LAN to Spearhead College of the Mainland’s $250 Million Campus Expansion, Enhancing Local Education and Workforce Opportunities

Jul 19, 2023

By LAN Staff

The College of the Mainland has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to be the Program Manager for the completion of the voter-approved 2023 bond totaling $250 million. LAN will provide comprehensive program management services to ensure the College of the Mainland’s initiatives are effectively implemented on time and on budget. This work will pave the way for the construction of four new academic buildings on the Texas City campus.

Projects in the bond package include:
 New, 134,000-square-foot Library/Classroom Building
 New, 50,000-square-foot Public Services Center
 New, 20,000-square-foot Corporate and Continuing Education Center
 New, 50,000-square-foot, 3-story Classroom Building

“Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all of those who support our work in propelling our students and
communities forward,” said Dr. Warren Nichols, president of College of the Mainland. “Voters agreed to
invest in College of the Mainland, which now allows us to create innovative learning environments,
provide new programs to meet our emerging workforce demands and accommodate our growing
enrollment.” The bond package also calls for additions and renovations to the welding, college services,
and industrial education buildings, as well as infrastructure upgrades and campus improvements.

Aside from the new construction and renovations, the bond program will see the demolition of the
Learning Resource Center (LRC) building, racquetball court, firing range, and college services building.

The development of the bond package was a response to the educational requirements of the
community. The College and its students are a significant contributor to the region’s economy, which
has experienced growth in maritime operations, hospitality, aerospace/aviation, and logistics.

JP Grom, AIA, LEED AP, PMP, CCM, LAN Vice President and Director of LAN’s Program Management
team says, “We are pleased to help the College of the Mainland realize the transformation of its facilities
following the success of their 2023 Bond Program. The expansions and renovations to this Texas City
campus will provide an improved learning experience for students and allow more opportunities for
them to excel after college, which will benefit the community.”


LAN Mackrena Ramos