24 MAR 2022
Healthcare Office Space Transformation
Staples Worklife Magazine
The idea of a safe space took on a new meaning for Houston’s Legacy Community Health. The organization’s clinics have been a judgment-free zone for LGBTQA+ patients since 1978. Then the pandemic struck, just as the healthcare company began consolidating its administrative offices from three locales to one. Move-in was July 2021. Legacy and its partner, Kirksey Architecture, kept true to their original vision for the $1.4 million transformation of the 67,500-square-foot, three-floor headquarters.
16 MAR 2022
A Growing Design Trend - Mass Timber
Realty News Report
Mass timber is going mainstream as more projects incorporate the sustainable building material for both structure and the aesthetics of wood left exposed in the interiors. As demand increases for more environmentally sensitive building practices, design teams and developers are pushing the possibilities of mass timber use in commercial, institutional and multifamily projects.
08 FEB 2022
Architect Builds a Sustainable Vision
John Kirksey created a successful architectural firm in Houston while championing environmental stewardship for the region.
ENR Texas & Louisiana
13 JAN 2022
At the Car Park
The Lyric Centre Garage shows that, while often considered a necessary urban evil, the design of a parking garage can positively impact the city that surrounds it.
Texas Architect Magazine
24 DEC 2021
Prairie View A&M University Fabrication Center / Kirksey Architecture
The Fabrication Center at Prairie View A&M University is an extension of the existing School of Architecture. Located in Prairie View, Texas this new program is a state-of-art facility that serves its students with the latest technology. As one of the seven HBUC (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) with an accredited architecture program, this new innovative maker space houses a variety of high-tech equipment allowing architectural students to build, develop, and test new ideas.
19 DEC 2021
KISD trustees approve revised design for Katy Elementary
After the board of trustees for Katy ISD unanimously approved the redesign of Katy Elementary School, located at 5726 George Bush Drive, Katy, on Nov. 15, updated changes to the plan were approved Dec. 13. Kirksey Architecture brought the revised rendering of the school, which features a more traditional brick exterior, to the meeting, where trustees unanimously approved the new design.
Community Impact Newspaper
11 DEC 2021
Luxury retirement community opens its doors in River Oaks
MorningStar Senior Living, located at 2315 Richmond Ave, recently opened the doors of its six-story, 109,150 square-foot property that provides resort-style amenities and hospitality services.
10 NOV 2021
Woodn't It Be Nice
Steve Durham and Darrell Whatley, of Kirksey Architecture in Houston, gave presentations about their experience using mass timber for two projects in Houston, noting the importance of design team coordination.
Cite Magazine | Rice Design Alliance
01 NOV 2021
Rice University's Sid Richardson Residential College by Barkow Leibinger
The firm’s 148,000-square-foot Sid Richardson residential college, completed earlier this year, is a trio of linked structures (two, five, and 12 stories) that sits alongside the building it was commissioned to replace, a 14-story Brutalist tower designed by the Houston firm Neuhaus & Taylor, which opened in 1971.
01 SEP 2021
UNT in Denton debuts innovative food hall with 7 new restaurants on campus
Eagle Landing represents UNT's first standalone dining hall as well as the largest dining hall on campus with the capacity to seat 700 people. Seating areas provide options for dining, socializing, and studying, including a 24-foot long community table, a quiet zone, seating overlooking the first floor, and a table shaped like the UNT diving eagle symbol.
CultureMap - Dallas
26 AUG 2021
UNT Celebrates Grand Opening of $25.5 Million Food Hall, Eagle Landing
The University of North Texas on Thursday celebrated the grand opening of Eagle Landing— a two-story, 25,990-square-foot food hall featuring seven eateries serving everything from Asian and Latin American cuisine to baked goods and vegan options. Inspired by Legacy Hall in Plano, the $25.5 million project is UNT’s first standalone dining hall, located at 1416 Maple St. near the UNT Welcome Center.
Fort Worth Magazine
16 JUL 2021
Innovative brain injury rehabilitation center breaks ground in Southeast Houston
The Moody Neurorehabilitation Institute broke ground July 14 on a 64,000-square-foot research and rehabilitation center at Nassau Bay's Space Park, near NASA's Johnson Space Center.
08 JUL 2021
Medistar Corporation Announces Closing and Funding for P3 Developments at Texas A&M Innovation Plaza in Houston
At $550 million total investment, this 2.2 million-square-foot public-private partnership development is one of the largest ever undertaken at the Texas Medical Center and is the largest of the Texas A&M University System outside its flagship campus in College Station.
28 JUN 2021
Iconic downtown Houston tower reveals shimmering new makeover
Heritage Plaza is unveiling a clean, modern new design to tenants and visitors thanks to a sweeping makeover courtesy of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture.
10 MAY 2021
Austin public tennis center goes green with ‘Pharr-out’ renovation plan
The City of Austin is acing its latest Central Austin renovation project, led by Austin firm Kirksey Architecture.
03 MAY 2021
Mass timber is dawning on the Texas market as a viable alternative to reinforced concrete and steel construction. Here, two Kirksey architects discuss their experiences working with the material.
Texas Architect Magazine
19 APR 2021
Houston Partnership Selected to Design, Construct New $75 Million Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL
A partnership of Harvey | Harvey-Cleary and Kirksey Architecture will design and construct the Grid Storage Launchpad, a $75 million facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity, that will boost clean energy adoption and make the nation’s power grid more resilient, secure and flexible.
24 FEB 2021
University of Houston Hilton College dean says renovated hotel will set school apart
The $30.4 million renovation project - designed by Kirksey Architecture - will include a new five-story tower facing the student center across the street and will revamp the hotel’s current rooms, courtyard, lobby and public spaces.
Houston Business Journal
13 NOV 2020
Menninger Clinic breaks ground on campus expansion
The Menninger Clinic, a nationally recognized psychiatric hospital based in Houston, broke ground on a two-story outpatient services center on its campus at 12301 S. Main St.
01 NOV 2020
Linked Learning | PK–12 Schools Portfolio
Milby High School in Houston’s East End preserves history while providing 21st-century pedagogy.
Texas Architect Magazine