Monday, July 11, 2011
Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Programs (Part 74, Dolley Madison Library)
Dolley Madison Library opens in McLean following expansion, renovation. (World Interior Design Network, 7/11/2011)
Excerpt: Designed by Bowie Gridley Architects, the revamped 1967 building incorporates a light and open design with an enhanced size. Glass is the dominant theme in the building structure that is accentuated by use of wood. It features large open shelving to store books, floor-to-ceiling windows positioned along the back wall and a spacious library foyer equipped with an LCD bulletin board for branch and library system announcements. The upgraded library has also reshuffled its arrangement of books. The facility is located in a densely wooded area and hence, sports various nature-inspired shades and design patterns to add to the aesthetics.