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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Studio Balcones Welcomes Landscape Designer Nic Odekon!

Originally an English and French Major in college, what drew you to making the jump to pursuing the landscape architecture realm?   My language studies in school allowed for opportunities to travel abroad which led to an early goal to pursue a career in international development, which culminated with my service in the Peace Corps. […]

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 […]

Happy 7 Year Birthday to Studio Balcones!

Thanks so much to all of our friends, family, clients, and collaborators who came out to help us celebrate seven years of Studio Balcones. It was especially amazing to toast the firm in the Women in Architecture space, after a month of incredible events honoring and “Shaping the Conversation” about women in the field. We […]