Texas Tech University - Talkington Hall

Lubbock, Texas

In response to significant increases in enrollment, Texas Tech University engaged BOKA Powell and a design-build team including Austin Commercial to construct a new $45 million, 178,000-square-foot residence hall.

Completed in July 2012, the building is designed to harmonize with the unique Spanish Renaissance architectural style of Texas Tech. The new facilities provide housing for 516 students in private bedrooms and shared living areas, complete with ceiling fans, microwave ovens, refrigerators, wired Internet connections in each room, and other unique amenities.

The residence hall adjoins a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot dining hall, three exterior courtyards, and new parking lots built to accommodate the new residents and facility users.

Project Information

Lubbock, Texas
Completion Date
178,000 SF, 516 Beds
Architecture, Interior Design, Planning
Student Housing, Higher Education
LEED, Sustainability
Classroom, Study Room

BOKA Powell Credits

John Orfield, Chris Barnes
Design Team
Courtney Richardson, Richard Floyd, Dennis Gulseth, Nic Jung, Jeremy Sharp, Javier Ponce, Gail Thompson, Elizabeth Davies, Tyler Murph

External Credits

MEP Engineer
Purdy McGuire
Structural Engineer
Rogers Moore
Civil Engineer
Hugo Reed
Landscape Architect
TBG Partners
Austin Commercial