The architecture of buildings around Lubbock is anything but new. However, the architecture of the English building and many others on campus is anything but old. In fact, since 2000, Tech has spent about $6 million on construction around campus, and over $1 billion in future construction is planned. Walking into the United Spirit Arena is like walking into a professional basketball venue. Any Spur, Rocket, or Maverick would feel right at home on the Tech basketball court. The other newcomer to the Tech campus is the Student Union. The major renovations included a facelift to the walls, floors and furniture, updated restaurants, a bank, a post office, and a ticket office. This facility, which was at one time used solely to block the wind for students waiting for the bus, now receives the most foot traffic on campus.
Tech also does its best to help you keep off those extra college pounds by giving all students free access to the Robert H. Ewalt Recreation Center. This place may look small on the outside, but within, there are seas of treadmills and other cardio machines everywhere you turn, and in the past couple of years, the TVs that your eyes once shared with others up on a wall are now attached to each individual piece of equipment. If machines are not your thing, this facility is equipped with a two-story climbing wall and two state-of-the-art weight rooms. The town of Lubbock might not be aging gracefully, but Texas Tech realizes this and works hard to draw attention to its own wonderful facilities