A Special Roof for a Special Collections Building

Time really does move quickly. It's already been five years since the Special Collections Libraries building at the University of Georgia was constructed.

Fake SlateIt's here on this sprawling southern campus that unique and extraordinary materials are preserved and organized related to the history and culture of Georgia. There are rare books, manuscripts and other collections inside this 110,000-square-foot climate-controlled structure. The building also includes classroom and exhibit space.

On the top of this impressive 90-foot tall building you'll find a Slate Gray polymer slate roof manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes and installed by Bone Dry Roofing of Athens, Georgia. (See single-width Slate Tops UGA Special Collections Libraries Building)

The brick and limestone veneer building sits proudly on the UGA campus … as if it had always been there. Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc. planned it that way. The building was constructed on top of a 28,000-square-foot records vault that is located 35 feet below the finish floor. After a challenging construction process, the building — and its impressive synthetic slate roof — are now firmly entrenched on the college grounds.