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Region II - Education Service Center Improvements

Corpus Christi, Texas 



Education Service Center – Region II

209 N. Water Street

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

(361) 561-8428


Start Date:                           January 2001


Completion Date:           July   200404002


Area:                                                                2,000 Square Feet Atrium and Main Entry

150,000 Square Feet Interior Alterations


Project Budget:            $8,525,000


Construction Budget:  $7,000,000


Cost:                                     $6,899,000



Complete Architectural and Engineering Services   



This major renovation provided badly needed support and meeting space for the Region II Education Service Center.  Phased construction and careful attention to scheduling allowed the entire project to be accomplished without disruption to the ESC's on-going service mission to South Texas school districts and businesses. 


The first phase converted the 3rd floor into meeting rooms, complete with full media/technology connectivity.  Also included was a 3-story atrium/entry that provided key access between floors during construction.  Upon completion of the first phase, alterations to the second floor were accomplished to provide needed departmental support spaces.  Finally, the first floor was reconfigured and renovated to provide improved client service areas that were at once more efficient and accessible.


The building's infrastructure was extensively upgraded, including air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and networking systems.  Amenities of the expanded facility include a 176-seat presentation theater, sixteen multi-purpose conference rooms with multi-media capability, and three computer labs.  Demonstration and teaching centers have significantly expanded program areas.  The new building features an expanded printing operation, better shipping and receiving facilities, and three high -speed elevators.  Along with expanded training facilities for staff development, increased distance learning capabilities and a technical repair center were added to enhance the ESC's service capabilities.  New restrooms, break areas, and school exhibit areas round out a facility that is both highly functional, user friendly, and comfortable.






Buddy Venters Business Administration Building

Del Mar College – East Campus

Corpus Christi, Texas



Del Mar College

Baldwin at Ayers

Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

(361) 698-1203


Date:     1989


Area:      100,000 Square Feet


Cost:     $4,800,000



Complete Architectural and Engineering Services


This facility serves the Departments of Business Administration and Business Technology at Del Mar College with three floors of classroom and computer laboratory space. The 100,000 square foot building also provides 83 faculty offices, workrooms and lounges. A Computer Aided Instruction (C.A.I.) lab is housed on the third floor, overlooking the campus. All labs, offices, classrooms and conference rooms are pre-wired for computer/data/communications interface and computer instruction. The structure also services the entire campus by housing Del Mar’s Department of Computer Information Services and Central Data Processing Department. All campus facilities are networked back to this building’s central computer system. The building includes a 120 seat Lecture Hall, completely equipment for multimedia presentations and computer instruction.
The project was designed for phased expansion utilizing materials and architectural forms, which compliment the existing campus architectural style.