Woodridge Library Construction News

Construction Has Begun

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.

The building design is complete and the construction process has begun.  The new 20,000 square foot library will feature separate spaces for adults, teens and children. In addition, the library will offer:

  • 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 seating and programming space


Learn more about the project on the Woodridge Library blog. During construction, an interim library os operating three blocks south of the library at 1790 Douglas St. NE. (the corner of 18th & Douglas). The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015.

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 Woodridge Library construction project.

For more information, contact Archie Williams at Archie.Williams@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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