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

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

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

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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

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 in ... Read More

Church Design & Construction / Historic Preservation

Our Lady of Guadalupe Historic Preservation

March 15, 2013 by: Ben Heimsath

The historic preservation project at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Austin is nearly complete. This week, the scaffolding will come down! With months of intensive work, a range of issues were addressed, including badly needed restoration of the historic church steeple. See our blogpost on the progress of the cupola restoration and the challenge of removing a massive hive of bees!  View the portfolio ... Read More

Historic Preservation

Historic Restoration Award Given to Sandy Stone

December 18, 2009 by: Ben Heimsath

Outstanding Construction Award for Historic Restoration at University United Methodist Church in Austin, TX. Sandy Stone, Project Manager, reports that after winning both local and state awards the UUMC project has now gone onto national competition.  Read More

Historic Preservation