Department of Plant & Soil Science
Texas Tech University
ON THE RECORD
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents in December approved a $13 million project to design and construct a new Plant & Soil Science Building and renovate the existing Plant Sciences Building. Groundbreaking is anticipated in June 2014 with completion in May 2015. The Department of Plant & Soil Science (PSS) currently is housed in the existing PSS, Food Technology and Agricultural Sciences buildings. Teaching and research labs along with faculty and graduate students currently located in other buildings will be relocated to the new wing. Additionally, the PSS departmental offices will be relocated to the new wing.
The new facility will run north-south from the west end of the current Plant Sciences Building and connect at the second floor. The facility, which adds 20,490 square feet, will continue the Spanish Renaissance architecture which will tie PSS in with the historic parts of campus. The semi-enclosed courtyard will have the feel of a cloistered Spanish garden. The building project is being funded through donations, TRIP and HEAF funds. Most all of the funding is donor contributions and TRIP funds resulting from donors. Details of those donations will be released at a later date.