As part of a system-wide campus expansion initiative, the Houston Community College System brought in Houston-based architecture and urban design firm Llewelyn-Davies Sahni to implement major campus infrastructure development at two campuses.
Major construction milestones in the initial phase were completed at HCC’s Northeast College/Northeast Campus and Southwest College/Stafford Campus recently.
The Northeast Campus infrastructure plan will utilize 139 acres and can accommodate future changes. Recently completed construction includes vehicle and pedestrian infrastructure, parking facilities, landscape/hardscape, roadway extensions, campus lighting, IT infrastructure, stormwater detention and a central-plant facility.
The campus includes a public safety facility, truck driving school, science and technology building and a new learning “HUB” building. The Northeast Campus serves approximately 2,000 students. The plan allows the campus to increase up to a 20,000-student capacity.
The Southwest Campus infrastructure plan calls for utilizing 103 acres with flexibility to accommodate future changes. Recently completed construction includes the Learning HUB & Science Building, parking facilities, landscape/hardscape, campus lighting, IT infrastructure, a feature pond and overhead electrical relocation.
The project is designed to accommodate student body growth through 2020.
LDS is providing planning, urban design, infrastructure design and land acquisition support, among others, to HCC as part of an ongoing $480-million-plus capital improvement program.