The Future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
The DC Public Library engaged the services of architecture, libraryand development experts to further explore the scenarios outlined inthe Urban Land Institute report released in March 2012.The experts presented their results at the September 2012 LibraryBoard meeting. Read the Urban Land Institute report and view theboard meeting presentation at dclibrary.org.
About the ExpertsThe Freelon Group - Architect
The Freelon Group is the architect-of-record for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and designed the new Anacostia andTenley-Friendship neighborhood libraries. The firm is also part of theteam designing the new Smithsonian Museum of African AmericanHistory and Culture on the National Mall. The Freelon Group is a 55-person architectural firm led by Phil Freelon and based in Durham,N.C.Founded in 1990, The Freelon Group consciously directs its designenergy toward clients and projects that ultimately serve the greater
good of the community. Accordingly, the firm’s work focuses on
research and education, health and well-being, the advancement of understanding between disparate cultures, and the creativeexpression of the arts.In addition to designing two D.C. public libraries, The Freelon Groupdesigned the east, north and south branches of the Durham CountyLibrary.
June Garcia and Susan Kent
June Garcia and Susan Kent have both served as directors of largepublic library systems in the U.S. and have worked with libraries andlibrarians on projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and