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  • 05 SEPTEMBER 2014 HBJ announces the 2014 Best Places to Work Finalists

    Houston Business Journal

    For more than a decade, the Houston Business Journal has hosted the longest-running Best Places to Work awards program in the city, honoring top employers for their unique cultures, amenities, benefits and worker-retention and attraction strategies.

  • 12 AUGUST 2014 Meet the Fast 100: Home-grown architecture firm takes on big clients, hiring for a 'litany' of positions

    Houston Business Journal 

    A leader in sustainable design, Houston-based architecture firm Kirksey has designed glittering high-rise office towers, small community theaters and everything in between. But the fact that its project base is so diverse came as no accident.

  • 11 AUGUST 2014 Veteran theater to get new digs

    Houston Business Journal

    A veteran theater company has lowered the curtain on its former name and building with plans to open a new facility next spring. The Queensbury Theatre, formerly the Country Playhouse, has begun construction on its new 21,000-square-foot theater on Queensberry Lane near Town and Country Boulevard.

  • 05 AUGUST 2014 New LEED certification requires more, but can pay off big

    Houston Business Journal

    LEED certification is quickly becoming more common in Houston’s new office buildings, whereby developers can charge higher sale prices and rents. But a new category within the certification process may make it a bit more challenging to attain.
  • 04 AUGUST 2014 Construction begins, more details revealed for Energy Center Five

    Houston Business Journal

    Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors have begun construction on Energy Center Five, marking the final phase of the companies' Energy Corridor campus. The Class A 18-story office tower is slated to be complete in the second quarter of 2016.

  • 29 JULY 2014 Construction costs soar amid high demand for space

    Houston Chronicle

    Commercial construction costs are up sharply this year and further increases are predicted for the second half, as high demand, labor and material shortages push up prices for building projects.

  • 24 JULY 2014 Video highlights 21st century design concepts for Milby High School

    Houston Independent School District Blog

    The school's community worked together to create a design that will incorporate the historical campus facade portion of the 1926 building to connect to a new building. 

  • 07 JULY 2014 Hines' high rise digs

    Houston Chronicle 

    The Houston office of Hines space in Williams Tower, has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System. 

  • 30 JUNE 2014 Exclusive: Academy Sports + Outdoors expands headquarters

    Houston Business Journal

    Although construction is well underway and visible from Interstate 10, Academy Sports + Outdoors has been every quiet about the expansion of its headquarters in Katy. Until now. 

  • 19 MAY 2014 Energy Center Five set to break ground, new details emerge on other two towers

    Houston Business Journal 

    As new details emerge on its other two Energy Corridor towers, Houston-based Trammell Crow is set to break ground on Energy Center Five in July, which will be designed to accommodate either one large tenant or multiple tenants. Houston-based ConocoPhillips inked the largest prelease of 2013 — 1.2 million square feet in Energy Centers Three and Four developed by Houston-based Trammell Crow Co. with partner PrinREI and designed by Kirksey Architecture. 

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