NEWS // 11.23.21
Community college partner breaks ground on $350 million campus redevelopment
Huckabee had the pleasure of attending the groundbreaking for the redevelopment of a community college campus in northwest Tarrant County. The $350 million project includes the design of four new buildings and renovations to existing facilities that will create modern, flexible and student-ready environments. The campus opened in 1976 and has become integral to the community and region through its high-quality programs for students and professionals of all ages.
The planning process for the redevelopment ensured the continuation of the college’s legacy while building toward a bright and vibrant future. Through a series of charrettes, the team used the college’s goals and principles to guide conversation and shape the design in service to students, faculty and community. The resulting design includes four multi-level buildings that form a park-like plaza at the core of the campus.
Building 1 will be home to the early college high school as well as science labs. Building 2 features general-purpose classrooms, testing rooms, administrative and faculty offices and multipurpose space for events and student development services. The core feature of Building 2 is a large atrium and learning stair that can be used for student gatherings. Building 3 houses art, music and general-purpose classrooms and will connect via an enclosed bridge to Building 4 where students can access the learning commons that overlooks the nearby lake. Building 4 also includes a bookstore, a multipurpose center and food services. It also connects to Building 2, creating ease of access to student-focused amenities.
Building 1 and Building 2 are under construction, with Building 3 and Building 4 to follow in 2023. The project will be complete in December 2025. Huckabee is the Prime Firm and Gensler is our design consultant.