By Roxanne Squires
WYLIE, Texas — A groundbreaking has officially kicked off on the new Collin College Wylie Campus, a 339,000-square-foot facility that will offer a comprehensive educational experience.
The full scope of the project is comprised of a four-building campus, located on a 96-acre greenfield site in Wylie, Texas, totaling 340,000 square feet and includes a student center, campus commons, learning resource center and a central utility plant.
Phase one of the new, modern campus will include the three multi-story instructional buildings operating as the library, campus commons and student center with conference center facilities.
“Collin County is experiencing phenomenal growth and the college’s Plano Campus is at capacity,” said Collin College District President Dr. Neil Matkin. “The new Wylie Campus will provide an opportunity for Collin College to offer excellent and affordable education close to home for students in southeastern Collin County.”
The College Wylie Campus will provide specialized facilities for science, engineering, information technology, fine arts, education, and health care programs to approximately 7,500 students.
“Building this new campus is a historic moment for Collin College,” said Dr. J. Robert Collins, Collin College board chair. “We are finally realizing our dream of offering higher education to everyone in Collin County. We would not be breaking ground for this new campus today without our strong partnership with the leaders in the city of Wylie.
Skanska has signed a contract for $131 million with Collin College to manage the construction of the new campus for the college. Skanska USA Building will include $131 million in its third quarter 2018 order bookings.
Skanska USA Building Inc. is building the Collin College Wylie Campus using the construction-manager-at-risk method.
Construction on this project began Oct. 19, 2018 and is slated for completion in June 2020. The project architect is Page Southerland Page, Inc. of Houston.