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  • 31 JAN 2018 Rebirth of a Mural : The 5900 Canal Project
    Houston Chronicle
    On one side of the 5900 Canal building in Houston's East End, a decades-old mural is getting the face-lift it deserves. Previously home to the Continental Can Company, a cannery warehouse facility, the 5900 Canal building is being transformed by Kirksey to serve three functions with separate spaces: 1) Precinct 6 Constable's Office, 2) District Clerk's Office and 3) the District Attorney's Office.
  • 26 JAN 2018 The Wilshire holds grand opening, offers 96 units
    Houston Chronicle
    The illustrious River Oaks neighborhood in Houston has one new addition to complement its finery in not only residential space, but also a building architecturally pleasing to the eye. The Wilshire, designed by Kirksey, is Houston's latest high-rise located within walking distance to the River Oaks District.
  • 06 DEC 2017 What to know about the new flood regulations on construction in Harris County
    KPRC Channel 2
    Kirksey's own Catherine Callaway talks to KPRC about the new regulations that Harris County commissioners just passed post-Harvey for new construction in the unincorporated part of Harris County.
  • 21 NOV 2017 Exclusive: Medistar to develop health care tower in Texas Medical Center
    Houston Business Journal
    Houston-based Medistar will develop a roughly 25-story health care tower, the exterior designed by Kirksey Architecture, in the Texas Medical Center -- right across the street from the dual hotel-multifamily development the company's currently building.
  • 15 NOV 2017 Photos Offer 1st Look Inside Houston's 2nd Hotel ZaZa
    Houston Chronicle
    The 17-story tower, designed by Houston-based Kirksey Architecture and Kathy Andrews Interiors, will open to the public on December 1, 2017 at the corner of Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill near Memorial City Mall.
  • 31 OCT 2017 Astrodome Conservancy, Harris County tentatively planning a Dome bash
    Houston Chronicle
    A party to honor the Astrodome's history is tentatively set for April 9, 2018. The party itself won't be in the Dome, but fans can wait in line to walk inside for a few minutes. A massive $105 million renovation project that would raise the floor of the Dome two levels and put thousands of parking spaces underneath could begin as early as next summer. Kirksey Architecture is working on the design to retrofit the Astrodome.
  • 12 OCT 2017 Second Baptist Church - Cypress wins a 2017 Solomon Award
    Worship Facilities (WfX) Network
    Second Baptist Church - Cypress won a 2017 Solomon design award. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the growing campus features a technology-rich, state-of-the-art church that includes worship in the round to give all church-goers great views from any angle. The design was inspired by Texas vernacular, incorporating natural limestone and exposed wood.
  • 28 SEP 2017 Report Urges Houston to Incentivize "Green Infrastructure"
    NPR Houston Public Media
    Kirksey's Director of EcoServices and LEED Fellow, Julie Hendricks, spoke at a press conference on behalf of AIA Houston hosted by Environment Texas and the Galveston Bay Foundation. The topic was a new report from Environment Texas that ranks Houston fourth out of five Texas cities in storm water management and urges cities to place priority on green infrastructure.
  • 19 SEP 2017 Reeling from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Architects Focus on Rebuilding and Resiliency
    Architectural Record
    As summer 2017 drew to a close, for the first time in 166 years of weather records, two Category 4 Atlantic hurricanes hit the United States in the same season—just 16 days apart. “We’ve been preaching sustainability and resiliency for years,” says Catherine Callaway, board president of AIA Houston and senior associate at local firm Kirksey. “Now that there are new ears willing to listen, I think we have a great opportunity to talk about better ways to build and develop land.”
  • 05 SEP 2017 Facility Focus: Houston Community College Stafford Workforce Training Center
    College Planning & Management Magazine
    Over the past year, the Houston Community College System (HCCS) has consolidated 23 campuses into 14 "Centers of Excellence" to focus not only on academics, but also workforce training. Retiring baby boomers mean the creation of nearly one million new manufacturing jobs over the next several years. The new HCC Southwest Workforce Training Center in Stafford, Texas, brings new career opportunities to these communities through skilled training in construction, manufacturing and the service industry.
  • 23 AUG 2017 Developer: Luxury condo building "will look like it's been there forever"
    Houston Chronicle
    Pelican Builders begins testing the market today for a condominium building near River Oaks with units priced as high as $2.6 million. The Kirksey-designed building is meant to appeal to downsizing River Oaks residents, the developer said.
  • 14 AUG 2017 Photo Tour: Legacy Community Health
    Healthcare Design Magazine
    Joel Kalmin, Legacy Community Health's director of facility design, along with Kirksey Architecture and D.E. Harvey Builders, spent three months planning the building's interior and exterior spaces, using products with a creative mindset to design an inviting and nurturing facility for the Fifth Ward.
  • 14 AUG 2017 New Office Project for Apache in Midland Breaks Ground
    REBUSINESS ONLINE
    Designed by Kirksey, the new office project in Midland for Houston-based oil and gas exploration firm Apache Corp. has broken ground with Adolfson & Peterson Construction at the helm. The three-story building is adjacent to the company's existing offices, and estimated completion is first quarter of 2018.
  • 10 AUG 2017 Photos: Churches Expand with Population Boom Northwest of Houston
    Houston Business Journal
    With residential growth booming, Houston's First Baptist Church expanded in Cypress near the Bridgeland community. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the new Cypress campus designed by Kirksey and constructed by Tellepsen.
  • 14 JUL 2017 The George Hotel sets August opening in College Station
    Houston Chronicle
    College Station's Century Square mixed-used development will get a second hotel with the opening of The George in August. The hotel was designed by Kirksey and Munoz + Albin architects with interiors by Mayfield and Ragni Studio.
  • 13 JUL 2017 The Writing on the Wall: Maker Spaces Encourage Students to Take an Active Role
    Building Design + Construction
    Maker spaces, dry-erase walls, and flexible furniture highlight The Kinkaid School's New Learning Center. Designed by Kirksey Architecture's PK-12 Education Team, the learning center's maker spaces are meant to create a flexible learning environment that veers somewhat from traditional teaching methods.
  • 28 JUN 2017 Bastrop County to buy $2M building for 911, emergency complex
    Austin-American Statesman
    Bastrop County commissioners approved Monday the purchase of a $2 million building, designed by Kirksey Architecture, in the heart of Bastrop for its new state-of-the-art communications and emergency management center. Construction should begin in July 2018, with the building completed by summer 2019.
  • 22 JUN 2017 Angleton ISD selects Kirksey Architecture to design new swimming pool facility
    The Facts
    Swimmers can rejoice as Angleton ISD is another step closer to building an indoor pool facility. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Kirksey Architecture as the firm to design the district’s new natatorium at Tuesday night’s meeting.
     
  • 21 JUN 2017 Photos: Hotel ZaZa Memorial City reveals opening date, luxury suite designs
    Houston Business Journal
    Houston's Kirksey Architecture designed the mixed-use project, which will feature 159 rooms and is set to open December 1, 2017.
  • 16 JUN 2017 Projects add green space to office environments
    Houston Chronicle
    The space between Galleria Place I and Galleria Place II will be transformed into a 1-acre grand lawn with botanical gardens with The Office of James Burnett landscape architecture firm leading the green space design. Located at Alabama and Sage, the $14 million renovation is expected to be complete early next year. Lincoln Property hired Kirksey Architecture to design the building renovations.
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