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  • 01 MAY 2015 Architecture Firm Gets New Framework

    Houston Chronicle

    Kirksey Architecture, a company that has emphasized sustainability in the buildings it designs, is using that same principle as a way to transition into a new ownership structure for the first time in four decades.

    Architecture Firm Gets New Framework
  • 23 APR 2015 One of Houston's Largest Architecture Firms Has New Owners

    Houston Business Journal

    Houston-based Kirksey has announced that it has transitioned from a firm owned solely by its founder, John Kirksey, to one in which the company's stock is split up between Kirksey and 25 other partners.

    One of Houston's Largest Architecture Firms Has New Owners
  • 21 APR 2015 Sneak Peek: Inside Luxury Condo Tower Breaking Ground Near River Oaks District

    Houston Business Journal

    Pelican Builders Inc. plans to break ground in June on The Wilshire, a 17-story, 96-unit Class A condominium tower on the site of the former Westcreek apartment complex on Westcreek Lane, between Westheimer Road and San Felipe Street. Kirksey is the architect.

    Sneak Peek: Inside Luxury Condo Tower Breaking Ground Near River Oaks
  • 16 FEB 2015 Transwestern starts development at formal Arnold Oil site

    Austin American Statesman

    Transwestern Development Co. said today that it has broken ground on a project that will bring 446,000 square feet of mixed-use development to the former Arnold Oil Co. site in East Austin.

    Transwestern starts development at formal Arnold Oil site
  • 13 FEB 2015 Galleria-area luxury condo tower to break ground in May

    Houston Business Journal 

    Houston-based Pelican Builders Inc. plans to break ground on its 17-story luxury condominium tower near the Galleria in May despite economic uncertainty stemming from the energy industry.

    Galleria-area luxury condo tower to break ground in May
  • 06 FEB 2015 Here's the scoop on long-awaited Kirby mixed-use (Video)

    Houston Business Journal

    About seven years after buying prime Inner Loop land for a more than million-square-foot project, a New York developer is finally ready to break ground.

    Here's the scoop on long-awaited Kirby mixed-use (Video)
  • 06 JAN 2015 Two Bay Area buildings are examples of excellence

    Houston Chronicle

    The Sylvan Beach Pavilion and San Jacinto College's Lee Davis Library are among the finalists for Urban Land Institute Houston's 2015 Development of Distinction Awards in the heritage category.

    Two Bay Area buildings are examples of excellence
  • 30 NOV 2014 New office building to rise near Buffalo Bayou

    Houston Business Journal

    An 18-story office building recently broke ground near Buffalo Bayou.

    New office building to rise near Buffalo Bayou
  • 10 OCT 2014 Memorial Park makeover gets a boost with sparkling new $2.4 million running center

    CultureMap Houston

    While elected officials and community leaders gathered in their professional best, it was the joggers and cyclists who added color to the ribbon cutting at the Memorial Park Running Trails Center.

    Memorial Park makeover gets a boost with sparkling new $2.4 million running center
  • 03 OCT 2014 HBJ Names 2014 Who's Who in Energy

    Houston Business Journal

    The Houston Business Journal has revealed its 2014 Who's Who in Energy recognizing Houston-based key players in the energy industry. Brian Richard, AIA, was named Who's Who in Architecture.

    HBJ Names 2014 Who's Who in Energy
  • 22 SEP 2014 How One School Construction Project Is Keeping Old With New

    NPR News 88.7

    In East Houston, demolition crews are tearing down Milby High School to make way for a brand new campus. Except one part of this school will be saved: the historic building on Broadway. Nicola Springer is an architect with Kirksey the firm working on the job.
  • 18 SEP 2014 Petroleum Club prepares for new digs after more than 50 years

    Houston Chronicle

    The Petroleum Club hoped to stay put, but the building's new owner is planning a lengthy renovation that would leave the club without a home for several years, board president Tommy Edwards said Thursday during a reception for the new club at its existing space.

  • 05 SEP 2014 HBJ announces the 2014 Best Places to Work Finalists

    Houston Business Journal

    For more than a decade, the Houston Business Journal has hosted the longest-running Best Places to Work awards program in the city, honoring top employers for their unique cultures, amenities, benefits and worker-retention and attraction strategies.

  • 12 AUG 2014 Meet the Fast 100: Home-grown architecture firm takes on big clients, hiring for a 'litany' of positions

    Houston Business Journal 

    A leader in sustainable design, Houston-based architecture firm Kirksey has designed glittering high-rise office towers, small community theaters and everything in between. But the fact that its project base is so diverse came as no accident.

  • 11 AUG 2014 Veteran theater to get new digs

    Houston Business Journal

    A veteran theater company has lowered the curtain on its former name and building with plans to open a new facility next spring. The Queensbury Theatre, formerly the Country Playhouse, has begun construction on its new 21,000-square-foot theater on Queensberry Lane near Town and Country Boulevard.

  • 05 AUG 2014 New LEED certification requires more, but can pay off big

    Houston Business Journal

    LEED certification is quickly becoming more common in Houston’s new office buildings, whereby developers can charge higher sale prices and rents. But a new category within the certification process may make it a bit more challenging to attain.
  • 04 AUG 2014 Construction begins, more details revealed for Energy Center Five

    Houston Business Journal

    Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Investors have begun construction on Energy Center Five, marking the final phase of the companies' Energy Corridor campus. The Class A 18-story office tower is slated to be complete in the second quarter of 2016.

  • 29 JUL 2014 Construction costs soar amid high demand for space

    Houston Chronicle

    Commercial construction costs are up sharply this year and further increases are predicted for the second half, as high demand, labor and material shortages push up prices for building projects.

  • 24 JUL 2014 Video highlights 21st century design concepts for Milby High School

    Houston Independent School District Blog

    The school's community worked together to create a design that will incorporate the historical campus facade portion of the 1926 building to connect to a new building. 

  • 07 JUL 2014 Hines' high rise digs

    Houston Chronicle 

    The Houston office of Hines space in Williams Tower, has received Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Commercial Interiors Rating System. 

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