Architecture Students Get a Kick Out of Austin FC Training Center

Date:February 27, 2024
Contact:Tony Bouquot, General Manager

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) creates free, downloadable resources for architectural students and their professors at The newest resource is an 18-page folio that explores the design and construction of Austin FC soccer club’s St. David’s Performance Center in Austin, Texas.

“Architecture faculty and students learn about metal building systems and how to create amazing design solutions through our folio series,” says Tony Bouquot, MBMA general manager. “Each folio dissects the design priorities, goals and outcomes for a single facility. The newest one delves into the unique structure that houses the training center for Austin FC and the club’s youth academy.”

MBMA created the St. David’s Performance Center folio in coordination with Gensler and Harvey | Harvey-Cleary. It includes:

  • Exclusive interviews with the architect, metal building manufacturer and construction team.
  • Project design insights involving the five metal buildings erected side-by-side, open design plan, clerestories for natural light and more.
  • Abundant photos, drawings and graphics that illustrate phases/elements of the design and construction.

This is MBMA’s eighth Architectural Significance in Metal Buildings folio. The complete portfolio consists of: Alamo Beer Company in San Antonio; the Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts; the Michelle and Barack Obama Sports Complex in Los Angeles; the Haulover Marine Center in North Miami Beach, Florida; the Jacksonville University Basketball Performance Center in Jacksonville, Florida; the Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy, Ohio; and the Firehouse Ministries Shelter in Birmingham, Alabama. They can be downloaded at