Houston, Texas


27,000 sf

Project Features
  • Chapel
  • Residences
  • Common spaces
  • Dining
  • Public outdoor space
  • Private gardens
Kirksey was selected by The University of St. Thomas to design a new residence to house seminary students and eight Basilian priests. The new residence hall incorporates materials from the surrounding campus and anchors the hall to the existing infrastructure.

The multi-building scheme solidifies its connection to the campus with a central exterior corridor that runs directly to the main quad. This path is flanked by both private gardens near the dorms and public gardens near the common areas. The site includes residences for both the Basilian priests and the House of Formation seminary students, a chapel, business offices, visiting parlor, storage and mail rooms, community dining, and common areas.
Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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Janis brings 24 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey's Community Projects Team. Besides her proven ability to keep projects in budget and on schedule, she is enthusiastic about developing relationships with her clients and seeing their ideas and goals become realized. Janis was the 2014 President of AIA Houston, the 2010 Chair of Gulf Coast Green, and also served on the Editorial Committee for GreenWorks Houston.