Client: Alamo Community College District
Completion Date: August 2008
General Contractor: Bartlett Cocke
Project Size: 77,000 SF
MEP Engineer: Goetting Associates
Civil Engineer: CDS Meury Services
Landscape Architect: SWA/Bender Wells Clark
Building Code/Life Safety: PDI, Inc
Cost Estimating: Project Cost Resources
This Academic Center is the transition building between the old campus and the new campus master plan, which Alamo Architects designed in 2004. To develop the design Alamo Architects took their cues from the existing architecture and responds to the vocabulary in place and starts the evolution of the new campus vocabulary.
The Lake Level houses the main computer lab for the entire campus. Located at a major pedestrian crossroads, this space has glass on three sides and a distinctive roof that is a visual cue for students to gather at this Learning Lab. The main classroom floors contain 35 classrooms, organized around central service cores. Levels one and two also contain faculty suites, which is a new collaborative prototype for Northwest Vista. Each suite has views overlooking a green space and the new lake.