2012 Ben Brewer Young Architect of the Year: Julie Hendricks

We are happy to announce that Julie Hendricks, Director of EcoServices, has been awarded the 2012 Ben Brewer Young Architect Award. This award recognizes excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by architects who are in their first 10 years of practice based on the considerations of; design, the science of construction, literature, education, service to the profession, public service, historic preservation, research, urban design, government, industry, and architectural practice.

“Julie has changed the landscape of sustainable design in Houston and the region” said Brian Malarkey, FAIA, Executive Vice President, Kirksey Architecture. Her accomplishments include 5.7 million sf of projects made more sustainable, 6 green conferences organized, 60+ speaking engagements, and 100 students taught in architectural studio.

Congratulations, Julie! This is a well-deserved honor and everyone at Kirksey couldn’t be more proud of you.


Spotlight on Kirksey’s Bellfort Early Childhood Center Project

What was once a sterile, cold medical buiding has been transformed into a bright, fun space for young children to learn, play, and grow. Kirksey was hired by HISD to renovate this 400-student pre-k/kindergarten facility and create a space that is nurturing, positive, and tailored to the young students. Check out the link below to see the finished product and learn about the story behind Bellfort.