The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) exists to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries. With substantial growth and success, the need for expansion was apparent. GBF purchased 30 acres in Kemah with bay frontage, and selected Kirksey to design a new master plan to include the construction of a new headquarters facility.
The master plan’s priorities include the design of a “green” building to showcase GBF’s mission and programs, a more efficient space for support staff collaboration and communication, direct water access for on-the-water education activities and demonstrations, offices for 30+ employees, classrooms, a laboratory and large meeting rooms for GBF and the community.
With design currently underway, the project is expected to be complete in 2018.