Texas Tech University retained Broaddus & Associates to assist in the implementation of its ongoing capital improvement program, including the Rawls College of Business Administration. This three-story, 145,000-SF academic facility contains faculty/staff offices, graduate and undergraduate classrooms, and professional education spaces. The project also includes associated parking, landscaping, and utility work. The project team managed and documented sustainable features, which helped this project achieve a LEED Gold Certification in the new construction category. This is the first LEED-certified building for Texas Tech University.
Broaddus & Associates personnel positively impacted the project in several areas. Construction on the facility began six months ahead of the previously developed master schedule. BIM (Building Information Modeling) was introduced to the project team, and served as the standard for constructability reviews.
The scope of work associated with the existing College of Business Administration included both upgrades to life safety components and accessibility, as well as renovation to modernize the interior finishes and technology. The facility is approximately 211,000 SF of space and includes an office tower, a three-story classroom facility, and an octagonal multi-purpose building. The spaces within the facility will be used by various departments as general classrooms.