Congregations Adapting to Coronavirus Are Making News

April 05, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

This Saturday, the front page of the Austin American Statesman featured the latest from area congregations adapting to coronavirus constraints. A companion video was produced for the Statesman’s YouTube channel. Today, National Public Radio featured religious leaders discussing their observations on how things have changed for their communities. Read More

Religious / Austin Churches

Coronavirus Update

March 16, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

In response to the coronavirus, as a cautionary measure, Heimsath Architects will have all personnel working from home until further notice. Read More


All Faith Studio Starts with Quest for the Sacred

March 10, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

Students in the architecture program at Texas A&M University worked with Ben Heimsath to kick off their latest studio assignment: the design of an all faith chapel.  Professor Anat Geva’s design studio, working in teams, will design their chapel in a sacred location of their choosing. To kick off this innovative inquiry, Ben began with an exercise focused on spaces that the students considered to ... Read More

Design Retreat Workshop for Calvary School

March 03, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

Calvary Episcopal School in Bastrop, Texas took a critical step forward in planning for its new location. Representatives of the school and the Calvary Episcopal Church assembled for a full-day Design Retreat Workshop at the Colony Amenity Center. Facilitated by Ben Heimsath, Kathryn Coffey, Eric MacInerney, and Li Tong, the Heimsath Architects team conducted a series of exercises to facilitate ... Read More

Schools / Master Planning

Heimsath Supports Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation

February 25, 2020 by: Eric Mac Inerney

Heimsath Architect was a Copper level sponsor at the 2020 Shining Stars Gala supporting the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation.  It was a great chance for our staff to get dressed up and learn more about the wonderful scholarships and funding the Foundation is providing to the Round Rock community.  It was a lovely evening and a great success for the Partners in Education. Read More

Schools / Architecture / Round Rock ISD

Ben Heimsath presents at 21st Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

February 19, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

The Center for Heritage Conservation at Texas A&M hosted its 21st annual Historic Preservation Symposium on Feb. 14-15, 2020. With the theme of “Preservation in Practice,” Ben Heimsath presented the firm’s process of preservation featuring engagement with building users. Read More

Historic Preservation / Presentations

St. John's Episcopal Church preservation & restoration

February 11, 2020 by: Li Tong

Heimsath Architects has recently completed the historic preservation project for St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida. The work consisting of a major renovation program was developed from a master plan that completed in 2015. The preservation and restoration scope includes replacement of the roof, masonry restoration stained glass repair and protection, structural repairs, and ... Read More

Historic Preservation

Calvary Episcopal School Master Plan Kick-Off

February 04, 2020 by: Kathryn Coffey

Heimsath Architects joined with parishioners, parents, teachers and board members for an exciting kick-off community forum at Calvary Episcopal School in Bastrop, TX.   Saturday's weather cooperated and the groups were able to tour and assess their current facilities in glorious sunshine!  Many ideas about the new campus were shared and discussed in this first of two master plan events.  We look ... Read More

Design Process / Master Plan / Site Development / Schools / Religious Education / Master Planning / Presentations / Architecture

Medina Motor Court Renovation in Progress

January 29, 2020 by: Kathryn Coffey

The River Oaks motor court in Medina is currently undergoing some major renovation and restoration! The twelve long-neglected cabins are being lovingly brought back to life through the work of a dedicated owner, Big Rock Road Construction, Heimsath Architects and their consultants. The finishing touches are being added to Cabin #7 (known as the Listening Room) which features a space for music ... Read More

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

Ben Heimsath to present at Historic Preservation Symposium

January 21, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

"Preservation - Know Who Needs It!" That's the title of Ben Heimsath's session as a speaker Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation's Historic Preservation Symposium on Feb. 14-15, 2020. The annual symposium will be centered on the theme of "Preservation in Practice." Ben’s presentation, subtitled “Historic Preservation Process Based on Users’ Needs” will feature the importance of the users ... Read More

Historic Preservation / Presentations