Location

Houston

Size

523,000 sf

Project Features
  • Renovation of  residential high-rise
  • Phased renovations while occupied
  • Modernization of 396 apartments and amenities floor
Kirksey was selected to renovate one of Houston’s oldest residential high-rises, Houston House Apartments. Originally designed by Charles M. Goodman Associates, and opening in 1966, the building underwent major renovations of its apartment units, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and the addition of a new fire sprinkler system. These renovations have modernized each of the 396 apartments, the resident-amenity floor, and the lobby, to reflect a midcentury-modern style.
 
The ninth-floor amenity level, formerly housing a night club, boasts a new fitness center, full size basketball court, media, conference and billiards rooms, and a business center. The units, averaging 650 sf, have significant interior renovations, resulting in a more open design. Carpet was replaced with wood laminate floors and the kitchens  received updated stainless appliances, stone countertops and new cabinets. Renovations and repairs to the building’s exterior returned the current tan exterior back to its original darker palate. These renovations were done in phases to accommodate existing tenants throughout the course of construction.
Doug Hammel, AIA 713 426 7523
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Doug has amassed a wealth of technical knowledge over his 25-year career, specifically in code, coastal design, and project management for a host of hospitality, hotel, club, spa, condo, mixed use and residential clients. His expertise in building detailing, envelope enclosure and waterproofing is crucial to the success of any mid-rise or high-rise building.