Lewis Maverick McNeel is an architect based in San Antonio, Texas with backgrounds in sustainable design, landscape urbanism and international relief and development. He earned degrees from the University of Virginia and then worked in East Africa designing schools and community buildings with Engineering Ministries International. He is a project director at Lake|Flato Architects where he oversees a diverse array of projects including visitor centers, commercial urban infill, large parks, higher education, and adaptive reuse projects. He also leads Lake|Flato’s Outreach Initiative developing the firm’s involvement in grass roots revitalization efforts for central San Antonio. Lewis is a descendent of early Texas settler Samuel Maverick and so yes, that is his real middle name. He’s married to and helplessly in love with Bekah McNeel, a journalist, luxury travel specialist, and blogger.