University of Southern Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi

This new Library for the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus is a 54,000 square foot, three-story facility that houses the permanent collection, as well as provides office space, classroom space, computer laboratories, group study rooms, and conference rooms for both faculty and students.¬† The Library incorporates the latest technology in data and communications systems on the interior, while maintaining a very traditional exterior appearance that compliments the existing adjacent stucco and clay tile structures.¬† The building is located across the pedestrian¬† bridge to the Advanced Education Center, and is designed to serve as a link between the older historic campus to the south and the future growth to be located in the northern portion of the campus.