Collin College Breaks Ground At Wylie Campus Site
Oct. 19, 2018– Officials broke ground today on the Collin College Wylie Campus, a 339,000 square-foot facility offering a comprehensive educational experience.
Sitting on just under 100 acres, with approximately 44 acres donated by the city of Wylie, the new, modern campus will be located along Country Club Road across from the Wylie Municipal Complex. Phase one of the Wylie Campus development includes three multi-story instructional buildings that function 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.”
Serving approximately 7,500 students when fully occupied, the Collin College Wylie Campus will provide specialized facilities for science, engineering, information technology, fine arts, education, and health care programs.
“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.”
The Collin College Wylie Campus was designed by Page Southerland Page, Inc., an architecture firm with a vision to become influential champions for design that makes lives better. Page Southerland Page, Inc. is consistently ranked among the world’s top design firms.
With a vision to build for a better society, Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. Skanska USA Building Inc. is building the Collin College Wylie Campus using the construction-manager-at-risk method.
Collin College Board of Trustees members and honored guests break ground at the Collin College Wylie Campus site, Friday, Oct. 19. (From left) Trustee Dr. Stacey Donald, Trustee Dr. Raj Menon, Trustee Jim Orr, Trustee Adrian Rodriguez, Trustee Steve Matthews, Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin, Trustee Dr. J. Robert Collins, Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue, Trustee Fred Moses, Senator Van Taylor, Wylie ISD Superintendent Dr. David Vinson and Wylie ISD Board President Mitch Herzog.