The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers, Georgia received honorable mention in the “Beauty on a Budget” category in the IIDA Carolinas Chapter’s annual Designworks awards.
Built over 30 years ago, the library saw a need to renovate a space for their community’s young adults. The design allows for views of the park from a canopy lounge, living room, and study niches. A green screen inspires video and photo creations and flexible furniture throughout the space can be moved and repositioned to accommodate group meetings or solo study sessions.
Projects eligible for the “Beauty on a Budget” category must be designed and constructed for less than $60 per square foot and not exceed 10,000 square feet. “For this renovation, it was crucial not to compromise on user experience due to budget limitations,” said Interior Designer Melissa Walter, “Letting the space plan and applied finish palette become the focus of the design, we were able to create a vibrant, flexible teen space for the community.”
Design team members from MPS include: David Moore (Principal-in-Charge), Avnika Hari (Project Architect), Melissa Walters (Interior Designer) and Rick Connor. Awards coordination by Elisa Walker and Caitlin Sexton.
Client: Conyers-Rockdale Library System
Architect, Interior Design: McMillan Pazdan Smith
General Contractor: Rick B General Contractors
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer: Westside Engineering
Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect: Breedlove Land Planning