The design transformation for the library updates, unites, expands, and makes more user-friendly two buildings. The five- and eight-story buildings were built over the last 40 years on the urban campus. The end result, which allows increased reader and collection spaces (using compact shelving), reaches slightly over 300,000 SF.
Grouped around a new 150-seat “Learning Commons,” users have access to a great variety of study space options. Exciting glass-enclosed bridges, connecting the buildings at five levels (across a city street), are filled with collaborative and interactive study stations and natural daylight.
“. . . congratulations to the Georgia State folks for a lovely new space. Comfy chairs, booths, rockers, bright and lively colors. Nice collaborative work tables, shiny new workstations. Very urban – modern – sleek – upscale.”
Merryll S. PensonExecutive Director, Library Services