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.
SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK
San Antonio, TX
The San Antonio food Bank provides food and grocery items for 16 communities in the Southwest Texas area. In order to keep up with fresh produce and food storage, expansion was needed. In 2014, the facility expansion included the Harvey Najim Children's Pavilion and 20 acres of farmland adjacent to it.
Rialto Studio worked with the design team to create an easily accessible, modern atmosphere in a farm like setting. The planting concept was very simple, utilizing different types of grasses and decomposed granite to keep the site clean and easily maintained. Rialto Studio also participated in the renovation of the landscape at the existing facility and helped to create visual consistency between the two spaces.