By Anca Gagiuc
Austin Community College is celebrating the topping out of its latest campus, a 100-acre project in Leander. Funded by a 2014 voter-approved bond, the ACC San Gabriel Campus will be the district’s 12th campus.
The 106,000-square-foot LEED-proposed development is situated along San Gabriel Parkway, between the 183A toll road and Mel Mathis Boulevard, at 640 Mel Mathis Blvd. It will have an initial capacity of 2,500 students and feature 17,500 square feet of classrooms, 4,800 square feet of science labs, space for a combined library, Learning Lab, 8,600 square feet of administrative areas and 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor common areas. In addition, the San Gabriel Campus will include the college’s second ACCelerator learning center, a high-tech learning lab designed for individualized learning and small group sessions.
The Leander project has an estimated cost of roughly $60 million. It broke ground in May 2016 and is being built by American Constructors, which anticipates it will be completed in 2018. Pfluger Architects and SmithGroupJJR handled the design of the campus.
Images courtesy of Pfluger Architects and SmithGroupJJR