Kirksey's North Texas office in Dallas boasts leadership with decades of experience in projects of all types and scopes. Last year, the firm added two more layers of strategic leadership, with Darden Beckham, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Angela Crum, RID, IIDA, EDAC, LEED AP, joining Kirksey as Associate Vice Presidents. The addition of Darden and Angela signals another step towards further diversifying Kirksey's expertise and expanding its North Texas portfolio.

Darden joined Kirksey as Associate Vice President and senior project manager with over 20 years of experience and a broad range of project expertise. With a career spanning various sectors, including community, commercial, residential, and institutional, Darden brings a unique perspective to the firm's Dallas office. Her proactive management style, creativity, and strong inclination toward learning drive her success in leading complex projects and implementing strategic firm initiatives.

At Kirksey, Darden's leadership furthers the firm's expertise in institutional and community-focused projects, particularly in the Dallas area. Her ability to engage stakeholders, navigate complex project demands, and deliver innovative solutions tailored to the client's unique needs complement Kirksey's commitment to client service and designing healthy, high-performing buildings. 

Angela joined Kirksey as a seasoned expert in healthcare design, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over the course of her career. Her deep understanding of the built environment and focus on human-centered design informs her thoughtful approach to designing solutions that positively impact people and their communities. Angela influences projects by applying research, evidence-based design, and human-centered design best practices, as well as through sustainability implementation. Her expertise in interior design, project management, client relations, technical review, and consultant coordination aid in her leadership of Kirksey's healthcare practice.

With a keen understanding of the intricate requirements and unique challenges inherent in healthcare facilities, Angela has spearheaded numerous successful projects prioritizing functionality, efficiency, and human-centric design. Her expertise is instrumental in elevating the firm's healthcare design practice. Angela's ability to create healing environments that prioritize patient well-being while enhancing efficiency aligns perfectly with the firm's commitment to creating spaces that positively impact lives.

As they collaborate with the firm's existing team of architects and designers, Angela and Darden bring fresh perspectives and unique insights to the Dallas office. Both professionals champion Kirksey's " Healthy Buildings, Healthy People, Healthy Planet" mission, furthering Kirksey's commitment to creating spaces that resonate with people, enrich communities, and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.