Built in the early 1930’s, the Carlock Building provided CHA with an opportunity for restoration and historically sensitive design. Chapman Harvey worked closely with Lubbock fire and building officials to ensure that the design approach adopted was sensitive to the building’s historic significance while at the same time met life safety standards as required by the City of Lubbock. The resulting design is one that enhances the best features of the building while upgrading the mechanical, electrical, ADA, etc. to the standards of today. By creating transom windows in adjacent spaces, the impact of the existing stained glass windows is extended into interior spaces. Unique features on the second floor were cleaned and repaired, including existing terrazzo floors and textured glass sidelites. Existing skylights that had been covered and abandoned were rediscovered during the design phase, and were subsequently restored to return additional natural light to the second floor offices. In addition to providing traditional design services for the new offices, Chapman Harvey Architects also assisted the client in applying for historical status for the building with the city, state, and federal historic registries.