Menninger Clinic

Healthcare, Master Planning


Houston, Texas


161,112 sf

Project Features
  • 46-acre site
  • Campus master plan
  • 120-bed, licensed inpatient psychiatric hospital
  • Meditation garden
  • Wellness center
  • Laboratory and pharmacy
  • Research space

The Menninger Campus consists of six buildings on a 46-acre site Southwest of the Texas Medical Center. Kirksey assisted in site selection, master planning, programming, and design of the site, buildings, interiors, furnishings, and signage for the campus.

The campus is anchored by the 185,000-sf, 120 bed, private psychiatric hospital which surrounds a central courtyard. Patient amenities include interior and exterior dining facilities, a gymnasium, wellness center, meditation garden and a labrynth within the courtyard. The administration building , which is referred to as The Commons Building, houses a chapel, an education and conference center and a computer lab. The facility also includes laboratory, pharmacy, research and outpatient components for comprehensive mental healthcare treatment and study.


David McLemore, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP 713 426 7512
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David joined Kirksey in 1995 and has since managed the design of more than 5 million square feet of healthcare, research, and academic healthcare space. David’s client-centered approach and technical acumen have helped build and establish the expertise of Kirksey’s Healthcare Team. He specializes in programming, medical space planning, healthcare simulation design, and complex project coordination.

  • Houston Business Journal Landmark Award: Healthcare, 2013
  • AGC Houston Chapter, APEX Award: Excellence in Construction, 2014