Client DeKalb County, Georgia

Stonecrest Branch Library

Lithonia, Georgia

This 25,000-SF public library has a "wilderness lodge" design, incorporating wood and local granite stone material throughout. Features include a cross axial cathedral ceiling and a see-through stone fireplace that faces the street, providing a focal point when entering the building. In addition to standard library services, the library features a 63,500-volume collection and includes children's and teen areas, two six-seat study rooms, an audiovisual collection area, a magazine collection area, a 12-station computer lab, 42 public access computers, self-checkout stations, and a cafe. Large scale gathering areas include a 175-seat auditorium with a stage and fixed seating, and a 65-seat multipurpose room. This facility is LEED Silver Certified.

At a glance

25,000 SF

63,500 volumes

LEED Silver Certified


Gold Medal Winner
Building of America Awards


Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural

Interior Design

Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment

Construction Administration

"For the record, I wish to commend the LEO A DALY design teams which worked on the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer and Stonecrest branch libraries projects. Both designs are exciting and have drawn nothing but favorable responses from library users ... I have enjoyed working with your organization. The personnel assigned to our projects have been highly responsive to our needs and concerns, and I am pleased to recommend your services to other library systems."