Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library

Project Details

  • Type:
  • Community
  • Location:
  • Washington, DC
  • Client:
  • DC Public Library
  • Completed:
  • Summer 2012


Working with design architect Adjaye Associates, Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners solved a battery of complex technical challenges to bring world-class architectural design to a deserving community. Set on a terrace, the new glassy pavilion surrounded by a park is a balance of transparency and reflectivity. A continuous 2-story high custom glass curtain-wall folds over as a glass roof. The crowning canopy’s cantilever dimensions were refined by shading studies to reduce cooling loads and soften the natural day lighting within the space. Energy conservation principles in this LEED Silver project inspired the balance between vision glass and mirrored glass at insulated panels which sandwich a concealed, prefabricated modular system.

Awards + Recognition

Certified LEED Gold

Noted: DC Mud Blog