Lubbock, Texas — JQ completed relocation of its Lubbock office to new space located in the historic Pioneer Building in the heart of downtown Lubbock, according to JQ’s CEO Stephen H. Lucy, P.E. The new office location is 1204 Broadway, Suite 204, Lubbock, Texas.
Originally built in 1925 as the Pioneer Hotel, the McDougall Companies bought the property in 2005 and completed major renovations in 2012. The 11-story building is now home to a pocket hotel, condominiums, restaurants and office space.
“We are excited to be in this historic and iconic building,” says Lucy. “The mixed-use aspect of the property appealed to us very much and offers staff the ability to live, work and play in the same building if they so choose. When we were consulted as the structural engineer for the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the building, we were honored to work with the McDougall Companies,” adds Lucy. “There is a lot of energy around this building and the larger downtown redevelopment taking place in the city.”
JQ’s project manager in the office is Brian Robertson, P.E., a Texas Tech University alumni who previously worked on the renovation of the building and is well-known within Lubbock and the larger West Texas community. Currently, JQ is working on the Agricultural Sciences Complex, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas; New Lint Room, PYCO Industries, Lubbock, Texas; SPARTAN Transportation Additions and Renovation, Levelland, Texas (in design phase); and Frazier Pavilion Addition, Texas Tech University Alumni Association, Lubbock, Texas.
Says Lucy, “JQ is known for its expertise in preservation and renovation of historic properties, and we were pleased to be welcomed by the McDougall Companies whose renovation of this building is an excellent example of adaptive reuse that retains the historic Renaissance Revival style of architecture and blends it with the demands of today’s market.”