October 21, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

On two recent occasions, young aspiring architects arranged to tour the offices of Heimsath Architects to learn more about the profession.

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Agustin Perez (standing), Brian Kennedy, Mickey Peavler, Sandy Stone (left to right)

Traveling from San Diego, high school senior, Agustin Perez and his instructor, Brian Kennedy from the Heath Science High and Middle College dropped by the office on Thursday. They were hosted by architect, Mickey Peavler, a friend and former employee of the firm. Agustin was able to see current projects in various stages of progress. Over lunch, he discussed how his interest in architecture has grown from drawing, making things, and watching his father on construction sites.

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Li Tong, Joseph James (left to right)

In early October, Joseph James, a new graduate student at the University of Texas School of Architecture program, visited Heimsath Architects as part of his “Chasing a Preservationist” program. Professor Michael Holleran requires students to experience the actual work environment as part of his Preservation History and Theory class. With an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Joseph is interested in both modern architecture and historic preservation. Li Tong and Sandy Stone, both graduates of UT’s Historic Preservation program, shared with Joseph their recent experience on several restoration and renovation projects. They reviewed the St. John’s Episcopal Church master plan, which is currently fundraising for a 4 million restoration, renovation and addition project in Tallahassee, Florida.