ACC + KLRU

Innovation | Collaboration | Transformation

Artist Rendering of new facilty at Highland Campus

Opening 2020 at ACC Highland

Austin Community College and KLRU announce a new partnership unfolding at ACC Highland. Together, ACC and KLRU will expand the pipeline of talented artists and transmedia communicators and transform public television.

The new facility, opening at the former women’s Dillard’s at Highland, includes state-of-the-art TV studios, edit suites, master control, community space, and more.

As part of the Highland Redevelopment Project, this collaboration brings together ACC’s vision to build innovative instruction, flexible training labs, business incubator space, and non-profit resources under one roof.

The first floor of the 185,000 square-foot building will house joint facilities for ACC’s television studios including programming and production for ACC-TV and KLRU’s offices. Other portions of the renovation will house ACC administrative and student services offices.

Features include:

  • Community Soundstage
    Large studio hosting community productions, performances, and pressing community issues.
  • Studios A and B
    Digital production incubators supporting innovation in new media.
  • Community Rooms
    Open centers for community-wide partner organizations to convene.
  • Innovative Education
    Hands-on educational services and paid internships for ACC students.

Project at-a-glance*

  • Budget: $55 million
  • Architect: Gensler and Steinbomer, Bramwell & Vrazel Architects
  • Construction Manager at Risk: Rogers-O’Brien Construction
  • ACC Project Manager: Steven Scott

*Final costs and timelines subject to change