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:
Flat classroom ductwork is complete (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-in).
Fire sprinklers are installed in auditorium.
Building ramp foundations and prep work for auditorium steps begins.
Steel installation of sky fold, the classroom divider, continues.
East elevation of Area B metal stud framing installation continues from first to third floors.
North and west elevation (Raynolds side) scaffolding installed for exterior framing installation.
Once completed, waterproof sealant will be applied and then brick will be laid.