San Gabriel Campus: Community celebrates grand opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremony San Gabriel Campus

Ribbon-cutting ceremony San Gabriel CampusACC celebrated the grand opening of San Gabriel Campus in Leander with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30.

The event featured guest speakers Dr. Richard Rhodes, ACC President/CEO, U.S. Representative John Carter, State Rep. Tony Dale, State Rep. Paul Workman, Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long, Leander Mayor Chris Fielder, Leander ISD Superintendent Dr. Dan Troxell, ACC Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Barbara Mink, Leander High School Senior Misty Valencia, and performances by the Running Brushy Middle School Jazz Band and Rouse High School Drumline.

The new campus will serve one of the fastest-growing areas in the region and relieve crowding at ACC’s Cypress Creek Campus. The campus primarily will offer general education courses and include the college’s second ACCelerator learning center as well as a 3,900 square-foot rooftop terrace.

San Gabriel Campus opens for classes fall 2018.

San Gabriel Campus | Campus Installation Continues

Crews are finalizing installation throughout campus in April. The irrigation and landscape subcontractor also continues work at bio-retention ponds. The planting of trees continues and crews completed the installation of all three water collection tanks on site. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for the end of May.


San Gabriel Campus: Installation progress

Installation of the wood ceiling grid commenced. Above ceiling work including the installation of fire sprinkler pipe, duct insulation, plumbing lines, vent/drain lines, chilled water piping and flushing, electrical conduit/boxes, and cable tray continued this month. Tape and float, block filler, primer, and paint at all three levels also continued.

The installation of access flooring at the ACCelerator commenced and is near completion. The installation of carpet flooring also commenced this month at the second and third floors east side. The installation of the traction elevator was completed.

San Gabriel Campus: Permanent power established

Installation of electrical fixtures commenced this month and permanent power to the building was established on November 21. Installation of drywall and insulation on all three levels continued. Waterproofing work continued this month and is near completion. The installation of the hydraulic elevator commenced. The concrete subcontractor continued to form and place curb and gutter, sidewalks, and concrete paving.

San Gabriel Campus: Structural Steel Going Up

Construction crews continue work on the structural steel erection of the west and east canopies. In addition, above ceiling work, including the installation of fire sprinkler pipes, plumbing lines, and chilled water piping, continued at all three levels of the building.

Crews began installation of drywall and insulation on the third floor and work progressed on the parking lot.


Topping-out celebrated as framework is completed

Construction crews, architects, and engineers joined college and community leaders for a topping-out celebration June 7 at the campus site. See photos from the event and a brief video about the project at ACC San Gabriel Campus marks construction milestone.

Foundations have been poured. Crews are installing exterior framing and the middle structure is being set. Above-ceiling work (fire sprinkler pipe, duct work, plumbing lines, and electrical conduit/boxes) continues in the building’s east wing. The concrete masonry core of the west-wing stair/elevator tower is complete.

Proposals for campus streets not previously named will be submitted to the City of Leander.

A live webcam on the ACC Bond Projects: San Gabriel Campus webpage shows the campus taking shape in real time.

ACC board approves San Gabriel Campus street names

Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees has designated names for six streets within the new San Gabriel Campus. The selected names reflect the history and culture of Leander and the college, and are based on input from the City of Leander, ACC historian Bill Montgomery, and the San Gabriel Campus Advisory committee. They are:

  • San Gabriel Campus Drive
  • Lipan Lane (in recognition of the Lipan Apache tribe of Native Americans who once inhabited the area)
  • Innovation Pathway
  • William Pickett Boulevard (in recognition of the Williamson County native and renowned African-American rodeo performer)
  • College Way
  • Riverbat Drive