News From Kirksey Architecture
Kirksey Architecture is proud to announce that Megan Tegethoff, AIA, LEED AP is currently the youngest architect in the state of Texas after passing her exams and achieving licensure at age 24.
Megan began her career at Kirksey as an intern in 2013 while studying at University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. Graduating as salutatorian of her architecture class in May of 2014, Megan took her first exam that following August and passed her last exam in May of 2015. She finished her remaining IDP hours in July.
“After running a state-wide membership query report, we believe Megan is the youngest AIA member and licensed architect in Texas,” said Rusty Bienvenue, Executive Director at AIA Houston.
During her time at Kirksey, Megan has gained extensive knowledge and experience on Kirksey’s commercial team with opportunities to work on office buildings and hotels.
“Kirksey is very proud to have Megan as a part of our team. This accomplishment not only recognizes her determined work ethic, but also serves as a testament to her ambition for a long and successful career,” said Scott Wilkinson, AIA, Executive Vice President and Commercial Team Leader at Kirksey.
Kirksey is committed to mentoring young designers and helping them accomplish the difficult task of achieving licensure. Kirksey has an established mentorship program where licensure is a top priority. In addition to covering the costs of study materials, passed exams and licensing fees, the firm places great value on employees maintaining a work/life balance, including carving out study time and paid time off for exam leave. Within the past year, Kirksey is proud to have had 10 staff attain architectural licensure.
Kirksey is a Houston-based, sustainable architecture and interior design firm with more than 28 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. For more information, visit www.kirksey.com.