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University of Georgia Special Collections Library

Housing over 250,000 published volumes and thousands of other manuscripts and recordings, this five-story facility taken the university’s research capabilities to new heights. The building consolidates the unique cultural and educational resources of UGA’s three special collections libraries on a vault level, an exhibit level, and a reading level. With exhibition spaces, event spaces, a film preservation space, and a lecture hall, students now have an even bigger treasure trove of history at their fingertips.


Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission

Project Stats

115,000 sq ft


LEED certified

AGC Build Georgia Merit Award

"During the 18 months of construction, Brasfield & Gorrie maintained a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that was collaborative, proactive, and a pleasure to work with. Constructed on an active university campus committed to sustainability, the building targets certification by the USGBC as LEED Gold. In pursuing this certification, the Brasfield & Gorrie team has played a significant role."

Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.

Athens, Georgia