Abel Design Group, Ltd. and Rosenberg-based Bass Construction Company were awarded the bid to design the $6.5 million renovation and expansion of the Johnson Health Occupations Center at Wharton County Junior College. The space currently houses the college’s Division of Allied Health, which is comprised of eight popular programs including Dental Hygiene, Associate Degree Nursing, Human Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Vocational Nursing, Pre-baccalaureate Nursing, and Health Information Technology.
The renovation of existing space encompasses 34,000 square feet and will be completed by August 2018. The creation of the 18,000-square foot addition is expected to be completed by May 2018. Wharton County Junior College invited the public to attend the project’s groundbreaking on October 26, 2017. Attendees included college officials, elected officials, area dignitaries, M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation representatives, and Allied Health students. City of Wharton Mayor Tim Barker and State Representative Phil Stephenson spoke during the event, as did WCJC President Betty McCrohan and WCJC Board of Trustees President Danny Gertson.
William Dikes | Irma Sifontes | Dare Lovett – ADG Principal and Director of Architecture
Abel Design Group is working alongside the Bass Construction Company of Rosenberg to complete the $6.5 million project. This project marks the second time the two companies have collaborated on projects for Wharton County Junior College.