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 […]

Breaking Ground at The Backyard

  Studio Balcones is excited to announce that we will be part of The Nelson hotel design team at The Backyard in Bee Cave working along side Dick Clark Architecture! The Backyard is a visionary Creative Business Campus that mixes Austin’s Hill Country soul with unparalleled techno-luxury and amenities. Music, entertainment, work, leisure, and technology […]

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 […]

Lakeline Station Apartments: Austin’s First Net Zero-Energy Building

Foundation Communities’ Lakeline Station Apartments and Learning Center had its grand opening and has been in the news! We are so grateful to be a part of the Foundation Communities team with H+UO, Civilitude, BEC Austin, Hatch Workshop, Harvested Rain Solutions and Cleanscapes Landscaping. The landscape architecture focuses on Foundation Communities’ core mission to provide […]

Studio Balcones Project in Austin Home Winter 2016!

  We’re so excited to see one of our favorite projects, the landscape for Weaver Buildings’ Health House, featured in the Outdoors section of the Winter 2016 Issue of Austin Home Magazine. A great collaboration between Studio Balcones and Jen Weaver, the landscape reinforces the home’s indoor/outdoor connections with a lush planting palette that highlights […]

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 […]

Homestead Oaks and Water Conservation Strategies

  After a month without a drop, the rain has come to Central Texas, which of course turns our thoughts to stormwater management and conservation. One of our projects currently under construction, Homestead Oaks, is a great example of how to utilize water harvesting strategies to help us cope with this feast or famine. The multi-family Foundation […]

Keystone School: Before / After

We checked in on one of our recent projects in San Antonio and we’re so happy with how it’s filling in. The project, which was completed in 2014, consisted of creating a flexible, central quad out of the leftover backyards of the former residences that make up Keystone School. In collaboration with HIWorks Architecture, we […]