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  • 25 AUG 2016 Photos: See the Winning Sandcastles from AIA's 30th Annual Competition
    Houston Business Journal
    Kirksey Architecture and Metzger Construction won the Golden Bucket -- the top prize -- for the second year in a row. This year's theme was "Finding Gory," a comically dark spin on this summer's popular "Finding Dory" movie.
  • 23 AUG 2016 Texas Tech Innovation Hub at Research Park Awarded LEED Silver Certification
    KCBD Channel 11
    Texas Tech University announced that the Innovation Hub at Research Park, designed by Kirksey Architecture, has been awarded LEED Silver certification.
  • 22 AUG 2016 Kirksey + Metzger Team Takes Home First Place Golden Bucket at AIA Sandcastle
    BisNow Houston
    For the second year in a row, the Kirksey Architecture + Metzger Construction team took home the coveted Golden Bucket Award at the 2016 AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston.
  • 19 AUG 2016 Kirksey Live on NBC-KPRC Channel 2 for AIA Sandcastle
    KPRC Channel 2
    Kirksey reveals some sandcastle carving secrets to KPRC Channel 2 on East Beach in Galveston for this year's AIA Sandcastle Competition preview. Michael La Nasa and Dillard Delafosse reveal some tips and tricks to great sandcastle construction, as Kirksey took home the first-place Golden Bucket in the 2015 AIA Sandscastle Competition.
  • 12 AUG 2016 Galleria-area Luxe Condo Tops Out, Joins Others on Former Westcreek Site
    Houston Business Journal
    There's a bright spot in Houston's luxury condominium market despite the oil slump. Amid recent news of stalled and cancelled condo projects, one Houston developer has managed to keep The Wilshire, a 17-story 96-unit condo tower designed by Kirksey, ahead of schedule to become one of the fastest-selling condos in the country.
  • 07 JUL 2016 Green Business Certification Inc. Names Kirksey a LEED Proven Provider
    Building Design + Construction
    Kirksey is the first Houston-based firm with designation and role as high-quality LEED administrator.
  • 05 JUL 2016 Here's How Much Your Office's Swanky Fitness Center Costs to Build
    Houston Business Journal
    Fitness centers with top-of-the-line workout equipment have become big bragging points for building owners, but the cost of building those fitness centers is rising, according to a Kirksey Architecture report on Houston construction costs.
  • 24 JUN 2016 Kirksey First Houston-Based Firm Named LEED Proven Provider
    BisNow Houston
    Green Business Certification Inc. designated Kirksey a LEED Proven Provider. The rigorous process took more than two years to complete. As a result, Kirksey will now benefit from greater access to a LEED reviewer.
  • 22 JUN 2016 Energy Company Exits Greenspoint for New NW Houston Office Park
    Houston Business Journal
    Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., one of the largest public companies in Houston, will move out of Greenspoint and into Remington Square, a new office park in northwest Houston, designed by Kirksey Architecture.
  • 13 JUN 2016 Exclusive: Houston Developer Plans Luxury Condo Project in River Oaks Area
    Houston Business Journal
    Pelican Builders Inc. is planning to develop a new luxury condominium called The Revere at River Oaks, with Kirksey serving as the design architect. The podium-style condo will feature 33 units atop two levels of parking and will appeal to Houstonians moving from large estate homes.
  • 10 JUN 2016 Kirksey Promotes Staff at Annual Company Meeting
    AIA Houston
    Kirksey proudly announced 16 promotions within the firm at its company-wide meeting held on June 1, 2016.
  • 27 MAY 2016 Kirksey Named to Largest Houston-Area Architecture Firm List
    Houston Business Journal
    Kirksey was ranked #4 on the HBJ's Largest Houston-Area Architecture Firm list for 2016.
  • 23 MAY 2016 Point of View: Kirksey's Design Advocacy & Material Sustainability
    Metropolis Magazine
    Metropolis's publisher and editor-in-chief sat down with Kirksey Architecture to lead the Metropolis Think Tank series of conversations on the seismic cultural shifts reshaping our society and the importance of injecting new humanism into design and architecture to better deal with emerging challenges.
  • 06 MAY 2016 Houston Private School Reveals Plans for 11-acre Prime Lot
    Houston Business Journal
    More than two years ago, St. Thomas High School purchased an 11-acre tract of land adjacent from the school from HISD for $66 million, and plans for the land off Memorial and Shepherd have finally been revealed. Houston-based Kirksey Architecture designed the renovations.
  • 27 APR 2016 Julie Hendricks and Colley Hodges on KUHF Houston Matters, Discuss Gulf Coast Green
    NPR - KUHF Houston Matters
    For more than 10 years, the Gulf Coast Green Conference has quietly been building a name for itself, drawing sustainability professionals, architects and designers to town. Julie Hendricks and Colley Hodges of Kirksey Architecture's EcoServices team sit down to discuss the convergence of art, architecture and sustainable design.
  • 26 APR 2016 Kirksey Takes Home Best in Show at 2016 IIDA Product Runway
    BisNow Houston
    Houston's architecture and interior design professionals came together to raise money for a good cause by creating fashion from everyday industry materials. Kirksey took home Best in Show for their Georgia O'Keefe-inspired dress that took over 150 hours to create.
  • 25 MAR 2016 Women Shaping Houston Architecture
    BisNow Houston
    March is Women's History Month so BisNow sat down with three of the most influential women in Houston architecture to learn their stories. Julie Hendricks, VP at Kirksey, shares her secrets to success.
  • 11 MAR 2016 Local Theater's President Pulls Back Curtain on its New Digs
    Houston Business Journal
    When John Paul Stevenson isn't announcing for the NBA's Houston Rockets or the NFL's Carolina Panthers, he can be found working in a very different context: as president on the Queensbury Theatre board of directors.
  • 07 MAR 2016 Houston Execs Who Have Stuck with Company for 25+ Years
    BisNow Houston
    There's been a lot of personnel shuffling the last few years, but some people still have major staying power. Kirksey Architecture has 10 employees who have been with the firm over 25 years, and have more than 297 combined years of experience.
  • 03 MAR 2016 Michelle Old Named YAF Emerging Voices Architect
    AIA Houston
    Michelle Old, AIA, a member of Kirksey's design team, has been named a YAF Emerging Voices Architect, and her work will be on display at the Architecture Center Houston through April 29.
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