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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dwelling in Zilker

Studio Balcones is back in Dwell! This time for an Austin gabled house in the Zilker neighborhood as part of the magazine’s indoor/outdoor living feature. Pick up a copy and check out how the home, designed by architect R. Burton Baldridge, seamlessly connects the interior spaces with the outdoors. Lawn terraces with steel edging and drought-tolerant, native […]

Slavonk & Hortus Field Trip

Studio Balcones ventured out to Slavonk & Hortus Terraria‘s ‘Build Your Own Terrarium’ workshop. They had a great selection of containers, plants, materials to make a (tiny) statement on the ground plane and even comical figurines. Great to see a whimsical, historic garden tradition alive and well in ATX in 2016!

Homestead Oaks Grand Opening and Upcoming Cool House Tour

Photo Courtesy of Foundation Communities The grand opening for Homestead Oaks, one of our favorite Foundation Communities affordable housing projects, took place on March 30th, 2016.  The fabulous 134-unit project is almost completely full, and will be home to numerous Austin-area families.  As you can see from the aerial view, the Project is appropriately named […]

Vintage Creek Phase II

  This week, we are thankful for our opportunity to collaborate with Foundation Communities on several new design and construction projects underway, but also on a number of their existing property capital improvement projects. In 2014, we were brought on board to develop a master plan addressing drainage and connectivity issues for the Trails at […]