Southeast Library Renovation Project

Southeast Library Renovation Project

Design process has begun

Design of Southeast Library is Beginning

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.
 
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Community Engagement

Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m.
North Hall at Eastern Market
 

Past Meetings

Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  An opportunity for members of the community to drop-in and meet the architects chosen for the renovation of Southeast Library. There was much discussion, exchange of ideas and a lively exercise where community members were able to choose their favorite concepts for library design.
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Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 the 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.

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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.


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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 or 202-727-1188.