Sara Johnson

The Palisades Library in Washington, D.C., reopens today, the latest in the city library system's string of branch renovations and replacements. Designed by local firm Cox Graae + Spack Architects, the renovation of the 1964 building included upgrading the HVAC system, replacing and enlarging the windows in the façade and entrance, and upgrading the building to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Renderings of the system's Southwest Library designed by Perkins+Will were recently released, and the new West End Library, designed by local firm CORE Architecture + Design inside a TEN Arquitectos mixed-use building, opened in December.

Cox Graae + Spack Architects

View more District of Columbia Public Library projects in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.