A City Chapel in the Historic Cemetery

September 1, 2011 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

In 1914, Austin built a city chapel for all faiths. This small structure, located in the city’s oldest cemetery, has the potential to be a one-of-a-kind landmark. In the United States, very few, if any, non-denominational chapels were built and owned by municipal governments. The Oakwood Cemetery Chapel is located in the center of the oldest cemetery in Austin, Texas. Both the Oakwood Cemetery ... Read More

Holy Place / Church Design & Construction / Austin / Liturgical Arts / Historic Preservation / Promotion

Residential Green Building Tip -- HVAC and Dehumidification

August 16, 2011 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

Here is a video Matt Risinger and I shot for his video blog on Residential Green Building. In this video we are looking at using as separate dehumidification unit to help control humidity and thus use the house AC units more efficiently. Here is a link to his blog. He has lots of really useful information here--and if you look carefully, you can see more of me as well! Risinger Blog Read More

Austin / Residential Design & Construction / Sustainable Design

Using Alternative Transportation - Car2Go & MetroRail

June 29, 2011 by: Ben Heimsath

It's not a scientific study, but the best way to find out whether alternative transportation is worth using is to try it. My car was in the shop this morning. Instead of asking a colleague, or the courtesy car for a free ride (still the best alternative if it is available), I decided to make use of the newest and highly promoted alternatives - MetroRail, Austin's light rail, and the Car2Go ... Read More

Transportation / Austin