Kirksey Expands Ownership To 25 Vice Presidents
Kirksey Architecture announced a major expansion in the ownership of the 150-person architectural firm. As of April 2015, the new ownership group includes Wes Good, the firm’s managing principal, 24 vice presidents, and John Kirksey continuing in his role as president. “Our shared vision is much more powerful than a singular one,” said founder John Kirksey. “This ownership expansion represents a strong investment in the future of our firm and the next generation of leadership at Kirksey.” Expanding and distributing ownership among current leaders of the firm allows Kirksey to retain talent and continue to cultivate the foundation of knowledge within the firm. “Unlike the recent mergers, corporate consolidations and acquisitions that are taking place in our industry, this ownership expansion ensures that Kirksey stays Kirksey,” said Good. “Our unique culture remains the same, and our leadership team is now also our ownership team.” This ownership model demonstrates how Kirksey’s dedication to sustainability translates to their business practices, as well as their commitment to the environment. “Kirksey has continually ‘grown from within’ over our 44 year history,” said Kirksey. “Each leader is a product of that growth and they are committed to elevating our reputation as a superior, Houston-based design firm.” Supported by 125 talented architects, designers, and administrative staff, Kirksey Architecture is now led and owned by: John Kirksey, FAIA – President & FounderWes Good, AIA – Managing PrincipalKathy Howell – Executive Vice President, Director of FinanceScott Wilkinson, AIA – Executive Vice President, Commercial Team LeaderNicola Springer, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, PreK-12 Team LeaderTerry Greiner, AIA – Executive Vice President, Renovation Team LeaderBob Inaba, AIA – Executive Vice President, Director of DesignDavid McLemore, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Healthcare Team LeaderJulie Hendricks, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Director of EcoServicesRandy Thomas, AIA – Executive Vice President, Senior Project ManagerBrian Malarkey, FAIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Interior Architecture Team LeaderRandall Walker, AIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Design Director Interior ArchitectureJim Dietzmann, AIA – Executive Vice President, Senior Project ManagerBenito Guerrier, AIA – Executive Vice President, Government Team Leader/Director of Client DevelopmentSteve Durham, AIA, LEED AP – Executive Vice President, Collegiate/Community Team LeaderKathleen Jircik, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Senior Project ManagerJim Way, AIA – Executive Vice President, Director of OperationsDoug Hammel, AIA – Executive Vice President, Hospitality Team LeaderScott Cutlip, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Design PrincipalMelissa O’Neil, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project ManagerSteve Otto – Vice President, Director of Information SystemsBrian Richard, AIA – Executive Vice President, Science & Technology Team LeaderPaul Newsoroff, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project ManagerGary Machicek, AIA, LEED AP – Vice President, Design PrincipalMarty Fifer, AIA – Vice President, Senior Project ManagerShawn Jackson – Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 27 million sf of LEED® projects in their portfolio. Team-based in structure, Kirksey serves Commercial, Collegiate, Community, pK-12, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Religious, Science & Technology, and Multi-Family Residential markets.