Two public libraries opened in the District last year, both designed by David Adjaye. The renowned London-based architect said public buildings such as the libraries should be places to see beautiful things, to be inspired or to just exist.
The Francis A. Gregory Library, which opened in Southeast on June 19, was designed by renowned architect David Adjaye. The library has space for 80,000 books, DVDs, CDs and other materials. It features a children’s program room, separate reading areas for adults, teens and children, 32 public access computers with free Wi-Fi Internet access and quiet study rooms. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post Buy Photo