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

Dedication for Cornerstone Baptist Church

August 28, 2019 by: Ben Heimsath

Cornerstone Baptist Church held an open house and ribbon cutting to dedicate their new sanctuary. The new facility was planned for the growing congregation to provide a modern space for worship. The building and church tower have become an instant landmark on FM 484 in Harker Heights. Eric MacInerney has guided the project from the early master planning stages. He attended the celebration and ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Church Site Development / Religious / Church Architecture

Woodlawn Baptist in Austin Dedicates new Connection Center

May 03, 2018 by: Ben Heimsath

Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, celebrated the completion of its renovation program and new central gathering space. The new skylight foyer has been christened the “Connection Center.” A ribbon cutting took place on Sunday, April 8 with the oldest and youngest members of the congregation assisting with the ceremonial scissors . Building committee chair, Cindy Figer, recognized the ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Austin / Church Renovations & Additions / Church Architecture

historic preservation presentation at Texas A&M

October 26, 2017 by: Ben Heimsath

Professor Anat Geva’s Historic Preservation in Practice class had an in-depth look into two major projects with similar programs but very different solutions. Ben Heimsath and Sandy Stone met with the Texas A&M students on September 28 to discuss their work with the recently completed Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas and for the current designs for St. John’s Episcopal Church ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Historic Preservation

Word of Life celebrates their new building

November 28, 2016 by: Heimsath Architects Staff

We were excited and proud to be with Word of Life Fellowship in Cibolo, TX as they worshipped for the first time in their new 5,000 SF building. The building is Phase 1 of their 2014 Masterplan. Judging by the crowd, it shouldn't be long before Phase 2 is needed! Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction / Religious

Peace Zion Chapel for Ebert Ranch Camp Dedication

On May 28, members and friends of Cross Trails Ministry gathered together to celebrate the dedication of the new chapel for Ebert Ranch Camp. It was also a precursor to the beginning of camp for the summer, on June 5. The celebration included: tours of the Lela Haus, one of the bunkrooms; Archery and Slingshots; Gaga ball; Lawn games; visiting the many animals, inlcuding horses, bunnies, and ... Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction

St. Paul Lutheran Groundbreaking in New Braunfels

December 16, 2015 by: Ben Heimsath

The day was perfect for the recent groundbreaking at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels. Sunshine greeted congregation members as shortly after the early service, they gathered in the courtyard to celebrate. Congregation president, Fred Terry greeted the members and Pastor Paul opened with a prayer. Committee Chair, Liz Doss recognized members of her committee and thanked everyone for the ... Read More

Sacred Architecture / Church Design & Construction

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

Sanctuary Addition Featured in Religious Products News

October 20, 2015 by: Ben Heimsath

An inspiring article features the newly completed sanctuary addition for Alpha 7th-Day Adventist in Austin. Pastor Gordon Jones and Ben Heimsath share their stories about a church expansion project that was destined to happen. The renovations and addition for this growing East Austin congregation have been truly transformational. Here's a link to the entire article in Religious Product News. Read More

Worship Space / Church Design & Construction / Austin

Groundbreaking for Renovation of Abiding Love Lutheran Church Center

May 09, 2014 by: Ben Heimsath

The Abiding Love Lutheran congregation celebrated with a groundbreaking for the renovation and expansion of the Fetter Activity Center. The current structure has seen decades of use, providing for the community with a wide variety of uses. The new construction will expand and improve the Center with a new commercial kitchen, new air-conditioning systems, new storage, and an expansion and ... Read More

Church Design & Construction