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  • 08 OCT 2019 Fort Bend ISD's $33.9M re-build of Lakeview Elementary
    Fort Bend ISD Trustees review designs by Kirksey Architects for the $33.9M re-build of Lakeview Elementary, which includes historic preservation and is pursuing LEED. 
    Houston Chronicle
  • 30 SEP 2019 Heritage Plaza, one of Houston's most recognizable skyscrapers, to get makeover
    Brookfield Properties will start construction next month on its newest renovation project: Heritage Plaza. The renovation, designed by Kirksey, will focus on the building's exterior, lobby and conference areas.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 19 AUG 2019 New Texas nonprofit offers novel approach for preserving coastal lands, combating global warming
    ...For Wes Good, president of Kirksey Architecture, becoming the first donor to the exchange was a way to support a local effort and work toward becoming a carbon-neutral company...
    Houston Chronicle
  • 01 AUG 2019 UHD to debut science, technology college building this fall
    University of Houston-Downtown will debut its new College of Sciences and Technology building this fall — and officials promise that the commuter campus’ first academic buildings in 12 years will pull out all the stops for students, science and sustainability.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 13 JUN 2019 New Houston Nissan dealership opens, touted as largest of its kind in U.S.
    Houston-based Central Automotive Group has completed its 16-acre Central Houston Nissan dealership spanning one-third of a mile along the South Loop...Houston-based firms Kirksey Architecture and D.E. Harvey Builders designed and built the project, respectively.
    Houston Business Journal
  • 23 MAY 2019 Kirksey Architecture opens Austin office to serve Central Texas
    Houston-based Kirksey Architecture is opening an office in Austin to serve the some $500 million worth of design projects it has under way in Central Texas.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 17 MAY 2019 Frank Lloyd Wright Home Hits the Market in Houston
    Frank Lloyd Wright homes don’t often come on the market—especially not in Texas, where there are only three homes in the state that were designed by the iconic architect. One, in Houston’s Bunker Hill neighborhood, is now up for sale and asking $2.85 million. With the help of Kirksey Architecture, the 1,800-square-foot home was expanded with a 6,300-square-foot addition.
    Architectural Digest
  • 01 MAY 2019 Higher Education: Portfolio | Little Sibling
    In the case of the new Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Fabrication Center, however, Houston firm Kirksey Architecture offers a formal language for this emerging typology...Kirksey has done an exemplary job of designing a support facility that is rightly the envy of architecture schools across the nation. 
    Texas Architect
  • 19 APR 2019 Lit Cross, Beacon to Urban Community
    Houston First Baptist Church renovates a downtown union building into a campus facility built to reach their growing urban community. Kirksey architects designed the transformation.
    Worship Facilities Magazine
  • 02 APR 2019 One Texas non-profit’s idea to help curb climate change
    The Texas Coastal Exchange seeks to connect companies or individuals with marshland owners to “offset” carbon emissions. A local sustainability-minded firm, Kirksey Architecture, was the first to buy into the exchange.
    NPR Marketplace
  • 23 JAN 2019 New building for Pacific Northwest National Lab campus
    The federal government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will build a new $90 million energy sciences research building on its Richland campus...The $64 million contract to design and construct the building has been awarded to a Houston-based team of Harvey Cleary Builders and Kirksey Architecture. The building is expected to have labs and workstations for about 175 PNNL and visiting scientists, engineers and research support staff.
    NBC Right Now
  • 10 JAN 2019 Kelsey-Seybold breaks ground on replacement site for Kingwood Clinic
    Kelsey-Seybold broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art, standalone medical clinic in the Kingwood area. Kirksey Architecture designed the clinic, which will contain nearly 55,000 square feet. Gamma Construction is handling construction.
    Houston Chronicle
  • 07 JAN 2019 The 25 Most Amazing College Campus Buildings
    The University of Houston Calhoun Lofts has been listed as a top 25 college campus building!
  • 28 OCT 2018 Houston Architecture, from A to Z
    Check out this alphabetical list of Houston architecture elements - Kirksey architects are quoted in "T" and "X", and  are also featured in the "Y is for Youth" segment.
    Houstonia Magazine
  • 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.
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