October 8, 2009
The face of Texas Tech University’s main campus is changing once again as construction begins on the new Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Building.
The Rawls College of Business will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new building Friday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be at the new building location on Flint Avenue near Ninth Street, just west of Dan Law Baseball Field. Map.
The Rawls College of Business building will serve as an anchor for a new North Campus Gateway that will be an entrance to the campus from the Marsha Sharp Freeway.
The groundbreaking begins construction of the 140,000 square-foot LEED-certified building. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations.
The new building also is designed to keep pace with technology and will include digital display technologies, LCD screens, laptop connections and wireless network capabilities.
The demolition of Thompson and Gaston Halls, begun in the fall of 2008, was the first step in the construction of the Rawls College of Business Building. The demolition included asbestos abatement of the entire facility, utility tunnel abatement and demolition, and restoration of the site.
Media parking will be available in the Z-6 lot, just north east of the site.
The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.
The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.
The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.
Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.Twitter