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  • 20 JAN 2012 Noble Energy to move HQ to former HP building

    Houston Business Journal

    Noble Energy Inc. signed a lease for a 497,000-square-foot, former Hewlett Packard Co. building, with plans to consolidate employees from several locations into the new headquarters in northwest Houston...Kirksey Architecture is redesigning the interior of the building with modern layouts.



  • 02 DEC 2011 Facility of Merit Winner: Tellepsen Downtown YMCA

    Athletic Business

    The 2011 Athletic Business® Facility of Merit™ awards were recently selected by a panel of sports and recreation facility architects during two days of judging in Chicago. The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA is a recipient. The awards were presented to the facility owners and architects at the Athletic Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 2.

    2011 Facility of Merit Winner: Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA
  • 14 NOV 2011 Skanska's office tower is designed to eco wow

    CultureMap Houston

    Green views of the Waterwall: Skanska's new Galleria office tower is designed to eco wow...As plans continue for light rail service along Post Oak, lead architects Julie Hendricks and Bob Inaba of Kirksey Architecture concentrated on creating pedestrian-friendly space at street level. Instead of placing the garage next to the building, the designers placed the office spaces on top of eight stories of parking — a plan that allowed for a green plaza at the front entrance as well as better views of the city and the Waterwall Park across the street.

    Green views of the Waterwall: Skanska's new Galleria office tower is designed to eco wow
  • 07 NOV 2011 Office developer ready to build in Uptown

    Houston Chronicle

    After almost two years of planning, construction on a 20-story office building in the Galleria area will begin within a few weeks, a developer said Monday...The building, designed by architecture firm Kirksey, will contain 12 stories of offices atop an eight-story garage. Skanska said the tower is being built for a Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

    Office developer ready to build in Uptown
  • 31 OCT 2011 Interior Designer Kristen Johnson

    Houston Chronicle

    As the saying goes, Kristen Johnson isn't from Texas, but she got here as fast as she could. The Canadian juggled dual citizenship for a few years and had a fling with Alaska, but after moving to Houston in 1984, Johnson has settled down. An associate interior designer at Kirksey Architecture, Johnson says she always knew she wanted a career in a creative field.

    Interior Designer Kristen Johnson shares her secrets to the good life
  • 08 SEP 2011 East Meets West - An unexpected salon for Houston

    NEWH Magazine | The Hospitality Industry Network

    As one of only four salons in the U.S. that carries the Shu Uemura products and name, the owners of Houston's Azur West salon wanted a "very European-contemporary salon that you would not think belonged in Texas," explains Kevin Hamby, RID and project designer at local firm Kirksey Architecture.

    NEWH Magazine | The Hospitality Industry Network
  • 02 SEP 2011 Taking a Modern Approach - Houston House

    Downtown Houston Magazine

    With downtown residential space growing in appeal, a renovation of Houston House comes just in time...Smash-cut to 2010, when Houston House began a comprehensive and posh renovation by Houston-based Kirksey Architects. The renovation reflects the building's authentic mid-century roots and has been elevated to appeal to a modern style of social living...

  • 01 SEP 2011 Chapels Help YMCAs Emphasize Mission

    Athletic Business

    ...When the YMCA of Greater Houston made a commitment to both renovate existing facilities and build new ones, all with prominent new chapels, Kirksey Architecture was hired to oversee the transition...

    Chapels Help YMCAs Emphasize Mission's Spiritual Component
  • 01 SEP 2011 Houston House Solutes Emerging Designers

    HOUSTON Magazine

    Extreme Makeover | As the Houston House high-rise debuts its new look, four young designers flaunt fab pads (including Kirksey's very own Kristen Johnson). Dowtown's 31-story midcentury mod Houston House reveals its head-to-toe, $10 million renovation this month.

  • 19 AUG 2011 John Kirksey - environmentalist architect

    Houston Business Journal

    Face to Face with John Kirksey

    Sit down with John Kirksey for a few minutes, and it quickly becomes evident why his Houston-based architectural firm has a strong focus on environmental design.

  • 10 AUG 2011 Building to Student Demand

    Student Housing Business

    Traditional residence halls are anything but traditional today. Colleges and universities are getting away from building dormitories with long, uninterrupted hallways filled with door after door and one lounge per floor. They are calling on architects and designers to create spaces that enhance student living and build a life experience around the academic and social nature of college.


    Building to Student Demand | Kirksey Architecture
  • 17 JUN 2011 Energy Efficiency – Green features on every aisle

    Houston Chronicle

    ...Responding to customer demands, new supermarkets in general are being designed to operate more efficiently and older ones are being renovated with environmental extras, said Brian Malarkey, who leads the EcoServices group at Houston architecture firm Kirksey. He points to research that has been done on skylights and their effect on the retail environment. "They found stores with skylights did better," he said.

  • 10 JUN 2011 Raising the Green Bar

    Houston Business Journal

    Long before “LEED” became a buzzword in the construction world, a number of industry professionals envisioned a more sustainable world. Simply put, they were green when green wasn’t cool. Brian Malarkey of Kirksey was interviewed as a forward-thinker on today's sustainable efforts.

    Raising the Green Bar | Kirksey
  • 08 JUN 2011 ENR Texas & Louisiana SnapShot

    ENR Texas & Louisiana: SnapShot

    The new 41,000-sq-ft Texas Dept. of Public Safety crime lab was constructed in northwest Houston by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction and designed by Kirksey Architecture. Building information modeling was used to model and coordinate the structure and MEP components, which are complex. The advanced forensic equipment complements the advanced mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

    ENR Texas & Louisiana SnapShot: Houston Crime Lab
  • 06 MAY 2011 New Himalaya Herbal Healthcare building

    Ultimate Fort Bend

    Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a longtime resident of Houston’s Westchase Business District, broke ground in April on its new LEED Gold Certified, eco-friendly business office, warehouse and training center in Sugar Land...partnered with internationally known, Houston-based architectural firm Kirksey to design and build the new facility.


    Himalaya Herbal Healthcare building new office in Sugar Land
  • 03 MAY 2011 Houston commercial construction costs hold steady,

    Houston Business Journal

    Houston-area commercial construction costs have held steady over the past year, according to an annual report by the Kirksey architecture firm. Some materials and transportation costs are starting to rise, but competition for jobs among general contractors and subcontractors has kept prices in check, said Scott Wilkinson, commercial team leader at Houston-based Kirksey.

  • 01 MAY 2011 9th Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards

    Recreation Management

    Welcome to our Ninth Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards. In this special section, we'll give you a tour through some outstanding new and renovated recreation, sports and fitness facilities from across the United States.

    9th Annual Innovative Architecture & Design Awards Announced
  • 21 APR 2011 Into the Ground

    Real Estate BISNOW (HOU)

    Houston Metro Urology celebrated the construction of its new 28k SF facility at 4219 Richmond. We found GC O’Donnell Snider’s Randy O’Donnell and Trey Snider bracketing Kirksey’s Debbie Phillips, Transwestern’s Bobbie Bozarth, and Kirksey’s Avian Caruso and David McLemore. Debbie tells us the site was particularly tight, and her firm designed down to the last square inches. Another challenge was anticipating all options for future growth. It’s no surprise that’s a consideration: This building is itself an expansion from HMU’s adjacent facility.

  • 12 APR 2011 Township gets peek at plans for new headquarters

    Ultimate Woodlands

    ...Norrell and Palermo have been working with Kirksey Architecture to develop the plan that will transform the 69,000-square-foot building into a town hall with public meeting space, conference rooms and offices for staff members. ... "We've been impressed with Kirksey's interior design and our recommendation is to move forward," Norell said. ...

  • 11 MAR 2011 Menninger's new clinic moving forward

    Houston Business Journal

    ... Menninger tapped Houston firms Kirksey Architecture to design the complex and Tellepsen Builders as its general contractor. The campus’ first phase will include an inpatient specialty psychiatric hospital, a research center, administrative buildings, educational facilities, a wellness center, a nondenominational chapel and a dining center.

    Menninger's new clinic moving forward
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