Case Study

Texas A&M University

Reed Arena

Texas A&M is the oldest public university in Texas, its student body is the largest in the state, and its  alumni—over 450,000 strong—remain devoted “Aggies” for life. Reed Arena is Texas A&M’s chief sports arena and entertainment venue. Seating 12,500, this 236,000-square-foot facility is used for Texas A&M basketball games and commencement ceremonies, concerts, trade shows, family entertainment, and student programs, including the on-campus Aggie Muster (an annual tradition which honors all departed members of the Aggie family).

The university’s dedicated students, alumni, and extended community require facilities that can accommodate their robust athletic and entertainment needs. To meet this demand, Salas O’Brien provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for two practice gyms, coaches’ offices, training facility, and dressing rooms.

Our work on this project supports one of the best basketball arenas in the southwest and provides first-class amenities not only for Aggie basketball but for myriad other community events.



College Station, Texas

Construction Cost:
$21.5 Million

Project Size:
236,000 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering