Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library
115 Atlantic Street, SW
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