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  • 09 MAR 2011 It's maroon heaven for golfers at Traditions Club

    Houston Chronicle

    New facilities at Traditions Club give Aggies' spirit a luxurious home.  Houston-based architect Kirksey Architects worked with environmental specialists Redding Linden Burr on geothermal exchange to create a "green" clubhouse.

    Houston Chronicle - New facilities at Traditions Club give Aggies' spirit a luxurious home.
  • 11 FEB 2011 Zero Energy Buildings: When do they pay off...

    Building Design + Construction

    by Kirksey's Julie Hendricks and Kapil Upadhyaya

    There’s lots of talk about zero energy as the next big milestone in green building. Realistically, how close are we to this ambitious goal? At this point, the strategies required to get to zero energy are relatively expensive. Only a few buildings, most of them 6,000 sf or less, mostly located in California and similar moderate climates, have hit the mark. What about larger buildings, commercial buildings, more problematic climates? Given the constraints of current technology and the comfort demands of building users, is zero energy a worthwhile investment for buildings in, for example, a warm, humid climate?

    Zero Energy Buildings
  • 13 JAN 2011 Hines Houston tower gains rare LEED certification

    Houston Business Journal

    The office building at 717 Texas in downtown Houston has become the first Texas skyscraper to achieve LEED Platinum certification for existing buildings. Hines was successful in earning the designation with the help of Houston architecture firm Kirksey.

     

  • 19 NOV 2010 Only Wright house on sales block

    Houston Business Journal

    The only Houston home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is up for sale. The Kirksey-Meyers architecture firm [now Kirksey] designed the addition to compliment Wright's original bluepirnts.

  • 28 SEP 2010 High-rise face-lift

    Houston Chronicle

    Houston House getting makeover: 31-story apartment tower to get $10 million renovation...The renovations, designed by the Kirksey architecture firm, will modernize each of the 396 apartments, the resident-amenity floor, the lobby and building exterior.

  • 17 SEP 2010 Case Example: Kirksey Architecture

    CYVIZ Newsletter

    Kirksey Architecture Enhances Project Collaboration: In 2008, Kirksey, a Houston architecture firm, purchased a 2-Channel Cyviz Bizwall. Since then, the Bizwall has revolutionized how meetings are conducted at the firm allowing for more efficient and productive work.

  • 18 JUN 2010 How office space can up 'cool' factor at work

    Houston Business Journal

    Julie Gauthier, an interior designer with Kirksey Architecture, discusses how office space can up the 'cool' factor at work.

  • 26 MAR 2010 Briefs: Life Science Plaza earns LEED Gold

    Houston Business Journal

    The 715,500-square-foot Life Science Plaza is the largest LEED Gold-CS certified building in the Texas Medical Center. Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. provided project and building management services and coordinated with Kirksey Architects to gain the LEED Gold-CS certification.

    Briefs: Life Science Plaza earns LEED Gold
  • 01 MAR 2010 Higher Education Stays Afloat

    Texas Construction

    Enrollment keeps university jobs on books...Kirksey Architecture wove interior and exterior spaces at A&M’s Agricultural Headquarters Building to best portray the agricultural experience.

  • 01 MAR 2010 Architecture Roundup

    Texas Real Estate Business

    Designers talk shop about the future of architecture in Texas. TREB sat down with Kirksey's Scott Wilkinson and two other architects active throughout the state to talk about the current market and the impact of the economic downturn on development.

  • 19 FEB 2010 Malarkey Named AIA 'Young Architect'

    Texas Architect

    Brian Malarkey, AIA, of Kirksey in Houston is among nine honorees in this year’s list of AIA “Young Architects.” The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

  • 01 FEB 2010 Transform Your Parking Lot

    Parking Today

    by Jennifer Walker, Jeff Chapman, and Julie Hendricks

    If Houston is perceived as ugly by many, acres and acres of parking certainly play a key role in that perception. Beauty is important, but in this case it’s only one small aspect of Houston’s parking lot problem.

  • 27 DEC 2009 Deal of the Week

    Houston Chronicle

    Law firm moves to a new home...Kirksey Architects designed Dobrowski's interior space with contemporary lines, incorporating dark wood and textured stone features.

  • 01 OCT 2009 LEED Marches Ahead

    Texas Real Estate Business

    “When the USGBC started out, their mission was to transform the marketplace — the accreditation program being one of the pieces...If you think about it, that’s what they did in the most amazing, effective way by getting everyone involved,” Malarkey says.

    Texas Real Estate Business
  • 01 SEP 2009 Panning for Gold

    Southwest Contractor

    Golden Nugget addition injects economic stimulus into downtown. The 25-story Rush Tower is the first new hotel tower in years for downtown Las Vegas.

    Southwest Contractor: Panning for Gold
  • 01 JUL 2009 A Clear Vision

    Texas Architect

    The Kirksey design team successfully balanced energy, sophisticated client requirements, and ample daylight and visual connections to the exterior in this new glass-wrapped Eye Institute.

  • 15 APR 2009 Galveston's 27-Story Palisade Palms Tops Out

    Texas Construction

    Galveston Island’s Palisade Palms high-rise project recently celebrated a topping out.

    Galveston's 27-Story Palisade Palms Tops Out
  • 01 MAR 2009 TREB's Trends in Architecture Survey

    Texas Real Estate Business

    Current trends in the commercial real estate market. Interview with Bob Inaba, AIA, director of design, and Scott Wilkinson, AIA, commercial team leader, of Kirksey Architecture.

  • 01 FEB 2009 Urban Growth Equals Smart Growth

    Texas Construction

    Redeveloping urban core and mixed-use projects continue to show payoff.

  • 05 JAN 2009 Gulf States Toyota project still rolling

    Houston Chronicle

    Amid a tough environment for car sales, Houston-based Gulf States Toyota, affiliate of Friedkin Cos., is developing a 16-acre corporate headquarters in west Houston to consolidate 600 employees.

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