The Council on Recovery

Civic & Community


Houston, Texas


32,400 sf

Project Features
  • Office Space
  • Multi-purpose auditorium
  • Four-level garage
The mission of The Council on Recovery is to keep the community healthy, productive and safe by providing services and information to all who may be adversely affected by alcohol and drugs. The Council hired Kirksey for additions and renovations of a 32,400-sf facility on a constricted site to accommodate expansion of the organization.

New additions included 24,000-sf of new counseling spaces for teens and adults, 6,500-sf multipurpose auditorium, and four-level 180-car parking garage. The project was phased in order to keep the Council fully operational over the duration of construction. The garage was begun first followed soon afterwards by the Counseling/Administration Building and Conference Center. Once the addition was complete, the existing 1970’s era building was renovated. The new buildings complement the existing facility, and are designed to create a campus atmosphere, complete with a peaceful garden courtyard.

The $8 million expansion and renovation of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston greatly increased their ability and capacity to serve those who need their services.
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.