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

Team 5628 -- Tau Manifesto Advances to Regionals

February 20, 2017 by: Eric Mac Inerney

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Technology / Promotion

Wells Branch MUD Recreation Center Infill Addition Wins AGC Award

February 09, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

The Austin Chapter of the Associated General Contractors honored the Wells Branch MUD Recreation Center Renovation and Expansion Project at their annual banquet Friday, February 3. The recently completed program won the 2016 Outstanding Construction Award for a building in the $2 Million to $5million category. The general contractors, Braun & Butler, were selected utilizing a partnering process ... Read More

Austin / Church Renovations & Additions

Food Pantry Volunteers Imagine New Home

February 06, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Volunteers and Board Members of the AMEN Food Pantry in LaGrange, Texas participated in an evaluation and tour of their future new home. The February 1st tour was part of a visioning process to develop a program to renovate the new building to accommodate the non-profit’s growing activities. The City of LaGrange has entered into a long-term lease with the AMEN Food Pantry to provide expanded ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use