Clovis Heimsath, FAIA 1930 - 2021

October 11, 2021 by: Ben Heimsath

Clovis Heimsath, FAIA  1930 - 2021 Read More

Memorial

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

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

I-Act's Daily Dose of Hope Features Ben Heimsath's Virtual Travel Sketching

June 16, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

Interfaith Action of Central Texas (I-Act) has been sending out a Daily Dose of Hope message in response to the Covid quarrantine.   Ben Heimsath contributed his reflections in today's post.  Ben describes how he's found a new way of travel sketching, in spite of our social isolation. Here's a link to Ben's Daily Dose of Hope. Read More

Artists

AMEN Food Pantry Nears Completion

June 09, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

A new home for the AMEN Food Pantry in La Grange, Texas is nearing completion. The conversion of an industrial building will provide over 3,000 s.f. of space for food shopping and storage. A front reception and office area will serve the needs of staff, volunteers, and clients. Read More

Virtual Groundbreaking for St. James' Episcopal

May 04, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

The groundbreaking ceremony is a wonderful tradition that marks a critical moment in the life of a project. After many months of planning and preparation communities celebrate the moment when they actually start “moving dirt,” as the saying goes. Today, St. James’ Episcopal Church, La Grange, Texas celebrated with a unique ceremony - a virtual groundbreaking. Read More

Church Renovations & Additions / Preservation / Adaptive Reuse / Church Architecture

All Faith Chapel Studio and a Virtual Final Review

April 29, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

Not long ago, I gave a kick-off presentation at the Texas A&M University School of Architecture. Professor Anat Geva’s students, working in teams of three, were to design an all-faith worship space in a sacred landscape of their choosing. I blogged about the studio in March and planned to return for the final evaluations sometime in April. Read More

Design Process / Chapels / Presentations