Texas Tech University

Experimental Sciences Building

Location: Lubbock, TX
Client:  Texas Tech University
Architect:  CO Architects

Project Description:

Texas Tech University’s Experimental Sciences Building is a multidisciplinary research facility providing 127,810 square feet of new laboratories, faculty offices and support space.  Flexible technology infrastructure and systems enable the work of students and researchers in biology, chemical engineering, plant and soil sciences, animal and food sciences, computer sciences, economics and geography, biotechnology and imaging.

Of particular note is the Virtual Reality Center.  Vantage helped the University and the architectural team to develop a highly flexible computer visualization facility to support the University’s work in biological and geospatial information systems.  The Center for Geospatial Technology is a fully networked, multi-user environment – with all of the workstations connected to servers and data storage housed in the University Computer Center.  The Geospatial Analysis Lab is largely dedicated to special projects, including the development of remote sensing applications and graduate student research.  The facility’s architectural design and infrastructure systems are designed to accommodate the widest possible range of sophisticated graphical rendering and immersive imaging systems.

Services:

  • Facilitated Workshops and Visioning Sessions
  • System Design and Documentation
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Architectural / Engineering Design Support

Technologies:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Audiovisual Systems
  • Videoconference & Distance Learning
  • Educational Technologies

Benefits:

  • Capitalizes on the strength of the science programs by facilitating research partnerships between highly productive research teams that extend across departmental boundaries and with other institutions, governmental agencies and companies.
  • “Open lab neighborhood” concept and break rooms placed outside the lab areas encourage the multidisciplinary approach and informal idea sharing
  • Building design and use of technology symbolize a constant energy and the eternal quest for knowledge.