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On the Boards – Cleveland Park Library
April 9

At Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, 1001 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

This event is offered in celebration of Virginia Architecture Week. For information on all our Architecture Week activities, click here.

Students, architects and the public are invited to join staff from Perkins Eastman as they discuss their design for the new Cleveland Park Library in Washington, DC.

Located in Historic Cleveland Park, the new Cleveland Park Library is DC’s second most used library behind the MLK Library and holds one of the DC Public Library’s largest collections. The new design provides a variety of public spaces including expanded Children’s and Adult collections, a spectacular reading room, multiple reconfigurable meeting rooms, private study rooms, an outdoor garden, outdoor balcony space, and various seating arrangements for both group activities and quiet study. From the place-specific massing and materiality, to the spectacular views up and down Connecticut Avenue from within the library, the Cleveland Park neighborhood is celebrated throughout the design. The new library provides a much needed urban presence and an expanded program that provides space to support a strong fabric and cultural health for the neighborhood into the 21st century.

1 AIA HSW LU. Free. No registration needed. Reception to follow presentation.