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  • 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.
  • 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.
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