SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) plans to start work on a 25,000-sf standalone headquarters building on 4.7 acres at 8200 Apple Green Rd.
The two-story building on the city’s northeast side will accommodate up to 100 employees, HACU estimates.
HACU acquired the land in 2021. The site currently has an assessed value of about $1.3 million.
HACU President and CEO Dr. Antonio Flores said the move is necessary, not only to match their growing staff but to foster the expansion of eight “thematic institutes” that are in development and will be housed inside the new HQ.
Three of these institutes are focused on STEM education, global engagement, and leadership training. The leadership institute will research ways to increase the number of Hispanic people in leadership positions in higher education.
The projected cost of building the headquarters is between $20 million to $25 million, which will be entirely donor-funded.
The building’s completion is currently targeted for summer 2025. Local firm Marmon Mok Architecture is designing the project in partnership with Miro Rivera Architects.