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1 August 2001

 

AECnews: Kirksey moves up to ArchiCAD 7.0

Architosh Press Report: High-growth Firm Builds Diverse Practice Around Graphisoft Technology

Boston, MA -- (July 31, 2001) -- Houston-based architectural firm Kirksey, ranked 8th on Zweig White's Hot Firm 2000 list among firms focused solely on architecture, today announced that it has expanded its number of ArchiCAD seats to 75 and upgraded to Graphisoft's latest version - ArchiCAD 7.0.

Based on the success of their migration to ArchiCAD 6.0 in 1999, Kirksey continues to build its diverse practice, encompassing ten different specialty teams and close to 120 employees, around the innovation and customization they receive from ArchiCAD.

"We've had an internal review board evaluating Web collaboration for some time and ArchiCAD 7.0's ProjectXchange capabilities hold a tremendous amount of promise for us. That, combined with feature improvements and Graphisoft's leadership in the adoption of the CAD standards that will define the future of the industry like the IAI's IFC and BLIS initiatives, means that we're practicing on the forefront of AEC CAD technology," said David Larrew, director of Architectural Technology for Kirksey.

Kirksey also benefits from a close association with Graphisoft partner Jerry Burk, president of CADeshack, who represents Graphisoft in Houston, Chicago and Louisiana.

"Kirksey's continued growth and success speaks volumes about the benefits of an ArchiCAD-based practice for larger firms," states Chris Barron, AIA, vice president of Architecture for Graphisoft. "We expect that they'll benefit even more from a custom 'Kirksey-version' of ArchiCAD that's now in the works."

Founded in 1971, Kirksey is a full-service multi-discipline architecture firm in Houston, Texas, having grown to be one of the most successful architecture and interior architecture firms in the southern United States. Kirksey is rapidly expanding in the national and global marketplaces, employing over 100 design professionals speaking ten different languages. With an innovative corporate structure, Kirksey is built around ten teams focused on specific project types (Commercial, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Interior Architecture, Renovation, Residential, Retail, and Special Use) and are supported by eight departments (Automation, Design, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Legal, Marketing, and Project Delivery.

Led by founding president and owner John Kirksey, FAIA, and supported by five executive vice presidents, six senior vice presidents, and five vice presidents, Kirksey is headquartered on its own corporate campus in the heart of Houston. Collectively, the five executive presidents and John Kirksey have been with the firm for 142 years. Further information about Kirksey is available at http://www.kirksey.com.

Architosh Analysis: Kirksey is a prominent Houston firm with a wide array of work, some of it is exceptional. To have such a firm with over 100 employees doing such diverse work with ArchiCAD solidly debunks the myth that Autocad is the necessary de factor standard installation in significant large American practices.

Although we are not aware of whether Kirksey is a Mac-based practice (we are looking into that) the fact is that they are using a program that was born on the Mac. And thanks to the cross-platform orientation of Graphisoft, Kirksey has the flexibility of choosing and mixing hardware platforms if need be.

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Acne's: Kirksey moves up to ArchiCAD 7.0 - [Aug 1] New!

Mac3D: VectorWorks SPOTLIGHT 9.0.1 ships - [Aug 1] New!

A reader comments on MO drives by Fujitsu - [Aug 1] New!

Shootout: G4 tower stacks up well against PC's - [Aug 1] New!

Nemetschek N.A. updates products, other news - [jul 31] New!

Macworld Expo News and Features

MWNY: Fujitsu Computer's new MO Products - [jul 29] New!

MWNY: ThinkFree Office, Universal office productivity - [jul 29] New!

MWNY: Architosh Forums Prize Winners Announced! - [jul 27] New!

MWNY: Nemetschek combines VW Architect with Landmark - [jul 27] New!

MWNY: Abvent news - ZOOM GDL tool announced - [jul 27] New!

MWNY: Expo Pictures - [jul 26] New!

Mac3D: New version of Lightworks rendering engine, v6.0 - [jul 26] New!

MWNY: VectorWorks demonstrated on Mac OS X - [jul 23] Updated!

MWNY: Notes on Mac OS X (10.1 update) - [jul 23] New!

MWNY: Lightwave 6.5 rocks Macworld audiences - [jul 23] New!

MWNY: Less than 48 hrs left in Architosh Forums Prize Contest - [jul 22] New!

MWNY: Keynote and Expo Summary Notes - [jul 22] New!

MWNY: Ashlar announces new product line - [jul 22] New!

MWNY: Alias/Wavefront makes splash at Macworld! - [jul 22] New!

MWNY: VectorWorks demonstrated on Mac OS X - [jul 23] New!

MWNY: Shockwave takes on 3D, new partners sign on - [jul 22] New!

Keynote Predictions: Crystal Ball 2001 New York - [jul 18] Hot!

Architosh Firm Profile: Interview with Luminetik, 3D Macintosh Studio - [jul 17] Hot!

Architosh to Cover Macworld Expo - Notes - [jul 17] New!

Pre-New York Meditations on the Possible - [jul 17] New!

Architosh Feature Interview: Microspot Ltd talks Technical CAD on the Mac - [jul 12] New!


MacCAD news: Nemetschek initiates 2001-2002 Learning Tour - [jul 12]

ArchiCAD used for design of tallest residential skyscraper - [jul 12]

Mac3DNY.org renames and sponsors Teapot Awards - [jul 9]

Mac3D: Mac Cinema4D user creates masterful short film - [jul 9]

MacCAD: Free SPOTLIGHT Training by Nemetschek - [jul 9]

Quesa Group has QuickDraw 3D API on Mac OS X - [jul 6]

OpenDWG Alliance has Mac OS X code libraries available - [jul 6]

Microspot Sponsors Architosh Forum Prize Contest! - [jun 29]

MacCAD news: VectorWorks for Mac OS X news - [jun 29]

Tomorrow last day to get Electric Image (3D Toolkit) for $99 - [jun 29]

Architosh.com - What's Coming Up in the Near Future - [jun 29]

Architosh - Status Reports: Autocad, G4's and Other Info - [jun 29]

Mac3D market needs new Wildcat II graphics card - [jun 28]

MacCAD: Nemetschek NA finalizes VectorWorks 9.0.1 update - [Jun 28]

AEC Newsletter CAD/3D platform poll, go show Mac support! - [jun 26]

OS X news: Autodesk seems to have taken a fancy to dock... - [jun 22]

Mac3D news: Japanese 3D tool, HexaSuper 2 for Mac - [jun 22]

VersaCAD 2001 Mac shown at AEC Systems - [jun 22]

Apple not at AEC Show, inexplicable or not? - [jun 20]

MacCAD news: VectorWorks LANDMARK is now officially shipping - [Jun 20]

MacCAD news: ArchiCAD to implement National CAD Standards - [Jun 20]

Mac3D news: 3D Nature intros Z-Buffer Compositor for LightWave 6.5 - [jun 19]

MacCAD news: Cigraph ships two new ArchiCAD plugins - [jun 19]

Graphisoft intros ArchiFM 7 WebServer in Europe - [Jun 19]

ArchiFM WebServer to be announced by Graphisoft - [jun 15]

Online Design Tools site counting Mac visitors - [Jun 15]

MacCAD news: EON to work with ArchiCAD/GDL - [Jun 15]

MacCAD news: new interactive 3D technology headed for OS X - [Jun 15]

Mac3D news: Get ElectricImage 2.9 for just $198 now - [jun 13]

Mac3D news: Hot new tools from Japan need US attention - [Jun 13]

Mac3D news: TGS/Eovia offer Amapi 3D v4.15 for free - [Jun 13]

Mac3D news: dvGarage intros new 3D Training Kit - [Jun 13]

Dr. Bott's DVIator for ADC-displays now shipping - [Jun 13]

Mac3D news: POV-Ray for Mac OS and OS X - [jun 12]

Macs ousted for CAD Lab at Sacramento High School - [jun 8]

Revit attacks Autocad market, actually good for Mac users? - [jun 8]

Q: Need for Macintosh CNC Milling Software - [jun 8]

MacCAD news: Interstudio announces DigiCAD 3D 6.0 - [jun 6]

Macintosh Facilities Management software options - [jun 6]

MacCAD news: Apple seminar on new ArchiCAD 7.0 - [jun 5]

Map Resources updates site with new map finding facilities - [Jun 1]

Microspot ships new MacDraft 5.0 CAD program - [Jun 1]

Q: Need for Mac Facility Management software - [Jun 1]

Mac3D: LightWave 6.5 presentation, Apple Market Center New York - [may 30]

Home automation software for Mac, useful to architects/builders - [may 30]

280+ Architecture Firms show support of Macintosh - [may 29]

Architosh's AIWUG updated: 300+ member firms and growing - [may 29]

Mac3D news: MCnurbs Creator 2, updated for VectorWorks 9 - [may 25]

Mac3D news: Cinema4D XL 7 offers new radiosity engine - [may 25]

Mac3D news: Strata ships new 'Strata 3DPlus' - [may 22]

Mac3D news: Strata updates Strata 3DPro to v.3.5 - [may 22]

Cool news coming out of WWDC-2001 - [may 22]

Summary of Apple Store Opening Action, Links - [may 19]

Mac3D News: Looks like Blender is coming soon! - [may 18]

Mac3D News: Running Radiance on OS X, instructions - [may 18]

Mac3D News: VRML on the Macintosh - [may 16]

Learning more about Mac OS X - [may 16]

Mac Aircraft design software - part 2 - [may 16]

Architosh is TenLinks.com 'Site of the Week' - [may 15]

Hot Door introduces 'Perspective' for Illustrator 8 & 9 - [may 15]

Mac3D: Aircraft design software and Object-Maker - [may 15]

StudioDESK: Is Autodesk looking at the Mac again? - [may 11]

Q&A: Any Mac software for designing aircraft? - [may 11]

Mac Architect: Apple to host free BOA CAD seminar - [may 10]

MacCAD News: VectorWorks and PowerBooks, map ancient cities - [may 9]

VectorWorks helps student win International competition - [may 9]

A Mac version of MECcheck in the works - [may 9]

MacCAD News: Autocad sales down, Mac CAD up? - [may 9]

Architosh Forums: Multi-Prize Giveaway - [may 9]

New Architosh Highlights:

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DPG: Finding Macintosh CAD/3D and AEC software - [may 2] New!

DPG: Our Macintosh Hardware Guide - [may 2] New!

DPG: Searching our DPG FAQ Guides - [may 2] New!

DPG - FAQ: What 3D Mac apps are there for industrial designers? - [may 2] New!

DPG - FAQ: What apps are available for managing building projects? - [may 2] New!

New Architosh Site Area Content!

New Digital Practice Guide - [may 2] New!

New Revised CAD/3D Forums - [may 2] New!

New Edutainment Site Area - [Jan 9] Architosh

New Feature: Communication, Design and the Internet - [Jan 9]

Mac OS X Page: Comparative Table - Win2000/Linux - [Jan 9]

Building a Macintosh CAD Workstation - [Jan 9]

Building an Apple Server Solution - [Jan 9]

New Find Facilities and Sherlock Tips - [Jan 9]


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