Memorial Assistance Ministries

Civic & Community


Houston, Texas


28,500 sf

Project Features
  • Concrete tilt-wall facility
  • Resale shop
  • Emergency services center
  • Job bank

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) was established in 1981 to provide help for individuals and families in need and is presently supported by thirty congregations of various denominations in the Houston area. The existing facility became too small and ineffective as the demand for social services grew. The new 28,500 square foot concrete tilt-wall facility, designed by Kirksey, consists of a resale shop, emergency services center, and job bank. New client interview rooms provide more privacy, helping the client to retain personal dignity. Increased square footage for the resale shop lead to increased sales and, combined with a large workroom where donations are processed, aids in being more effective in meeting the needs of the low-income population it serves.

Janis Brackett, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7426
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Janis brings 24 years of experience and a dedication to the collaborative process to Kirksey's Community Projects Team. Besides her proven ability to keep projects in budget and on schedule, she is enthusiastic about developing relationships with her clients and seeing their ideas and goals become realized. Janis was the 2014 President of AIA Houston, the 2010 Chair of Gulf Coast Green, and also served on the Editorial Committee for GreenWorks Houston.

  • Texas Construction Magazine, Best of Awards: Design Excellence, 2006