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10 DECEMBER 2007

Kirksey Project Featured in Architectural Portfolio Honoring Education Design Excellence


Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences Featured for Design Excellence

HOUSTON, TEXAS Kirksey announces that Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences, Houston Center, Houston, TX has been selected for publication in Penton Media’s American School & University® 2007 Architectural Portfolio. The project is featured in the November 2007 edition of the magazine and also on the Web at An annual competition honoring education design excellence, the Architectural Portfolio spotlights projects representing some of the most effective learning environments in America.

A jury of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education members and education administrators evaluated submissions from architectural firms, schools and universities across the country. Two hundred thirty-four projects were chosen for publication in AS&U, a monthly educational facilities, purchasing and business administration magazine reaching 65,000 facility planners, school and university administrators and architects with this issue. This is the 25th year the competition has been held.

Featured projects include designs that consider security and student safety, plan for technology, and incorporate aesthetics, technology and function to work together at a cost that makes sense over the life of the building. The jury used the following criteria to make its selections: innovation, sustainability/maintainability, safety/security, image/aesthetics and life-cycle costs.

More information about the Architectural Portfolio, including a complete list of 2007 projects selected for publication, is available on American School & University’s Web site, or by contacting Molly Roudebush, senior marketing manager, at 1-(913) 967-1959 or

Founded in 1928, American School & University is devoted exclusively to education facilities/business administration. The authority for information about the educational facilities market, AS&U delivers an insightful combination of exclusive reports, special focuses and how-to articles each month. For more information, please visit and American School & University is published by Penton Media, Inc.


About Kirksey

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