Purpose Building, East Maryville Baptist Church|
McKinney York Architects
1301 East 7th Street, Austin, TX 78702
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Date Bid: Apr 2011 Construction Period: May 2011 to July
Total Square Feet: 6,530 Site: 110,000 Square feet.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 6,530; total, 6,530 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 58’ 9”; total, 58’ 9”.
Basic Construction Type: New, Type V-B, Sprinklered.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain
wall, limestone, aluminum, windows. Roof: Clay Tile. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.
General Contractor: Western Builders of Amarillo, Inc. - 700 S.
Grant Street, Amarillo, TX 79101
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Tom Green & Company Engineers,
Inc. - 3701 Executive Center, #258, Austin, TX 78731
Structural & Civil Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla & Associates -
1608 W. 6th Street, #100, Austin, TX 78703
Landscape Architect: Winterowd Associates - P.O. Box 90636,
Austin, TX 78709
The Chancellor of Texas Tech University gifted this chapel to provide a
place for worship, contemplation and celebrations of life. While
designed in the Spanish Renaissance style of the historic sections of
the campus, this 250-seat chapel exhibits inspiration from beyond that
historic core, probing the original source material to introduce new
elements to the campus vocabulary and avoid diminishing the significance
of familiar campus precedents through replication. The espadaña like
campanario (bell tower wall), the ermine patterning of the principal
façade, and the curved articulation of the gabled parapet walls all are
new to campus but appear in Spanish sources.
In keeping with renaissance principles, the chapel is simple in form and
is regulated by classical ideals of mathematical proportion.
Ornamentation is judiciously utilized to celebrate only the most
important architectural features. Dean Vernooy of the TTU College of
Architecture says, "The proportions and scale of the Hance Chapel settle
into the eastern prospect of the campus in a way that attests to its
timeless nature, as if it had been here all along and the University
grew around it."
Windows: Custom Windows Curtain Wall: Oldcastle
Flooring: Daltile, Interface
Lighting: Gotham, Hydrel, Lightolier, Two Hills Studio, Lithonia,