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 make our campus better positioned to serve our students and community in the 21st century.
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 7 new biology labs and 11 new 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 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.
August 2018 – Demolition work complete
December 2018-October 2019 – Ring Road relocation and site work
May 2019-May 2021 – Building construction
August 2021 – Building opens
The project’s architects are SmithGroupJJR. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company is the construction manager. This project is funded by the state of Maryland and Anne Arundel County.
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.
Phase 2 of the 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.
From January through October 2019, construction of the Health and Life Sciences Building will alter traffic routes, pedestrian access and parking. Consult the maps and information below for details on where you can drive, park, catch your bus or generally move around campus. We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we make way for the new building and the many students it will serve!