Texas Tech University sought a 21st Century business college in a new, thoroughly modern building that feels as if it has always been there.

Parkhill fashioned the building to prepare students for their future work environments with collaborative space of various sizes and configurations enriched with technology.  Interactive spaces in the building are multi-use and are located so that they can conveniently be used by students and facilitate public functions in select areas while keeping the balance of the building secure.

The welcoming, hosptitable campus-side entry immediately makes it clear to students and faculty entering that they will be positioned to thrive in this building.  The humane scale and casual seating area, outdoor and indoor furnishings and food service in the courtyard area are accentuated with a modern aesthetic making the space instantly relatable.  The northern façade of the building complements the campus Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture.  The light-filled basement and ground level serve the public, student services and undergraduates. The second floor is reserved for the graduate school and the third-floor houses faculty and graduate offices.

Additionally, this building is the first LEED building on Texas Tech’s campus and received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold award from the United States Green Building Council. Its sustainable design initiatives include reduced water usage indoors and in irrigation, stormwater runoff, and efficient power usage.