David LakeDAVID LAKE, FAIA
Lake|Flato

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.