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  • 02 APR 2014 R&D Consolidations on the Rise

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)

    Dow announced development of a new R&D facility in Lake Jackson, consolidating several existing properties into one campus serving 2,000 employees. Kirksey science and technology team leader Brian Richard (looking oh-so artistic above, he's designing this and recently wrapped up a new lab building for Shell) tells us energy companies are recommitting to R&D space, and the Dow and Shell projects demonstrate a larger trend in how energy companies design and build.

  • 14 MAR 2014 Dow Chemical plans mega R&D center, kicking off chemical-inspired developments

    Houston Business Journal 

    The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) is building a new research and development center in Lake Jackson, near its massive chemical complex in Freeport. The new Texas Innovation Center will replace the Michigan-based chemical giant's current R&D facility in Freeport. 

  • 07 MAR 2014 CyrusOne expands west Houston data center

    Houston Chronicle

    CyrusOne broke ground this week on a third data center at its 45-acre Houston West campus at 11003 Corporate Center Drive to serve a growing number of customers in the energy industry.

  • 03 MAR 2014 Luxury Uptown condos sell out by over half before groundbreaking

    Houston Business Journal

    Luxury in Houston is about to get more spacious, causing buyers to quickly pull out their checkbooks. Houston-based Interfin Cos. broke ground last week on its joint venture, a luxury high-rise condominium in Uptown, which features floor plans larger than any other in Houston. It's already 60 percent sold out.

  • 27 FEB 2014 Kirksey VP: Stay away from trendy office design

    Houston Business Journal

    Like the mile-high bangs that were once popular in the '80s, some of the elements in your office may be dating you and your business. That's why it's important to incorporate timeless elements into your design plans, said Brian Malarkey, executive vice president of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture. 


  • 11 FEB 2014 Citycentre office tower to break ground

    Houston Business Journal

    A much-talked about office tower will soon break ground at CityCentre's northern gateway. Houston-based Midway Cos. will break ground later this month on Houston CityCentre Five at 825 Town & Country Way, which was formerly leased by Luby’s.




  • 20 DEC 2013 Razing the Roof

    Architect Magazine 

    Houston voters rejected a plan to finance the Astrodome's redevelopment, but not before snapping up stadium memorabilia at a firesale. Will this midcentury icon escape demolition?

  • 16 DEC 2013 Kirksey designs energy-efficient buildings for Exxon Mobil

    Houston Chronicle

    The Kirksey architecture firm was selected by The Woodlands Development Co. to design these buildings, which will house additional office space for Exxon Mobil Corp. in the Woodlands. The buildings have been designed to LEED Certified specifications.


  • 10 DEC 2013 Exxon to boost north Houston presence further

    Houston Business Journal

    Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (NYSE: XOM) massive footprint north of Houston is going to be even larger. The Irving, Texas-based company has leased about 478,000 square feet in Hughes Landing in the Woodlands and plans to move in during the first half of 2016. 


  • 10 DEC 2013 ConocoPhillips to fill another energy center building, more construction on the way

    Houston Business Journal

    Houston-based ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has preleased the remaining space at Energy Center Four, bringing its total lease for the complex to 1.2 million square feet and prompting the developer to start a fifth building. 


  • 12 NOV 2013 Houston Area Safety Council to open new training campus

    Houston Business Journal
    The Houston Area Safety Council will hold a grand opening this week for its new training campus. The ceremony for the facility, at 5213 Center St. in Pasadena, will begin at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13. Houston-based firms Kirksey Architecture and Tellepsen Builders designed and built the facility, respectively.


    Houston Area Safety Council to open new training campus
  • 05 NOV 2013 Westchase District office tower tops out

    Houston Business Journal
    The Westchase District’s next office tower topped out this week, and completion is slated for April. Two BriarLake Plaza, at 2050 W. Sam Houston Parkway and Briar Forest Drive, is on track to be a 12-story, 332,000-square-foot tower.

    Westchase district office tower tops out
  • 28 OCT 2013 Office of the Future

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)
    Since people can work from anywhere now, they go to offices for social and psychological reasons, says Boxer Property COO Justin Segal (here with moderator Kirksey EVP Brian Malarkey and fellow panelist Shell real estate project manager Pam Ewton at Bisnow's Office of the Future event).

    Office of the Future
  • 23 OCT 2013 Sylvan Beach Pavilion set for reopening

    ABC Channel 13
    Get a sneak peak of the new pavilion before it reopens its doors on Friday.

  • 26 SEP 2013 Noble Energy to break ground on phase II of new campus today

    Houston Business Journal
    After recently moving into its new, build-to-suit, Noble Energy Center One within its corporate campus, Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) is breaking ground on its phase II of the development Thursday.


  • 18 SEP 2013 Four Hot Construction Trends

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)
    Development is everywhere we look these days (we opened our bedroom door yesterday and found a 21-story office building putting down roots). We gathered up experts to share four things happening in the dynamic industry.

  • 17 SEP 2013 Moody Rambin breaking ground on west Houston spec tower

    Houston Business Journal
    As expected, Houston-based Moody Rambin is breaking ground this week on its speculative 250,000-square-foot Town Centre I. The 10-story structure on Town & Country Boulevard at Queensbury Lane is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2014.

    Moody Rambin breaking ground on west Houston spec tower
  • 27 AUG 2013 Jacobs to lease new Energy Corridor building

    Houston Chronicle

    Jacobs Engineering has signed a lease for nearly 82,000 square feet of space in what will be a seven-story office building at 12140 Wickchester Lane, just north of Interstate 10 between Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford.

  • 27 AUG 2013 The Deal Sheet: CyrusOne

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)

    CyrusOne is gearing up development of two more facilities on its Houston West campus, which now totals 45 acres. The move will make the property the largest center for seismic exploration computing services in the country (and maybe the world).

  • 23 AUG 2013 Workplace design focuses on collaboration

    Houston Business Journal

    More companies are making the decision to abandon the hierarchical structure, which is an example of architecture reflecting the next generation’s workforce culture, said Brian Malarkey, executive vice president of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture.


    Workplace design focuses on collaboration, technology
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