Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects designed the Student Services Building at Anne Arundel Community College. This project was broken down into two phases. Phase I included a new 22,000 sf student union that would serve as the campus “gateway”, and redefining the architectural identity of the College as a modern, state-of-the-art facility. The building is home to the administrative offices for Academic Advising, Admissions, and Records and Administration. The facility represents a “one-stop shop” for student services, including student financial services offices and accounts receivable offices. The overall landscape design includes a pedestrian bridge and was conceived as a plaza to tie the east and west campuses together.
Phase II of the Student Services Center consisted of the renovation of an existing 44,000 SF building. Construction operations were phased to allow occupancy of parts of the building throughout the design and construction process. The renovated building includes a new kitchen and dining facility, a campus bookstore, administrative offices, and facilities for testing and tutoring of students.
Changes in use of the building necessitated installation of a new sprinkler system, upgrades to HVAC installation and plumbing systems, new lighting, and upgrades to electrical service equipment.