The Vizcaya Villa is a stunning composite of globally influenced gardens located on the Biscayne Bay.Built between 1914 and 1922, these gardens were designed by artistic director, Paul Chalfin and Diego Suarez, the first Hispanic landscape architect to practice in the U.S. Columbian-born and Italian-trained, Diego Suarez created a master plan that reflects Northern Italian […]
There are a number of House and Senate bills pertaining to bees and pollinators this year in the 86th Legislative Session. Last week we met with the Agricultural Committee Clerk, Alexander McMillan to learn more about how we can support these bills as they travel from the Agricultural Committee to the House of Representatives. Here […]
One of our landscape designers, Hattie Lindsley, divides her time between design work and curating. This weekend is the opening for Landry McMeans, a Texan artist who has created a series focused on local flora and fauna. McMeans finds solace in nature and uses her work to spread the message of wild life conservation. She […]
Studio Balcones has assessed over 100 parks since signing on to help prepare for the Long Range Plan with WRT and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Here is a guide with some of our favorite new parks: Peace Point Tucked away near the Austin hostel, Peace Point is a sliver of land […]
Our marketing assistant, Hattie, just returned from a 55 km trek to the Milford Sound. Known as “tramping” in New Zealand, Hattie traversed dense rain forests, alpine grasslands, and waterfalls for 4 days. Here are the highlights of the landscape! This area is known for avalanches, sandflies, stunning waterfalls, and big rains!
This Fall, Studio Balcones travelled up to Pennsylvania for the ASLA Meeting and Expo. The mad dash tour covered several innovative reclaimed industrial spaces. Philadelphia is home to US Navy Yards, which has transformed into an appealing site for public outdoor recreation. The Urban Outfitters HQ reclaimed industry designs were spearheaded by D.I.R.T. This 9-acre […]
We are pleased to announce that Studio Balcones will be hosting two events for the upcoming Austin Design Week this November. The first will feature our new ecologically site-specific benches on the boardwalk along Lady Bird Lake and the second is a workshop with Foundation Communities that will focus on the collaborative process of designing […]
About a month ago, Joy took a post graduation trip to Asia. On this trip she was able to go to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. Take a look at some of the places she visited and the various lush tropical landscapes she experienced. Banyan plants also known as Ficus benghalensis that can be […]
A few weeks ago Ilse took a trip to Seattle and the San Juan Islands! Take a look through the places she visited and the lush pacific-northwest landscapes she was lucky enough to go to!
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 – […]