Renowned Architect Ted Flato to Speak

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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Lake/Flato recently completed Sayre School's new multi-purpose facility, the Buttery.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2004) -- Nationally renowned architect Ted Flato, whose San Antonio, Texas, firm has received national recognition, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Kentucky Theatre at 214 E. Main St. in Lexington. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Flato, co-founder of Lake/Flato Architects, which won the American Institute of Architect's 2004 Firm of the Year Award, will discuss the firm's history, philosophy and work. A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, he earned his bachelor's degree in architecture at Stanford University, where he studied under environmentally friendly architecture advocate William Turnbull Jr.

Lake/Flato recently completed Sayre School's new multi-purpose facility, the Buttery.

His lecture is part of the University of Kentucky College of Design Lecture Series, with support from AIA Kentucky.

The firm, founded in 1984, has received wide acclaim both nationally and internationally, garnering more than 100 regional and national architecture awards. Several of its projects have received coverage in architecture, design and general-interest magazines and books. Its architectural philosophy attempts to blend its projects as a natural partner with their surroundings. The firm seeks to conserve energy and natural resources while creating healthy environments and encouraging a greater appreciation of nature.

Named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1998, Flato frequently lectures on issues involving architecture and the environment.


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