CFA 19/NOV/09-2


Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library
115 Atlantic Street, SW
United States

D.C. Public Library
Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library
New replacement building
Review Type
Revised concept
Previous Review


Dear Ms. Cooper:

In its meeting of 19 November, the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed and approved the revised concept design for the Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library at 115 Atlantic Street, SW. The Commission commended the D.C. Public Library for its continuing commitment to high architectural quality in the neighborhood library improvement initiative.

In their discussion, the Commission members supported the proposed concept of designing this institutional building at a more residential scale. They encouraged further study of the parking lot landscape, noting that a typical parking lot in front of the building could undermine this goal. In addition, the Commission members suggested further study of accessibility throughout the building.

As always, the staff is available to assist you with future submissions.


/s/Thomas E. Luebke, AIA

Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian
District of Columbia Public Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

cc: David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates