Austin Community College, Cypress Creek Campus Expansion

Cedar Park, Texas

To meet the demands of the community and regional workforce, this new classroom building combines with a comprehensive renovation of the 16-year-old original campus building to provide 42 more classes at Cypress Creek. A key objective was to redefine the main entrance to the campus, and create a high-quality and energized collegiate campus. Courtyard landscaping ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMCasaBella ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$138.62FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio exterior spaces to support academic and extracurricular activities.

The campus, which serves as a regional site for ACC’s nursing program, now includes a 10-bed nursing lab, an EMS training room and six new science labs. This focus is part of a regional effort to support a shortage of healthcare workers throughout Texas. A comprehensive interior renovation of the original 37,000-square-foot building updates classrooms and provides a new exterior facade for the facility.

Additional classrooms, computer labs, administration and faculty offices, and student services support the project’s goal to provide comprehensive student services. The project meets the demands of this growing community by increasing student capacity 50 percent, and creates a contemporary look for the campus.