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the bowie – austin, texas

It’s a downtown lifestyle with premier amenities — including a dog park and a pool with some of the best views in Austin — all contained within a 36-story residential tower. The 36th floor amenity deck provides comfortable furnishings and an infinity pool against a backdrop of panoramic downtown and Hill Country views that never get old. Taking your furry friend outside doesn’t even require leaving the building, as the 10th floor outdoor deck includes a dog park, fire pit and seating areas to relax. Additional terraces, including an outdoor grilling area on the 31st floor, provide an immersive lifestyle experience in downtown — without ever leaving the property.

client: Endeavor Real Estate Group

union park – little elm, texas

Designed to promote a lifestyle of wellness from initial planning concepts to the physical design, Union Park is an 1,100-acre master-planned community in Little Elm, Texas, approximately 40 miles north of Dallas. TBG led the planning and visioning efforts to create the look and feel of Union Park, and the community concept places wellness and outdoor interaction at the forefront, with extensive parks and open space connecting neighborhoods and providing many opportunities for community gathering and socialization. The outdoor environments are multipurpose and flexible with spaces including a grand lawn, food truck court and various community programs that promote activity. Along with resort-like amenities, the community provides active and passive recreational amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle for residents of all ages. The development will ultimately include 2,400 single-family homes as well as a wooded 30-acre park featuring greenbelts, trails, ponds, amphitheater and an amenity center envisioned as the community hub.

client: Hillwood Communities

canals at grand park – frisco, texas

Imagine walkability and urban sensibilities in the heart of Frisco, Texas, with rental and home ownership opportunities for every stage of life. The Canals at Grand Park incorporates a compact urban form with complete streets — uncommon in rapidly growing Frisco — and was conceived through diverse stakeholder interaction to shape the guiding vision. A series of distinctive canals organizes the community, provides graceful character and facilitates effective stormwater conveyance — while delivering an engaging pedestrian experience.

client: Arcadia Realty

the brady – dallas, texas

Located in the most walkable part of Dallas, Brady is conveniently located to numerous area attractions and provides direct access to the Katy Trail’s primary entrance — but with its array of luxurious on-site amenities, there’s really no need to leave. A multipurpose eighth-floor amenity deck, organized through elevation changes to provide the feeling of separate rooms, includes an elegant pool adorned with iridescent tile and featuring semi-submerged chaise lounge chairs and covered cabanas, while an elevated fire pit area beyond provides comfortable seating with exceptional skyline views. At the ground level, a breezeway with stylish pavers and seating leads to an elevated leisure area with a radial fire pit, surrounded by comfortable chairs, overlooking the Katy Trail.

client: JLB Partners

harvest – argyle, texas

It’s the romance of a pastoral lifestyle combined with the comfort and convenience of modernity. It’s a celebration of community, camaraderie and bountiful abundance. It’s Harvest. Conceived through a multidisciplinary workshop rooted in a shared vision, Harvest honors the land’s agrarian heritage — a centrally located 5-acre farm yields ample produce for the weekly farmers’ market, and community garden plots let residents exercise their green thumbs — combined with progressive planning and design principles. The community framework prioritizes the pedestrian and features a prominent north/south greenway spine connecting community destinations. Roads terminate on this central greenway and pocket parks are central to each distinct neighborhood. Harvest was one of 13 landscape projects selected for the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s 2017 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program, which documents the benefits of exemplary landscape projects.

client: Hillwood Communities

the kirby collection – houston, texas

An upscale residential tower and adjoining office tower in Houston’s Upper Kirby district, the Kirby Collection accommodates a luxurious urban lifestyle — complete with a stunning amenity deck uniting the two towers. The sixth-floor amenity deck provides separate areas for residents and office patrons — with a sculptural reflecting pond on the office side and resort-style pool for residents — with material richness and striking skyline vistas serving as the unifying thread. Situated to capitalize on the most desirable sun angles, the pool is ideal for restorative sunbathing and includes a sun shelf with semi-submerged leisure chairs flanking a hand-picked olive tree from California that appears like it’s growing out of the water. An outdoor kitchen, community lawn, dog run and other gathering areas complete the experience.

client: Thor Equities

broadstone on 5th – fort worth, texas

Located near the Clear Fork Trinity River, Broadstone on 5th provides convenient access to the Trinity Trail system while offering upscale on-site amenities. Paying special attention to the pedestrian experience and first impressions, an iconic water feature is located at the main entrance. Two separate courtyards offer a variety of elements including fountains, a flexible open lawn space and custom-built cabanas. The third-floor amenity deck provides comfortable furnishings, an active water curtain element for white noise and an acrylic pool edge against a backdrop of downtown views.

client: Alliance Residential

urban at olive – san antonio, texas

In a neighborhood lacking conventional stormwater infrastructure, Urban at Olive provides an innovative approach to stormwater management in small, single-family neighborhood in San Antonio. Rainfall in this area has traditionally sheet-flowed off the streets and ended up in the San Antonio River. By implementing a vegetated bioswale, stormwater runoff is now both slowed and treated before entering the river. Low Impact Development was incorporated throughout the common green space, creating a strong sense of identity around the ethos of living at Urban at Olive.

client: Terramark Urban Homes

the groves – humble, texas

The Groves is an immersive community with rich natural character — it provides residents with a genuine connection to nature that becomes the backdrop, and an integral element, of their daily lives. The 993-acre site is full of towering pine trees, which were carefully preserved and provide a distinctive ambience of living in the woods. Madera Creek passes through and helps organize the long, linear site, with neighborhoods and trails — accented with spontaneous gathering nodes featuring elements like log steppers and hammocks — leading to the water. Amenities include the Hearth, a large pavilion, pool and grand, stacked stone fireplace that feels like a lake house, and Fish Camp, a designated fishing area surrounded by log seating areas and benches. The lifestyle center includes a great lawn, splash pads, trails, yard games and playground.

client: Ashlar Development

platform – austin, texas

Communal amenities are the key differentiator in today’s multifamily residences — and Platform elevated the conversation to a new level. Accommodating a major grade change in an L-shaped space, the courtyard design utilizes variety in scale and materiality, along with compelling geometries to organize the space, to provide the feeling of distinctive outdoor rooms within a cohesive setting. A large active pool — surrounded by ample seating, a trellis and turf areas — terminates at a water wall that drops down to a series of three plunge pools with varying rectilinear forms. Comfortable furnishings, ping pong, string lights, plantings, decks and an outdoor kitchen provide additional layers of interest.

client: Greystar

flats at big tex – san antonio, texas

Reimagined and repurposed for modern living, the Flats at Big Tex celebrates one of San Antonio’s historic industrial enterprises as part of a chic and contemporary residential composition. Vestiges of the site’s former identity, such as the factory’s towering grain silos, provide a prominent nod to its industrial past, while references to the former M-K-T rail line articulated through pavers and site planning provide more subtle cues. Residents enjoy convenient connectivity to miles of hike-and-bike trails and popular destinations in the location’s Southtown district, the city’s hub of art and culture. An upscale pool and amenity areas, as well as connections to the Mission Reach trail segment, provide broad appeal for potential residents.

client: The Lifshutz Companies

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