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

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

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

AISD Breaks Ground on Adaptive Reuse for New Elementary School

May 24, 2014 by: Ben Heimsath

Neighbors, Board Members and dignitaries helped to break ground on AISD’s innovative new school, Jaime Padron Elementary School. The program is an adaptive reuse project - turning a vacant commercial building into what will be one of Austin’s largest elementary schools.   Heimsath Architects, in joint venture with Architecture Plus, has been working for over a year with AISD and Flintco ... Read More

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