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  • 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.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 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.
    Architectural Record
  • 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.
    News Wire
  • 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.
    Culture Map
  • 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.
    Culture Map
  • 03 MAY 2021 Growing Architecture
    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.
    PNNL News
  • 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.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 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
  • 09 OCT 2020 Memorial Park’s $34 Million Golf and Tennis Project Quietly Nears Completion Just in Time for Houston Open
    Striking New Clubhouse and Education Center Transforms the City's Golf Jewel
    Paper City
  • 30 JUN 2020 Affordable housing project breaks ground in East End
    New Hope Housing broke ground on Avenue J, a 100-unit affordable housing project in the East End. Kirksey Architecture designed the development, which will have a mix of one- and two-bedroom units with full kitchens, washers and dryers. Camden Builders is the contractor...
    Houston Chronicle
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