El Gouna, Egypt
Towne Lake reflects its Texas-sized appeal in a 300-acre lake, the 4th largest recreational lake in the Greater Houston area. Connected trails, waterways and scenic coves allow neighbors easy access to the lake and the many amenities and destinations throughout, bonding the community together and creating a unique living experience. Towne Lake is a place where neighbors can work, play, raise children and leave a legacy for generations to come.
Rialto Studio developed the community “look and feel” based on the Texas Hill Country vernacular. The land has been shaped to create hills and valleys uncommon to Houston but which serves to distinguish Towne Lake from its competitors. Native Texas plantings also serve to differentiate the community from those with high maintenance formal landscapes.
HYATT HILL COUNTRY RESORT
San Antonio, TX
Two decades after designing the visitor amenities, roadways, and grounds for this luxury resort hotel, Rialto returned to one of their most iconic projects to provide upgrades and new facilities. To supplement the original 3 swimming pools and lazy river, Rialto Studio added new water-recreation elements, and supporting facilities. Mature landscapes were freshened, while some exhausted plant materials were replenished, remaining faithful to the original concept of utilizing native plants where possible. Newly-added ballroom and guest facilities, and parking were supported by new walled courtyards, pedestrian amenities, and planting improvements. Lighting throughout the project was upgraded, taking advantage of advanced technologies. The make-over complete, the old-to-new-again popular resort remains true to its original Hill Country ambiance while offering the latest in visitor enrichment and comfort.