TCU Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena

Fort Worth, TX


  • Education


  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical / plumbing engineering


  • 155,000 SF

BHB provided civil, mechanical and electrical engineering design for the 155,000 SF, $63 million renovation and addition of the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, now known as the Ed & Rae Schollmaier Arena. The project included a complete replacement of all MEP and architectural components. Reconfiguration to the seating area now allows for capacity of 8,000 people.

Construction consisted of adding new locker rooms, training and hydrotherapy areas. A new courtside club complete with food service and bar area serves up to 400 people. Expansion of the existing concourse and circulation areas added new concession areas, restrooms and a hall of honor which features the history of TCU athletics. The project also added a two-story office wing for athletics and administration. 

One major project challenge was renovation of the coliseum while several surrounding buildings remained operational. The team routed new piping and located new equipment so that new systems could be completed while the existing systems remained online. The phasing of this work greatly impacted major aspects of the new design.  

Key People

  • Austin Baird, PE, LEED AP

  • Joe LaCroix, PE

  • Allen Grammer, PE, NSSA AP