Austin Community College - Elgin Campus Phase II
Austin Community College
Elgin Campus Phase II

Mission: To provide indoor and outdoor learning environments that support technical and classroom instruction for students in ACC’s Sustainable Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Veterinary Technology programs

Approach: O’Connell Robertson is providing comprehensive design services for the Austin Community College Elgin Campus Phase II, an 18,500 SF academic building and 11,000 SF outbuilding to be shared by the Veterinary Technology and Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship programs. The buildings are designed to effectively balance the unique needs of both degree programs with indoor and outdoor spaces that include classrooms, labs, animal wards, small and large animal treatment and surgery areas, a tractor maintenance bay, crop washing and storage spaces, multipurpose rooms, and kitchens to support farm-to-table initiatives. The project also includes permanent pasture land, orchard space and a rotational crop field. Set to open for the Fall 2017 semester, Phase II continues the development of the campus master plan and complements the Phase 1 general education building designed by O’Connell Robertson.