Southeast Library Renovation Project

Southeast Library Renovation Project

Design process has begun

DC Public Library has hired the design/build team of Whiting-Turner Construction/Quinn Evans Architects for the $23 million transformation of the historic Southeast Neighborhood Library. 

Community engagement is a vital aspect of the design process for any major change in a neighborhood library. There will be many opportunities throughout the design process for community input.


Community Engagement

The next community meeting about the Southeast Library renovation will be Thursday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.
 
  • Learn about the results of the due diligence work.
  • Review the library building program.
  • Provide feedback on the approach to adding to the building footprint.
This meeting will be a virtual event on WebEx. Please use this link at the time of the event. If you are prompted to enter a password, it is: dclibrary.

https://dcnet.webex.com/dcnet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e60afcd0ad07ae4580e2be06219eb002d


Past Meetings

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 p.m, the library hosted a community meeting at the North Hall at Eastern Market. Executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan introduced the Design Build team of Quinn/Evans and Whiting/Turner. The presentation included the project process and timeline and an opportunity for community members to participate in design exercises.

View the Presentation

 

Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  The Library hosted a drop-in for residents to meet the architects chosen for the renovation of Southeast Library. There was much discussion, exchange of ideas and an opportunity for residents to begin providing input.

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Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan was invited to speak with members of the Capitol Hill Village regarding the modernization of the library. He discussed the project process and timeline, and shared examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date. The slideshow was the same slide show presented to the community on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

View the community comments

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, the library hosted a community meeting at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan discussed the project process and timeline, and shared examples of buildings around the city that the Library has completed to date.


View the presentation
View the community comments

History of the Southeast Library

To find out more on the history of this library check here.

If you have questions about the project, you may contact Martha Saccocio at martha.saccocio@dc.gov.