8 Parks of Austin You Want To Explore

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 […]

New Zealand Backpacking

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!

ASLA 2018 – Pennsylvania

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 […]

Studio Balcones joins Austin Design Week

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 […]

Joy’s Trip to Asia

  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 […]

Ilse’s trip to Washington State

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!  

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 […]