Designing for Affordable Housing

November 7, 2018 10am - 11am

This informative exchange will illustrate the collaborative efforts behind affordable housing design. A brief presentation will be followed by discussion. Refreshments provided.

  • Studio Balcones
  • 702 San Antonio St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

Designing for Affordable Housing

This discussion will focus on the process of designing for affordable housing. Studio Balcones has worked on myriad Foundation Communities Projects with H+UO Architecture and will host a collaborative event with all three parties regarding the challenges and opportunities tied to designing affordable housing in Austin. We hope to better prepare designers for creating more spaces that are equitable, affordable, and maintainable. Oftentimes these projects have a small budget and an even smaller maintenance staff, but the final product is bigger and more rewarding than we could have ever imagined. Everyone deserves places to play, walk around, and enjoy respite indoors and out. Let us open the door to designing more of these spaces in and around Austin.


  • Jennifer Orr, Principal, Studio Balcones
  • Travis Streeter, Project Manager, Studio Balcones
  • Megan Matthews, Development Project Manager, Foundation Communities
  • Paula Suchland, Asset Project Manager, Foundation Communities

  • 702 San Antonio St. Austin, TX 78701
  • DAY
  • Wednesday November 7th
  • TIME
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Studio Balcones Landscape Architecture
  • Yes
  • Limited parking (paid street and garage parking) | FREE B-cycle | CapMetro downtown | Rideshare

  • Free

702 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78701