In June 2017, it was revealed that the architect behind Washington, D.C.’s planned Southwest Library would be Perkins+Will, and now it looks like the design has been revealed for the approximately $18 million project.
Located at 900 Wesley Place SW, the planned LEED Gold-certified building will span nearly 21,000 square feet with approximately 6,000 square feet designated for adult and teen services, roughly 4,500 square feet for children’s services, and around 3,500 square feet for meeting spaces, as reported by Washington Business Journal. There will also be a 2,010-square-foot marketplace, green roof, solar panels, and seven parking spaces.
Construction is expected to begin later this year with a delivery by 2020.
Perkins+Will is the same architect behind the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center reuse plan, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. They are also known for designing funky, modern office spaces and their innovative use of virtual reality.
• A look at Perkins & Will’s design for new Southwest D.C. library [Washington Business Journal]
• D.C. Public Library names Perkins+Will architect of new Southwest Library [Curbed DC]