Wednesday, April 4 2018
Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library construction project. The historically protected building, designed by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is undergoing a three-year, $208 million modernization that will completely transform the District’s central library. New features will include a double-height grand reading room, a maker space, large auditorium and conference space, a café, and a rooftop terrace. Attendees will be provided a look at the project in its early stages, after demolition but before close-in.
Please note: The tour will involve climbing exterior scaffolding. This is an active construction site, so long pants and hard-soled, close-toed boots or shoes are required.
Presented by: Rauzia Ally, AIA - DC Public Library
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the issues and solutions of designing and delivering the modernization of a historically protected building;
- Explain new features that update the historic building to a modern public library space and learning center;
- Investigate, through first-hand observation, the project in its early stages, after demolition but before close-in; and
- Explore the environment of an active construction site, considering organization, methods, and safety.