On February 26th , 2012 from 3pm-Sunset, Waterstone on Lake Travis, a modern condominium development designed by Larry Speck, will be hosting an architecture talk with Mr. Speck, poolside with catered food, cocktails, s’mores by the bonfire, and spectacular sunset views of Lake Travis.
Mr. Speck will share his inspiration behind the modern organic design of Waterstone and how this rare lakefront condominium respectfully merges indoor and outdoor living. Each of the 71 condominiums was built to take full advantage of the sunlit views while simultaneously respecting the natural shape of the lakeside terrain. Oversized porches and floor-to-ceiling windows create a unique opportunity to be with nature – a space Speck refers to as “a room outdoors”.
The talk will further delve into the important role that architecture plays in our psyche and how it affects our mood, well being, and ultimately, our life.
Waterstone on Lake Travis was recently awarded Dream Home Award’s Best Multi-Family Project of the Year. Located on the shores of Lake Travis, Waterstone is a luxury private enclave replete with its own boutique amenities such as a private nature trail, resort-style pool and day dock.
Larry Speck, former Dean of Architecture of UT Austin, is currently a principal architect of PageSoutherlandPage, one of the nation’s most prolific and enduring architectural and engineering design practices with roots extending back to a two-person partnership formed in 1898 in Austin, TX. Over the last decade, Larry has expanded the range of his teaching in the School of Architecture, has contributed to national and international architectural journals, has authored two books, has been profiled in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Architectural Digest among many others, and has served on advisory boards for two US governmental agencies, two national environmental non-profits and six schools of architecture.