Facilities Planning & Construction
A Message from the Vice Chancellor
In March 2020, the Texas Tech University System was faced with uncertain times as the coronavirus pandemic gripped our world, our country: and our universities. We were facing a silent killer with many unknowns that had no boundaries. Texas Tech University System Chancellor Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., leads our System in these unprecedented times with unwavering character and determination to protect our faculty, staff, and students as we adjust to a new normal. I have heard from numerous alumni that, “I have never been so proud to be a Red Raider,” or “I have never been so proud of the RamFam.” I echo these sentiments as I witness our System and institutional leadership steer our teams through these difficult times where decisions are being made minute by minute. I am also proud of our Facilities Planning & Construction team and our project partners for continuing to proceed with design and construction for the numerous projects across the System. The determination and perseverance of our teams throughout this time frame is commendable, and I thank each and every one of you for all your work.
We continue working on the renovation of two historical landmarks on the TTU campus – Weeks Hall and the Dairy Barn. Both projects will be substantially complete this summer. These historical landmarks on the TTU campus will be iconic facilities that preserve our past while we build for the future. Hopefully, you have been made aware through our social media outlets that the TTU School of Veterinary Medicine project in Amarillo started in December of 2019 and is progressing nicely. Steel erection is starting to form the building in anticipation of a Fall 2021 completion. The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Center, future home to the 2019 NCAA runner up Red Raiders and Lady Raiders, who just last season completed their best regular-season campaign in seven years, will be completed this summer. As a part of TTU Athletics’ The Campaign for Fearless Champions, this will be one of the country’s elite basketball practice facilities supporting our men and women’s basketball programs.
Construction continues on Angelo State University’s Mayer Museum, which will be substantially complete before Fall 2020 classes begin. This new facility will provide research space, exhibit galleries, and a ceramics kiln area. The gallery will house the West Texas Collections currently located in the Student Center.
The Medical Science Building II on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso campus will reach substantial completion this summer, which includes 219,900 gross-square-feet of research space, lecture halls, and classrooms, teaching space, as well as faculty and research offices. As we develop facilities for the TTUHSC El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, we are presently in construction on the Dental Learning Center and the Dental Oral Health Clinic, which will provide world-class facilities for future dental students in the Borderplex Region.
These are ever-changing and challenging times for everyone, but FP&C is determined and devoted to providing our institutions with first-class facilities for our faculty, staff, and students. The way we go about our business may be different than in the past, but we will continue to ensure that our institution's facilities are on the leading edge of higher education, research, and service.
FP&C continues with the planning, design, and construction of many buildings in our system. Please stay informed on all our projects by utilizing our “Partner Resource” tab on this website. We value our partners and appreciate their participation as we continue to select project teams.
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Vice-Chancellor, Facilities Planning & Construction