Day- and Ground-breaking in Shiner

Oct 24, 2016 2:33:14 PM by: Kathryn Coffey

A glorious sunrise led us eastward toward Shiner, Texas on Sunday morning to celebrate with the congregation of United Evangelical Lutheran Dr. Martin Luther Church the next step in our shared vision. Read More


Future Architects Tour Office

Oct 21, 2016 2:40:21 PM by: Ben Heimsath

On two recent occasions, young aspiring architects arranged to tour the offices of Heimsath Architects to learn more about the profession.   Agustin Perez (standing), Brian Kennedy, Mickey Peavler, Sandy Stone (left to right) Traveling from San Diego, high school senior, Agustin Perez and his instructor, Brian Kennedy from the Heath Science High and Middle College dropped by the office on ... Read More


Code Next Update - Council and CAG Joint Meeting

Oct 20, 2016 11:02:43 AM by: Ben Heimsath

Last night, Austin’s City Council and it’s appointed Code Advisory Group met in a joint session to review the overall progress of Code Next and to clarify roles and expectations for the program. The two-hour special meeting offered a broad overview of the program and allowed the Council to question staff and CAG members on their expectations and anticipated schedule. Read More

Transportation / Austin / building codes

Peace Zion Chapel for Ebert Ranch Camp Dedication

Jun 3, 2016 10:15:18 AM by: Abby MacInerney

On May 28, members and friends of Cross Trails Ministry gathered together to celebrate the dedication of the new chapel for Ebert Ranch Camp. It was also a precursor to the beginning of camp for the summer, on June 5. The celebration included: tours of the Lela Haus, one of the bunkrooms; Archery and Slingshots; Gaga ball; Lawn games; visiting the many animals, inlcuding horses, bunnies, and ... Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction

Ben and Eric at A&M Architecture School

May 10, 2016 12:27:22 PM by: Ben Heimsath

Recently, Ben Heimsath and Eric MacInerney visited A&M Professor Anat Geva’s Religion and Architecture class to discuss Hindu and Buddhist temple design. They began their presentation describing their approach to working with different religious traditions. Researching historical buildings, they explained, can be a good start. Ben and Eric stressed that it was even more important to understand ... Read More

Worship Space

Early Clovis Heimsath Design on Houston Symphony League Homes Tour

Mar 6, 2016 11:07:28 PM by: Ben Heimsath

A home designed originally for one of NASA’s pioneering astronauts is now recognized as a mid century modern classic. The Houston Symphony Bay Area League held their annual homes tour March 5-6 featuring a house designed by Clovis Heimsath in his early career. The owners, Charlie Bassett and his wife Jeannie, wanted an open, light-filled home for their young children. Tragically, Captain Bassett ... Read More

modern architecture / Residential Design & Construction

St. Paul Lutheran Groundbreaking in New Braunfels

Dec 16, 2015 4:23:16 PM by: Ben Heimsath

The day was perfect for the recent groundbreaking at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Sunshine greeted congregation members as shortly after the early service, they gathered in the courtyard to celebrate. Congregation president, Fred Terry greeted the members and Pastor Paul opened with a prayer. Committee Chair, Liz Doss recognized members of her committee and thanked everyone for the ... Read More

Sacred Architecture / Church Design & Construction

Alpha Seventh-Day Adventist Celebrates Sanctuary Grand Re-Opening

Dec 2, 2015 12:28:24 PM by: Ben Heimsath

Members and guests filled the Alpha Seventh-Day Adventist Church for a joyous Sabbath celebration for the grand re-opening and rededication of the newly renovated sanctuary and facilities. Special guests included gospel singer Zelma Neal and Dr. Charles Wesley Knight, the featured Guest Speaker. Inspiring music and celebration uplifted the congregation as the Praise Team and a combined Church ... Read More

Holy Place / Sacred Architecture / Church Design & Construction / Adaptive Re-use / Austin

Sanctuary Addition Featured in Religious Products News

Oct 20, 2015 8:58:52 PM by: Ben Heimsath

An inspiring article features the newly completed sanctuary addition for Alpha 7th-Day Adventist in Austin.  Pastor Gordon Jones and Ben Heimsath share their stories about a church expansion project that was destined to happen.  The renovations and addition for this growing East Austin congregation have been truly transformational.  Here's a link to the entire article in Religious Product News. Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction / Austin

We've Moved!

Jun 22, 2015 3:45:00 PM by: Abby MacInerney

After 14 years at our E M Franklin location, Heimsath Architects has a new home. It took months of preparation and packing to make the smooth transition.  Many thanks to everyone for all the time and effort!   Heimsath Architects is now located in South Austin.  Our new address is: 7509 Manchaca Road, Bldg. 4, Austin, TX 78745.  E-mails and phone numbers remain unchanged. Come by and check out ... Read More