Woodridge Library Construction News

Woodridge Library Construction News

New Library to Open Sept. 28

Final Exterior Rendering for new Woodridge LibraryThe Woodridge Neighborhood Library is being rebuilt. This project is fully funded at $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.

Construction is nearly complete and Library staff is getting ready to move into the new Woodridge Library. In preparation, the Woodridge Interim Library will close permanently at the end of the day on Saturday, Sept. 3. The new Woodridge Library will open on Wednesday, Sept. 28 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Library will celebrate with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The 20,000 square foot library will have separate spaces for adults, teens and children. The library will feature:
  • 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
Check out the furniture selections.

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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.

For more information, contact Martha Saccocio @ martha.saccocio@dc.gov.

View the designs, review community comments and leave your own at our joint blog with Wiencek + Associates and Bing Thom Architects, at woodridgedclibrary.wordpress.com.

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