Texas A&M University Hildebrand Equine Complex

Collegiate & Higher Education


College Station, Texas


257,000 sf

Project Features
  • New equine facility
  • Consolidates academic programs
  • Consists of 11 structures
  • Hay barn
  • 700-foot long barn

The 11-time national champion Aggie equestrian team needed a new, unique space to train and practice. The new Texas A&M Hildebrand Equine Complex was developed as a result of a unique public/private partnership and boasts 258,000 sf of top tiered space. Designed to promote efficiency and comfort for both rider and horse, the complex boasts an education building, locker rooms, concessions, a separate English and Western equestrian facility, two warm up arenas, a 700-foot long barn, a hay barn, and complementary facilities. The complex also provides room to host live auctions to help bring in revenue for the school. The sprawling site was masterplanned for potential future expansion of academic facilities as well. 

From the dirt used in barns and walkways, to the layout of the paddocks and arenas, extensive research and planning laid the foundation for each design decision. The result is a premier facility that both horse and rider can enjoy.

Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7521
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Spearheading collegiate projects, Steve's experience spans everything from dining halls and academic buildings to athletic facilities and religious institutions. Early in his 21-year career at Kirksey, Steve initiated the Outreach Committee which offers opportunities for staff members to volunteer their time for various local communities and non-profit organizations. He also leads the firm's membership in The 1%, a program connecting non-profits to architecture firms willing to provide pro bono services.