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  • 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. 

  • 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. 


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