07 FEBRUARY 2018
Kirksey Names First-Ever CFO
Houston Business Journal
Houston-based Kirksey, one of Houston's largest architecture firms, recently named Crystal McDonald as its CFO.
31 JANUARY 2018
Rebirth of a Mural : The 5900 Canal Project
On one side of the 5900 Canal building in Houston's East End, a decades-old mural is getting the face-lift it deserves. Previously home to the Continental Can Company, a cannery warehouse facility, the 5900 Canal building is being transformed by Kirksey to serve three functions with separate spaces: 1) Precinct 6 Constable's Office, 2) District Clerk's Office and 3) the District Attorney's Office.
26 JANUARY 2018
The Wilshire holds grand opening, offers 96 units
The illustrious River Oaks neighborhood in Houston has one new addition to complement its finery in not only residential space, but also a building architecturally pleasing to the eye. The Wilshire, designed by Kirksey, is Houston's latest high-rise located within walking distance to the River Oaks District.
06 DECEMBER 2017
What to know about the new flood regulations on construction in Harris County
KPRC Channel 2
Kirksey's own Catherine Callaway talks to KPRC about the new regulations that Harris County commissioners just passed post-Harvey for new construction in the unincorporated part of Harris County.
21 NOVEMBER 2017
Exclusive: Medistar to develop health care tower in Texas Medical Center
Houston Business Journal
Houston-based Medistar will develop a roughly 25-story health care tower, the exterior designed by Kirksey Architecture, in the Texas Medical Center -- right across the street from the dual hotel-multifamily development the company's currently building.
15 NOVEMBER 2017
Photos Offer 1st Look Inside Houston's 2nd Hotel ZaZa
The 17-story tower, designed by Houston-based Kirksey Architecture and Kathy Andrews Interiors, will open to the public on December 1, 2017 at the corner of Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill near Memorial City Mall.
31 OCTOBER 2017
Astrodome Conservancy, Harris County tentatively planning a Dome bash
A party to honor the Astrodome's history is tentatively set for April 9, 2018. The party itself won't be in the Dome, but fans can wait in line to walk inside for a few minutes. A massive $105 million renovation project that would raise the floor of the Dome two levels and put thousands of parking spaces underneath could begin as early as next summer. Kirksey Architecture is working on the design to retrofit the Astrodome.
12 OCTOBER 2017
Second Baptist Church - Cypress wins a 2017 Solomon Award
Worship Facilities (WfX) Network
Second Baptist Church - Cypress won a 2017 Solomon design award. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the growing campus features a technology-rich, state-of-the-art church that includes worship in the round to give all church-goers great views from any angle. The design was inspired by Texas vernacular, incorporating natural limestone and exposed wood.
28 SEPTEMBER 2017
Report Urges Houston to Incentivize "Green Infrastructure"
NPR Houston Public Media
Kirksey's Director of EcoServices and LEED Fellow, Julie Hendricks, spoke at a press conference on behalf of AIA Houston hosted by Environment Texas and the Galveston Bay Foundation. The topic was a new report from Environment Texas that ranks Houston fourth out of five Texas cities in storm water management and urges cities to place priority on green infrastructure.
19 SEPTEMBER 2017
Reeling from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Architects Focus on Rebuilding and Resiliency
As summer 2017 drew to a close, for the first time in 166 years of weather records, two Category 4 Atlantic hurricanes hit the United States in the same season—just 16 days apart. “We’ve been preaching sustainability and resiliency for years,” says Catherine Callaway, board president of AIA Houston and senior associate at local firm Kirksey. “Now that there are new ears willing to listen, I think we have a great opportunity to talk about better ways to build and develop land.”