The High Cotton Genesis center is a homeless assistance facility located on the site of a former cotton gin. After years of using the existing agricultural buildings and army surplus tents, the program grew to a point where a more coordinated architectural response was required. A design team that included HiWorks, Urbanist Design, Studio Outside and students from Texas Tech University’s Urban Tech program worked with Link Ministries, a faith-based non-profit, to develop a program and conceptual design for an expanded facility to connect those in need with facilities and programs to help Lubbock’s neediest. 


“You all have picked up on everything we value - from beauty to sustainability to sensitive response to the weather. We almost cried over the fact that you so perfectly ‘got it’!”

-Jane Henry, Board Member


*with Urbanist DesignStudio Outside and Texas Tech University