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The Hamilton Mill Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library

Dacula, Georgia

“Chad fosters a give and take environment during both the design and building phases which results in a collaboration of ideas that serve to produce the best building possible.”

Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, Former Executive Director, Gwinnett County Public Library

The Hamilton Mill Branch Library has emerged as a national model of sustainability for public buildings, garnering praise from library leaders and planners, as well as the sustainability and design communities. The branch has been recognized by Library Journal as a model for future libraries nationwide, is the first LEED® Gold library in Georgia, been honored by the Georgia chapter of the USGBC, been a featured part of the AIA Atlanta Tour Series and been a featured tour with the GA Chapter of the USGBC.

Chad Alexander Smith, AIA, LEED® AP was the Lead Designer, Project Architect, Architect of Record and LEED® Administrator for the library while employed with Precision Planning, Inc. overseeing all phases of design, specification writing, permitting, bidding and construction administration.

HONOR AND AWARDS

New Landmark Library Award Library Journal
May 2011

The Hamilton Mill Branch of the Gwinnett County Library was selected as one of Library Journal’s ten New Landmark Libraries for 2011 from U.S. public library buildings constructed between 2005 and 2010 that will inspire the next generation of libraries. The chosen libraries define “a new level of excellence in responsive design, green thinking, and sheer wow!” and were published in the May 15, 2011 Library Journal magazine and in its supplement, Library by Design.  

2011 AIA Atlanta Tour Series | American Institute of Architects | Atlanta Chapter
August 2011

The Hamilton Mill Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library was part of the 2011 AIA Atlanta Tour Series featuring works to educate the public about the profession of architecture through guided tours of significant projects in the Atlanta area.  

LEED® Gold Certification | The United States Green Building Council
November 2010

The project is the first “Gold” library in Georgia to meet the standards of the U. S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®).  

2010 Award for “Honorable Mention for Excellence in Sustainability” Georgia chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
October 2010

The Hamilton Mill Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library is the recipient of the 2010 Award for “Honorable Mention for Excellence in Sustainability” from the Georgia chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).  

Read the New Landmark Library Award Online Article >

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SIZE

21,000 GSF

CONSTRUCTION COST

$4.5 million

FUNDING

$2.0 million State of Georgia
2005 SPLOST remaining

OCCUPANCY DATE

June 2010

SUSTAINABILITY

Awarded LEED® Gold