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  • 30 JUN 2014 Exclusive: Academy Sports + Outdoors expands headquarters

    Houston Business Journal

    Although construction is well underway and visible from Interstate 10, Academy Sports + Outdoors has been every quiet about the expansion of its headquarters in Katy. Until now. 

  • 19 MAY 2014 Energy Center Five set to break ground, new details emerge on other two towers

    Houston Business Journal 

    As new details emerge on its other two Energy Corridor towers, Houston-based Trammell Crow is set to break ground on Energy Center Five in July, which will be designed to accommodate either one large tenant or multiple tenants. Houston-based ConocoPhillips inked the largest prelease of 2013 — 1.2 million square feet in Energy Centers Three and Four developed by Houston-based Trammell Crow Co. with partner PrinREI and designed by Kirksey Architecture. 

  • 08 MAY 2014 A Good Sport - Innovations in Sports Facility Design

    Recreation Management 

    The request was not impossible, but architect Wes Good was nevertheless stumped by it. "They said, 'Hey, can you put stadium seating and luxury suites on top of the building?' I thought, 'Well, yes, but you can't see the stadium from here.'" The building, which at that point existed only on paper, was a new University of Central Arkansas residence hall that Good's Houston-based firm, Kirksey Architecture, had been hired to design and build along with Crafton Tull, headquartered in Rogers, Ark.

  • 06 MAY 2014 A Coastal Bend Reinvention

    Texas Architect

    The recent rehabilitation of the Sylvan Beach Pavilion, a 1950s contemporary dance hall overlooking Galveston Bay in La Porte, stand out as a noteworthy example of responsible stewardship of the modern architectural heritage in the Houston metropolitan area. Inaugurated in May 1956, the building was designed by the progressive but short-lived Houston architectural firm of Greacen & Brogniez.  

  • 02 MAY 2014 Petroleum Club to move, but it will still have downtown views

    Houston Chronicle 

    The Petroleum Club of Houston, a historic private dining and business club that has hosted countless energy industry events, weddings and lunchtime business meetings where deals were made on handshakes alone, is moving out of the Exxon Mobil building after 50 years and into a new home a few blocks away.

  • 28 APR 2014 Design trend: Energy, petrochemical companies turn to flexible lab space to save money

    Houston Business Journal

    Fluctuations in the price of oil often dictate changes in research and development investment for the energy and petrochemical industries, said Brian Richard, vice president and science and technology team leader at Kirksey, a Houston-based architecture firm.  Now that these industries are flush with cash from high oil prices and high profit margins from shale, they are ready to invest in new R&D facilities.

  • 02 APR 2014 R&D Consolidations on the Rise

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)

    Dow announced development of a new R&D facility in Lake Jackson, consolidating several existing properties into one campus serving 2,000 employees. Kirksey science and technology team leader Brian Richard (looking oh-so artistic above, he's designing this and recently wrapped up a new lab building for Shell) tells us energy companies are recommitting to R&D space, and the Dow and Shell projects demonstrate a larger trend in how energy companies design and build.

  • 14 MAR 2014 Dow Chemical plans mega R&D center, kicking off chemical-inspired developments

    Houston Business Journal 

    The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) is building a new research and development center in Lake Jackson, near its massive chemical complex in Freeport. The new Texas Innovation Center will replace the Michigan-based chemical giant's current R&D facility in Freeport. 

  • 07 MAR 2014 CyrusOne expands west Houston data center

    Houston Chronicle

    CyrusOne broke ground this week on a third data center at its 45-acre Houston West campus at 11003 Corporate Center Drive to serve a growing number of customers in the energy industry.

  • 03 MAR 2014 Luxury Uptown condos sell out by over half before groundbreaking

    Houston Business Journal

    Luxury in Houston is about to get more spacious, causing buyers to quickly pull out their checkbooks. Houston-based Interfin Cos. broke ground last week on its joint venture, a luxury high-rise condominium in Uptown, which features floor plans larger than any other in Houston. It's already 60 percent sold out.

  • 27 FEB 2014 Kirksey VP: Stay away from trendy office design

    Houston Business Journal

    Like the mile-high bangs that were once popular in the '80s, some of the elements in your office may be dating you and your business. That's why it's important to incorporate timeless elements into your design plans, said Brian Malarkey, executive vice president of Houston-based Kirksey Architecture. 

     

  • 11 FEB 2014 Citycentre office tower to break ground

    Houston Business Journal

    A much-talked about office tower will soon break ground at CityCentre's northern gateway. Houston-based Midway Cos. will break ground later this month on Houston CityCentre Five at 825 Town & Country Way, which was formerly leased by Luby’s.

     

     

     

  • 20 DEC 2013 Razing the Roof

    Architect Magazine 

    Houston voters rejected a plan to finance the Astrodome's redevelopment, but not before snapping up stadium memorabilia at a firesale. Will this midcentury icon escape demolition?

  • 16 DEC 2013 Kirksey designs energy-efficient buildings for Exxon Mobil

    Houston Chronicle

    The Kirksey architecture firm was selected by The Woodlands Development Co. to design these buildings, which will house additional office space for Exxon Mobil Corp. in the Woodlands. The buildings have been designed to LEED Certified specifications.

     

  • 10 DEC 2013 Exxon to boost north Houston presence further

    Houston Business Journal

    Exxon Mobil Corp.'s (NYSE: XOM) massive footprint north of Houston is going to be even larger. The Irving, Texas-based company has leased about 478,000 square feet in Hughes Landing in the Woodlands and plans to move in during the first half of 2016. 

     

  • 10 DEC 2013 ConocoPhillips to fill another energy center building, more construction on the way

    Houston Business Journal

    Houston-based ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has preleased the remaining space at Energy Center Four, bringing its total lease for the complex to 1.2 million square feet and prompting the developer to start a fifth building. 

     

  • 12 NOV 2013 Houston Area Safety Council to open new training campus

    Houston Business Journal
    The Houston Area Safety Council will hold a grand opening this week for its new training campus. The ceremony for the facility, at 5213 Center St. in Pasadena, will begin at 3 p.m. on Nov. 13. Houston-based firms Kirksey Architecture and Tellepsen Builders designed and built the facility, respectively.

     

    Houston Area Safety Council to open new training campus
  • 05 NOV 2013 Westchase District office tower tops out

    Houston Business Journal
    The Westchase District’s next office tower topped out this week, and completion is slated for April. Two BriarLake Plaza, at 2050 W. Sam Houston Parkway and Briar Forest Drive, is on track to be a 12-story, 332,000-square-foot tower.

    Westchase district office tower tops out
  • 28 OCT 2013 Office of the Future

    Real Estate BISNOW (Hou)
    Since people can work from anywhere now, they go to offices for social and psychological reasons, says Boxer Property COO Justin Segal (here with moderator Kirksey EVP Brian Malarkey and fellow panelist Shell real estate project manager Pam Ewton at Bisnow's Office of the Future event).

    Office of the Future
  • 23 OCT 2013 Sylvan Beach Pavilion set for reopening

    ABC Channel 13
    Get a sneak peak of the new pavilion before it reopens its doors on Friday.

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