HMG & Associates Inc.

Higher Educational Buildings

Higher education buildings must serve the functions within them, but they must also have robust, flexible building systems that will operate for years and be energy efficient.

Most of the institutions we work with value energy efficiency and an environmentally friendly approach to their building projects.  To date, we have designed over 1 million square feet of LEED-certified, sustainable educational projects.

University of Texas Health Science Center -
Center for Oral Health Care and Research

A four-story education/research building in San Antonio, Texas that includes an ambulatory surgical center, 400 dental chairs, medical support, patient support, exam rooms, computer rooms, dental labs, support facilities and a three-story, 500-car parking garage.

Project Architect: Marmon Mok, San Antonio, Texas
Total GSF Building: 199,900 gsf
Total GSF Parking Garage: 184,000 gsf
Project Cost: $68,000,000

Our work on the project included:

  • Central medical and dental gas supply and vacuum serving all levels
  • Dual redundant 35,000V primary electrical services driving network transformers coupled to a 5000 A main-tie-main double ended substation
  • 1250 kW/ 1562.5 kVA diesel driven emergency generator supporting essential electrical distribution systems
  • Heat provided by three non-condensing boilers
  • 950-ton cooling capacity achieved using campus chilled water and 285,000 cfm air handling units
  • Ambulatory surgical center and Level 1


University of Texas - Liberal Arts Building

Six-level office, classroom and laboratory building for UT Austin College of Liberal Arts.

Project Architect: Overland Partners, San Antonio, Texas
Total GSF Building: 204,000 gsf
Project Cost: $66,000,000

Our work on the project included:

  • 250 chilled beams for perimeter office cooling and heating
  • Architecture and engineering system options were modeled simultaneously to achieve maximum energy efficiency
  • Solar water panels – domestic hot water


Austin Community College -
Round Rock Campus

Five buildings located on a 48-acre site, accommodating 5000 students with a 1500-car parking area, and 500-person outdoor amphitheater. Core programs offered at this campus are: associate degree nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiology, sonography, surgical technology, chemistry, biotechnology, building construction, welding, automotive technology, computer/IT, and business. 

Project Architect: GSC Architects, Austin, Texas
Total GSF Buildings: 276,000 gsf
Project Cost: $110,000,000
LEED Silver Certified

Our work on the project included:

  • 2800-ton total capacity thermal energy plant
  • Building recycled cooling coiled condensate pumped to thermal energy plant for cooling tower make up water
  • Variable volume supply/exhaust systems with constant offset pressure controls, and N+1 high plume laboratory exhaust fans
  • Custom designed welding booths, oxyacetylene booths, articulating arm exhaust, compressed air, oxygen, acetylene oxygen and acetylene storage, automotive lifts, wood exhaust and CO2 exhaust systems
  • Loop feed configured 25 kV underground electrical distribution system
  • Electrical distribution service capacity 8.0 MW
  • Emergency generator capacity 1.5 MW
  • Campus wide mass notification system
  • Campus wide bi-level area lighting system



Additional Higher Education Experience Includes:

  • University of Texas - Biotechnology Building
  • University of Texas Brownsville - Regional Academic Health Center 
  • University of Texas - College of Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Texas - Dallas SW Medical Clean Rodent Center
  • University of Texas - Gebauer Building
  • University of Texas - Graduate School of Business Administration Computer Center
  • University of Texas Harlingen - Regional Academic Health Center - Phase I and II
  • University of Texas - Institute for Biotechnology
  • University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Lab III - Smithville
  • University of Texas - McDonald Observatory SST
  • University of Texas - Molecular Biology Building
  • University of Texas Pan Am - General Classroom & Computer Center Building
  • University of Texas San Antonio - HSC Children’s Cancer Research Institute
  • University of Texas San Antonio - HSC Institute of Biotechnology
  • University of Texas San Antonio - HSC Medical Arts & Research Complex
  • University of Texas San Antonio - West Campus Lab
  • University of Texas - Student Services Building
  • University of Texas - Welch Hall
  • Austin Community College - Cedar Park Campus
  • Austin Community College - Health Careers Building - Phase I and II
  • Concordia University - Athletic Field House
  • Concordia University - New Campus
  • Southwestern University - Alma Thomas Theater and Fine Arts Expansion
  • Southwestern University - Cullen Building
  • Southwestern University - Olin Building
  • Southwestern University - Central Plant Expansion
  • St. Edward’s University - New Residence Hall
  • St. Edward’s University - Campus Center
  • Texas A&M University - Round Rock Campus
  • Texas A&M University - Corps of Cadets Center
  • Texas A&M University - Tarleton - Math Building and Library
  • Texas A&M University Laredo - Western Hemispheric Trade Center
  • Texas A&M University Temple - Regional Health Science Education Center
  • Texas State University San Marcos - Classroom/Science Building
  • Texas State University San Marcos - Emmett & Miriam McCoy Hall
  • Texas State University San Marcos - Commons Complex - Laurel Hall, Brogdon Hall, Commons Building, Beretta Hall