January 29, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

There are plenty of shapes and sizes for a church. This one is pretty unusual. In the early 1970’s, there were plenty of ideas for making new shapes and using materials creatively. This form makes sense when you consider the orientation. The bank of windows along the side all face north. This building was shaped to capture disperse light, the artist’s light, that comes through north facing windows.


Berkeley United Methodist serves a vibrant South Austin community with an active dayschool. Across from the local elementary school, this church continues to be a neighborhood center and a distinctive landmark.


Berkeley United Methodist Church is located at 2407 Berkeley Ave in Austin, Texas.

Church Design & Construction/ Austin