The phase II renovation of the Texas Tech Student Union Building was funded by an increase in student fees approved by the student body and followed a 90,000-square-foot addition completed in
The project encompassed 85,000 square feet of the existing building and a new 125-seat dining pavilion. The design concept focused on opening up spaces to bring ASSOCIATED FIRMHolzman Moss ArchitectureCOST PER SQ FT$189.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas into the building. It also continued the significant architectural “blue wall” feature into the existing building, which was used to pull the building into one composition from the past five expansions of the facility. Specific amenities of the phase II renovation:
-Food court renovation with seven franchised and branded food concepts, including Sbarro’s, Taco Mayo, Steak Escape, Chick-Fil-A and Union Grill.
-A 125-seat dining pavilion addition.
-Retail corridor housing a branch bank; convenience store; ID office; retail postal and shipping service; and as many as four additional retail units.
-New and renovated meeting rooms.
-Reflection rooms for individual use.
-Renovated lounges and public spaces.