Savannah Library of Agricultural Education

Savannah's history dates back to 1733 when the Anne ship brought 120 passengers and General James to Savannah, claiming it as the 13th and final colony. Slavery and agriculture became a prominent factor in Savannah's economic presence after the American Revolution.


The design incorporates four main drivers to the agricultural success in Savannah; Slavery, Water/Irrigation, Agricultural Life Cycle, and the Economy. These drivers become interactive learning spaces for the public on the ground and the second level as the more in-depth learning and quiet spaces combining gathering spaces and stacks vertically stacked on the southern end of the building. The design embraces agriculture in Savannah and is oriented to satisfy passive strategies such as ventilation.

Urban Zone, Marshland, Ocean

Main Transportation Access

Forsyth Park and surrounding context

Contextual Analysis

Volume Distribution

Circulation and Access

Site and Context

Climate Analysis

Mirrored agriculture fields showing vastness of surrounding space 

Sketching the form allowed us to understand the spaces that could be generated with a varied program for a library space.

Operational Diagrams show the progress of the form for design of the building

Garden and Plaza

Fields and Building

Context and Plaza

Public and Exterior Circulation

Facade and Plaza

Daylight Conditions

A 3D printed model of the building

Initial process models

Floor Plan at First Level

Floor Plan at Second Level

Sectional Perspective

Programmatic Distribution throughout the building

Circulation throughout the building

Elevations of the Dynamic Double Facade


Detailed wall section of the Facade

Exploded Axonometric of the Structural Systems

Exploded Axonometric of the Facade

Final Model 

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