Austin native David Lake founded Lake|Flato with Ted Flato in 1984. An outspoken advocate for urban development, he was influential in Austin’s expansion of Shoal Creek’s linear hike and bike trail to Lady Bird Lake in the 1970s. With a continued passion for urban transformation, David leads Lake|Flato’s Austin urban design studio. His notable projects include the Pearl Brewery Redevelopment in San Antonio, TX; 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 the vibrant South Congress District.