By this time next year, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) will have tripled its research capacity, thanks to the addition of the new Medical Sciences Building II (MSB II). The long-awaited building will boast five stories, an auditorium that can seat up to 500, and the university’s first full-service cafeteria. Most importantly, the additional research space will enable TTUHSC El Paso to reach aggressive enrollment goals, recruit and retain world-class researchers, and expand its programs, including adding classroom space for the future Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, once approved.
The MSB II, slated for completion next spring, will also house a new library, reflection room for quiet space, classrooms, student study rooms and administration offices.
Here’s a peek at how construction is coming along:
High-bay shoring removal starts in the auditorium.
Form stripping on level 3 A continues.
Level 5 B column work continues.
Level 5 B2 formwork for air conditioner units continues.
First-floor hydronic lines are installed for the entire building.
First-floor trenching continues for communications conduit that will service the entire building.
Beam work on level 5 executive suite continues.
First-floor steel framing for library mezzanine continues.