Construction of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was one of the largest and most significant projects in the history of Lubbock. Work began at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue in February 1974 and continued through the fall of 1976 with a dedication ceremony on June 5, 1977. To view a slideshow of the construction and learn more about the SOM, click here.
In a joint effort with the Lubbock County Hospital District, the Health Sciences Center Hospital was built on the south side of the complex. In 1980, the hospital name was changed to Lubbock General Hospital, and in 1988, it was renamed University Medical Center.