Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center

Amarillo, Texas

The Health Sciences Center in Amarillo was designed to increase the facilities and space for the medical school. During the project’s programming phase, the designers determined that the building would support the School of Medicine and the School of Allied Health. However, these two schools had different program requirements.

The School of Medicine required ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMLavin Architects, Inc.COST PER SQ FT$120.74CITATIONBronze CitationFEATURED IN2003 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas labs, a pharmacy, clinical operations and a medical-records storage facility. In addition, clinical space and office suites for the departments of pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine were essential. Alternatively, the School of Allied Health desired faculty offices, HealthNet classrooms, allied-health labs and a student lounge.

In order to incorporate these distinct programming requirements, the building was designed with a similar footprint from floor to floor; comparable interior finishes and patterns give the building a visual cohesiveness. As a result, the center serves both the School of Medicine and the School of Allied Health while increasing the presence of Texas Tech University in Amarillo.

"Nice use of natural lighting in lobby areas. Very aesthetically pleasing."—2003 jury