Texas Tech regents approve funding for design of Academic Sciences Building
Texas Tech University System regents approved funding on February 28 for the design and programming of a new $85 million Academic Sciences Building at the Lubbock campus.
Academic Sciences Building plan
The facility would comprise two buildings totaling 150,000 to 160,000 square feet adjacent to the campus’ original chemistry and science buildings.
Research and teaching laboratory space for geosciences, physics, chemistry, biology, and psychological sciences would be in the new buildings in addition to offices and classrooms.
Regents also approved funding for the design of a new $30 million physician assistant building on the Midland campus.
A 1,000-square-foot expansion and 8,600-square-foot renovation at the Dorothy and Todd Aaron Medical Sciences Building will create the new building space.
The addition will include educational and classroom spaces, accessibility testing space, faculty and staff offices, support spaces, and a gross anatomy lab with specialized mechanical exhaust systems and equipment.
Renovations will provide adaptation of instructional spaces to meet program needs, conversion of technologies used in current teaching practices, and incremental increases in cohort capacity. The project also will build faculty and staff offices and support spaces with room for future expansion of the program.