Dallas — The Lubbock office of JQ is providing structural engineering services for the new 10,000-square-foot Kappa Kappa Gamma lodge, located at #9 Greek Circle in Lubbock, Texas, according to principal Natalie Harvill, P.E., LEED AP.  The $2.4 million construction project broke ground in November 2015 and is scheduled for completion in August 2016.  General contractor for the new lodge is Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

Condray Design Group is providing architectural services for the two-story lodge.  Design elements call for a French Country style featuring a prestigious grand stone entrance, an opposite main entrance and Juliet balconies.  Spaces on the first floor include a grand staircase, lounge and study areas, a library and catering kitchen.  Upstairs spaces include a large media room with advanced audio and visual support systems, adjacent study rooms, and additional support areas with a mechanical mezzanine at the attic level.

The continued enrollment growth at Texas Tech University (TTU) is fueling the expansion, renovation and new construction of several lodges on Greek Circle, including the Kappa Kappa Gamma lodge.

“We are pleased to be working again with Condray and Lee Lewis on delivering this beautiful new lodge to Kappa Kappa Gamma.  It is also exciting to see the growth at Texas Tech, and we anticipate that this growth will spur more projects throughout the area,” says Harvill. 

Greek Circle is home to all chapter-owned lodges for Texas Tech University sororities and some fraternities, the majority of which were originally built in the 1970s.  These lodges provide each chapter with space for special events, study halls, leisure and recreation; however, they are not permitted to be used as residential facilities. The Delta Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was established on the Texas Tech campus in 1953, and its lodge at #9 was originally built in 1972.