David Lake is an outspoken advocate for urban development and was an influential leader in Austin’s expansion of Shoal Creek’s linear hike and bike trail to Lady Bird Lake. With a continued passion for urban transformation, David leads the urban design studio for Lake|Flato, the firm he founded with Ted Flato in 1984.  Lake|Flato received the AIA Firm of The Year award in 2004.

His notable projects include the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment in San Antonio; the LEED-platinum designed Georgia Tech Engineering Biosystems Building; and the new Austin Central Library.

David is currently focused on numerous projects, including one spanning four city blocks in Austin’s vibrant South Congress District.