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PBK Ranks #1 in Education Market Sector in World Architect 100

Building Design Magazine recently released it’s 2023 World Architecture 100 rankings and for the third consecutive year, PBK holds the #1 spot in the Education sector. Additionally, PBK ranked #9 in the Sports sector, #10 in the North America Region and jumped from #47 to #38 on the WA100 overall list. The WA100 market sector rankings are …

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Listening and Learning

How enhancing classroom audio promotes equity in the classroom, improving academic performance and the overall learning experience. Research shows that the ability to hear clearly in the classroom environment has a profound impact on student engagement, focus, comprehension, and performance. Proper acoustics in the classroom benefit all students, not just those with unique hearing needs. …

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PBK Listed as the Largest Houston-Area Architecture Firm

PBK was listed in Houston Business Journal as the largest architecture firm in Houston for 2022. This is the second year in a row the firm has held the position. The Houston Business Journal ranked firms based on local billings with PBK securing the top spot with total local billings of $97.7 million.  PBK is committed to creating environments that …

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Klein Cain High School

The Future of Learning

By Melissa Turnbaugh, AIA, NCARB The school of the future will be student-centered and will aim to maximize the learner experience as well as the impact on local and global environments and economies. Learning environments will be designed with numerous factors in mind that all play a role in developing and empowering each individual.    …

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PBK Receives Crowd Favorite at IIDA Product Runway

Every year the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter hosts Product Runway, a fashion design competition where designers and architects create handmade garments out of architectural finished materials. This year the theme was Wanderlust to honor the desire to explore destinations unknown. PBK was challenged with designing a garment inspired by Kyoto, the original capitol of Japan.  …

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Summer Internship at PBK

Every year PBK offers a summer internship program to college students pursuing a career in the architectural industry. The summer internship focuses on the process of moving through the architectural phases: schematic design (SD), design development (DD), construction documents (CD) and construction administration (CA). PBK Intern Ben from the University of Houston shared “something important …

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ACE Houston Meeting at PBK

ACE Mentor Program – Year in Review

As a firm passionate about designing schools, we support ACE’s mission in striving to create better futures for students. ACE Mentor Program began in 1994 as an after-school program to attract and teach students about career paths in architecture, construction, and engineering.   ACE is the construction industry’s fastest growing high school mentor program serving more …

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Room to Move: Avoiding Pitfalls When Specifying Furniture for Schools & Universities

American School University features Principal Emilee Keith and Associate Principal Joaquin Abrego in its latest issue. Emilee and Joaquin provide their recommendations on how to avoid pitfalls when specifying furniture for schools and universities. Specifying furniture can be complex and overwhelming for education institutions. Facility planners have finite resources when they decide how to outfit …

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