BIM Chapters: Lake|Flato Investigations – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

I’m excited to share the most recent Lake|Flato white paper, The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Designing for a Modified Local weather… a results of our self-funded analysis program referred to as Investigations.

We hope this useful resource will profit architects in designing a extra resilient world.

maintain studying to study extra…

Within the close to future, I’ll share a publish giving an outline of the Investigations program, which I shepherd, right here at Lake|Flato.

Congratulations to the group impressed to suggest the subject and labored laborious over the previous 12 months to carry this useful resource to life!

The group:


The structure of Lake|Flato has at all times been a response to an knowledgeable understanding of the actual website, together with a complete evaluation of historic local weather knowledge. With the arrival of worldwide local weather change, nevertheless, we and designers typically should start to combine local weather projections into our designs and supply for resilience to the impacts of local weather change. 

This investigation supplies a course of for analyzing these potential local weather impacts at a given website, speaking these with our purchasers, and assessing particular ways for addressing every. Additionally included are case research of Lake|Flato tasks which have included local weather resilience within the design course of. 

This useful resource begins with an introduction to the issue, makes the case for resilient design, references different assets, outlines a design technique, and presents a number of “working” and “carried out” case research. The included appendix affords design ways architects can make use of for varied dangers assessed on a given mission.

One “carried out” case examine introduced is The Lodge at Gulf State Park. The mission is licensed LEED Gold in addition to the primary FORTIFIED Industrial Constructing and the primary SITES Platinum lodge on the earth.

Hyperlink to Useful resource

Agency Presentation

Along with the white paper, Investigations groups ship a presentation to the agency on their findings. Listed below are just a few images from the group’s August 2023 presentation. Facet word: all of our conferences are hybrid, given our associated workplace coverage… the hand-held microphone is related on to the Zoom assembly.

Keep tuned for extra Investigations updates. To see different revealed works, click on right here.

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