Brazosport College, Dow Academic Center

Collegiate & Higher Education


Lake Jackson, Texas


47,000 sf

Project Features
  • Space for large scale gatherings
  • Classrooms and administrative offices
  • Kitchen for preparing food and staging
  • Dining room for small functions

Kirksey designed Brazosport College’s Dow Academic Center, a gateway facility between the College and the surrounding Lake Jackson community. The Academic Center unites the campus with the community, supporting activities for both students and local residents including graduations and other large-scale, non-theatrical events. Additionally, the facility includes classrooms, administrative offices, a prep kitchen for food preparation and staging, a dining room for small functions, an adjacent conference room, and an outdoor plaza for reception overflow and outdoor events.

Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7521
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Spearheading collegiate projects, Steve's experience spans everything from dining halls and academic buildings to athletic facilities and religious institutions. Early in his 21-year career at Kirksey, Steve initiated the Outreach Committee which offers opportunities for staff members to volunteer their time for various local communities and non-profit organizations. He also leads the firm's membership in The 1%, a program connecting non-profits to architecture firms willing to provide pro bono services.