Freese and Nichols Expands in West Texas, Moves Lubbock Office Downtown

Lubbock officeAs part of growing and strengthening our services across West Texas, Freese and Nichols has moved to downtown Lubbock, doubling our space and positioning us to better support revitalization of the city’s core.

From our Lubbock office, we’re able to assist public entities across 90 counties with a full range of engineering and planning services — including water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants, stormwater infrastructure, water reuse projects and roadway improvements. Our teams have completed projects in a region stretching from El Paso to Abilene and the Panhandle to San Angelo.

Our new Lubbock location is in McDougal Plaza (formerly the Wells Fargo Center), 1500 Broadway St., Suite 1150, Lubbock, Texas 79401.

“Freese and Nichols has been serving West Texas for almost a century with projects instrumental to the health and prosperity of residents and businesses,” Freese and Nichols Vice President John Dewar said. “We’re expanding our investment in the region to help meet its growing needs. And we’re excited to contribute to Lubbock’s downtown revival as it develops around us.”

Our teams have handled a range of work for West Texas cities large and small, with recent examples including:

  • The Colorado River Municipal Water District’s Raw Water Production Facility  in Big Spring, the first water-reuse facility of its kind in North America
  • Development of the Ward County Water Supply Project, a $100 million emergency effort to provide a reliable water source to Odessa, Midland, San Angelo and other cities during the 2010s drought
  • Designs of two new pump stations for Lubbock’s water system and five new water towers across the city
  • Plan Lubbock 2040, the city’s first comprehensive plan in more than three decades
  • Roadway, drainage and utility improvements for Bell Street, a primary north/south artery in San Angelo
  • Corridor studies and management plans for State Highway 191 and Loop 250 in the Midland-Odessa area
  • A Master Drainage Plan for the Midland and Jal Draws in the City of Midland
  • A federally required AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan for the City of Odessa
  • Program management for Abilene’s $80 million municipal bond program

Freese and Nichols’ history in West Texas dates to the 1920s, when our firm designed water and sewerage systems in Lubbock, storm sewers in Amarillo and a treatment plant in Sweetwater. Today, we plan, design and manage infrastructure projects from two dozen offices across the southern United States, and we are the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.