Chat Live with Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation Architects

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On Thursday, July 10 the DC Public Library held an online panel discussion exploring the design of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Renovation.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will have a major renovation and modernization to meet the current and future needs of D.C. residents. The building, designed by modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is a designated historic landmark. The DC Public Library is now exploring what's possible for this historic building, and what it would take to make it a spectacular central library for the city. Our panelists will discuss the vision for the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library; the teams experience designing a modern central library; and navigating the District's design approval process.

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Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post, Moderator
Francine Houben, Mecanoo
Tom Johnson, Martinez and Johnson Architecture