Help Honor Metz - Help Fund the Legacy Project

December 05, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

It's the passing of an era. Metz Elementary, an honored institution serving East Austin for over a century will be part of AISD's school consolidation. To recognize and celebrate the school's remarkable history, we're supporting the Metz Legacy Project. This semester-long project will match current students with expert writers and artists to create publications and events to memorialize the Metz ... Read More

Austin / Campus Architecture / Schools / 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

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

Code Next Update - Council and CAG Joint Meeting

October 20, 2016 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

Alpha Seventh-Day Adventist Celebrates Sanctuary Grand Re-Opening

December 02, 2015 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

October 20, 2015 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

Media Tour of Adaptive Reuse School - Jaime Padron Elementary

August 01, 2014 by: Ben Heimsath

The Austin Independent School District held a media tour of the new adaptive reuse school, Jamie Padron Elementary School at 2011 W. Rundberg Lane in North Austin on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  The District's newest and largest elementary school posed a number of unique challenges.  The new facility is an adaptive reuse of an empty warehouse and manufacturing facility. The new school had to ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Austin / Schools

1,000+ Tour the Green Home, Purple Heron Residence on AIA Homes Tour!

October 26, 2012 by: Eric Mac Inerney

This year's Austin AIA Homes Tour exceeded all expectations! Eric MacInerney's Purple Heron Residence was toured by over one-thousand visitors. The design is a contemporary update of a traditional craftsman- style home. It features many traditional art-and-crafts details with an open floorplan designed for contemporary living. The home also features many innovative green building technologies, ... Read More

Austin / Residential Design & Construction