We’re excited about launching the Health Sciences and Biology building in 2021, and want to keep you up to date on what to expect as we continue to make our campus better positioned to serve our students and community in the 21st century.
The 175,000-square-foot, four-story facility will support the School of Health Sciences as well as the Biology department. Academic and student space will include laboratories, a greenhouse, computer labs, classrooms, lounge areas, and study and meeting rooms. The facility will be situated on a 4-acre site on the 230-acre campus. Construction requires demolition of two buildings and the rerouting of Ring Road. The $117 million project – part of the college's 10-year Facilities Master Plan – should be complete in August 2021.
No closures at this time.
August 2018 – Demolition work complete
January-October 2019 – Ring Road relocation and site work
May 2019-May 2021 – Building construction
August 2021 – Building opens
The project’s architects are SmithGroupJJR and construction is the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. This project is funded by the state of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel Community College.
AACC is working toward gaining LEED® Silver certification – a rating on the environmental friendliness of the building from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification means healthier, more productive places, reduced stress on the environment by encouraging energy- and resource-efficient buildings, and savings from increased building value, higher lease rates and decreased utility costs.
This will be updated when an exact time, day and location are determined.