Kirksey and th + a Form Kirksey | th+a in North Texas
Kirksey Architecture recently expanded to North Texas with Dallas-based t. howard & associates (th+a) joining the firm. As of January 11, 2022, th+a will operate as Kirksey | th+a.
Both companies offer architectural, interior design and planning services. The merger creates a practice with 173 employees and 72 registered architects serving a broad range of industry sectors. This marks the opening of Kirksey’s third Texas-based studio, with established offices in Houston and Austin.
“Joining forces with th+a in Dallas is a huge step for our firm, one that we believe will provide a tremendous opportunity for staff and market-sector growth. Kirksey and th+a share similar cultures, values and talents, and together we can better serve our clients and the North Texas region,” says Wes Good, Kirksey president. “th+a’s reputation for designing creative environments that are ideal for learning, living, working and healing, and their long-term client base makes them a natural fit for expanding Kirksey.”
th+a was established in 1998 by founder and president Todd Howard. Howard will now serve as executive vice president, director, North Texas.
Beyond th+a’s 24 years of experience, 14 skilled staff members and a shared vision for growth, other factors drove the Kirksey and th+a union.
“I have known some of my new colleagues for years, personally and through our leadership in professional organizations. Our ability to now collaborate by designing environments that enhance our clients’ quality of life is a wonderful next chapter,” says Howard.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.