A report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that reducing energy consumption by buildings in turn reduces carbon dioxide emissions. One of the best ways to do this is to improve the airtightness of building envelopes, which vary widely in terms of performance.
Rarely do we have the opportunity to see the future office as a new paradigm. The layout, ambiance, scope, and metrics of corporate real estate of the future will be quite different from our prior experience.
MetroNational, the Houston-based, privately-held real estate investment, development, and management company, announced today that construction is underway for their latest Class-A office building at 9753 Katy Freeway, situated at the southwest corner of Katy Freeway and Bunker Hill. Adjacent to the reimagined Lawn at Memorial City and new luxury high-rise, The McKinley, 9753 Katy Freeway completes a new mixed-use urban development, offering tenants a vibrant and curated mix of nearby restaurants, hotels, retail and entertainment.
Trees for Houston’s new office building at 2001 W. 34th St. will somewhat fittingly be situated in Garden Oaks between the Shepherd Forest and Shady Acres areas. The new headquarters will replace Trees for Houston’s existing offices at 104 N. Greenwood St.
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.
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.
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.
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.