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.