Though it has been open for a year, this striking library just hit our radar, sitting as it does way up state route 316 in Lawrenceville. Georgia Tech gets lots of attention for the cutting edge architecture and technology of its newest campus structures. But the spirit of John Portman and some world class planners and architects are doing some notable work on Georgia Gwinnett College's campus. Pictured here is the new LEED Gold-certified structure that holds some 90,000 volumes as well as the latest in information technology, designed by the Atlanta office of Leo A Daly. The Architects+Artisans piece linked below has some interesting comments from lead architect Jerry Voith about the process of getting consensus on the building's design, as well as the influence of John Portman (who designed an adjacent building that the library was designed to interact with). This may warrant a road trip out to the 'Burbs...or at least a stop on the way to Athens.
· In Georgia, a Library that Wows [Architects + Artisans]