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20 JUNE 2016

Kirksey Adds to Growing Firm with New Hires


Kirksey Announces Two New Hires

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Kirksey recently announced two new hires within different teams and departments of the firm. Kirksey strongly believes in recruiting diverse, talented and creative individuals who will bring more experience, culture and a healthy passion for great design and architecture to the growing firm.
John Kaufman, AIA – Started May 23, 2016 (SciTech)
John Kaufman comes to Kirksey from PhiloWilke with previous experience at Ziegler Cooper as a Senior Project Architect. A University of Houston graduate, John will be an asset to Kirksey’s Science & Technology team on a variety of projects.
Giovanni Peña – Started June 1, 2016 (Design)
Giovanni Peña graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston, and was the recipient of the Rice Design Alliance Initiatives for Houston Grant for Shaping the “Rurban” Landscape Design proposal in 2014.


About Kirksey

Kirksey is a sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 38 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey has been serving a variety of markets for over 50 years, including Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Science & Technology, and Multifamily Residential. For more information, visit