Higher Education Projects

UWG Library UWG Library
UWG Library

UWG Library

Client: University of West Georgia

Architect: Houser Walker Architecture

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This 59,000 square foot renovation of the 1950’s era building includes the basement level, first floor and a portion of the second and third floors. Work included the complete gutting of specified areas with installation of all new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services along with updated technology. Modernization of the building included all new finishes throughout and the addition of a Starbucks retail outlet. Exterior work included updated landscaping in the courtyards surrounding the building as well as an outdoor roof terrace above the main entrance for student gathering. The high-tech, integrated environment combines the library’s historic reference and information services with electronic connectivity and serves as a gathering place for students, facilitating individual and group learning. The facility remained operational and functional throughout the duration of the project.