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Facility Spotlight: Experimental Sciences Building II

May 14, 2018 | Texas Tech University

The 117,800-square-foot Experimental Sciences Building II (ESB II) will greatly expand Texas Tech University’s research capabilities.

ESB II will include an animal vivarium, four general wet labs, three instrumentation labs and two synthetic labs, in addition to offices, collaborative spaces and three conference rooms. Its construction was funded by $70 million from the Texas Legislature's authorization of a tuition revenue bond and $7 million in revenue finance system funds to be repaid by Higher Education Assistance Funds.

Officials from TTU and the TTU System broke ground on ESB II on Feb. 22, 2017. Anticipated completion for the project is June 2019.

Texas Tech University will host a Topping Out Ceremony on May 16 as the last beam is placed atop the structure, signifying the project reaching its highest point.