Over the past few months, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso’s (TTUHSC El Paso) giant steel utility boxes got a facelift. The project recently culminated with the set of utility boxes next to the Medical Science Building (MSB) Annex receiving new, contemporary artwork. All of the facades were designed by Warren Love, graphic artist for the Office of Institutional Advancement. Love’s designs reflect a biomedical research theme with stylized representations of test tubes, chemical bonds and bacteria. The unique project has even caught the eye of city planners in Austin, where the Austin Transportation Department has taken note of the TTUHSC El Paso project and is exploring the idea of a similar concept for its Complete Streets program.
Photos by Raul de la Cruz.