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.
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.
Dec. 2019 and Jan. 2020 saw big changes to the way students, faculty and staff move around campus.
Ring Road is open again!
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
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.
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.
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.