Lubbock County Jail

Project overview

Lubbock County Jail is the largest jail ever constructed in West Texas. As the construction manager for this project, Vanir delivered a high-tech facility that houses approximately 1,500 inmates with the ability to accommodate up to 2,000. The two-story administration building is accompanied by 6 single-level and mezzanine cell clusters. The project also included an 8,000-square-foot central plant/warehouse building.

The jail incorporated the latest in detention technology:

  • A video visitation system allows arraignment to be done via video; attorneys can communicate with clients from their offices
  • The HVAC systems are controlled by an Energy Management System
  • All doors are controlled using touch screen technology
  • The roofing system is a spray polyurethane foam—it is light-weight, seamless, easy to repair and adds insulation value to the roof

Vanir’s early assistance saved cost…and time

We began by attending design meetings in June 2003 until completion of design. Our estimates were done at 100 percent Schematic Design; 50 percent Construction Documents (CDs); and 100 percent CDs. At 90 percent CDs, a complete constructability review was conducted, resulting in more than 1,500 comments. These measures minimized time delays, change orders and potential cost impacts.

Lubbock, Texas
County of Lubbock

Rosser International


WG Yates & Sons

Square Footage
404,000 SF
Construction Cost
$94 Million
Completion Date