In 2008 Fulton County voters approved a $275 million library bond referendum, for the renovation and construction of library facilities in Fulton County. The plan included funding for eight new libraries, a new central library, expansion of two libraries, and renovations of 23 branch libraries.

In a joint venture with H. J. Russell, Heery provided construction phase program management services for Phase I of Fulton County Library System’s Capital Improvement Plan. The team was responsible for writing RFPs and contracts for 10 architects, 10 construction managers at-risk, special consultants for FF&E, wayfinding, technology, and geotechnical/materials testing/special inspections. The team was also responsible for writing building systems standards, a construction procedures manual, and LEED implementation plan; performing test-fits for site selection; and providing cost models, scheduling, and investigation of permit requirements. Phase I of the program included eight new libraries and two expanded libraries, all incorporating sustainable design, and construction features. Phase 2 included a new central library.

The Heery team successfully oversaw, monitored, directed, checked, reviewed, and commented on design and related work performed by others. The team was responsible for successful program definition for the construction of the Library CIP and oversaw construction administration for all aspects of construction and contract administration.

Key projects of this program include:

  • New Clark County Library 25,000 SF
  • New East Roswell Library 15,000 SF
  • New Milton Library 25,000 SF
  • New Northwest Atlanta Library 25,000 SF
  • New Palmetto Library 10,000 SF
  • New Southeast Atlanta Library 15,000 SF
  • New Stewart-Lakewood Library 15,000 SF
  • New Wolf Creek Library 25,000 SF
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture 16,000 SF Expansion/50,000 SF Renovation
  • South Fulton Branch Library 15,000 SF Renovation


Program Management


Atlanta, GA


8 new libraries (155,000 SF); 2 library renovations (81,000 SF)


Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce 2016 E3 Award, Environment; CMAA - SAC 2017 Project Achievement Award - Renovation/Modernization for Constructed Value less than $20M, Auburn Avenue Research Library; CMAA - SAC 2017 Project Achievement Award - Program Management Services for a Renovation Modernization, Auburn Avenue Research Library.