Location: Austin, Texas
Owner: Schlumberger Austin System Center
Awards: National Arbor Day Foundation, Project Award, 1991, for tree preservation and conservation, Honor Award, Texas Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1989 Awards, for design, First Place Award, Texas Urban Forestry Council and Texas Forest Service, 1989, for integration of native plants and tree preservation in urban areas, First Place, City of Austin Xeriscape Awards, Commercial Div., 1987
Completed in 1987, Schlumberger Well Services is a six-building research campus located in an environmentally sensitive area northwest of Austin. The landscape plan called for restoration of seven acres of mid-grass prairie, several elegant courtyards, and xeriscape treatment of new formal plantings, all of which came out to a cost of $700,000. The project is the recipient of four design awards, including xeriscape planting, trees and natural area preservation, and landscape.