Bills for Bees! How to support pollinators in the Legislative Session

There are a number of House and Senate bills pertaining to bees and pollinators this year in the 86th Legislative Session. Last week we met with the Agricultural Committee Clerk, Alexander McMillan to learn more about how we can support these bills as they travel from the Agricultural Committee to the House of Representatives. Here […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Palm Tree Crane Day!

We’re excited to see the landscape going in at Benji’s Cantina!  Today was a big milestone – a crane brought two palm trees into the courtyard! Here are some photos for you to enjoy!  We’ll be adding more later, so check back in!  

Inspiration from Peckerwood Gardens!

Last month we visited Peckerwood Gardens with Cindy & Rachel of Hello Kitchen!  It was a real treat to have a private tour of the gardens with the fantastic John Fairey. The garden boasts 3,000 different species including the largest collection of Mexican Oaks.  It was impressive and fascinating for us to see, understand, and […]

Studio Balcones’s Jennifer Orr… Registered Landscape Architect

Studio Balcones is happy to announce that Jennifer Orr is now a registered landscape architect with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. After years of hard work and five examinations, Jennifer is proud to officially call herself, Landscape Architect. A hearty congratulations to Jennifer!! Austin Business Journal: People On the Move

Studio Balcones designs landscape for Pecan Street Project Home Research Lab

We are excited to be part of a team working on a cutting edge research facility for Austin’s Pecan Street Project [PSP]. PSP is a research and development organization focused on developing and testing energy management systems. As part of their ongoing research, PSP [along with the University of Texas, and the National Renewable Energy […]

Plaza Saltillo Volunteer Day!

This past Saturday, Capital Metro organized a Spring Volunteer Day for weeding and pruning at Plaza Saltillo. 15 volunteers came out and helped spiff the plaza up, making it ready for a new year! Check out the Capital Metro Blog Post and the Friends of Plaza Saltillo Facebook Group for more photos. “Join” the Facebook […]