University of Georgia, Student Learning Center

Athens, Georgia

  • FIRM

    Cooper Carry


    University of Georgia

  • AREA

    204,000 sq.ft.





The design of the Student Learning Center at the University of Georgia acknowledges the importance of the exterior space it creates, as well as the programmed space within, by encouraging the free exchange of ideas among students and faculty. Classrooms spill into the library, and group-study rooms redefine the way students and faculty interact.

The library features ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMCheeks/Hornbein & AssociatesCOST PER SQ FT$160.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio computer workstations, three information literacy rooms, a bibliographic instruction classroom, three service points, a 24-hour study space, more than 2,500 network connections and a wireless network.

The scale, form and articulation of the four-story structure keep with traditional campus architecture while expressing an aesthetic that is progressive yet familiar. The design incorporates two flat lock copper domes, precast-concrete cornices and structural precast-concrete columns.

The building’s central location facilitates a link between the north and south campuses.

The Student Learning Center is the result of clear and intelligent program development carried out sequentially by a framework of user groups, steering committees and professional design teams, and it will define the university for decades.