Construction Funding

San Antonio College Uses Bond for New Campus Construction

San Antonio College is funding construction of a new $13 million science building from a $83 million bond approved by county voters in 2017. According to local reporting, the new 20,000-square-foot facility will include learning space to accommodate regular students as well as workforce training for the city's biotech industry. The structure will also house new labs and a multipurpose student space.

Construction is expected to be done in fall 2022.

San Antonio College Uses Bond for New Campus Construction

The project is part of a capital improvement plan to revitalize the campus, begun in December 2018. Other projects on the slate include:

  • A new five-story parking garage, expected to open this spring;

  • Two new buildings to house the college's Early Childhood Center and Early Childhood Studies academic program, expected to be occupied by fall 2021;

  • A new "Micronauts" center, to house a "cradle-to-grave STEM pathway program for young learners, ages four to nine, expected to be done in fall 2021;

  • Renovation of the main administration center, to "become more welcoming and inviting" and expanded to incorporate larger student services areas, expected to be finished in fall 2021; and

  • Replacement of existing portable buildings housing the college's First Responders Academy, not begun yet.

The college has developed an animated video, showing where the projects are or will be situated on the Texas campus.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.