23 MAY 2019
Kirksey Architecture opens Austin office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kirksey Architecture Expands with an Austin Office to Better Serve Central Texas
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Kirksey Architecture has long been committed to serving Central Texas, and has proven that commitment by opening an office in Austin. Known for delivering high-performing, healthy buildings, the firm currently has over $500 million worth of work underway in Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Since its inception in 1971, Kirksey has designed over 37,000,000 square feet of LEED-certified space and recently became a carbon neutral company proving their commitment to sustainable practices.
The firm has partnered with numerous clients to develop facilities in Central Texas, including Austin ISD, Bastrop County, Bracewell, Credit Human, Cushman & Wakefield, Koontz Corporation, Round Rock ISD, Silver Ventures, Texas Facilities Commission, Texas State University System, The University of Texas System, Transwestern and USA Compression, among others. In addition to being committed to sustainable design practices, the Kirksey team excels at solving unique design challenges through their collaborative, client-focused process.
Kirksey President, Wes Good, notes that, “expanding to Austin was one of the easiest decisions we’ve made as a firm. We’ve been working in Central Texas for over 20 years and our new Austin office allows us to better serve those clients."
Opening an Austin office is the latest major milestone for the firm, coming on the heels of announcing the firm met their goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company. After calculating and working to reduce their carbon footprint, Kirksey purchased carbon storage from 386 acres of marshlands along the Texas Coast - representing the first transaction of the Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX). Through environmental impact reduction efforts and offsets, Kirksey is now actually operating at a carbon deficit, reducing more carbon than it creates. Click here to learn more about the carbon credit exchange program, TCX.
Located at 1701 Directors Boulevard, Suite 250, the Austin office is led by Executive Vice President Benito Guerrier and Vice Presidents David Dalton and Kathleen Jircik. The experienced trio worked in the Houston headquarters and their leadership ensures the Austin office maintains Kirksey's culture, standards, and expertise. Their presence reiterates Kirksey's commitment to Central Texas.
“I’ve enjoyed working in Central Texas for years. Both Austin and San Antonio are experiencing unprecedented growth and we’re excited to be a part of helping shape those communities,” says Kathleen Jircik, Vice President.
Kirksey is a sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 37 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey has been serving a variety of markets for over 45 years, including Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.