Texas Tech University

Topping Out Ceremony Planned for Academic Sciences Building

Doug Hensley

May 15, 2023

Participants will sign the structure’s final steel beam before it is placed.

WHAT:  Texas Tech University's Office of the President will host a Topping Out Ceremony as the final steel beam of the new Academic Sciences Building is placed atop the structure.

WHEN:  3 p.m. Thursday (May 18)

WHERE:  South of the Academic Sciences Building site (west of Science and Chemistry buildings off Detroit Avenue).

EVENT:  Members of the Texas Tech community and other local stakeholders will sign the final steel beam before it is placed atop the newest structure on campus.

Academic Sciences Building
Academic Sciences Building

About the Academic Sciences Building

The Academic Sciences Building is a three-story 125,000-square-foot structure that will serve as the new home for five departments within the College of Arts & Sciences: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geosciences, Physics & Astronomy and Psychological Sciences. Budgeted at $100 million, it was partially funded by a $12.5 million appropriation approved by the Texas Legislature during the 87th Legislative Session, as well as Higher Education funding. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Dec. 15, 2021, and the building is scheduled for completion in December of this year.


CONTACT:  Allison Hirth
Senior Director of Media & Public Affairs, Office of Communications and Marketing, Texas Tech University
(806) 742-2136