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.
SOUTH TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
San Antonio, TX
The ongoing work at the South Texas Medical Center (STMC) is a combination of traffic and infrastructure improvements, upgrades of wayfinding signage, visual identity and branding of STMC. The physical improvements proceed directly from a Master Plan authored by Rialto Studio in 2000, which addressed issues of traffic management, area identity, wayfinding, sense of place, and space definition for the future growth of the Medical Center.
Rialto Studio participated for 13 consecutive years, – in concert with Pape-Dawson Engineers - to design and document all of the improvements for the first nine phases and monitored construction activities. STMC is uniquely partnered with the City of San Antonio in this effort; the Medical Center Alliance paid all design and engineering fees while the City funded actual construction of improvements.