Construction Underway at Texas A&M University — McAllen Higher Education Center
March 14, 2017

The Texas A&M University System held a formal groundbreaking ceremony on December 15, 2016 to mark the beginning of the construction phase for its Higher Education Center in McAllen, Texas. John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, was in attendance, as well as other notable Texas A&M representatives and local, state and federal elected officials representing City of McAllen and Hidalgo County. Representing BE&K Building Group were Russ McLeod, Director of Field Operations and Carey George, Senior Superintendent.

BE&K Building Group’s Houston office is partnering with PBK Architects on this $29.6 million Design-Build project for the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center in McAllen. The 65,000 square-foot facility will be used by the university to offer bachelor and master degrees in fields such as engineering, science, agriculture and public health, among others under consideration.

Texas A&M University joined in a partnership with the City of McAllen and The Rio Grande Valley to bring enhanced educational opportunities to the rapidly growing region. The Higher Education Center is an extension of the flagship College Station campus and will be held to the same standards. “These kids are going to graduate with the same ring that I have,” Chancellor Sharp, a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M himself, said. “We are bringing the top-rated research university in the Southwest to McAllen and to the Rio Grande Valley, and we are extremely proud of that.”

The facility is projected to reach completion in May 2018 and will open to students Fall 2018.