• William Allen Hudgins Health and Wellness (WAH) Building

    Building Render

  • Saint Artemisia Bowden Building

    Building Render

  • Welding and Auto Body

    Southwest Campus Building Render

Capital Improvement Project (CIP)

We’re growing!

The next few years will bring exciting changes to St. Philip’s College! Our capital improvement projects will ensure we continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our students, faculty, and staff with state-of-the-art facilities that provide the resources students need to succeed.

All of the enhancements provide an intellectually stimulating setting, where students can thrive while building community and sharing memorable experiences!

Current Projects

Upcoming Bond Projects:

Artemisia Bowden [SAB] Building, MLK Campus

The Saint Artemisia Bowden Building is a 25,000-square-foot, two-story replacement building for the existing facility that accommodates the Business Information Solutions Department, Corporate and Entrepreneurial Training Center, the Microsoft Testing Center for Microsoft Office Specialists and a cyber range. Programming supports the high demand for cybersecurity graduates to fill positions in San Antonio, the nation’s second-largest cyber hub. The building includes classrooms, computer labs, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance [VITA] Center and staff offices.

Artemisia Bowden, the daughter of emancipated slaves led the institution from 1902 to 1954 and, in 2015, was named a Holy Woman by the Episcopal Church.

Architect:
Page Sutherland Page, Inc.

Contractor:
Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Square Footage:
25,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$18.6M

Construction Start Date:
June 2020

Construction Completion Date:
May 2022

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Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts [THCA] Building, MLK Campus

The Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center of Excellence is a four-story, state-of-the-art facility that is vital in supporting San Antonio’s $15.2 billion tourism, hospitality and culinary industry. This building doubles training capacity meaning more students have access to culinary learning opportunities at a reasonable cost -- four times less than its nearest competitor.

“Artemisia’s,” on the fourth floor, is designed to give guests a fine dining experience and a gorgeous view of downtown. 1898, on the first floor, is a working kitchen and lab for culinary, pastry and hospitality management students.

Architect:
Page Sutherland Page, Inc.

Contractor:
Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Square Footage:
62,000 (approx.)

Cost: 
$34.1M

Construction Start Date: 
February 2019

Construction Completion Date:
September 2020

Clarence Windzell Norris [CWN] Building Revitalization, MLK Campus

The extensive renovation of the Clarence Windzell Norris Building began in 2019. The facility was built in 1970 and originally completed with three floors. A fourth floor was added in 1972. The building was named in 1975 in honor of Dr. Clarence W. Norris Sr., then Dean Emeritus. In March 2020, the Alamo Colleges District Board voted to grant President Emeritus status posthumously to Dr. Norris for his 30 years of dedicated service to the college. In addition, the Board voted to rename the Norris Technical Building to the Clarence W. Norris Building, to reflect its current use. It houses the Reading and English departments, Instructional Technology and the Information and Communication Technology department. It is also host to the Learning Lab, Reading Lab, Tutoring and Technology Center (TNT) and the Rose R. Thomas Writing Center.

Architect:
Pfluger Architects

Contractor:
Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Square Footage:
71,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$24.9M

Construction Start Date:
July 2019

Construction Completion Date:
November 2020

 
Welding Auto Collision Building, Southwest Campus [WAC]

The new Welding Auto Collision Building is located at the St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus. At 62,000-square-foot, the new facility will host advanced instructional welding and autobody labs, welding stations, and double bay automotive prep stations. The one-and-a-half floor building is expected to welcome students for the fall 2022 semester.

The collision repair industry is dynamic and the increased complexity of vehicle design will assure continued growth and a positive job outlook for graduates of the program.

Architect:
WestEast Design Group

Contractor:
Guido

Square Footage:
62,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$25.9M

Construction Start Date:
September 2020

Construction Completion Date:
July 2022

Weekly Report

Non-Bond Projects:

William Allen Hudgins Health and Wellness [WAH] Building, MLK Campus

The 57,000-square-foot facility will replace the existing college fitness center built in 1949. The two-story gymnasium and natatorium will include an elevated track, short course swimming pool, therapy pool, weight and cardio training spaces, aerobic studio, a cardio studio, teaching labs for kinesiology, first aid/ CPR, massage therapy, gathering spaces and staff offices. The building will be completed in fall 2021.

Architect:
Page Sutherland Page, Inc.

Contractor:
Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Square Footage:
57,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$25.3M

Construction Start Date:
March 2020

Construction Completion Date:
April 2022

Weekly Report

Monthly Report

Bowden Legacy [BOW] Building Renovation, MLK Campus

Roadway Interruptions:
Along St. Philip’s Way from Nevada to Maryland

Utilities Information:
See Construction Report for updates

Parking Lot Closures:
P5 and P6

Architect:
O’Connell Robertson with BA and Associates

Contractor:
Turner Construction

Square Footage:
29,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$15.2M

Construction Start Date:
May 2022

Construction Completion Date:
June 2023

 
Campus Center [CC] Renovation, MLK Campus

Roadway Interruptions:
Along St. Philip’s Way from Nevada to Maryland

Utilities Information:
See Construction Report for updates

Parking Lot Closures:
P5 and P6

Architect:
O’Connell Robertson with BA and Associates

Contractor:
Turner Construction

Square Footage:
36,000 (approx.)

Cost:
$16.2M

Construction Start Date:
May 2022

Construction Completion Date:
June 2023

 

Contact Information

George H. Johnson, III
Interim Vice President for College Services

Email: gjohnson@alamo.edu

Phone: 210-486-2178

Location:
MLK Sutton Learning Center (SLC), 306