Ponder & Ponder, Architects
3000 Langford Road, Building 200
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Voice: 770.449.8860
Fax: 770.449.8861

Sunday, June 25, 2017


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Dog River Public Library
West Georgia Regional Library System
Douglas County, GA
Dog River Public Library - Douglas County, GA
This "Library in the Woods" is surrounded by a forested nature preserve. Every aspect of the design responds to its natural woodland context as well as the functional needs of the library. The impact to existing topography and mature pines and hardwoods was minimized with careful placement and layout of building and parking.

The new 15,70 square foot library utilizes principles of "green," environmentally responsible, sustainable design:
• Low maintenance, indigenous landscaping;
• Natural rain water collection system;
• Well insulated building envelope;
• Natural day-lighting in every space;
• High performance insulated window glazing;
• Solar shading of windows on south façade;
• High efficiency (16 SEER) HVAC;
• Energy efficient lighting with light harvesting to reduce power consumption.

This new 21st century public library is a center for the exchange of information. Designed for flexibility to meet future needs, some of the features most enjoyed by library users and staff include:
• Public Meeting Room for after hours use;
• Children’s Library with Story Time Hearth;
• Screened porch outdoor reading room;
• Flexible computer teaching lab;
• Quiet Study room;
• Young Adult space with café style seating;
• Woodland views from all occupied rooms.
Dog River Center Space Dog River Childrens Area


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