Greenwood, SC


43,000 SF

LEED Silver Certified


With 76% in favor of a referendum to fund a new main library, Greenwood County turned to CGD to design a new signature landmark to represent Greenwood’s vision for the future. On the site of a former, vacant grocery store, the library is located at the south end of Main Street with the intent to anchor downtown redevelopment efforts and reinvigorate the surrounding neighborhood. As Main Street bends gently to the south, the rotunda and dome of the library become the focal point and visual terminus of the city.

  • Meeting room provides space for County Council meetings and allows for after-hour use
  • Rotunda contains the children’s program room and the main reading room
  • Stacked plumbing core maximizes efficiency
  • Designed for future expansion
  • Green space reclaimed on site
  • First LEED library in South Carolina