Lamond-Riggs Library Project

Lamond-Riggs Library Project

New Library to be built

The Lamond-Riggs Library, at 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE, is going to be rebuilt. The project is fully funded at $20 million.

The DC Public Library has selected Consigli and HGA as the design/build team for the new Lamond-Riggs Library.

With this team in place, the planning for the new library will begin in October. The design process will take about one year. Once the design is complete, the current building will be closed and an interim location will provide library service during construction. The new building will open in late 2020.

Community Engagement

Community engagement is a vital aspect of the design process for a new library. The Library is seeking input in a variety of formats.
 
  • Three members of the community served on the design team selection panel.
  • Electronic and paper surveys.
  • Focus groups with adults, parents of young children, seniors, teachers, students and library staff.
  • Community meetings throughout the design process to gather feedback as the design takes shape.
  • Members of the design team will attend meetings of civic associations, ANC, PTAs and other community groups.
The Library hosted a community meeting on Oct. 5, 2017 to outline the project process and timeline and to share examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date. View the presentation.

If you have questions about the project, you may contact either of the individuals below.

Martha Saccocio, martha.saccocio@dc.gov or 202-727-1188
Archie Williams, archie.williams@dc.gov or 202-727-1437

Interim Library Services

The Library will provide interim library services during construction of the new building. The team will be searching for a location as close to the current library as possible. In the past, these spaces have been store fronts or trailer-buildings placed on available land. If you have a suggestion for a location, please let us know.