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Lubbock Campus Master Plan

Executive Summary from the Vice Chancellor

“Preserving the past . . . while building the future” has been the mantra for our collective master planning team’s inspiration. The team of 28 university administrators, community partners, City of Lubbock administrators, and leadership from the Lubbock District Texas Department of Transportation have concluded a robust process in identifying key principles, ideas, and creative solutions. Collectively, these will enhance our campus infrastructure and built environment into a continuum of cohesive connection of buildings, spaces, landscaping, points of interest, public art, pathways, streets, and multiple design elements. Documentation of these principles in this update will assist future leadership and partners in preserving our celebrated architectural heritage.

Our unique campus architectural design encompasses elements of the Plateresque Spanish Renaissance-revival style, which provides a strong foundation for the aesthetic development and future growth plans of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The two component institutions have a planned growth of over 1,600,221 gross square feet totaling an investment portfolio of $1,185,214,315. After analyzing the 1,839 contiguous acres of the Lubbock campus, it is apparent that our critical mission is to maintain an environment of academic focus and energy that stimulates our students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and community partners.

From a master planning perspective it is apparent that our dual campus location is the “hub” of the Hub City! TTU/TTUHSC Lubbock Campus Master Plan 2014 Update emphasizes maintaining a well-planned micro-community within the City of Lubbock as a paramount objective. Not only from an infrastructure perspective but also from a relationship perspective, connectivity to the city is crucial to our growth and land-use plan. This master plan update addresses several key issues related to perimeter growth and clearly defined boundaries of the campus. It continues to celebrate our campus heritage while being creatively linked to the surrounding communities.

Material utilization and prolific architectural elements will create an augmented perimeter portal scheme that will embody what our campus’s historic district was founded upon. Our future facilities will be planned and developed with sustainability and life-cycle principles. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) design principles will be commonplace as we strive to deliver cutting-edge technology integrated into our everyday life here on campus. Setting a precedent for conscientious design solutions is critical in transforming the way we approach how our buildings are programmed, designed, constructed, maintained, and operated. This is the basic strategy of the TTU System’s progressive collaboration with innovative design and state-of-the-art construction technology. As we continue to design and build the Texas Tech University System Lubbock campuses, the creative and proportional use of rhythm, balance, harmony, and juxtaposition of the architectural and landscape fabric will augment and support the strategic growth plans of both Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Most respectfully,
Michael S. Molina, AIA
Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Construction
Texas Tech University System
2014 Master Plan Update Committee Chair
1991, B Arch College of Architecture, TTU

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