Preparing students for high-demand careers
In 2010 ACC began a revolutionary project to transform the aging Highland Mall in Central Austin into a state-of-the-art college campus and regional center for workforce training and lifelong learning.
ACC Highland is now a forward-looking learning environment that anchors a planned mixed-use development with apartments, retailers, businesses, and hotels.
The first phase of ACC Highland is the Highland Campus (HLC). HLC opened in August 2014 and features classrooms, a library, study areas, and the ACCelerator, the nation’s largest computer learning lab.
Phase 2 of the project adds flexible, advanced facilities for the cutting-edge career-technical education and hands-on experience needed for today’s jobs.
|Feature||Approx. Sq. Ft.|
|Creative Digital Media Center||124,900|
|Health Sciences/STEM Regional Simulation Center||14,000|
|Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Center||19,600|
- Budget: $152.8 million
- Total area: 415,000 SF
- Architect: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Perkins+Will
- Construction Manager at Risk: Flintco
- ACC Project Manager: Pamela Collier
- Expected Completion: Spring/Summer 2020
- Classes Begin: Fall 2020
*Final costs and timelines subject to change.
ACC Highland: First park opens Saturday, May 12
May 10, 2018, 6:42 pm
ACC Highland: Construction begins
October 17, 2017, 2:39 pm
ACC Highland celebrates Phase 2 groundbreaking
September 27, 2017, 12:54 pm
Highland pre-construction work continues
June 14, 2017, 3:12 pm
Work progresses on Highland site infrastructure
July 19, 2016, 7:32 pm
Highland Redevelopment Project
A new Austin neighborhood rich in history, energy, and opportunity.
All Project Updates
ACC to begin development plans for Southeast Travis County land
December 19, 2018, 7:44 pm
Round Rock Campus: College celebrates grand opening of phase 2
September 27, 2018, 6:40 pm
Round Rock Campus: Community invited to grand opening, 9/26
August 28, 2018, 6:38 pm
Hays Campus: Community celebrates Public Safety Training Center grand opening
August 28, 2018, 6:33 pm
San Gabriel Campus: Student Services Now Open
June 13, 2018, 5:33 pm