 7850 sf. Project architects, Andrew Herdeg, Ryan Yaden, Grace Boudewyns, Vicki Yuan, Megan Toma; Matthew Hlavinka, Pavan Iyer; built by R.W. Bugbee & Associates; landscape design, TRUEFORM Landscape Architecture Studio; structural, Mendenhall|Smith Structural Engineers; MEP, PAE Engineers; photos, Casey Dunn. Won a 2019 AIA Nevada Merit Award.


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Year unknown - aka Bridge House, Houston TX. 9000sf. Designed with Brian Korte and Vicki Yuan.


Sources include: Architecture Record; Lake Flato Houses: Respecting the Land.