Surface 678 - Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Surface 678 - Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Surface 678 - Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Surface 678 - Anacostia Neighborhood Library
Surface 678 - Anacostia Neighborhood Library

Civic and Urban Design

Anacostia Neighborhood Library

This neighborhood library, located in one of Washington DC’s oldest historic neighborhoods, celebrates the area’s rich Native American history. The LEED Silver-certified facility is a public investment in growth and positive change within the once-neglected Anacostia community. Benches in the entry plaza feature a sound map that conveys the phonetic tone, cadence, and rhythm of selected words from Native American languages using graphics in translucent layers.