Texas Tech University Weeks Hall
Award of Merit
OWNER: Texas Tech University System
LEAD DESIGN FIRM/STRUCTURAL/INTERIOR ARCHITECT/ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Lee Lewis Construction Inc.
CIVIL ENGINEER: R2M Engineering
MEP ENGINEER: Chambers Engineering LLC
AV/IT CONSULTANTS: DataCom Design Group
The $16.8-million restoration of historic Weeks Hall at Texas Tech University required the project team to transform a three-story residence hall into a fresh new space on campus where students and faculty could collaborate, study and work.
The restoration had been abandoned for the better part of three decades, and converting the 1950s-era building created challenges when it came to retrofitting it with modern utilities.
Photo by Travis Lewis
The team’s solution was to implement a versatile, highly compact, chilled beam mechanical system, which uses radiant cooling and requires 70% less air than traditional HVAC systems. Coordination between trades and attention to detail were crucial to this installation.