Boardwalk Bench Mockup!

Mockup for the Boardwalk Bench Donor Placard Mockup Tree type and Austin zipcode the tree came from Ilse, Stephanie and Rachel from Studio Balcones, Beth from the Trail Foundation and Andrew from Hatch Workshop all sitting comfortably on the bench!

Planting with Pantone

Pantone just announced the ‘2018 Color of the Year’ is Ultra Violet. Scroll through to see which purple native plants will help you stay in style all throughout the year.                        

Fall Planting

November is a great month to plant in Central Texas as well as a great time to watch native plants come alive. Here are a few of our sites with lush fall plantings. At the entrance to Amarra the plants have just been put in the ground but the gulf muhly is already showing its […]

Studio Balcones goes to LA

Our very own Nic Odekon just got back from L.A where he was recognized for being a 2017 University Olmsted Scholar.  This prestigious award is a part of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars program, which recognizes and supports students with exceptional leadership skills who are using ideas, service and leadership to advance sustainable design […]

Trail Foundation Boardwalk Furnishings

In collaboration with the Trail Foundation, Studio Balcones is working to design a set of furnishings for rest, relaxation, and remembrance along the Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake. These benches have been designed to harmoniously blend in  with the surrounding built and natural environments and will be placed throughout the 1.2-mile Boardwalk for all to enjoy. […]

Port Aransas Adventure

One of the Studio Balcones team members was able to snag some time for a Texas beach get away recently to Port Aransas! A little gem of an Island on the Gulf Coast which experts believed to have began life as a submerged sand bar about 4,500 years ago! Mustang Island in Port Aransas was first […]

Breaking Ground at The Backyard

  Studio Balcones is excited to announce that we will be part of The Nelson hotel design team at The Backyard in Bee Cave working along side Dick Clark Architecture! The Backyard is a visionary Creative Business Campus that mixes Austin’s Hill Country soul with unparalleled techno-luxury and amenities. Music, entertainment, work, leisure, and technology […]

Studio Balcones Welcomes Landscape Designer Nic Odekon!

Originally an English and French Major in college, what drew you to making the jump to pursuing the landscape architecture realm?   My language studies in school allowed for opportunities to travel abroad which led to an early goal to pursue a career in international development, which culminated with my service in the Peace Corps. […]

Meet Studio Balcones’ Newest Addition!

Studio Balcones is proud to welcome Landscape Designer; Rachel Warburton to our growing team! Rachel’s interest in landscape architecture began at her first job at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens during high school. The texture and diversity of the native Texas landscape is what initially drew her in and eventually brought her back from California. She […]

Warby Parker South Congress

Did you know Studio Balcones had a hand in the recent opening of the new Warby Parker location on South Congress in Austin, TX? Situated between the historic Continental Club music venue and a popular Italian restaurant, the small site posed its share of challenges that inspired creative design solutions: a deck in one corner […]