HESS renovated and expanded Andrew G. Truxal Library, a 1967 building on Anne Arundel Community College’s eastern campus. Phase I consisted of construction of 31,000-SF addition with associated site work which will house traditional services of the library. Phase II consisted of renovations to the existing building to integrate the new addition which includes a Student Success Center.
The new library now features a 900-square-foot study area, 134-seat technology learning center, 20 enclosed rooms for group and private study, two computer labs, a writing center, and a math lab. Sustainable design elements include natural lighting and occupancy sensor control light fixtures, water conserving plumbing fixtures, water efficient landscaping, green roof, and the use of salvaged building materials and materials that emit lower volatile organic compounds.