ACC Bond Projects: ACC Highland

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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
Continuing Education 12,400
Workforce Center 21,300

Project at-a-glance*

  • 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: 2021
  • Classes Begin: 2021

*Final costs and timelines subject to change.

Project updates

November 2020 | ACC Highland Phase 2
December 22, 2020, 9:40 pm

October 2020 | ACC Highland Phase 2
November 4, 2020, 10:49 pm

September 2020 | ACC Highland Phase 2
September 30, 2020, 3:43 pm

July/August 2020 | ACC Highland Phase 2
September 29, 2020, 10:31 pm

Highland Redevelopment Project

A new Austin neighborhood rich in history, energy, and opportunity.

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