The League’s FF – Distance Edition, an online version of the long-running First Friday series, is returning to the first Friday of every month, with a new start time of 12 p.m. FF – Distance Edition brings participants on site, offering virtual access to practices’ workspaces and current projects. Following each presentation, join in an open conversation with the designers.
This season’s events feature design practices that are redefining the contemporary public landscape by responding to social and environmental concerns and exploring the intersections of architecture, technology, and ecology.
Lake|Flato was founded in 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, by David Lake and Ted Flato. Over its nearly 40 years of practice, the firm’s work has expanded from single-family homes to major public institutions and urban regeneration projects. At multiple scales, Lake|Flato’s projects blur boundaries between inside and out, embracing the particularities of place and landscape. Its designs evolve in conversation with “vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of our rich and varied landscape,” in the words of the firm.
The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future.