St. Alban's Episcopal Church - Tracery Window

December 21, 2021 by: Ben Heimsath

As part of the project to renovate their worship space for a new organ, St Alban's Episcopal Church in Waco is commissioning a new rose window and tracery to be installed above the altar. The six foot diameter has stained glass and wood tracery on the inside by Stanton Glass in Waco. The stone tracery on the outside is produced by Dallas Cast Stone. Read More

Stained Glass / Worship Spaces / Church Architecture

Clovis Heimsath, FAIA 1930 - 2021

October 11, 2021 by: Ben Heimsath

Clovis Heimsath, FAIA 1930 - 2021 Read More



Our team was in Minneapolis this past week for The Church Network convention. Ben Heimsath and church administrator, Jim Lamm participated as presenters in the Fast Track session focused on facilities. Their topic was entitled, "Shared Design - A Ministry Based Approach to Design." Ben and Jim shared case study information on two of the firm's recently completed multi-phased projects: Woodlawn ... Read More

Sacred Architecture / Master Plan / Master Planning / Presentations / Shared Design

A Special Event - Sandy Stone and Garden Planning

February 11, 2021 by: Ben Heimsath

We’re delighted to share an invitation to a very special webinar. Sandy Stone, who in her free time is an accomplished Master Gardener, will be sharing her hands-on expertise in planning for a new or existing landscape. Her two-part program will provide direction on how to do a site analysis, then share examples of basic design principles to consider when gardening in Austin. Read More

Sustainable Deisgn / Master Plan / Residential / Sacred Landscapes

Dedication & Blessing for Future Calvary Episcopal School Campus Site

January 07, 2021 by: Ben Heimsath

Calvary Episcopal School in Bastrop, Texas celebrated the end of 2020 with a dedication service on its new 20 acre site. The land is a generous donation from the Philipp family located on Hwy 304 south of Bastrop. Heimsath Architects has worked closely with the Calvary School over the past year developing a campus master plan for the property. Read More

Dedication for St. James' Episcopal, La Grange

December 14, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

St. James’ Episcopal Church celebrated the completion of its renovations and additions program on Sunday. Braving whipping winds, masks, and social distancing, members attended the Blessing and Dedication of the New Building service in-person or participated on-line. Read More

Church Design & Construction / Church Renovations & Additions / Preservation / Adaptive Reuse

Historic Medina Motor Court Preservation Making Progress

October 28, 2020 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

Renovation and restoration at The River Oaks motor court in Medina, Texas continues. Twelve long-neglected cabins are being lovingly brought back to life. Once common throughout the country, the motor court facility was created to serve the growing popularity of automobile travel in the early 20th Century. Most were developed, like River Oaks, by local business people, and were often run as a ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Historic Preservation / Preservation / Adaptive Reuse / Presentations / Architecture

Liturgical Arts Featured as St. John's Nears Completion

September 30, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

New photos from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee show more important elements of the nearly completed historic preservation and renovations project. The memorial wall in the renovated Graham Lounge features a magnificent commissioned painting by local artist, Ron Ybedra. Ron was recently featured in the Tallahassee Magazine. Read More

Memorial / Artists / Stained Glass

Garth Renovations Make Progress

July 08, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

Work on the Garth is moving forward at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin. The project will preserve and expand the outdoor gathering and prayer space. This beloved facility has been at the heart of the Good Shepherd campus since the 1940’s. A columbarium was added in the 1980’s which will be expanded with the current renovations. Read More

Sacred Landscapes

New Manor Public Works Building Taking Shape!

We are excited to see our design of the City of Manor Public Works Department’s new office building take shape. The nearly 5,000 square-foot building houses offices, training spaces, a laboratory, support spaces, and meter/parts storage. The contemporary design is intended to relate to the city’s recent city hall expansion. The single sloped roof allows for high windows in the training and ... Read More

Architecture / Educational / Civic