COMPLETED: SUMMER 2021 (E)
PROGRAM: 50,000 SF
BUDGET: $14,500,000 MILLION
CLIENT: GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
MBA TEAM: WILL TREGRE, PETE PRIOLA, RAY ZABALA
The building’s space plan includes:
Over 500 student computer stations +17,000 sf of dedicated study space Room for more than 200,000 physical resources (e.g. books, video, microfilm)
Approximately 5,000 square feet of multi-purpose space to support student programming and community events.
The new digital library will add more than 50,000 square feet of learning space to the University, City of Grambling, and North Louisiana community. Primarily, the new facility will serve the University’s growing student body, which recently reached a five-year enrollment high of 5,205 students.
The University will pursue a designation of the first digital library housed at a Historically Black College and University in the United States.
The fast-moving digital library project began in 2017, when President Gallot petitioned for the closure and support to replace the University’s existing facility, the A.C. Lewis Memorial Library, which was constructed in 1962. President Gallot, alumni, faculty, and ULS leadership partnered with students to garner both funding and commitments to make a new facility a reality.