Woodridge Library Construction News

Woodridge Library Construction News

New Library Opened Sept. 28

Final Exterior Rendering for new Woodridge LibraryThe new Woodridge Neighborhood Library opened on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Bowser and other city officials. The Library will celebrate with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The 20,000 square foot library has separate spaces for adults, teens and children. The library features:
 
  • comfortable seating for 200 customers
  • 40 computers and free high-speed WiFi
  • a large meeting room to accommodate up to 100 people
  • two conference rooms for up to 14 people
  • quiet study rooms
  • a roof terrace with outdoor seating and programming space
The project budget was $16.5 million. The DC Public Library worked with the award-winning team of Wiencek + Associates and Bing Thom Architects to design the new Library.

The design team was selected through a competitive bid process that involved Library officials and community members. Wiencek + Associates has worked on a broad range of projects, including housing, schools, and master planning. The firm also served as the architect of record for the new Francis Gregory and Bellevue libraries. Bing Thom Architects designed the renovation and expansion of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm designed the innovative Surrey City Centre Library in Surrey, British Columbia.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the new Woodridge Library.


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