San Antonio-based Lake|Flato Architects is an award-winning, world-renowned designer of sustainable homes and public buildings.
"A stunningly photographed book." * San Antonio Report *
"[Lake|Flato] is primarily a picture book. Almost always, one immediately notes the design elements that celebrate indirect natural light while avoiding our state's extreme heat." * Austin American Statesman *
"The photos of Lake|Flato's humanist architecture make me appreciate their work all the more, but coming now, in the midst of a pandemic, they also make me pine for the social interactions that the best architecture enriches." * A Daily Dose of Architecture *
"The graphic layouts [in Lake|Flato] are thoroughly detailed and include a diverse mix of finished, construction, and archival photography (by a variety of photographers), sketches, watercolors, diagrams, site and floor plans, sections, elevations, axonometrics, heatmaps, models, and more. Looking through them, it's possible to get a sense of how Lake|Flato designs buildings. The cliche about architecture being a mix of art and science seems to hold true here...The fact that all of the projects are photographed with people is consistent with the firm's avowed humanist ethos and allows the reader to better imagine what it might be like to experience these buildings." * Texas Architect *