Texas Tech University is committed to the inherent dignity of all individuals and the celebration of diversity. We foster an environment of mutual respect, appreciation, and tolerance for differing values, beliefs, and backgrounds. We encourage the application of ethical practices and policies that ensure that all are welcome on the campus and are extended all of the privileges of academic life. We value the cultural and intellectual diversity of our university because it enriches our lives and the community as a whole, promoting access, equity, and excellence.
Architecture is a small community within the larger community of Texas Tech University. This home away from home for students becomes a place where everyone gets to know each other and develop relationships that continue throughout their lifetimes.
Pathways to Community Colleges
The College of Architecture at Texas Tech University has an aggressive program with state and regional community colleges. We have established articulation agreements with El Paso Community College, San Antonio College, the Dona Ana Branch of New Mexico State University and University of Texas in Brownsville.
We continue to develop relationships with Community Colleges around the State.
The Texas Tech University College of Architecture has a four year undergraduate program in El Paso that expands the pathways for El Paso students. The partnership between the schools allows El Paso students to complete their first two years of the degree program at El Paso Community College and then transfer to Texas Tech University to continue their final two years with classes taught in facilities on the EPCC campus. Support for the program comes from the College of Architecture Alumni Advisory Council, the El Paso AIA Chapter, the Paso del Norte Chamber of Commerce and the El Paso Chamber of Commerce Board.
Off-Campus Programs. Each undergraduate student will complete the final undergraduate architectural design studio with a choice of international study abroad programs. These programs are organized by the College of Architecture and led by College of Architecture faculty. They are located in several different locations, including Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.
Curtis W. Clerkley, Jr. Architecture Academy
The Curtis W. Clerkley, Jr. Architecture Academy is a two week summer experience designed for students who are rising juniors and seniors in high school as well as minority students. Students will gain an insight into the profession of architecture, its culture and education. The first week is a day program based in Houston where students are responsible for their own housing. The second week is based at Texas Tech University with residence housing provided by the Academy. The students return to Houston for final presentations with family and friends.
Huckabee’s Next Generation Design Institute
Huckabee, a Fort Worth-based architecture firm host a summer internship program for high school students known as the Next Generation Design Institute. Students compete to get in.
During the program, student interns have workstations set up in Huckabee’s production department where they live and work for 10 days. Students are assigned a project to complete in teams, and at the end of the program, each team presents their final project to a panel of judges, their families and friends and the Huckabee team. The students are given the opportunity to visit a construction site, present their ideas to firm executives in design review meetings, learn about the business of architecture and travel to Texas Tech University to work in the architectural studios, develop their presentation vignette and build models of their projects.
Fe_arch, a College of Architecture group, exists at Texas Tech University to realize architecture as a gender balanced profession. Through examples of women's work in architecture and design, Fe_arch works to inspire students and increase awareness of women's involvement in the built environment. This equitable perspective serves to recruit, retain and grow globally aware, creatively inspired, intelligently responsible students within Texas Tech College of Architecture.