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MEGAN KOHLER

Kirksey Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My dad is the reason I decided to pursue architecture as a career but sadly passed away before I finished school. He instilled in me the value of working hard to make yourself proud before anyone else which I’ve leaned on throughout my career.

MEGAN KOHLER

Bio:

The great architectMegan Kohler is a Senior Associate at Kirksey Architecture and works as a project architect on the Community Team. Her primary responsibility is the execution and coordination of construction documents from initial phases of design through construction. Within the community, Megan volunteers with the AIA Houston MGMC scholarship committee and walking tour committee, and serves as an Assistant Captain on the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Tours Committee.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My dad was a construction superintendent and I grew up tagging along with him to construction sites. His passion in watching a project go from paper to reality was exciting to watch and an inspiration for me to pursue architecture.

What do you do?

I work as a Project Architect at Kirksey Architecture. In my role I am responsible for coordinating with consultants and our project designers, preparing and executing the construction drawings, and facilitating construction administration.

What excites you in the work you do?

Working on the community team I get to experience firsthand the joys a new project brings the community groups we work with. This joy energizes the design team as we work to create projects for our clients that promote and expand their mission.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My dad is the reason I decided to pursue architecture as a career but sadly passed away before I finished school. He instilled in me the value of working hard to make yourself proud before anyone else which I’ve leaned on throughout my career.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Obtaining my architecture license is still one of the professional achievements I am proudest of. Becoming licensed has been the launching point to the professional growth I have experienced over my short career.

Featured Project Name: 

Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center

Featured Project Location: 

Houston, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

August 2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

The Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center is a new facility in Houston’s historic Sunnyside neighborhood which combines community and public health services previously housed in two separate facilities. The goal of the project is to enhance the services provided by the Houston Health Department while creating a place of community gathering and pride. The design emphasizes wellness through connections to nature and provides flexible spaces to accommodate changing needs over time.

Photography Credit:

Kirksey Architecture