This past February, the Austin Community College District celebrated the groundbreaking of its new campus in Round Rock, TX. The ceremony, attended by hundreds of area community and business leaders, included a skydiver delivering a proclamation that was read by Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw and an address by ACC President/CEO Stephen Kinslow, Ph.D.
SpawGlass is serving as construction manager-at-risk. Construction on the first phase of the campus began in late March and is scheduled for completion in 2010.
The new 598,000-square-foot ACC Round Rock Campus, which represents a $119-million investment, will be the college's largest campus, eventually accommodating 11,500 students. Phase 1 will total approximately 275,000 square feet, including a central plant and three academic and administration buildings. The ACC Round Rock Campus will offer traditional classrooms and science labs, as well as specialized facilities for a wide range of workforce programs, from automotive technology and renewable energy to an associate degree-registered nursing program.
"SpawGlass is honored to be building this campus that is so important to our community," states Patrick Williams, SpawGlass vice president/Austin regional manager. "We look forward to working with Austin Community College District to deliver first-rate facilities where students can achieve their educational goals."
SpawGlass, a Texas-based general contractor, construction manager and design/builder, was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass with a commitment to client satisfaction and service. Today the company has more than 500 employees statewide and is 100-percent employee-owned. Operating in the Austin area since 1978, SpawGlass has regional offices in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Harlingen, TX.