Gallery: Texas Tech’s newly renovated Dairy Barn weathers an early winter
By: Norman Martin
A winter storm rolled into Lubbock yesterday with lightening and freezing rain, creating slippery roadways and delaying Texas Tech University classes. One silver lining to the wintery weather was the serene setting surrounding CASNR's recently renovated Dairy Barn.
The historic building was none the worse for wear as a coating of ice slowly melted throughout the day (Oct. 28), and the campus quickly came back to life. Less than two weeks ago the $3.5 million restoration project was completed with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility.
Today, the historic barn is once again a vital and functioning academic facility, complete with office and meeting spaces that will make it a key collaborative and conference space for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The latest renovations represent the first work done on the Dairy Barn in any form since 2012, when it was given a fresh coat of paint and the roof was replaced.
Two years later, the green space around the West Library Mall and the Dairy Barn were part of a campus beautification project that included new grass, landscaping, an irrigation system, lighting and walkways. With the latest renovation, however, the Dairy Barn becomes a functional space where students, faculty and staff can come together.
The first floor of the Dairy Barn now consists of spaces that will bring together students and faculty from all disciplines on the campus, while the multi-purpose loft space on the second floor provides room for lectures, receptions, conferences and other large meetings and productive educational functions.
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Editor: Norman Martin
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