Named after the city’s NFL team and located near the intersection of the 610 Loop and I-45 south, the Houston Texans YMCA is a 31,000 SF ground-up LEED Gold® Certified facility.
The design of the two-story floor plan maximizes the use of outdoor space and allows for the building’s possible future growth. The floor plans are laid out around a circulation scheme that facilitates the supervision of internal traffic while providing opportunities for user interaction.
The project includes a child care area, administration offices, a large meeting room designed as a community partner area, basketball court, cardio and fitness areas, two aerobics/program rooms, and locker rooms. Programmatic priorities included the relationship of the building to the local community and providing safety and privacy where needed while maximizing visibility of marketable indoor activities.