Selected Photos & Descriptions of Capital Projects
GSU’s planned Convocation Center will be nestled between Pollard Boulevard, Capitol Avenue, and Fulton Street. The building’s façade will be comprised of brick masonry, stone, metal and glass to create an energy-efficient and aesthetically appealing exterior that masterfully utilizes the site’s existing topography. This multi-level, 200,000 sf state-of-the-art facility has been designed to serve both the University’s and the surrounding community’s event space needs. Serving as a future host for both national and international events, the GSU Convocation Center will not only provide increased focus to the University’s programs, but will also offer opportunities to substantially impact the economy and development of the surrounding community. The GSU Convocation Center will house a large, multi-purpose arena with a seating capacity of 8,000, and will host athletic events, convocations, commencements, conferences, concerts and other major events on a scale reflective of the University’s national and international stature in learning and research. The building will also feature divisible meeting and conference spaces with state-of-the-art technology, lighting, acoustics and building control systems.
Library North Addition
Library North’s 6,800 square foot new addition includes two levels of floor space with a roof terrace. The façade of the addition facing the new campus greenway is primarily made of glass that runs the height of the building and ties the inside of the building to the greenway. A monumental stairway and elevators that go from the ground level to the upper level are showcased at the entrance to the addition and provides access to the greenway. The main staircase and focal feature of this addition has 3 lounge areas for students built into the stairway’s framework. The ground level of the addition houses a reception area, collaboration areas, and common areas for students. Level 1 of the addition ties into the former entrance to Library North, including lounge seating and collaboration areas for students. The roof terrace, with the capacity to host events for 150 people, boasts both covered and open areas with planters and informal seating for students and faculty. Construction on this addition commenced in July 2020 and is expected to be open to the public by June 2021.