Texas Tech University - Humanities Building

Lubbock, TX

About the project

The Humanities Building (formerly the English/Philosophy & Education Complex), completed in 2002, is a 211,000 SF modern educational space in a two-building complex. The College of Education occupies a three-story, 91,000-square-foot building, while the departments of English and philosophy occupy the four-story, 120,000-square-foot English/Philosophy Building. Each complex building contains advanced technology such as distance-learning classrooms, computer labs, testing labs, and basement lecture halls. Two horseshoe-shaped steel frame structures surround the courtyard with detailed landscaping and a water sculpture, “Headwaters,” by renowned artist Larry Kirkland, providing a focal point for the complex. The brick veneer façade cut stone, cast stone, and clay tile roof combined with a 139-foot-tall bell tower blends the buildings into the Spanish Renaissance architectural style carried throughout the campus. This was the first new academic facility built on the Texas Tech campus since 1976.


Project Overview


Texas Tech University

Project Delivery



HOK Architects

Project Details

211,000 SF
New Construction