When in Miami, Explore Vizcaya!

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 […]

Jennifer’s Trip to Miami

Jennifer took a girls trip to Miami last month and shared with us some photos! Here are a few photos from Wynwood and Vizcaya.   Wynwood is an eclectic district in the urban core of Miami. It is home to art galleries, shops, dive bars, eclectic eateries and one of the largest open- air street […]

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- […]

SB Travel Spotlight: South Africa

SB designer Rachel Warburton spent her holidays travelling all around South Africa. Here are a few pictures from her time there! Click on photos to enlarge.                                                           […]

Boardwalk Bench Mockup!

Mockup for the Boardwalk Bench Donor Placard Mockup Tree type and Austin zipcode the tree came from Ilse, Stephanie and Rachel from Studio Balcones, Beth from the Trail Foundation and Andrew from Hatch Workshop all sitting comfortably on the bench!

Fall Planting

November is a great month to plant in Central Texas as well as a great time to watch native plants come alive. Here are a few of our sites with lush fall plantings. At the entrance to Amarra the plants have just been put in the ground but the gulf muhly is already showing its […]

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. […]

Warby Parker South Congress

Did you know Studio Balcones had a hand in the recent opening of the new Warby Parker location on South Congress in Austin, TX? Situated between the historic Continental Club music venue and a popular Italian restaurant, the small site posed its share of challenges that inspired creative design solutions: a deck in one corner […]

Destination: Mexico City

One of our founding principals; Jennifer Orr recently took some time out to visit the illustrious Mexico City. A destination that has experienced a rebound in recent years; fashion, art, food and a wealth of architecture are just a few of the things that Mexico City has to offer. Inspiration is around every corner and the […]

Looking to the East

“Probably the most interesting detail of the project is the involvement of landscape architecture firm Studio Balcones — previously seen on the boards for Plaza Saltillo — for the design of the building’s streetscape.” – James Rambin of Towers.net Studio Balcones is proud to part of Austin’s ever-changing landscape, check out our latest project coming soon! Click the […]