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  • 04 OCT 2018 New owner of former Chevron campus reveals early redevelopment plans
    Danny Sheena of SLS Properties has closed on the purchase of 30 acres in Bellaire and is moving forward with plans to redevelop the site, a former Chevron office campus. He tapped Kirksey Architecture to work on the project, which has been renamed Bellaire Place.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 27 JUL 2018 Iconic Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza changes hands
    Houston Chronicle
    The Kirksey Architecture-designed building, recognizable for its illuminated crown, connects by skywalk with Memorial Hermann's flagship hospital at the Texas Medical Center. LaSalle Investment Management purchased the property.
  • 27 JUL 2018 Chronicle Podcast: A case against the open office plan
    Houston Chronicle
    For years, companies have been shrinking the amount of space they occupy by moving into cubicle-free workplaces where few employees, if any, have enclosed offices. Brian Malarkey, an executive vice president at Kirksey, and Interior Team leader, joins Nancy Sarnoff and Allyn to talk about the evolution of open office design and why more workers are sporting headphones to get through their days.
  • 29 JUN 2018 Dish Society's Houston Heights Location to Open in December
    Houston Business Journal
    Farm-to-table restaurant Dish Society is gearing up to build out its fifth location at Heights Central Station, a new development underway at the corner of Yale and 11th Street. Formerly a shuttered post office, Heights Central Station will get new life thanks to Kirksey Architecture.  
  • 01 JUN 2018 Costs Go Up as Labor Pool Diminishes
    GlobeSt. Real Estate News
    Kirksey released their annual Construction Cost Update, an important resource for a guage on Houston's constructon costs in the AEC industry. GlobeSt. talked with Scott Wilkinson, AIA, Executive Vice President at Kirksey Architecture, about how costs are rising due to Hurricane Harvey's lasting impacts.
  • 24 APR 2018 A Look Inside New SFA STEM Building
    KTRE Channel 9 | Nacogdoches
    James Fuex, a senior architect at Kirksey, takes board members from Stephen F. Austin State University on a tour through the new STEM building and planetarium, slated to open in the fall.
  • 05 APR 2018 The Youngest Architects in Texas
    Texas Architect
    The process to achieve licensure as an architect is long and arduous, an incredible accomplishment that often takes years. Altair Galgana, AIA, a member of Kirksey's Science + Technology team, holds the title of the youngest licensed architect in Texas.
     
  • 29 MAR 2018 Knoll: Sector Focus - Healthcare
    Knoll Design
    Legacy Community Health aimed to bridge a gap and provide health services where most needed. The design team worked with KnollTextiles to select durable and low maintenance vinyls and textures.
  • 07 FEB 2018 Kirksey Names First-Ever CFO
    Houston Business Journal
    Houston-based Kirksey, one of Houston's largest architecture firms, recently named Crystal McDonald as its CFO.
  • 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.
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