ACC Rio Grande starts here, gets there!

Last Thursday we celebrated the groundbreaking of the historical, Rio Grande Campus.

Austin Community College’s board members, faculty and students congregated at the Rio Grande Building in celebration of the Campus’s new beginnings. Congressmen Lloyd Doggett and Mayor Pro Tem, Kathie Tovo attended, highlighting ACC’s contributions to the educational community and the opportunities this renovation will bring. Doggett even made a reference to his time spent at Austin High in the late sixties, when it was still operating out of the Rio Grande building.

Collaborating with Overland Partners, Huston Gallagher, Inc. & Architexas, we preserve historical integrity ensuring all historical components are properly restored. Inside, the main building will be completely gutted, adding in new classrooms, atrium-like study areas, science labs and even a multi-level learning lab that will be larger than their current ACCelerator lab at the ACC Highland campus.

Although no ground was actually broken at the ceremony, we rang bells to symbolize the start of a new school day, or in this case, the start of new and exciting changes to come for ACC’s Rio Grande Campus.

Learn more about the project here and here.