Texas Tech University


Student Housing & Dining Master Plan, Financial Analyses, And Master Architect

In 2001 Texas Tech University engaged B&D to develop a housing and dining master plan to respond to projected demand and enhance operational efficiencies. Our work included: a market and financial analysis; a phasing strategy for maintenance and renovation of existing facilities; and development of new on-campus housing. We also conducted on- and off-campus analyses, demand projections, and a financial analysis. In the years 2002 through 2005, we updated the financial model based on changing factors in enrollment. Projects to be phased in over ten years are: new apartments on the campus edge; reconfiguration of traditional residence halls into suite-style living; building of new suites in a central location; renovation of common space in existing halls; and reconfiguration of dining halls into a marketplace, common spaces, and retail shops. We were retained again to work with the university’s planning department and manage the selection process for a design-build team to provide additional suite-style beds on campus. The resulting 178,000 SF, $22.8 million, 514-bed housing project opened in 2005.