DC Public Library System

Washington, D.C.
Placemaking, Wayfinding

DC Public Library’s vision for neighborhood libraries paved the way for six new buildings by internationally acclaimed architects and significant upgrades to 20 existing libraries, both historic and contemporary. Anderson Krygier developed signage standards to unify the entire system and help make each library a vibrant gathering place and learning oasis, from the 1935 Georgetown Library with its old-world charm to the 1972 Mies van der Rohe-designed MLK Jr. Library to the sleek designs of Anacostia, Benning, Tenley, Frances Gregory, Bellevue, and Shaw.