Kirksey submitted the rendering above in a 4-firm competition to design a general office with some temporary housing for the Saudi Consulate, now occupying a suite in the 22-story Westheimer highrise shown here, which dates to 1982 and sits across the street from an IHOP. But Kirksey lost that competition — to Studio RED.
A January blog post from Studio RED says that the firm’s design was selected. But a rep there says there’s no “imagery” yet and that more details — such as, you know, where the building might eventually be or when construction might begin — are coming soon. The Saudi Consulate wasn’t available to answer these questions, either.
So: To tide you over in the meantime, here are the rest of the renderings of what might have been: