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  • 13 MAY 2024 Mass Timber Office Building Underway in Bridgeland
    Howard Hughes Holdings has broken ground on a mass timber office building that will use building materials and methods expected to result in a 25 percent energy savings. The project will be the first mass timber office building in Greater Houston.
    Realty News Report
  • 11 MAY 2024 Groundbreaking for Rice School of Business
    The project scope features classrooms, office and open spaces for meetings and gatherings, dining areas, and facilities for private events.
    Realty News Report
  • 09 MAY 2024 Austin ISD breaks ground on new Wooten Elementary School building
    The new modernization will bring along new features to make the learning experience more enjoyable and an upgrade of the security requirements.The new Wooten Elementary building is expected to open between August 2025 and January 2026.
    CBS Austin
  • 23 APR 2024 Podcast: Kirksey Architecture's Wes Good on the Impact of AI in Design and Development
    In this episode, Kirksey President Wes Good discusses the role of artificial intelligence in building design, and how he views the office of the future.
    Texas Business Minds podcast
  • 19 APR 2024 Kelsey-Seybold moves closer to operational goals with latest expansion
    The system announced the completion of its Fort Bend campus expansion, which added a cancer center as part of renovations to the existing building and a new 135,000-square-foot building. 
    Houston Business Journal
  • 02 APR 2024 Nearly 300 condos heading to trendy South Congress
    Intracorp Homes has unveiled new details about its upcoming condo development on bustling South Congress Avenue.
    Austin Business Journal
  • 27 MAR 2024 New Memorial City Office Building Stands Out for Its Dramatic Design, Connectivity
    MetroNational's 9753 Katy Freeway project was recognized as CoStar's Commercial Development of the Year for Houston.
  • 26 MAR 2024 Developers to break ground on Fulshear Central project this summer
    Real estate company Janapriya Upscale USA is working with the city of Fulshear to break ground on a 125,000-square-foot mixed-use development, designed by Kirksey, called Fulshear Central...
    Community Impact
  • 26 MAR 2024 HBJ names area architecture icon as Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2024 Landmark Awards
    The Houston Business Journal has named John Kirksey as its Lifetime Achievement award winner for the 2024 Landmark Awards. 
    Houston Business Journal
  • 01 MAR 2024 Pelican Builders opens The Hawthorne condo tower in Tanglewood near Houston's Galleria
    A new 17-story condominium tower, The Hawthorne, is now officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on March 1.
    Houston Business Journal
  • 25 JAN 2024 Pillsbury Law Firm Leases Full Floor In 609 Main Downtown
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman signed a 28K SF lease spanning the entire 20th floor at Hines’ 609 Main at Texas in Downtown Houston.
  • 13 JAN 2024 On the tip of my Tongue article
    In August 2023, the AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference was held. A panel explored the concept of belonging for non-native English speaking designers.
    AIA Young Architects Forum
  • 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
  • 29 DEC 2023 Kelsey-Seybold plans major expansion in Katy
    Kelsey-Seybold Clinic plans a five-story, 125,000-square-foot medical facility adjacent to its Katy facility on the West Grand Parkway between Franz and Morton roads.
    Covering Katy News
  • 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.

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