Planning continues for a new classroom building and renovations to existing facilities at Round Rock Campus. Architectural programming and schematic design have been completed. Design development is in progress.
The new building will feature an ACCelerator learning lab, and a “social staircase” where students can gather or sit and study.
ACC’s Office of Facilities & Construction is proposing that Round Rock Campus development occur in two phases starting with construction of a new 45,286-square-foot building followed by renovation of existing facilities. The proposal was presented at a campus steering committee meeting Thursday, January 21.
The new building is scheduled to open in summer 2018, with phase II renovations to be completed by fall 2018. When both phases are complete, the campus will feature:
- A 12,085-square-foot ACCelerator/Learning Lab with 200 specially-equipped computer stations.
- Increased capacity from 5,000 to 6,000 students.
- 13 additional classrooms.
- 25 additional faculty offices.
- Expanded and improved student services areas.
- Additional nursing simulation space and sonography patient bays.
The plan is pending review by the ACC president/CEO and executive vice president/provost, with construction set to begin March 2017.
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.
Four Construction-Manager-at-Risk firm finalists —SpawGlass, Rogers O’Brien, DPR, and Barlett-Cocke presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected by January.
ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Page as the lead architect/engineering team for Round Rock Campus Phase 2. The firm is one of four finalists considered out of the 13 submitted proposals. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at- risk for Phase 2 and is expected to award the project in January.
Four architectural/engineering firm finalists — Atkins, O’Connell Robertson, Stantec Architecture, and Page — presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected in September.