About the Project

Teaming with the organization and Kirksey Architecture, Tellepsen was able to bring Houston Area Safety Council’s vision for a training center to reality. The two-story, 65,688-square-foot Headquarters and Training Center includes a training and skills development center, auditorium, computer labs, classrooms, conference center, offices, cafeteria, clinic, and parking lot. The two-building complex is connected by a beautifully landscaped employee courtyard. The project also includes a new central plant to serve the campus for a more efficient design. Additionally, the building is comfortably nestled on 34 acres of land to allow for future expansion.

Tellepsen constructed the Houston Area Safety Council to meet LEED certification standards. The 220-seat auditorium was built with stadium seating and optimal acoustics to ensure that there were no sight or sound obstructions during lectures. Computer labs were constructed with 650 workstations to minimize interference when trainees required computer utilization. The parking lot was designed and constructed with over 1,000 faculty and trainee parking spots.


2014 Apex Award - Plant/Industrial Category

LEED Silver

The Numbers

  • 65,688

    Sq Ft
  • 2

  • 12 Months


The Details

Type: New Construction
Components: Administrative Offices, Conference Center, Kitchen/Servery, Medical Clinic, Retail, Surface Parking, Classrooms
Method: Lump Sum Contracting
Sector(s): Community, Office
Client: Houston Area Safety Council

Tellepsen Values

One of Tellepsen's founding values is "do it right the first time." Living this value on the project every day is critical to our successful delivery of projects on-time and on-budget. Project team communication and technology integration play a role in every project's successful completion.


  • Architect: Kirksey
  • MEP Engineer: E&C Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: Cardno Haynes Whaley
  • Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

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