February 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Construction continues on phase 2 at ACC Highland. Crews completed the removal of floor finishes in January and are now re-pouring concrete that was in disrepair. Work also continues on the new television studio and the music performance hall. Outside, lighting supports for the canopy are going up. Interior design consultants at Edwards Mulhausen also released new renderings of furniture, fixtures, and equipment showcasing design considerations for gathering spaces and the new culinary restaurant. View the video >

January 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Demolition of the southeast portion of the building is complete, and construction on the college’s drama and dance departments and assembly areas for occupancy load, vibration, and clear-span of columns/beams is underway. Steel erection, roofing, and underground utility work are ongoing.

Concrete has been poured for the meeting presentation hall and music performance hall and elevator shafts are complete. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work is 55 percent installed.

December 2018 | ACC Highland Phase 2

HLC Phase 2 Exterior Rendering

Phase 2, which will add 415,000 square feet of flexible advanced facilities, features a creative digital media center, a health sciences/STEM regional simulation center, continuing education and workforce centers, and a culinary arts and hospitality management center with a student-operated restaurant. Crews are about 50 percent complete on a number of lower-level projects including mechanical/electrical/plumbing overhead and interior wall framing. Steel construction also is approximately 50 percent complete. Roofing installation is now underway. The metal roof deck is approximately 50 percent installed and air handling units in the three rooftop penthouses will be installed by end of January.

ACC Highland: First park opens Saturday, May 12

Highland Greenway Park

The first of three parks for Highland will open to the community Saturday, May 12. A kick-off celebration is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. at the Highland Greenway Park, located off Clayton Lane next to the Elan Parkside apartment complex. Families, students, and faculty and staff are invited to explore the two-acre park. The event includes food and beverages from Easy Tiger and Kick Butt Coffee. Families are invited to participate in lawn games and enjoy the lush green landscape. For more information, visit the Highland Redevelopment Project website.

ACC Highland celebrates Phase 2 groundbreaking

Construction is set to begin on ACC Highland Phase 2. Community leaders and friends joined the college September 21 for a ceremonial groundbreaking featuring President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes, Sen. Kirk Watson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Austin Councilman Greg Casar, Pastor G.V. Clark of the St. John Regular Baptist Association, ACC Board Chair Dr. Barbara Mink, and ACC Culinary Arts student Waraporn Pawawongsak. View more photos and read more >

 

Highland pre-construction work continues

Teams have completed design development. Abatement is complete and interior demolition is nearing completion. Crews have begun installing a separation wall to seal off the construction area.

Construction is ongoing for temporary space in Building 4000 to house fine arts, performing arts, and computer science programs that are relocating from Rio Grande Campus. Meanwhile, the college is meeting with future user groups to identify furniture and equipment needs

A Request for Qualifications has been issued to solicit proposals for the design and construction of a parking garage on the southeast side of the former mall.

Work progresses on Highland site infrastructure

Architectural programming for ACC Highland Phase 2 is complete. Site utilities and internal roadways in the west and south side of the site are near completion.

Abatement of the former mall building is underway and will be performed in phases by contractors ARC Abatement and Baer Engineering. The college expects to begin some permitting and construction tasks while abatement is ongoing.

Board selects Highland Construction-Manager At-Risk

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Flincto as the construction-manager-at-risk for Highland Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the seven submitted proposals, oversaw Highland Phase 1, which converted the former JC Penney store into the ACC Highland Campus including the ACCelerator, the nation’s largest learning lab.