Facilities Planning and Construction

Facilities Planning & Construction is responsible for the planning and construction of capital improvement projects for the entire STC district. Facilities Planning & Construction is also responsible for coordinating with design professionals for the design of new and renovated facilities, coordinating with construction firms during construction, maintaining construction documents of all buildings, updating and maintaining space inventory software, approving and coordinating the relocation of faculty and staff, managing the use of leased facilities and monitoring the purchases of furniture.


Name E-mail Phone Location
Cuellar, Robert - Project Manager robertoc 956-872-3653 Pecan N 168
De La Garza, Ricardo - Director rickdlg 956-872-3714 Pecan N 174
De Leon, Francisco - Project Technician fdeleon3 956-872-3738 Pecan N 171
Gonzalez, Norma - Accounts Assistant ngonzalez_0711 956-872-3713 Pecan N 172
Gonzalez, Gabriela - Accounts Assistant mggonzalez 956-872-3736 Pecan N 170
Perez, Dulce - Secretary dperez57 956-872-3737 Pecan N 179A
Quintanilla, Silas - Administrative Assistant squint27 956-872-2343 Pecan N 179B
Saldana, Samuel - Project Manager ssaldana 956-872-3735 Pecan N 167
Thompson, Heather - Space Management Specialist hthompso 956-872-4678 Pecan N 164
Valdez, David - Project Manager dvaldez_1722 956-872-2347 Pecan N 165
Villareal, Martin - Project Manager mvillareal_2405 956-872-3739 Pecan N 172
Vacant - Senior Project Manager 956-872-3712 Pecan N 169

Furniture Move/Setup Capital Improvement Space Modification Owner Change Request


South Texas College has adopted a standard line of furniture that should be ordered by all STC departments. This enables offices and classrooms to have a pleasant and professional appearance, while providing equal accommodation. Therefore every department is asked to choose from the line of furniture that is currently being used at their workplace. Purchasing will not order any furniture without review by Facilities Planning & Construction.

Click on the buttons below to see a list of the furniture available for every area:


To obtain the current pricing for these items, please check with the Purchasing Department for a quote.

Move/Setup Procedures

In order to ensure that Facilities Planning & Construction maintains accurate space inventory and coordinates with other departments affected by a move, any department planning to relocate a faculty or staff member must submit the "Move Request" form to our office for approval and coordination.

The procedures below should be followed:

  1. Client shall fill out the Move Request form
  2. Client shall get proper signatures, including signature from Site Coordinator/Dean or supervisor signature.
  3. Client shall submit the original form(s) through intercampus mail to Facilities Planning & Construction. Call FP&C to confirm receipt.
  4. Facilities Planning & Construction will notify ITS Help Desk, Client Services, Custodial and Maintenance of such request.
  5. Departments will determine if the request is feasible and will notify Facilities Planning & Construction within three working days. Any move, once approved, will take a minimum of two weeks to schedule.
  6. Facilities Planning & Construction shall inform each client if the request is approved or disapproved.
  7. If the request is approved, Facilities Planning & Construction will inform the client of the scheduled move date, via e-mail only.
  8. Client may acquire keys to the new location once moves are completed and keys to previous location are returned to the Maintenance.
  9. Upon completion of any move, client is required to notify the Fixed Assets ( Fixed Assets Control Record) and notify Human Resources of the office change.
  10. If the client does not follow the appropriate procedures, keys, access to telephone, computing, and data services will not be provided until compliance with procedures have been approved by Facilities Planning & Construction.

South Texas College has developed a Capital Improvement Proposal (CIP) process for the use of requesting projects. CIPs are construction related projects for new construction, renovations, improvements, and additions to existing facilities. These are for any construction projects with an estimated value of over $5,000. The requestor will need to submit a Capital Improvement Proposal form and a Capital Improvement Proposal Integrated Planning Criteria form using the available Downloadable Forms.

The submitted CIPs will be evaluated based on the criteria and budgets will be developed for each proposal. If the CIP is approved, it will be included in the College’s Master Planning construction process.


  1. Proposal reguests that are estimated to be less than $5,000 in construction costs and are minor modifications to spaces should use the Space Modification or Reallocation Request form.
  2. Work Orders for repairs to be submitted through the College’s Facilities Operations & Maintenance Department via email at maintenance@southtexascollege.edu or phone at 956-872-7252.

South Texas College has developed a Space Modification or Reallocation process for any modifications or reallocations of spaces in any of the College’s building facilities. These requests are typically minor modifications or changes to building spaces and are estimated to be less than $5,000 in construction costs. Examples of such modifications or changes are the relocation or addition of doors, windows, walls, and subdividing spaces. Also this request will be used for reallocating or changing a space use into another type of space use. Examples would be converting a storage space into an office, or converting a classroom into a computer lab. The requestor will need to submit a Space Modification or Reallocation Request Form to the Facilities Planning and Construction department using the available Downloadable Form.

Proposal requests estimated to be more than $5,000 in construction costs are considered Capital Improvement Proposals (CIP) and requestors should submit those requests using the available downloadable Capital Improvement Proposal and the Capital Improvement Proposal Integrated Planning Criteria forms.

South Texas College has developed the “FPC 5100 - Owner Change Request Form” for change requests by the Owner (College) related to construction projects. The form will describe the change in the construction contract including the project name, requestor, department, description, and reason for change. The request will be reviewed by the Facilities Planning & Construction staff and project team. An estimate will be provided for the construction change and an estimated design fee cost if applicable.

Additional approvals will be required by the President and Vice President with recommendations from the Facilities Committee to the Board for approval.

Once the change request is approved by the Board, a change order will be issued to the Contractor for inclusion in the construction contract. Form FPC 5100 – Owner Change Request Form is available for download in our Downloadable Forms section.