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- […]

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 […]