Moody Center

Location Austin, Texas
Architect Gensler Architecture
Contractor Hunt Construction
Glazier GlasPro

At $375 million, the University of Texas’ Moody Center is the most expensive college arena ever built and offers Austinites a state-of-the-art space to enjoy live events. Designed specifically for concerts, the 530,000-square-foot arena is also home to the University of Texas Longhorn’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. The multi-purpose facility features top-tier amenities and hospitality for artists, athletes and fans, including the nation’s largest event floor and a host of VIP viewing options, including nearly 2,000 club seats, three premium clubs, 57 loge boxes, 44 porch suites inspired by actor Matthew McConaughey’s design influence, and one super VIP club: the Moët & Chandon Impérial Lounge. To help create an intimate atmosphere for each of the porch suites, Trex Commercial custom engineered aluminum divider rails. Additionally, the venue features more than 6,000 linear feet of Trex Commercial architectural railing, including anodized aluminum aisle rail, Track Rail™, cable rail and picket rail paired with drink rail. Designed to enhance fan safety and promote socialization without disrupting visibility, these sleek railing solutions complement the modern aesthetic of the space and contribute to the facility’s LEED Gold certification.