Belmont Parkway Plunge Pool

We have been dreaming of ways to cool off now that summer has returned in full force. Luckily, we’ve been able to work on designing a plunge pool for one of our residential projects and the refreshing thoughts have been enough to keep us going. We’re all excited for how this will turn out – […]

Homeslice North Loop Playscape + Landscape

Last week we took an office trip to eat at the new Homeslice North Loop and check out the playscape that we designed! The restaurant itself was designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture and was very cozy, with just the right amount of eccentricity and quirk to remind us what Austin is all about. […]

Boardwalk Benches are in!

On Friday,  June 8th the first batch of Boardwalk “Stella” Benches were placed and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out! The Stella bench is one of our two bench typologies and there are currently 9 out there, with 11 more coming soon. Hatch Workshop was the fabricator and the wood was acquired through […]

Studio Balcones Celebrates Eight Years!

It’s been eight years and we at Studio Balcones couldn’t be more excited to have shared them with you! We have been looking back on where these years have taken us and where we hope to go next.  We have been so fortunate to work with amazing clients and fellow design teams during these years […]

March for Women Part 3

Today we continue our March for Women by honoring local female designers in the Austin/San Antonio Area. While these women may be local, their work transcends well beyond our beloved city. They are celebrated within their field, nationally and internationally, and we couldn’t be more proud to know them personally and professionally.   Nicole Warns […]

March for Women Part 2

Landscape architecture, like many modern design professions, is experiencing a constant, gradual expansion of the scope of work and expertise required to navigate the projects and challenges of today’s work environment. However, to quote the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s New Landscape Declaration: “Across borders and beyond walls, from city centers to the last wilderness, humanity’s common […]

Frost Resistant Plants

The last couple of months we have seen some big freezes all over central Texas. In addition to affecting the roads and school schedule, this change in weather affects our plant friends! Many of us were able to cover up our plants before the freeze got to them – but do all plants need to […]

Studio Balcones is Hiring!

Project Manager (6‐8 years experience) Description: Studio Balcones is looking to hire a project manager level landscape architect with a minimum of 6 years of work experience. We desire a candidate who believes in design excellence, enjoys working in a collaborative environment, and is comfortable wearing various hats as demanded by working in a small […]