Client The University System of Georgia – Board of Regents

Georgia Gwinnett College Library

Lawrenceville, Georgia

The 90,883-SF, four-story, LEED Gold library was envisioned, designed, and built as a "knowledge center," expanding the traditional role of the academic library to become the intellectual and social heart of the campus. This knowledge center exemplifies the dynamic nature of the college's vision to be a premier 21st century liberal arts college where learning takes place beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. Among other functions and services traditionally provided by a college library, the project also consists of high-tech information commons, small group study rooms, distance learning, video conference rooms, stacks for 400,000 volumes, faculty teaching/learning center and student success center. The design of the library guides architectural and site criteria for future campus buildings. 

At a glance

90,883 SF

20-Year Master Plan

400,000 Volumes

Video Conference Rooms

High-tech Information Commons

LEED Gold Certification


Gold Medal Winner
Building of America Awards

Green Design Award Winner
Green Design Awards, US Glass, Metal & Glazing

Fastest growing campus in the Georgia University System


Architectural Design


Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing

Interior Design

Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment

"LEO A DALY, whose expertise Georgia Gwinnett College was fortunate to acquire in the design of our Library ... by far the strongest points of recommendation center around the firm's creativity and fluency in terms of design as well as their sincere interest in the client's needs."


study rooms that can be used for group and project work.


About 11,000 students (70% full time, 30% part time) enrolled in Gwinnett College in Fall 2014.


volumes can be accommodated by the library.