Higher Education

Texas Tech University Talkington Hall

Lubbock, Texas/178,000 square feet

In response to significant increases in enrollment at the University, BOKA Powell designed a new $45 million, 178,000-square-foot LEED-certified residence hall. Constructed as part of a design-build team with Austin Commercial, and designed to harmonize with the unique Spanish Renaissance architectural style of Texas Tech, the new facilities provide housing for 516 students. Talkington Hall features private bedrooms, shared living areas, ceiling fans, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and ethernet connections in each room, among other unique amenities. In addition to the residence hall, a two-story 22,000-square foot dining hall offers convenient dining services for students and staff. Outdoor amenities include three exterior courtyards and new parking lots to accommodate the ever-growing number of enrolled students. Construction was completed for the fall 2012 semester.


In addition to the suite environment in the residence hall, we're creating a two-story dining room, with vaulted ceilings that introduces new design concepts to the way food is prepared and purchased on campus. The idea behind this design is to suit every student's lifestyle. Whether they are in a rush and want to 'grab 'n' go' or would like to gather and socialize, there will be more of a destination dining experience that will build a sense of community for the students.

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May 13, 2011Close

Texas Tech University's $45 million residence hall breaks ground

LUBBOCK, TX - Texas Tech University broke ground on Wednesday on a new $45 million, 178,000-square-foot residence hall designed by BOKA Powell, LLC, a nationally recognized leader in the design of university housing and dining... Read More