Kirksey Architecture proudly announces that the Houston Business Journal has honored its founder, John Kirksey, FAIA, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2024 Landmark Awards.

Kirksey, the 21st recipient of this prestigious honor, has left an indelible mark on the architecture industry, following in the footsteps of several Houston industry icons. He was honored at HBJ's Landmark Awards Luncheon on April 11 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Since its establishment in 1971, Kirksey Architecture has been instrumental in shaping the city of Houston, working on a wide range of projects from higher education to some of the most prominent corporate headquarters across the state. Under John's leadership, Kirksey has received over 200 design awards for its outstanding firm and project success. Kirksey's consistent ranking among the top design firms in local and national rankings and its recognition as one of Houston Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the past 20 years is a testament to its enduring impact.

In addition to his lengthy professional accomplishments, John has been a dedicated advocate in the community, as demonstrated by his impressive list of organizations he has served. Most notably, John was a founding board member and early President of Trees for Houston, where he initiated the Trees for Houston Challenge, a challenge to the business community to plant trees in the Houston freeway system with the tagline of "changing our freeways to treeways." His leadership in environmental stewardship, bold initiatives, and service to others have undoubtedly made Texas a more beautiful and better place to live.

Today, Kirksey Architecture has a staff of 150+ people across Houston, Austin, and Dallas, with ten teams specializing in diverse project types. Kirksey Architecture's mission is to design healthy, high-performing buildings that enhance the lives of the people, communities, and environment they serve.

View the Houston Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award for more coverage on John Kirksey.