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  • 08 JUN 2017 See the Winning Sandcastles from AIA Houston's 2017 Competition
    Houston Business Journal
    Kirksey Architecture and Metzger Construction won the Golden Bucket — the top prize — for the third year in a row. This year, the team’s entry was “Smurf & Turf,” which featured Smurfs battling some recognizable dragons. The entry also won for “Best Traditional Sandcastle” and “Tallest Standing Structure,” with the tallest section reaching 11.3 feet in height.
  • 01 JUN 2017 Health Clinic to Open in Houston's Historic 5th Ward
    KPRC Channel 2 Houston
    KPRC reports on the new Legacy Community Health Clinic, designed by Kirksey Architecture, that will be opening in Houston's historic 5th Ward on Saturday, June 3. Commonly known as a "health care desert," the community is excited about the opening of this clinic, and Legacy is determined to help increase the quality of health care for nearby residents.
  • 30 MAY 2017 With an office market in limbo, construction costs hold steady
    Houston Business Journal
    Kirksey Architecture's Scott Wilkinson, executive vice president and commercial team leader, talks with HBJ's Cara Smith on commercial construction costs, with a deeper look into Kirksey's 2017 Construction Cost Update report.
  • 25 MAY 2017 Designs in the Sand: Where to See the Best Sandcastles Around
    Houzz
    Who builds the best sandcastles? The editors over at Houzz featured one of Kirksey's winning sandcastles for their "Designs in the Sand" article, and also features other designs from master sand builders all over the nation.  
  • 10 APR 2017 The Real Value of Renovation
    NBIZ Magazine
    One of the toughest decisions a client might face is whether they should build new, or renovate an existing structure. Kirksey architects Kathleen Jircik, Megan Irvin and Kapil Upadhyaya explore the real value of renovation and how it can add value in many ways especially in Houston.
  • 06 MAR 2017 Houston's First Baptist expanding downtown
    Houston Chronicle
    Kirksey Architecture is designing the renovations for Houston's First Baptist Church's new urban sanctuary location in downtown Houston. Houston's First Baptist Church, which for years expanded into the suburbs along with the region's booming population, is making a push back to downtown in pursuit of millennials, college students and growing families inhabiting the urban core.
  • 03 MAR 2017 Menninger Clinic to construct new outpatient and education building
    Houston Business Journal
    The Menninger Clinic, one of the country’s top psychiatry hospitals, announced March 2 that its board of directors has approved construction a 25,000-square-foot outpatient and education building. Houston-based Kirksey Architecture designed the new single-story building, and a competitive bid process is underway to select a construction firm.
  • 13 FEB 2017 First Look: Inside The Wilshire luxury condo tower
    Houston Business Journal
    The Houston Business Journal got an exclusive sneak peek inside a two-bedroom, two-bathroom model unit, which spans 1,400 square feet and starts from the $700,000s. Houston-based Kirksey Architects served as the architect for this project.
  • 10 FEB 2017 Iberia bank finds togetherness in Greenway Plaza
    Houston Chronicle
    Kirksey Architecture designed Iberia bank's new and larger space on a full floor within 11 Greenway Plaza to accommodate growth in the Houston market.
  • 27 JAN 2017 Astrodome approved for Texas Landmark designation
    Houston Business Journal
    The Texas Historical Commission voted Jan. 27 to make the Astrodome a State Antiquities Landmark. The Harris County Commissioners Court on Dec. 20 selected Houston-based Kirksey Architecture for the architecture phase and Houston-based Walter P Moore for the engineering phase of the redevelopment, which would raise the Astrodome floor 30 feet to ground level and create two underground levels with 1,400 parking spaces.
  • 25 JAN 2017 ULI Names 2017 Developments of Distinction
    BisNow Houston
    Last night, finalists, honorees and guests gathered to celebrate a year of outstanding development in Houston at ULI's 10th annual Development of Distinction Awards. The Town Centre Development, including Queensbury Theatre and designed by Kirksey, was selected as a winner in the for-profit category. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston - Richmond/Rosenberg club was a finalist.
  • 24 JAN 2017 ULI Houston names 6 winners in 10th annual Development of Distinction Awards
    Houston Business Journal
    The Urban Land Institute's local chapter announced the winners of hte 10th annual Development of Distinction Awards on January 24. Finalists and winners exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management. The Moody Rambin Town Centre One development, designed by Kirksey, took home an award in the for-profit category while the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston - Richmond/Rosenberg project was selected as a finalist.
  • 24 JAN 2017 ULI reveals picks for distinctive Houston real estate developments
    Houston Chronicle
    The annual awards program, now in its 10th year, recognizes real estate projects and public open spaces that reflect best practices in design, construction and economic viability among other factors. The Town Centre Development near Town & Country Village by Moody Rambin and designed by Kirksey was selected as a winner.
  • 20 DEC 2016 Architect picked for Astrodome parking project
    Houston Chronicle
    Harris County commissioners have chosen Houston-based Kirksey Architecture to design a project to retrofit the Astrodome by raising its floor and installing parking spaces underneath.
  • 20 DEC 2016 Harris County selects architect for Astrodome parking project
    Houston Business Journal
    Houston-based Kirksey Architecture has been picked to design a multimillion-dollar plan to put the Astrodome to use.
  • 21 NOV 2016 New Building Design Code to Result in Greener, Pricier Buildings
    Houston Business Journal
    A new commercial building code that took effect earlier this month is rewriting part of the rulebook for Houston-area builders and developers. Kirksey's Randall Walker, Interiors Design Director and Executive Vice President, weighs in.
  • 14 NOV 2016 Kirksey Architecture Designs New Building for East Texas College
    Houston Chronicle
    A new landmark designed by Kirksey Architecture is rising on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus in Nacogdoches.
  • 02 NOV 2016 Local Architecture Firms Design New Good Shepherd Campus for At-risk Boys in Tomball
    Houston Chronicle
    Abel Design Group, HOK, and Kirksey Architecture have teamed up to design a new campus for the Good Shepherd residential treatment center for boys in Tomball.
  • 28 OCT 2016 Houston, Meet Your 2016 40 Under 40
    Houston Business Journal
    The 40 Under 40 celebrates young professionals who have significantly contributed to their companies, their industries and their communities. Kirksey is proud to have Catherine Callaway, AIA, Senior Associate and member of Kirksey's Community Team, honored as a member.
  • 13 OCT 2016 Greater Houston Partnership Hopes New Downtown Offices Make Good First Impression
    Houston Chronicle
    The idea behind the newly completed space, designed by Kirksey, was to create a more impressive "front door for Houston."
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