Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

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!

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 […]

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. […]

Port Aransas Adventure

One of the Studio Balcones team members was able to snag some time for a Texas beach get away recently to Port Aransas! A little gem of an Island on the Gulf Coast which experts believed to have began life as a submerged sand bar about 4,500 years ago! Mustang Island in Port Aransas was first […]

Meet Studio Balcones’ Newest Addition!

Studio Balcones is proud to welcome Landscape Designer; Rachel Warburton to our growing team! Rachel’s interest in landscape architecture began at her first job at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens during high school. The texture and diversity of the native Texas landscape is what initially drew her in and eventually brought her back from California. She […]

The Importance of Trails – Hill Country Conservancy

So go enjoy a trail this weekend! Thanks to #HillCountryConservancy for an awesome event- and all the panelists for their expert insights! Check out the HCC’s post for more highlights: http://hillcountryconservancy.org/lunch-learn-the-importance-of-trails/ 

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 […]

Studio Balcones Travels: Summer Intern- Jessica Zarowitz- is Off to Study Parks in the Sky!

  Growing up on the east coast, I have always been interested in post-industrial landscapes and reclamation techniques.  With the success of the High Line – the Rails-to-Trails movement is certainly a hot topic, and I was recently awarded a grant to contrast and compare three abandoned railroad lines turned into parks: the Promenade Plantée in Paris, […]

Way to go NYC!

Ben Wiseman The Big Apple is setting a great example with its parks + public private partnerships. Check out this NY Times article. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/opinion/sunday/bruni-in-urban-parks-our-newly-lush-life.html?_r=3&ref=frankbruni

P. Terry’s in Westlake!

After a much needed social media break, we are back in action!  Here are some of our exciting updates from the first half of this summer. We finished our second P.Terry’s with Michael HSU Office of Architecture.  For this project, an old bank building in Westlake was re-imagined as a fabulous new restaurant space.    […]