Lake Flato Architects

Certified B Corporation

Texas, United States

Certified Since

June 2023


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

Since its founding in San Antonio in 1984, Lake|Flato has designed buildings that respond to the culture and climate of each unique place. To support its mission to create environments that enrich communities and nurture life, the firm employs an honest and artful approach to design that places the human experience and natural environment at the center of the design process. In collaboration with clients and communities, Lake|Flato creates buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible, artful and crafted. The firm’s design evolves from an appreciation for pragmatic solutions to vernacular architecture, the honesty of modernism, and the context of rich and varied landscapes. By employing sustainable strategies in a wide variety of building types and scales, Lake|Flato designs architecture that conserves energy and natural resources while creating high performance buildings. The firm’s industry-leading 15 AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards (the highest recognition for sustainable design in the U.S.), a recently certified Living Building and numerous LEED Platinum and Gold certified projects attest to the firm’s passion for an architecture that thoughtfully engages and enhances its place.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Lake Flato Architects earned an overall score of 104.9. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
104.9 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 18.9

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement3.9
Ethics & Transparency4.9
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 32.8

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security10.6
Health, Wellness, & Safety8.2
Career Development5.9
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

Community 20.8

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.4
Economic Impact4.3
Civic Engagement & Giving6.6
Supply Chain Management1.5

Environment 28.1

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management3.8
Air & Climate1.7
Land & Life1.7
+ Training & Collaboration4.4
+ Community4.3
+ Certification4.5
+ Materials & Codes6.3

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 4.1

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship4.1

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2023 Overall B Impact Score104.9

Additional Documentation

Lake Flato Architects Disclosure Report 2023

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