GA TECH PRICE GILBERT LIBRARY



CLIENT

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

LOCATION
ATLANTA, GA.

SIZE
217,652 sqft.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In early 2016 Praxis3, as part of a multi-disciplinary design team including BNIM and Amy Landesberg Art & Design, completed construction documents for the adaptive reuse of the Price Gilbert Memorial Library and Crosland Tower in the Georgia Tech Campus. The two buildings will be transformed into Georgia Tech’s vision for the Research Library of the Twenty First Century. Central to the long-term success of the Library is the concept of “long life, loose fit” — that the ability to address future, unanticipated needs is something that can be designed. Price Gilbert, with its open plan and high-ceilinged reading rooms, is already an exemplar of this concept; the goal is to capitalize on and retain its adaptable nature while providing for the same at Crosland Tower. The $63.8 million renovation will create spaces that are functional, flexible, and have plentiful daylight and views. The design team is incorporating many sustainable strategies into the design, including chilled beams for cooling and LED lighting throughout the buildings. After the renovation, the population using the buildings will have doubled— the 1,250 seats currently in the buildings will grow to 2,360—yet total energy consumption will be reduced by nearly a third, and energy consumption per capita will be 80% less than what it is currently.