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  • 12 JAN 2024 CityCentre developer to break ground on new 19-story office tower and park
    Midway is moving forward with plans to begin construction next quarter on CityCentre 6, a 320,000-square-foot building...Two architecture firms — Kirksey, along with Munoz and Albin — designed CityCentre 6, whose plans include several stories of offices atop a nine-level parking garage. About 12,000 square feet at the bottom of the tower is expected to include several restaurants with patios along a landscaped plaza. 
    Houston Chronicle
  • 07 DEC 2023 Luxury St. Regis-branded condo tower planned near Memorial Park, River Oaks
    A Houston developer is planning a 35-story condominium high-rise near Memorial Park that is expected to be the first St. Regis-branded residential community in Texas.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 20 NOV 2023 CenterPoint Energy opens 150K-SF training center in southwest Houston
    CenterPoint Energy Inc. recently debuted the newest investment in its workforce: a 150,000-square-foot training center... “This new training facility will better equip our workforce with the skills necessary to make sure that we can keep being an industry leader in the providing of services,” Al Payton...
    Houston Business Journal
  • 10 OCT 2023 Dallas nonprofit fills critical service gap at RedBird development
    The Shops at RedBird has partnered with Dallas nonprofit Vogel to open a 15,000-square-foot child care facility in the complex, fulfilling a key part of the developers' mission for the project.
    Dallas Business Journal
  • 04 OCT 2023 Sneak Peek: Trees For Houston opens new Kinder Campus
    Approximately 130 tree supporters came out on Oct. 3 for Trees For Houston’s (TFH) official ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new $9 million Kinder Campus, featuring the Kyle and John Kirksey Center and the Bauer Education Center, an indoor/outdoor space. Additionally, the Chevron Tree Nursery is housed on the new permanent site at 1911 W. 34th Street in the Oak Forest area. The event was attended by local elected officials, Trees For Houston board of directors and staff, donors, members of the business community and other stakeholders.
    The Leader News
  • 01 OCT 2023 Trees for Houston opens new $9M campus in Garden Oaks
    The new campus and more visible location for Trees for Houston, a 40-year-old nonprofit that has planted or given out some700,000 trees to schools, parks, businesses and individual homeowners,should elevate the nonprofit’s profile while allowing it to reach more people for its tree giveaways, as well as conduct more educational programs for staff,volunteers and the general public.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 12 SEP 2023 New Houston Construction Sinks While Commercial Renovations Swim

    Commercial renovations are on an upswing in Houston even as new commercial construction has plummeted over the previous year. Increased construction costs, hybrid work trends and the higher cost of launching new projects have severely depressed new building activity in Houston and around the nation. But the number of renovation projects is creeping up as landlords adapt to the very same trends.

  • 23 AUG 2023 Maximizing Space is Paramount as Costs Soar for Developers, Students
    Kirksey recently worked on the 166-bed Hanszen College Wing at Rice University in Houston, which became the first on-campus collegiate residential mass timber building in the state of Texas. The new 57,500-square-foot residence is constructed from Southern Yellow Pine. Darrell Whatley notes the design team made a conscious effort to leave as much of the wood exposed within the building, igniting a strong sense of biophilic design within the residences and public spaces.
    Student Housing Business
  • 20 AUG 2023 Do Offices Even Need Conference Rooms? Culture, Rapid Change Top Houston Design Considerations Now
    When Kirksey worked with MD Anderson Cancer Center to plan its office space a couple of years ago, Kirksey found that it would not be designing an office for its CEO.
  • 16 AUG 2023 Midway Starts Construction in College Station
    Midway has started construction on the second phase of the Century Square mixed-used development which brought retail, multifamily, office space and two hotels to a prominent site near Texas A&M University. Midway’s project team for Phase II includes  Kirksey Architecture, architect; OJB Landscape Architects, landscape architect; Keys & Walsh Construction, general contractor.
    Realty News Report
  • 14 AUG 2023 Yellowstone's new upper school honors Third Ward history
    As students report for a new school year Aug. 15, its first high school class of ninth graders will head to the new back building — dubbed Steadfast Hall — for their classes. Construction on the latest project began in 2020 during the pandemic from a $30 million capital campaign.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 07 AUG 2023 Chevron Phillips Chemical to relocate within The Woodlands, conduct $60M renovation
    Chevron Phillips Chemical will conduct a $60 million renovation at its new six-story headquarters in The Woodlands, according to an Aug. 1 filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Kirksey Architecture will take on the renovation, which will encompass almost all six floors, or 324,000 square feet of the property.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 06 JUN 2023 What Building Engineers Can Learn From Net Zero Pool Design
    In 2018, the Round Rock School District passed a bond proposal that included funding for a competitive swimming pool facility. Located in a northern suburb of Austin, Texas, the project would serve a large school district that for many years has been one of the fastest-growing districts in Texas. Michael La Nasa is Associate Vice President, director of K-12 Projects at the Central Texas office of Kirksey Architecture, the firm that was hired by Round Rock ISD to design its new pool facility.
  • 29 MAY 2023 Sustainable building design is needed in Texas, Kirksey Architecture exec says
    As Central Texas directors, Dalton and colleague Kathleen Jircik oversee professionals for Houston-based Kirksey in both Austin and San Antonio. Sustainability is a major emphasis for the firm, which can be seen in its design of the Alamo City offices of credit union Credit Human, which has solar panels on the roof and a water recycling system that reclaims 100,000-plus gallons of water, reducing the building's potable water usage by 97%.
    Houston Business Journal
  • 30 MAR 2023 Goodwin Annex in New Braunfels the site of new public health and emergency operations center

    Comal County’s new public health and emergency operations center is expected to begin construction in October, architects told county officials on Thursday. The $25.2 million project will expand the Goodwin Annex near Business 35 and Loop 337.

    Herald Zeitung
  • 06 MAR 2023 Yellowstone Schools unveils renovated Third Ward campus
    Yellowstone hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration on its newly-remodeled 4-acre campus, which includes more than 50 classrooms, learning centers, playgrounds and green spaces, two multipurpose centers, a library, music room, art studio and innovation hub.
    Defender Network
  • 22 FEB 2023 University of Houston to open renovated, expanded hotel on campus
    The University of Houston is preparing to unveil its newly renovated and expanded on-campus hotel following a $30.4 million construction project. The project was designed by Houston-based Kirksey, and California-based DPR Construction served as general contractor.
    Houston Business Journal
  • 01 FEB 2023 Developer gets historic review commission’s OK to build another 250 apartments at the Pearl

    The Pearl is expanding again. A city panel on Wednesday approved new plans by the redevelopers of the former brewery campus for a mid-rise apartment tower north of the property. The multifamily project is planned for a 2-acre industrial site at 102 E. Josephine St., which sits along the Museum Reach of the River Walk in the booming Tobin Hill neighborhood.

    San Antonio Report
  • 19 JAN 2023 Inside Rice University's new dorm wing, Houston's first mass timber residential building
    Designed by the Kirksey and Barkow Lebinger firms, the wing is more than 55,000 square feet with 166 beds and two suites for resident associates on five floors.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 11 JAN 2023 Hey Boomer: An Old Folks Home For The Generation That Never Trusted Anyone Over 30
    The Watermark at Houston Heights, the first Élan Collection in Texas, presents an independent and assisted living senior community aimed at residents seeking a vibrant and active lifestyle up to, well, as long as they can. Highly tech-enabled , the concept focuses on aging in place, rewarding healthy living, access to senior and longevity resources, and top healthcare providers under one roof.
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