Client DeKalb County Public Library

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Branch Library

Tucker, Georgia

The new 25,000-SF library replaces a 12,140-SF facility built in 1965. The library includes 82,000 volumes, 150-seat meeting room, a 12-seat conference room, youth story room, teen area, group study rooms, art display area, and a café. A raised barrel vaulted roof and angled stone-clad entry façade, with its metal panel trim, gives the building presence. A curved stone wall at the rear of the building follows the curve of the street, buffering the noise to the interior spaces. The unique interior features a mid-century modern design with various organic and geometric shapes found in many of the finishes.

Sustainability was an important driver of the building design; consequently, it has achieved LEED Silver Certification. Sustainable features include high efficiency mechanical systems and plumbing design, water efficient landscaping, outdoor air delivery monitoring, and daylighting with 90 percent of the library having outdoor views.

At a glance

25,000 SF

82,000 volumes

LEED Silver Certified


Gold Medal Winner
Building of America Awards


Architectural Design

Engineering:  Mechanical, Electrical, Structural

Construction Administration

Interior Design

Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment

"The Tucker-Reid H. Cofer branch has become a signature facility for the Tucker community... We have enjoyed working with your organization. The personnel assigned to our projects have been highly responsive to our needs and concerns, and I am pleased to recommend your services to other library systems."