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“Sustainability, Resiliency & Sense-of-Place,” Lewis McNeel Lecture

February 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lewis McNeel, Lake|Flato Architects partner, will give School of Architecture lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. in 130 Nicholson Hall.

Lewis McNeel is an associate partner at Lake|Flato Architects based in San Antonio. Lewis is a passionate architect, collaborator and cross-pollinator. He strives to create extraordinary community places that bridge cultures, solve problems inclusively and connect people to nature. After earning degrees from the University of Virginia he worked in East Africa designing climate-responsive schools for local and international relief organizations.

At Lake|Flato Lewis leads the design of high-performing institutional, civic and hospitality facilities and master plans as well as special innovation and development projects for the tech industry. His award-winning design work exhibits a strong fusion of adventurous creativity, connection to context and technical invention. Recently Lewis led the design of ICON’s 3D-printed House Zero prototype, Park City’s Arts and Culture District master plan in Utah and Knox College’s Whitcomb Art Center in Illinois (recipient of a 2022 COTE Top 10 award). He also directs Lake|Flato’s pro bono studio providing equitable access to architectural services.

With a commitment to water conservation and public lands Lewis has served as board president of the Friends of Government Canyon, a State Natural Area of Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. He also stewards an 800-acre cattle ranch and led the effort in partnership with the Nature Conservancy to convert this land to a permanent ecological preserve for ground water protection within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone of central Texas.

He’s married to author and journalist Bekah McNeel, and they have two kids.


February 15, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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