Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center

College Station, Texas

  • FIRM



    Texas A&M University

  • AREA

    440,000 sq.ft.





The Memorial Student Center (MSC) has been a living memorial, a living room and a living tradition at Texas A&M University for more than 60 years. Transforming a 1950s-era building into a modern educational and cultural hub, the renovation and expansion of the MSC respect the facility's past while evolving to serve the needs of a 21st-century student body. The building ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$234.00FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio an array of educational, cultural, recreational, dining and entertainment programs.

The newly constructed 12th Man Hall features 12 two-story columns, hewn from Texas limestone, that establish a sense of arrival. An indoor gathering place for all activities and functions, the hall overlooks the renovated Rudder Plaza, the campus’ outdoor gathering space.

Exterior and interior materials were selected to create seamless transitions between the existing building and new construction. Open floor plans and spacious corridors reinforce the building’s Prairie Style roots, where daylight floods the rejuvenated interior as it emanates from a new 150-foot-long, three-story lightwell. A sustainable building integration system uses electronic scheduling and building controls to minimize electrical and HVAC use.