Texas Tech University Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building
The new Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building is a landmark engineering building located in the historic Engineering Key on the campus of Texas Tech. Facility Programming (in conjunction with Kirksey) was engaged to prepare an architectural program of requirements and laboratory requirements. The building is an integral component in the vision for the College of Engineering to become one of the elite engineering education programs in the United States. The new facility is now home to the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering. It houses administrative offices, classrooms, conference rooms, graduate and undergraduate areas, a library, and engineering laboratories. The building integrates classroom and laboratory spaces so students can move directly from a lecture environment into a “hands-on” lab environment. A unique teaching tool for the facility is the glass-walled laboratory, which allows students to be part of the research and teaching that is constantly occurring.