Midway is moving forward with plans to begin construction next quarter on CityCentre 6, a 320,000-square-foot building...Two architecture firms — Kirksey, along with Munoz and Albin — designed CityCentre 6, whose plans include several stories of offices atop a nine-level parking garage. About 12,000 square feet at the bottom of the tower is expected to include several restaurants with patios along a landscaped plaza.
CenterPoint Energy Inc. recently debuted the newest investment in its workforce: a 150,000-square-foot training center... “This new training facility will better equip our workforce with the skills necessary to make sure that we can keep being an industry leader in the providing of services,” Al Payton...
Approximately 130 tree supporters came out on Oct. 3 for Trees For Houston’s (TFH) official ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new $9 million Kinder Campus, featuring the Kyle and John Kirksey Center and the Bauer Education Center, an indoor/outdoor space. Additionally, the Chevron Tree Nursery is housed on the new permanent site at 1911 W. 34th Street in the Oak Forest area. The event was attended by local elected officials, Trees For Houston board of directors and staff, donors, members of the business community and other stakeholders.
The new campus and more visible location for Trees for Houston, a 40-year-old nonprofit that has planted or given out some700,000 trees to schools, parks, businesses and individual homeowners,should elevate the nonprofit’s profile while allowing it to reach more people for its tree giveaways, as well as conduct more educational programs for staff,volunteers and the general public.
Commercial renovations are on an upswing in Houston even as new commercial construction has plummeted over the previous year. Increased construction costs, hybrid work trends and the higher cost of launching new projects have severely depressed new building activity in Houston and around the nation. But the number of renovation projects is creeping up as landlords adapt to the very same trends.
Kirksey recently worked on the 166-bed Hanszen College Wing at Rice University in Houston, which became the first on-campus collegiate residential mass timber building in the state of Texas. The new 57,500-square-foot residence is constructed from Southern Yellow Pine. Darrell Whatley notes the design team made a conscious effort to leave as much of the wood exposed within the building, igniting a strong sense of biophilic design within the residences and public spaces.
Midway has started construction on the second phase of the Century Square mixed-used development which brought retail, multifamily, office space and two hotels to a prominent site near Texas A&M University. Midway’s project team for Phase II includes Kirksey Architecture, architect; OJB Landscape Architects, landscape architect; Keys & Walsh Construction, general contractor.
As students report for a new school year Aug. 15, its first high school class of ninth graders will head to the new back building — dubbed Steadfast Hall — for their classes. Construction on the latest project began in 2020 during the pandemic from a $30 million capital campaign.
Chevron Phillips Chemical will conduct a $60 million renovation at its new six-story headquarters in The Woodlands, according to an Aug. 1 filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Kirksey Architecture will take on the renovation, which will encompass almost all six floors, or 324,000 square feet of the property.
In 2018, the Round Rock School District passed a bond proposal that included funding for a competitive swimming pool facility. Located in a northern suburb of Austin, Texas, the project would serve a large school district that for many years has been one of the fastest-growing districts in Texas. Michael La Nasa is Associate Vice President, director of K-12 Projects at the Central Texas office of Kirksey Architecture, the firm that was hired by Round Rock ISD to design its new pool facility.
As Central Texas directors, Dalton and colleague Kathleen Jircik oversee professionals for Houston-based Kirksey in both Austin and San Antonio. Sustainability is a major emphasis for the firm, which can be seen in its design of the Alamo City offices of credit union Credit Human, which has solar panels on the roof and a water recycling system that reclaims 100,000-plus gallons of water, reducing the building's potable water usage by 97%.
Comal County’s new public health and emergency operations center is expected to begin construction in October, architects told county officials on Thursday. The $25.2 million project will expand the Goodwin Annex near Business 35 and Loop 337.
Yellowstone hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration on its newly-remodeled 4-acre campus, which includes more than 50 classrooms, learning centers, playgrounds and green spaces, two multipurpose centers, a library, music room, art studio and innovation hub.
The University of Houston is preparing to unveil its newly renovated and expanded on-campus hotel following a $30.4 million construction project. The project was designed by Houston-based Kirksey, and California-based DPR Construction served as general contractor.
The Pearl is expanding again. A city panel on Wednesday approved new plans by the redevelopers of the former brewery campus for a mid-rise apartment tower north of the property. The multifamily project is planned for a 2-acre industrial site at 102 E. Josephine St., which sits along the Museum Reach of the River Walk in the booming Tobin Hill neighborhood.
The Watermark at Houston Heights, the firstÉlan Collection in Texas, presents an independent and assisted living senior community aimed at residents seeking a vibrant and active lifestyle up to, well, as long as they can. Highly tech-enabled , the concept focuses on aging in place, rewarding healthy living, access to senior and longevity resources, and top healthcare providers under one roof.