• Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center
  • Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

The Lubbock Rape Crisis Center (LRCC) project was an alliance formed between The Texas Tech School of Architecture and the LRCC. This studio was centered on the building as a technological system and ecological device. The project was inspired by the “rebirth” process of metamorphosis. The building was to act as a safe, sheltering, transforming, and reviving medium that would promote an ecient and lasting healing process for victims.  Programmatically, the building had very specic requirements, thus naturally the design process began with a thorough programmatic evaluation. Once the relationships had been derived, arrangements were facilitated to meet the demanding conditions set forth. From this point, the individual “cocoon” entities were connected by means of a central corridor. This corridor was then topped with a buttery roof that not only connected the spaces, but also acted as a signicant sustainable feature collecting rainwater for future use by the facility. The project utilized the formal principles of public/private space, hierarchy, zone/precinct, and solid/void.

Date: 2008 Client: Texas Tech University Skills: Architecture