May/June 2020 | ACC Highland Phase 2

The exterior walkways, seating walls, and landscaping are complete on the west and are underway on the east side. The exterior building finishes are being completed and exterior furnishings are forthcoming.

The majority of the interior spaces are complete or nearly complete with the exception being the larger performance and production spaces that have a multitude of infrastructure and acoustic components and specialty finishes. Touch-ups and final cleaning efforts are on-going. Furniture installation is nearing completion throughout the building. Equipment installation has begun in the health sciences simulation area. Commissioning and systems testing is on-going.

Highland Phase 2 will open for Spring Semester 2021.

Crews begin construction

Construction crews have started the next phase of development at Elgin Campus. Site work for the project currently includes moving dirt, trenching, leveling off land, etc. Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed for classes beginning spring 2018.

End-of-year update on Elgin Campus

The Elgin Campus architectural design firm met with the campus’ steering committee on Friday, December 4, to begin planning for the $8.9 million expansion project.

Discussions focused on unique needs of the college’s Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs, based at the campus.

Tentative plans for the Vet Tech Program include a surgical suite with 2-3 surgery tables, treatment areas, a radiology room, and feline and canine wards. Outdoor needs include pasture space for large animals such as cattle and horses, feed storage areas, and a cattle chute. The program anticipates instructional capacity for 48 first- and second-year students.

Proposed plans for a Sustainable Agriculture campus farm include five to 10 acres for rotational crop space and an orchard, 10 acres for pasture, a crop washing/packing area, climate-controlled food storage areas, and an industrial kitchen. The farm is to be certified organic, which impacts site planning for water runoff, buffer zones, wildlife habitat, and soil management. The architects will ensure facilities for both programs meet government and accreditation regulations.

Board selects SpawGlass for Phase 2

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.

Board selects Brinkley Sargent Wiginton for Phase 2

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected Brinkley Sargent Wiginton as the architect/engineering firm for Hays Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the seven submitted proposals, will oversee construction of the campus’s first responders center. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at-risk for Phase 2. Selection is expected by February.

Board selects O’Connell Robertson for Phase 2

Elgin Campus

ACC’s Board of Trustees selected O’Connell Robertson as the architect/engineering team for Elgin Campus Phase 2. The firm, one of three finalists considered out of the four submitted proposals, oversaw Phase 1 at Elgin Campus previously. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at-risk for Phase 2. Selection is expected by February.

Board selects architect/engineering team

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 ranked highest among the three finalists according to staff evaluations with a score of 89.3% compared to 82.7% and 82.3%. The board will next review candidates for the construction manager at- risk for Rio Grande Campus Phase II and is expected to award the project in February.