Facility Spotlight: TTUHSC Lubbock, Education, Research & Technology + West Expansion
August 6, 2018 | TTU Health Sciences Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s largest expansion project since the university was established is continuing to take shape.
After seeing 62 percent growth in its university population during the past seven years, TTUHSC has quickly out grown its space. The construction project will add nearly 200,000 gross square feet (GSF) to the Lubbock campus.
The West Expansion will supplement the existing TTUHSC building with an additional 125,000 GSF by connecting the west side of the existing TTUHSC building to the Preston Smith Library of the Health Sciences. The space will provide educational and research facilities for anatomical sciences and will include the state-of-the-art gross anatomy laboratory.
The north expansion will include two buildings with Spanish renaissance architecture to increase productivity in academic, professional and research affairs. The building will have 60,000 GSF to support institutional initiatives, program growth and academic changes. The building will house state-of-the-art research laboratories, translational research facilities classrooms, offices, new technology and equipment and other infrastructure upgrades.
The second building will be a free-standing 12,500 GSF conference center, which will provide daily, on-site conferencing and educational space for the adjacent University Center building and the existing Academic Classroom Building.
A Tuition Revenue Bond approved by the 84th Legislature covers the majority of construction costs.