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 […]

Daily Texan Write Up on Time for Timber Symposium

Last week the Time for Timber Symposium kicked off at UTSOA. Ilse was able to attend and was interviewed by a Daily Texan writer afterwards. Check out the article below  and be sure to check out the exhibit, which runs until February 28th and is located in the Mebane Gallery of Goldsmith Hall.     […]

ATX180 Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Studio Balcones is proud to announce that one of our principals, Ilse Frank, as well as Sam Schwarze, an associate principal from Overland Partners, have combined forces to teach an advanced landscape architecture studio at the University of Texas at Austin. This interdisciplinary studio combines landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture students together in trying […]

Interview with Hatch Workshop and Harvest Lumber Company owner Andrew Danziger

Studio Balcones has had the fortune of working with Hatch Workshop on a few projects, including the most recent Boardwalk Benches featured on the blog a few months ago! The local Austin fabricator is a favorite to many designers around town, including us, and we were happy to hear they started a sister company recently- […]