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New Health and Life Sciences Building

You’ve probably noticed we have some construction happening around campus. We’re busy building a bright future for our students!

We’re excited about launching the Health and Life Sciences building in 2021, and want to keep you up to date on what to expect as we continue to better position our campus to serve our students and community in the 21st century.

More About the Project

The 175,000-square-foot, three-story facility will support the School of Health Sciences as well as the Biology department. The new building provides 19 biology labs and 20 health science labs. Academic and student space will also include a greenhouse, computer labs, simulation labs, classrooms, study and meeting rooms. The facility will be situated on a 4-acre site on the 230-acre campus. Construction required 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.

Current Impact on Campus

Dec. 2019 and Jan. 2020 saw big changes to the way students, faculty and staff move around campus.

Construction crews:

  • Completed the final connection of Ring Road at parking lot C and D
  • Finished the new ADA parking lot on the north end of the Gym
  • Removed the detours and signage through parking lot C.

Ring Road is open again!

Download the current Arnold campus map.

Construction Timeline

August 2018 – Demolition work complete

December 2018-January 2020 – Ring Road relocation and site work

May 2019-May 2021 – Building construction

August 2021 – Building opens

Those Involved

The project’s architects are SmithGroup. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is the construction manager. This project is funded by the state of Maryland and Anne Arundel County.

Friendly to the Environment

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.

Informational Meetings and Events




May 14, 2019 Groundbreaking

Oct. 2, 2018 College Community Update
PowerPoint Slides

May 14, 2018 Construction Informational Meeting
Press release and PowerPoint Slides

Reroute Yourself!

Construction is underway! Such a major undertaking comes with some disruption and growing pains but our goal is to provide enough detail regarding anticipated changes that this disruption will be a little less painful. We are confident that the final product will be worth the effort. Consult the maps and information below for details on where you can drive, park, catch your bus or generally move around campus.

Ring Road Reopened


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2019 Construction Progress

Check out our progress on Flickr! Health and Life Sciences Building

Making Room - A Timelapse