06 OCTOBER 2009
FiveSeven Grille Receives Interior Design Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kirksey-Designed Houston Astros Restaurant Receives ASID Award
HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Gulf Coast chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) awarded Kirksey the First Place Interior Design Award in the hospitality category for the FiveSeven Grille at Minute Maid Park.
The ASID competition was open to licensed interior designers and architects in Houston and the Gulf Coast area. Projects could be located anywhere if they were completed within the last two years.
“The Astros are thrilled with the work that Kirksey did in bringing FiveSeven Grille to life,” said Astros President of Business Operations Pam Gardner. “The design work captures the feel and excitement of a fun, clubby destination, while showcasing Astros’ icons Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio in dynamic fashion. It has been a great gathering place on game days and provides a wonderful location for private parties on non-game days.”
Opened in April, the FiveSeven Grille is located on the main concourse behind center field and delivers a unique, casual ambiance perfect for fans of all ages. The uniform numbers of Astros greats Jeff Bagwell (No. 5) and Craig Biggio (No. 7) hang side-by-side in the rafters of Minute Maid Park, retired forever as a tribute to the monumental careers had by each. The FiveSeven Grille pays homage to this All-Star duo, and various photos taken during their tenure with the club are displayed throughout the restaurant and bar. The restaurant is open 30 minutes before gates open and reservations can be made by calling 713-259-8488. The Grille is also available year-round for private parties and events. For booking information, please call 713-259-8808.
The design of the Grille was done by Kirksey, a Houston-based architecture firm committed to the community and environment by designing high-performance, healthy buildings. Kirksey is focused on mainstreaming environmentally-friendly building practices, provides consulting services and educates the community on green building practices. Kirksey has been named one of Houston’s Best Places to Work and a top Green Architect by the Houston Business Journal as well as Houston’s Greatest Mid-Sized Company by the Greater Houston Partnership.
Randall Walker is an executive vice president and design director at Kirksey, responsible for a wide range of interior architecture projects. He was the principal-in-charge for the original restaurant concept at Minute Maid Park and led the design effort for the new FiveSeven Grille. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a native of Temple, Texas.
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 29 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey serves Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Religious, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential markets. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.