Career Day at Metz

May 24, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

Heimsath Architects participated in the annual Metz Elementary Career Day. Students of all grade levels were introduced to possible careers in a wide range of fields from finance and high tech, to life safety and construction. Ben Heimsath talked about careers in architecture with 3rd and 4th grade classes. By far the most popular part of the presentation was a marshmallow construction challenge. ... Read More

Schools / Presentations / East Austin

Design Workshop with Rehoboth Baptist Church

May 04, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

Plans for a new building and new site relocation for the Rehoboth Baptist Church took a big step forward last week. A representative group of congregation members met with Heimsath Architects for a morning-long Design Workshop on Saturday, April 28. The church is in the process of developing plans for their new property located about a mile east of the church’s present location. Pastor Ray ... Read More

Austin / Master Planning / East Austin / Church Change

Woodlawn Baptist in Austin Dedicates new Connection Center

May 03, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, celebrated the completion of its renovation program and new central gathering space. The new skylight foyer has been christened the “Connection Center.” A ribbon cutting took place on Sunday, April 8 with the oldest and youngest members of the congregation assisting with the ceremonial scissors . Building committee chair, Cindy Figer, recognized the ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Austin / Church Renovations & Additions / Church Architecture

Our Sympathies to the Families Impacted by the Austin Bombings

March 22, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

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Létourneau Organ Featured on Christmas Card

December 21, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings from all of us at Heimsath Architects! Read More

Worship Space / Church Renovations & Additions

Li Tong Joins New Architects Convocation

November 16, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Li Tong participated in the New Architect Convocation at the Texas Architect convention in Austin. This annual ceremony recognizes newly licensed architects in the state of Texas. Li has been an integral part of Heimsath Architects since beginning her summer internship in 2009. She drew upon her extensive experience in project management and documentation to complete her licensing exams in 2017. ... Read More

Architects and Construction

Good Shepherd Recognized with Awards

November 14, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd project has received recognition from two prestigious awards programs. The recently completed project included the renovation of the existing nave and the addition of a new narthex and bell tower. The completion marks the congregation’s final phase working with Heimsath Architects on a 15-year multi-phased program that started with an initial master plan. Read More

Architects and Construction

Sandy Stone's Garden featured on KLRU

October 29, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

The KLRU program The Central Texas Gardner featured Sandy Stone’s own home garden in a recent episode. She and Joe Brown have transformed a wooded property into a magical place using native plants and handmade art. The garden is designed as a refuge for wildlife displaced by developments that have razed existing habitat. With the help of family and friends, the garden is Sandy’s place for ... Read More

Sustainable Deisgn / Featured Projects / Sacred Landscapes

historic preservation presentation at Texas A&M

October 26, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Professor Anat Geva’s Historic Preservation in Practice class had an in-depth look into two major projects with similar programs but very different solutions. Ben Heimsath and Sandy Stone met with the Texas A&M students on September 28 to discuss their work with the recently completed Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas and for the current designs for St. John’s Episcopal Church in ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Historic Preservation

Washington Post Cites Heimsath Architects' Church Expertise

June 22, 2017 by: Vivi Pham

Recently, Ben Heimsath was quoted in a Washington Post article titled "Converting Churches to Condos Brings Logisitical, Social Challenges." The article discusses the recent trend of churches being reused for non-sacred functions. It focuses specifically on churches that have been converted into condominiums in the Washington D.C. area, highlighting the issues that developers and community face. ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Church Adaptive Reuse