ACC purchases 124 acres for future regional workforce center

Austin Community College has completed its purchase of approximately 124 acres of land in southeast Travis County.

The college plans to use the site for a future regional workforce center that will provide much-needed space for programs such as automotive technology, building construction technology, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, welding technology, jewelry, and more.

“ACC is committed to developing advanced facilities that will prepare students for in-demand jobs,” says ACC President/CEO Dr. Rhodes. “There are currently thousands of unfilled jobs in Central Texas. We are grateful for the voters’ support. With that, we are building the facilities and expanding programs that will train the workforce of today and tomorrow.”

The $10.5 million purchase is financed through bonds approved by voters in November 2014.

Board selects construction manager

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Bartlett-Cocke as the construction-manager-at-risk for Rio Grande Campus. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the 11 submitted proposals, oversaw Building 3000 renovations at Rio Grande Campus.

Board hears CM proposals

Rio Grande's Building 3000

Three construction-manager firm finalists — Flintco, Bartlett-Cocke, and SpawGlass — presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected by February.

Board selects SpawGlass for Phase 2

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected SpawGlass as the construction manager at-risk for Round Rock Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of four finalists considered out of the eight submitted proposals, oversaw Round Rock Campus Phase 1 as well as construction of the Rio Grande Campus parking garage.

Board selects Brinkley Sargent Wiginton for Phase 2

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Brinkley Sargent Wiginton as the architect/engineering firm for Hays Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the seven submitted proposals, will oversee construction of the campus’s first responders center. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at-risk for Phase 2. Selection is expected by February.

Board selects O’Connell Robertson for Phase 2

Elgin Campus

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected O’Connell Robertson as the architect/engineering team for Elgin Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the four submitted proposals, oversaw Phase 1 at Elgin Campus previously. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at-risk for Phase 2. Selection is expected by February.

Board selects architect/engineering team

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Studio 8 Architects (HUB) as the lead architect/engineering team for Rio Grande Campus. The firm is one of three finalists considered out of the 12 submitted proposals. Studio 8 Architects ranked highest among the three finalists according to staff evaluations with a score of 89.3% compared to 82.7% and 82.3%. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at- risk for Rio Grande Campus Phase II and is expected to award the project in February.