Historic Medina Motor Court Preservation Making Progress

October 28, 2020 by: Kathryn Coffey

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

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

AMEN Food Pantry Project Presented

November 29, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

The annual volunteer appreciation luncheon for AMEN Food Pantry featured a presentation by Ben Heimsath. The group has outgrown its converted residence and has been planning a new facility in a renovated warehouse owned by the City of La Grange. Board member Garry Schellberg introduced the project and explained how it was being developed in partnership with Heimsath Architects. Ben Heimsath noted ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Master Planning / Presentations

Washington Post Cites Heimsath Architects' Church Expertise

June 22, 2017 by: Vivi Pham

Recently, Ben Heimsath was quoted in a Washington Post article titled "Converting Churches to Condos Brings Logisitical, Social Challenges." The article discusses the recent trend of churches being reused for non-sacred functions. It focuses specifically on churches that have been converted into condominiums in the Washington D.C. area, highlighting the issues that developers and community face. ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Church Adaptive Reuse

Food Pantry Volunteers Imagine New Home

February 06, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Volunteers and Board Members of the AMEN Food Pantry in LaGrange, Texas participated in an evaluation and tour of their future new home. The February 1st tour was part of a visioning process to develop a program to renovate the new building to accommodate the non-profit’s growing activities. The City of LaGrange has entered into a long-term lease with the AMEN Food Pantry to provide expanded ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use

Alpha Seventh-Day Adventist Celebrates Sanctuary Grand Re-Opening

December 02, 2015 by: Ben Heimsath

Members and guests filled the Alpha Seventh-Day Adventist Church for a joyous Sabbath celebration for the grand re-opening and rededication of the newly renovated sanctuary and facilities. Special guests included gospel singer Zelma Neal and Dr. Charles Wesley Knight, the featured Guest Speaker. Inspiring music and celebration uplifted the congregation as the Praise Team and a combined Church ... Read More

Holy Place / Sacred Architecture / Church Design & Construction / Adaptive Re-use / Austin

Media Tour of Adaptive Reuse School - Jaime Padron Elementary

August 01, 2014 by: Ben Heimsath

The Austin Independent School District held a media tour of the new adaptive reuse school, Jamie Padron Elementary School at 2011 W. Rundberg Lane in North Austin on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.  The District's newest and largest elementary school posed a number of unique challenges.  The new facility is an adaptive reuse of an empty warehouse and manufacturing facility. The new school had to ... Read More

Adaptive Re-use / Austin / Schools