About the Project

The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA is a “crown jewel” in the bustling revitalization of the downtown Houston community. Serving over 10,000 members, it is the largest operating YMCA of Greater Houston. Through a fervent commitment to sustainability, the 110,000-square-foot facility has received LEED Gold certification. The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA is the flagship of the YMCA of Greater Houston, replacing the previous 70-year-old downtown facility. It provides amenities and services that the former facility was unable to offer, including a 3-level parking garage, child watch program, women’s wellness center and indoor running/walking track.



The Numbers

  • 110,000

    Sq Ft
  • 4

  • 3 parking

  • 21 months


The Details

Type: New Construction
Components: Indoor Swimming Pool, Therapy Pool, Suspended Running Track, Sports Courts, Strength & Cardio Space, Spin Room, Group Exercise Rooms, Conference Center, Community Service Area
Method: Construction Manager at Risk
Sector(s): Community
Client: YMCA of Greater Houston

Tech Perspective

Tellepsen partners with a service company that specializes in drones to create customizable packages for our clients. These packages allow clients to see real-time images and videos of the project at hand. We have the most current equipment, safety measures, risk management policies and compliance with regulatory and training requirements in place.


  • Architect: Kirksey
  • MEP Engineer: Pieper Houston Electric; Graves Mechanical and Raven Mechanical (Design Build)
  • Structural Engineer: IMEG (formerly Cardno Haynes Whaley)
  • Civil Engineer: Cobb, Fendley & Assoc.

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