Andrew G. Truxal Library

Andrew G. Truxal Library

Arnold, MD

The Andrew G. Truxal Library, constructed in 1967, is one of the original buildings on AACC’s eastern campus. The project began with the completion of a state-required programming process (Part I & II) and an Educational Specifications document. Successfully funded, bids for the construction of an addition to and renovation of the existing building were received and well under budget.

RATIO as Library Programming, Planning & Furnishings in Association with EwingCole.
Anne Arundel Community College
75,010 SF

The complex houses an expanded Student Success Center—an integrated one-stop environment including the Technology Learning Center; the Department of Reading Instruction; Honors Program; a Tutoring Center; Supplemental Instruction; Labs for Math, Computation, Reading, Writing; and the SASP program (a support program for first-generation college students).

It also provides 20 collaboration rooms, a learning commons, two information literacy instruction labs, and a specially designated ‘quiet’ reading room. All spaces are tied together with the library by the Commuter Commons, a space for informal collaboration and socializing modeled on an urban hotel lobby.