- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 1 August 2001
moves up to ArchiCAD 7.0
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
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."
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.
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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