Woodridge Library Construction News
The Woodridge Neighborhood Library will be rebuilt. This project is fully funded at $16.5 million. The DC Public Library is working with the award-winning team of Wiencek + Associates and Bing Thom Architects to design the new Library.
The nearly completed design was shared with the community at a meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Learn more about the project on the Woodridge Library blog. The library is tentatively scheduled to close in late summer 2013. During construction, an interim library will be opened three blocks south of the library on the northwest corner of 18th & Douglas St NE. The interim space will be a 4,200 square foot, modular unit. 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.
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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