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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Houston, TX. Type of Construction: Adaptive Reuse. Role: Architect, Prime Consultant. 81,000 SF, Completed in 2010.

Planned Parenthood cares passionately about helping women, men and young people lead healthy lives. Kathleen English shares that belief -- when people are truly cared for, they will make their lives, their families -- and even the world -- better and healthier. Kathleen took this sentiment to heart when working on the adaptive reuse of a former commercial office building into a full service medical facility. This project is a culmination of not only her personal beliefs in using architecture to make the world a better place but also her professional beliefs in reusing and updating old spaces. By creating a warm and inviting environment from what was once a nearly 30-year-old teardown, Kathleen allowed Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to continue to provide the health services, education and advocacy that now matched its facilities. Besides bringing in energy efficient elements, Kathleen was able to also create a tranquil and calming garden surrounding the building to create a safe and healing space for patients and personnel.


Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.

Kathleen English, AIA, LEED AP BD+C / Bachelor of Arts in Architecture -- Cum Laude, 1982.