Kirksey Architecture is an architectural firm that operates in Houston and Austin, two of the most prominent cities in Texas. The practice has a strong commitment to innovative and collaborative design, one that integrates high performance and sustainability in its process. Founder John Kirksey serves as chairman of the company, and he is one of the pioneers of sustainable design in the state. He is a member of several civic and professional boards in Houston and a Fellow of the AIA, whose main focus centers on how every project affects the community’s culture, people, and the environment in a positive way.
Leading commercial architects shaping skylines since 1971
Kirksey Commercial – a team of professionals at the forefront of office trends with the ability to design innovative and high-performing facilities, yielding a multitude of repeat clients.
Commercial office buildings have been a mainstay of their practice since Kirksey was founded in 1971. Since then, they’ve built a reputation as team players and office building experts due to their relationships with the commercial real estate community, property and facility managers, contractors, and corporate end users. They’re aware that market conditions in the construction economy are constantly changing. As a service to their clients, their Annual Construction Cost Update polls leading general contractors on current conditions. This report, coupled with their significant office building experience, has allowed us to develop an expertise in construction costs, benefitting their clients and projects.
The featured Kirby Collection is a 1,200,000 square foot building completed by Kirksey Architecture in partnership with Keating Kahn Architects. It is a LEED-certified structure designed to bridge the River Oaks and Western University and the downtown business district. The 25-story high-rise features 199 units, two levels of retail space, a 13-story commercial Class-A office tower, and 5 floors of parking space.