West Texas A&M University, Agriculture & Sciences Complex

Collegiate & Higher Education, Labs and R&D, Branding & Graphics


Canyon, Texas


160,000 sf

Project Features
  • Academic building
  • Teaching labs
  • Concessions
  • Arena / event venue

The Agricultural Sciences Complex for West Texas A&M University serves as a premier facility for the College of Agricultural Sciences. This student-centered, hands-on destination not only meets the expectations of the students and faculty who use the buildings on a day-to-day basis, but is also a welcoming environment for visitors and prospective students.

Located off the corner of W Texas A&M Drive and Russell Long Boulevard, the site has 3 buildings surrounding a central courtyard. The buildings include a 3-story Academic Building, an enclosed Pavilion with a teaching lab and Concessions area, and a full size Arena for additional event space.

The concept behind the Academic Building is an abstracted, glass barn. With the use of warm materials and artistic elements inspired by West Texas and university traditions, the lobby is an inviting space, encouraging collaboration and interaction amongst students, faculty, and visitors alike.

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.