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23 APRIL 2015

Kirksey Architecture expands ownership to 25 vice presidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proving "Shared Vision is Much More Powerful Than a Singular One"

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Kirksey Architecture announced a major expansion in the ownership of the 150-person architectural firm. As of April 2015, the new ownership group includes Wes Good, the firm’s managing principal, 24 vice presidents, and John Kirksey continuing in his role as president.

“Our shared vision is much more powerful than a singular one,” said founder John Kirksey. “This ownership expansion represents a strong investment in the future of our firm and the next generation of leadership at Kirksey.”

Expanding and distributing ownership among current leaders of the firm allows Kirksey to retain talent and continue to cultivate the foundation of knowledge within the firm.

“Unlike the recent mergers, corporate consolidations and acquisitions that are taking place in our industry, this ownership expansion ensures that Kirksey stays Kirksey,” said Good. “Our unique culture remains the same, and our leadership team is now also our ownership team.”

This ownership model demonstrates how Kirksey’s dedication to sustainability translates to their business practices, as well as their commitment to the environment.

“Kirksey has continually ‘grown from within’ over our 44 year history,” said Kirksey. “Each leader is a product of that growth and they are committed to elevating our reputation as a superior, Houston-based design firm."

Supported by 125 talented architects, designers, and administrative staff, Kirksey Architecture is now led and owned by:

John Kirksey, FAIA – President & Founder

Wes Good, AIA – Managing Principal

Kathy Howell – Executive Vice President, Director of Finance

Scott Wilkinson, AIA – Executive Vice President, Commercial Team Leader

Nicola Springer, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, PreK-12 Team Leader

Terry Greiner, AIA – Executive Vice President, Renovation Team Leader

Bob Inaba, AIA – Executive Vice President, Director of Design

David McLemore, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Healthcare Team Leader

Julie Hendricks, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Director of EcoServices

Randy Thomas, AIA – Executive Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Brian Malarkey, FAIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Interior Architecture Team Leader

Randall Walker, AIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Design Director Interior Architecture

Jim Dietzmann, AIA – Executive Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Benito Guerrier, AIA – Executive Vice President, Government Team Leader/Director of Client Development

Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Collegiate/Community Team Leader

Kathleen Jircik, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Jim Way, AIA – Executive Vice President, Director of Operations

Doug Hammel, AIA – Executive Vice President, Hospitality Team Leader

Scott Cutlip, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Design Principal

Melissa O’Neil, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Steve Otto – Vice President, Director of Information Systems

Brian Richard, AIA – Executive Vice President, Science & Technology Team Leader

Paul Newsoroff, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Gary Machicek, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Design Principal

Marty Fifer, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Shawn Jackson – Executive Vice President, General Counsel

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About Kirksey

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.