Holden 126, 128, and 130 are receiving a makeover to better meet the needs of faculty and students. Holden Hall classrooms such as these have housed courses from a variety of disciplines. Everything from History and Math to Music Appreciation and Political Science have been taught in Holden 126, 128, and 130. Such a wide variety of courses need access to a learning environment to suit their needs. The new improvements will not only update these rooms, but also improve the teaching and learning experience of faculty and students.
Construction began in June with tearing down the walls between each room. The new wall now divides the middle of what used to be Room 128. These three smaller rooms will become two larger rooms to seat approximately 60 students. The construction on the two rooms is projected to be completed before the Fall semester starts. After this facelift, Holden 128 and 130 are going to be given a fresh coat of paint and equipped with more updated technology and furniture.
Holden 128 and 130 are going to be part of the Platinum series consisting of a blue, grey, and black color scheme. The chalkboards and wooden lecterns will be replaced with white boards, CPUs with touch screens, and projectors. There will also be ports provided to connect laptops. Faculty will be able to run DVD and Blu Ray discs as well. The older multi-colored stationary desks with wire frame baskets under the chairs will be replaced with new rolling desks. These new desks will match unlike the older multi-colored desks. The desks will be on gliders for improved collaboration among students. The new desks will also be more ambidextrous. Finding a left-handed desk or a right-handed desk will no longer be an issue for students. Two ADA desks will also be designated for each room. As for the flooring in the new rooms, the linoleum will be replaced with carpet. New technology and furniture will further aid the learning process of Texas Tech students.
Summer renovations will flip these older rooms into a newer educational environment.
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