Portfolio for Civic & Community

Civic & Community

We offer civic architecture focused on designing public spaces for a better community.

We are Kirksey Community - a team of insightful architects and designers who create environments which allow communities to thrive and grow.

Community spaces are unique in their service and spirit, becoming an integral part of our daily lives. Our goal at Kirksey is to understand your mission and provide purposeful design that captures the heart of your community. We believe in engaging end users from the start, cultivating relationships built on trust and shared ideals. Working together with the people who benefit most from the project gives our design process purpose and intent. Ultimately, the client’s vision is our greatest inspiration.

Our Team of Community Architects

Led by Janis Brackett, our Community Team operates like a small firm with the resources of a much larger company. Kirksey's team structure allows for a high degree of service and design, building upon principles that act as a foundation for our firm: sustainability, collaboration, discovery, research, and innovation.


Areas of Community Expertise


Community Team Leadership


Director of Community Projects:
Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP

Modern communities are more than places where you live and work - they are also places where you think, serve, and play. From exploring an exhibition hall to reading in a quiet community library, civic and arts environments encourage thought, expression, and direction. Inspiring and educational, these spaces empower communities while providing flexibility for a range of activities. We understand the need to provide enriching environments that allow for community growth, while reflecting your organization's brand and fulfilling its purpose.

At Kirksey, we design cultural and civic projects to be pillars of the community that manifest care and passion. We recognize that these spaces should provide a place for positive change and progress. Our goal is to understand the strong sense of your mission and provide a purposeful, exceptional environment that will truly capture your community's heart. Whether it's for performance, education, direction, or enlightenment, your vision is our greatest inspiration.

Our Civic Architecture Experience

Finding a window to the community through a downtown YMCA or providing cultural arts immersion through a performance theater, our Community Team designs spaces that enlighten, educate and encourage — spaces that inspire and improve the communities they serve.

From renovating an urban park into a lunch destination for downtown's working professionals to creating a museum that brings southern history to the suburbs, we've designed some amazing spaces to help communities thrive. We are Kirksey Community and we create civic and cultural environments that turn your vision for the community into reality.
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