Architectural Awards - Firm and Projects

We're proud of our award winning architecture and recognition for our exceptional people and work environment.


At Kirksey, we know that winning isn't everything. But, we sure do appreciate being recognized for our hard work! We are consistently named a top architecture firm and receive awards for our efforts in sustainability and creating an exceptional work environment. Our award-winning projects extend across our 25 areas of expertise — proof that our specialized practice groups know a thing or two about great design.

 

11000 Equity Drive
  • AIA Building Information Modeling (BIM) Award: Inspirational Pilot Projects Award
  • AIA Houston, Honor Award: Architecture
  • APEX Award
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Green Project
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of Awards: Private
  • TSA Design Award, Commercial New Construction
  • USGBC, Houston Chapter, Outstanding Environmental Team Award
3009 Post Oak Office Tower & Garage
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Green Project
Atomic Capital
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Large
Azur West | A Shu Uemura Salon
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Retail
Baylor College of Medicine, NSBRI/CSM Research Facility
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Interior Architecture
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast, Healthcare
Baylor Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Center of Excellence
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Healthcare/Institutional
BBVA Compass Stadium Concessions
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence, Public Assembly
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Healthcare/Institutional
Beth Yeshurun Day School Renovation
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Renovation/Restoration
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Community/Religious
Central Houston, Inc.
  • IIDA Design Excellence Award - Small Corporate
City of Houston, Kingwood Branch Library
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Single Space
  • Texas Construction, Best of '10, Award of Excellence: Green Building
CITYCENTRE The Lofts
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Mixed-Use
Clean Line Energy
  • AIA Houston Design Award: Interior Architecture
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Under 7,000 sf
Confidential Corporate Headquarters
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Award, Architectural Feature or Element
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Award, Corporate Office, Best in Show
Confidential Corporate Headquarters Interiors
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Award, Architectural Feature or Element
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Award, Corporate Office, Best in Show
Downtown Houston Childcare Center
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Less than 50,000 sf
  • ASID Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Education
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Public Assembly
Energy Center Three, Four, & Five
  • APEX Silver, Excellence in Construction, Interior Finishes
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Project Lease
FiveSeven Grille
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Hospitality/Restaurant
Fort Bend Aquatic Practice Facility - Fort Bend ISD
  • Athletic Business Showcase
Galliano Marine / Edison Chouest Offshore
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Over 7,000 sf
Granite Westchase II
  • Association of Builders & Contractors Merit Award, Commercial Office Space
  • Texas Construction Best of '08, Best of Office/Corporate
Harris County Precinct 2, Sylvan Beach Pavilion Renovation
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Renovation/Restoration
  • Preservation Houston: Good Brick Award
Heights Central Station
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award, Mixed-Use
Herod Elementary, Houston ISD
  • Green Schools Award, Honorable Mention
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Green Space
Hines Corporate Headquarters Executive Floors
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence, Sustainability
Horizon Wind Energy
  • AIA Houston Design Award: Interiors
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Single Space Office
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence: Sustainable Design
  • USGBC Houston Chapter, Outstanding Environmental Building Award
Houston Area Safety Council
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Excellence in Construction
Houston Astros Diamond Club
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Restaurant/Bar
Houston Community College, Learning Hub and Science Center
  • Texas Construction, Best of '08, Award of Excellence Higher Education
Houston Independent School District, Milby High School
  • AIA Houston Design Award - Renovation/Restoration
  • ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award - Historic Renovation
  • American School & University Architectural Portfolio, Educational Interiors: Crow Island School Cita
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence, Education Research
  • Learning By Design Magazine, Outstanding Project
  • Preservation Houston Good Brick Award for Historic Preservation
  • TASA/TASB Caudill Award Winner
Houston ISD, Bellfort Early Childhood Center
  • AIA Houston Design Award: Renovation/Restoration
Houston Metro Ortho & Spine
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Singular Space
Houston Metro Urology
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Winner Commercial Singular Space
Houston's First Baptist Church - Downtown
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award Finalist, Public Assembly
Huntsman Advanced Technology Center
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Laboratory
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of Awards: Best Industrial
Legacy Community Health, Fifth Ward Clinic
  • ASID Award - Healthcare
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence, Healthcare
Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of Awards: Design Excellence
Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Medical Development
Memorial Park Running Center & Trail Pavilion
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Small Project
Menninger Clinic
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Excellence in Construction
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Healthcare
Methodist Orthopedic Specialists of Texas
  • Association of Builders & Contractors Merit Award, Healthcare Less than $15M
Motiva
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Large
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Workplace Interior
Motiva Conference Center
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Interior Architecture
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award, Workplace Interior
Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center, Houston ISD
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Architecture
  • IIDA TX-OK Honorable Mention: Education
NRG Energy
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Over 7,000 sf
Palisade Palms
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Residential High-Rise Living
Perry Family YMCA
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Community Impact
Prairie View A&M University, Fabrication Center
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Less Than 50,000 sf
  • SCUP AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Award, Honorable Mention
  • TxA Design Award, Institutional
Queensbury Theatre
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Architectural Detail
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Community
  • Tilt-Up Today, Achievement Award
  • ULI Development of Distinction Award
River Pointe Community Church
  • Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX), House of Worship Awards, Best New Construction
San Jacinto College, Center for Engineering & Technology
  • AIA Houston Design Award - Divine Detail
Second Baptist Church, Cypress & Cinco Ranch Campuses
  • WfX Solomon Award, Church Building Design
  • WfX Solomon Award, Youth Spaces
Shell Downstream North America Headquarters
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial - Corporate Office
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence Award, Recreation/Fitness
Shell Technology Center - Houston (Shell Advanced Technology Center)
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Excellence in Construction
Sugar Land Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Golden Trowel Honor Award, Governmental/Institutional
Sysco Corporate Headquarters
  • Association of Builders & Contractors, Excellence in Construction Award, Mega Project
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of '08, Office/Corporate
  • USGBC Houston Chapter, Outstanding Environmental Team
Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA
  • AIA Houston Design Award: Architecture - Greater than 50,000 sf
  • Athletic Business, Architectural Showcase: Health and Wellness Facilities
  • Athletic Business, Facility of Merit
  • ENR Texas & Louisiana, Best Projects, Awards of Merit
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Public Assemblies
  • Recreation Management, Innovative Architecture & Design Award
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of '10, Award of Excellence: Green Building
  • TSA Design Award, Institutional
Texas A&M University Agriculture and Life Sciences Complex
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Institutional Merit Award
  • ENR Texas & Louisiana, Best Projects, Award of Merit
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Dining Hall
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Award, Community/Religious/Education
Texas A&M University, Corps of Cadets Dorm Renovation
  • Student Housing Business, Innovator Award - Renovation
Texas Southern University, School of Public Affairs
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Special Project
Texas Woman's University, Institute of Health Sciences
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Higher Education
  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence Award, Institutional/Education
The Kinkaid School / Dining Hall & Learning Center
  • ASID Award - Education
Town Centre One
  • ULI Development of Distinction Award
Traditions Golf & Country Club
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Commercial Over 7,000 sf
University of Houston, University Lofts
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Multifamily/Residential
  • ASA Houston, Excellence in Construction, Project of the Year
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Institutional Education
  • Golden Trowel Honor Award: Educational Facility
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Special Project
  • Learning by Design, Honorable Mention Award
  • Texas Construction Magazine, Top Projects
University of Houston-Downtown Sciences and Technology Building
  • American School and University Magazine Louis I. Kahn Citation
  • CENTRIA Building Excellence Award
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Education
  • Urban Land Institute Development of Distinction Award Finalist: Non-profit
Wildwood Corporate Centre
  • AIA Houston Design Award, Greater Than 50,000 sf
Yellowstone Academy
  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Community Impact
2021
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • AIA Houston 2021 Firm of the Year
2020
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Architects List
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
2019
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Architects List
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • BD+C Giants 300 List, Top Architecture Firm
  • Architect 50, Sustainability
2018
  • BD+C Giants 300 List, Top Architecture Firm
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • Architect 50, #17 firm in Sustainability
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Architects List
2017
  • BD+C Giants 300 List, Top Architecture Firm
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Architects List
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • Architect 50, #10 firm in the nation
  • American Subcontractors Association, Firm of the Year
2016
  • BD+C Giants 300 List, Top Architecture Firm
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Architects List
  • ENR - National, Top 500 Design Firm
  • Architect 50
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
2015
  • BD+C Giants 300 List, Top Architecture Firm
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • ENR - Regional, Top Design Firm
  • Houston Business Journal, Fast 100, Enterprise Champion
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Architect 50
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2014
  • Top 25 Prime Contractors, Architects & Engineers for Diversity & Supplier Diversity Champions
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • American Subcontractor's Association, Firm of the Year
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
  • Architect 50
2013
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
  • Texas Society of Architects, Honor Award: Architecture Firm of the Year
2012
  • Texas Society of Architects, Honor Award: Architecture Firm of the Year
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2011
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2010
  • Houston Business Journal, Largest Houston-Area Green Architect
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Houston Chronicle, Top Workplaces
  • American Subcontractor's Association, Firm of the Year
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2009
  • Texas Construction, Top Design Firms, #1 in Renovation/Restoration
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2008
  • Houston Business Journal's Fast 100 Enterprise Champion
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Quality of Life Visionary 2008 Green Building Award
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, (Kirksey basicGREEN)
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2007
  • Environmental Business Journal's 2007 Business Achievement Award, Project Merit: Sustainability & Re
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2006
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • American Subcontractor's Association, Firm of the Year
  • Spring Branch ISD, Good Neighbor Award
2005
  • American Subcontractor's Association, Firm of the Year
2004
  • Houston Business Journal, Best Places to Work
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, (Kirksey basicGREEN)
2002
  • AIA Houston Chapter, Firm of the Year Award
2001
  • Texas Forest Service and Texas Urban Forestry Council Community Forestry Award of Honor
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, (Kirksey basicGREEN)
2000
  • Houston Arboretum Leadership Award
  • Trees for Houston, Arbor Day Award
1999
  • Trees for Houston Urban Forestry Award
1997
  • Texas Forest Service and Texas Urban Forestry Council Community Forestry Award
1994
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, (Kirksey basicGREEN)
1992
  • Park People Leadership Award
  • Houston Galveston Urban Forestry Leadership Award
  • Mayor's Proud Partner Award, (Kirksey basicGREEN)
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