Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is opening its new Health & Life Sciences Building this summer, and Live Green couldn’t be more excited to be a part of its construction. Working towards gaining LEED Silver certification, the project is environmentally friendly and resource-efficient. Live Green played an integral part in creating the building’s welcoming exterior for current and prospective students, teachers, and campus visitors.
Upon entering the building grounds, a meandering path of Hanover Prest Brick pavers leads to the doors, flanked by inkberry holly and deciduous trees that will bring a colorful personality to the campus come Autumn semester. Bio-retention basins, surrounded by weir walls, stones, and striking landscape boulders line the front perimeter. These basins will serve as stormwater management by collecting stormwater runoff, filtering it naturally.
As visitors peruse the college’s updated grounds, they will find benches, litter receptacles, tables, and bike racks. These amenities, installed by Live Green, showcase a desire by the campus to encourage outdoor activity. Concrete unit paver pathways, lined with dogwoods, willow oaks, and linden trees, lead students from the science buildings to the gym and career center. Curving pre-cast concrete seat walls encompass a sodded lawn and provide outdoor seating for students looking to escape the rigors of labs.
The paver pathway leads further to Campus Lots C & D, where a field of black-eyed Susans catches one’s eye, and flowering plants flourish. Students can easily recognize butterflies, bees, and other vital pollinators amid the native meadow mix.
With fresh green sod, healthy perennials, and meadows of colorful wildflowers throughout the building grounds, Live Green knows the incoming students will feel at home when they step foot on campus next semester.