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Coweta County Public Library, Architect, 2006-2008. Size: 1-story, 25,000 square feet on a 7.6 acre site. Construction cost: $6 million.
The Coweta County Central Library is set in a naturally beautiful meadow, as the headquarters for the County Library System. The building houses a collection of 20,000 volumes. The meadow- like site was the inspiration for its design. The winged floor plan allows each main functional area to have three exterior walls, with a generous amount of windows for natural daylight and pleasant views.
The exterior materials of the building used natural colors and textures, reminiscent of the meadow, while the project’s interiors feature a vivid color scheme. Special features of the library’s floor plan are a storytelling nook, and inviting, furnished casual reading areas with a visible, accessible main public entrance feature. It was important for the design to create secure, usable outdoor spaces, including a sun deck and a children’s butterfly garden. These areas are constantly being used throughout the year for library activities. The Coweta Library was designed for the special community it services.
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, "Kathleen Sheppard Curry, AIA, LEED AP / Master of Architecture, 1997" (2014). Women in the Design World: Work in Progress. 25.
Women in the Design World: Work in Progress, an exhibition presented by the Sam Fos School of Design and Visual arts in conjunction with the Women in Architecture Symposium 2014.