Chattahoochee Technical College – Library
North Metro Campus, Acworth, Georgia
A long-time client of Wakefield Beasley, Chattahoochee Technical College (CTC) provides a diverse curriculum on multiple satellite campuses for its expanding student population. To meet the needs of the growing college, CTC endeavored to renovate its existing library and update its technology components. Wakefield Beasley was tasked with re-programming and updating the space to provide the appropriate stack capacity, study rooms and lounge seating in the existing one-story facility. The firm met these challenges by focusing its design outside of the existing building envelope and – by expanding the floor plan and adding a new mezzanine to locate the stacks on the first level and the lounge seating on the new second. Unused attic space was renovated to provide additional stack space. Large clerestory dormer windows provide natural lighting throughout the library. The new library is extremely popular among the student population, which has increased its usage of the newly SACS-accredited facility.