Note: This article originally appeared in the Docomomo US newsletter.
By Jason John Paul Haskins, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C Robert Mather
brought an impressive Modernist pedigree to the design of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas (1958-1960). This Mid-century abstraction of the primitive Christian basilica represents a synthesis of international movements in architecture and liturgy uncovering archetypal models of inhabitation and ritual. The church will be featured on the upcoming tour “Modernity and Continuity in Austin's Religious Architecture
” during the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference in Austin, Texas, April 9-13, 2014.