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"Out of Many, One People" by Design Collaborative and Hines Architecutre + Design was selected in an international design competition for Jamaica's new Houses of Parliament.

Over the last year, I have lead the design for a very important competition that was near and dear to my heart. As a Jamaican-American, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a global competition to design the new Houses of Parliament in Kingston Jamaica. The competition was sponsored by the Jamaican urban Development Corporation on behalf of the Government of Jamaica.

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Ewing, Starks, and Loose Named as VLK Architects’ Associates

VLK Architects proudly announces the appointment of Brad Ewing, Rudy Starks NCARB, and Ken Loose as new Associates. To become Associate, individuals must be self-motivated and consistently demonstrate the initiative, talent, and commitment of assuming additional responsibilities and leadership roles. They also must show exceptional understanding of the many facets of the architectural practice, develop and strengthen relationships with our clients and business associates, guide and enhance the development of staff, and contribute to the advancement of the firm through innovative ideas and efforts.

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Catherine Callaway, AIA, LEED AP has been named the 2019 AIA Houston Ben Brewer Young Architect

Kirksey Architecture is proud to announce that Catherine Callaway, AIA, LEED AP has been named the 2019 AIA Houston Ben Brewer Young Architect. This is the fifth time a Kirksey employee has been the recipient of such a recognition–-previous winners include Kirksey President Wes Good (2001), Executive Vice President and Interior Architecture Team Leader Brian Malarkey (2004), Vice President and PreK-12 Team Leader Nicola Springer (2009), and Vice President and Sustainability Director Julie Hendricks (2012).

VLK Architects and Brazosport ISD Break Ground on the Replacement of Brannen Elementary

Lake Jackson, TX – On March 22nd, VLK Architects celebrated breaking ground on the replacement of Brazosport ISD’s Bess Brannen Elementary. Celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary, and located on the outer edge of the surrounding neighborhood along Highway 2004, the construction of the new elementary aims to greatly improve traffic at the intersection of ‘That Way’ and ‘Anchusa Street’ by providing extensive off-street stacking lanes at the main entrance drive, as well as a dedicated bus/van drop off area, and an additional drop off location at the rear of the school. This state-of-the-art facility is the fourth iteration of a prototype funded by the district’s 2014 bond and will serve over 750 students in grades pre-kindergarten through four.

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Gulf Coast Green 2019

After 13 successful years, Gulf Coast Green has proven to be the leading green building conference in the Gulf Coast region. In addition to a lineup of groundbreaking speakers in the field of sustainability, the Green EXPOnential will return for its second year as a curated collection of cutting-edge green building products and services available to all attendees. Gulf Coast Green 2019 Conference and Green EXPO continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable and resilient building solutions.

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VLK Architects Celebrates the Dedication of Katy ISD’s Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences Center

Katy, TX – The Gerald D. Young Agricultural Sciences facility has received an expansion for the benefit of Katy ISD’s FFA and Agricultural Sciences program and the whole community. With the tremendous growth of Katy ISD in mind, modern structures were created to allow for evolving student needs and to allow students and teachers to interact outside of the classroom from the school barns to the project center, the eco-pond, show pavilion, and covered rodeo arena.