Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library in downtown D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library in downtown D.C.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library was designed by the modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and was made an historic landmark in 2007. While many D.C. public library branches have modernized in recent years, the system’s main branch at G St. NW, has remained largely untouched. Now, a plan to revamp the space is being led by the library’s executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan with no less than three regulatory agencies to protect its historic and aesthetic value. We sit down with Richard Reyes-Gavilan to discuss his plans and to see what a local library of the future will look like.


  • Richard Reyes-Gavilan Executive Director, D.C. Public Library

Photos: Visions Of A New Library

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