Civic and Urban Design
Tenley Neighborhood Library
Located in Tenleytown, an historic village in Washington, DC, the Tenley Friendship Library is one of four DC libraries that were designed by nationally recognized architect, Phil Freelon. This one, a 23,000 square-foot building located on the highly visible corner of Wisconsin Ave and Albemarle Street, responds to an evolving neighborhood while honoring its history. The Surface 678-designed streetscape and plaza design orient visitors and pedestrians to the building entrance and outdoor amenities. Site furnishings are efficiently placed within a curbside zone to preserve pedestrian space, enhance visibility, and facilitate maintenance.