Author and Parkhill Architect Honored at Literary Lubbock

Category: Architecture

Written By: Nicole McBride

Date: November 15, 2021

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Brian Griggs, AIA, was one of five authors honored at the Literary Lubbock 2021 event hosted by the Texas Tech University Press. Literary Lubbock is an annual fundraising event that features books recently published by the Texas Tech University Press. Proceeds from this event benefit the Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest, a book series named in honor of Texas Tech's past president. Brian was recognized for his book called "Opus in Brick and Stone, The Architectural and Planning Heritage of Texas Tech University."

Brian's research began in 2009 and after a decade of travel, research, and writing manifested into the book about Texas Tech University's architectural heritage.

As a Tech alumnus himself, Brian said he expects the book to instill a greater sense of pride in Tech grads for their alma mater. The continued use of Plateresque Spanish Renaissance architecture as the Tech system grows is a testament to the university being formed by this history.

“At a time when the future of Texas Technological College was embriotic and barely scratched out of the flatness of West Lubbock, all the intrepid Matadors of that era had was their architecture.” 

Brian Griggs, AIA