New Francis A. Gregory Library
The new library, designed by award-winning architecture team of Adjaye Associates and Wiencek Associates opened on June 19, 2012 with Mayor Gray and other city officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Here are frequently asked questions about the library.
Jair Lynch Development Partners served as the development manager for the construction project. As part of the construction project, the Library partnered with the D.C. Department of Local Small Business Development to launch a new Mentor-Protege program. The program identifies small certified local businesses to be mentored by larger businesses with the goal of creating more opportunities for small firms to work on government contracts. Hess Construction served as the mentor to Broughton Construction Company, LLC to build the new Francis Gregory Library.
The new library features:
- Space for 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other library materials
- Children’s program room
- Separate reading areas for adults, teens and children
- 32 public access computers with free Wi-Fi Internet access
- Comfortable seating for 200 customers
- Large program room for up to 100 people
- Two 12-person conference room
- Four quiet study rooms
- Vending area
- Outdoor seating
Building Design Awards
The library features many environmentally-friendly features and is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification. The Library has received the following design awards:
-AIA Potomac Valley Award 2012
-Royal Institute of British Architects International Award 2013