Preserving 100 years of learning with innovation
A vibrant component of downtown Austin, Rio Grande Campus opened in 1975 in the historic building that housed the original Austin High School. The campus enrolls nearly 6,500 students in transferable core curriculum courses, college-readiness classes, the PACE Program (co-enrollment with the University of Texas), and offers degrees in Arts and Humanities (drama, dance, and art), American Sign Language, Computer information technology, Accounting, Management, Paralegal, Psychology, and Speech.
A renovation project will provide critically needed updates to the nearly 100-year old main campus building. Plans are to preserve the history, while providing state-of-the art classrooms, innovative labs, and accelerated learning environments.
- Budget: $49 million
- Architect: Studio 8 Architects
- Construction manager at Risk: Bartlett-Cocke
- ACC Project Manager: Paul Mason
*Final costs and timelines subject to change.
The main building at the Rio Grande Campus will close mid-May. The campus will remain open to students, offering more than 100 classes in Building 3000. The main building is expected to reopen in fall … Continue reading
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.
Three construction-manager firm finalists — Flintco, Bartlett-Cocke, and SpawGlass — presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected by February.
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 … Continue reading
Three architectural/engineering firm finalists — Studio 8 Architects, Page, and Stantec Architecture — presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected in November.
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