Georgia Gwinnett College

Gateway Center

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Project Type

Higher Education, Sports & Recreation


72,280 Square Feet

Design Services

Architecture, Interior Architecture

Georgia Gwinnett College’s new convocation center aims to be a hub for campus events and a daily gathering place for students and faculty.

Positioned as a beacon at the east campus entry, the Gateway Center is a three-story, multipurpose facility that will host events like orientations, commencement ceremonies, athletic competitions, small concerts, and community gatherings. Designed in collaboration with SSOE Group, the building features a main event space with a seating capacity of 3,100, a collegiate-sized basketball court with locker rooms, a presidential suite, and a student health, wellness, and recreation space. Flexible use rooms in the center will support students through formal and informal learning and collaboration.

The 5,400 square feet fitness mezzanine features group exercise rooms, a student commons area, locker rooms, and support spaces. Expected completion is late 2024.

“The Georgia Gwinnett College Convocation Center will be more than a building. It will be the focal point where memories are made, successes celebrated, dreams realized, and fitness and healthy lifestyles are cultivated on a daily basis.”
– Jann L. Joseph

President at Georgia Gwinnett College