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 […]

March for Women

March, in addition to providing us with great weather for enjoying the outdoors, is a special month for us here at Studio Balcones. As a Women-Owned Small Business, March being Women’s History month holds special significance for us. It is also the month of our firm’s birthday. In celebration of all of this we would […]

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!

Planting with Pantone

Pantone just announced the ‘2018 Color of the Year’ is Ultra Violet. Scroll through to see which purple native plants will help you stay in style all throughout the year.                        

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. […]