SPC’s Receives "Star of Distinction for Excellence" Award

November 12, 2019

Alexa Saavedra, Strategic Communications Coordinator

SPC’s E. L. Turbon Student Center Receives "Star of Distinction for Excellence" Award During TASA/TASB 2019-20 Exhibit of School Architecture Competition

St. Philip’s College’s Turbon Student Center received the "Star of Distinction for Excellence" Award for Value at the recent Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) 2019-20 Exhibit of School Architecture Competition.

The competition displays new and renovated (Texas) schools while celebrating excellence in the planning and design of learning environments. The projects are selected by members of TASA and TASB. Thirty-four projects from 27 school districts and three college districts were awarded one or more Stars of Distinction in the following areas: community, planning, transformation, design, value and sustainability.


Alamo Colleges District—E.L. Turbon Student Center

Architect: Pfluger Architects

The design incorporates the renovation of a 1950’s former performing arts building together with new construction to create a vibrant new learn-study-play facility that enhances the student experience and activates learning by keeping students engaged and on campus. The project took an underutilized and uninspiring space and created a hub of activity that has energized the campus and the neighboring community while honoring the rich history of both.