Spotlight on Design: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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Spotlight on Design: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

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On Wednesday, June 24, the Museum presents a free online Spotlight on Design program, the newest addition to our high-profile lecture series featuring distinguished architects, landscape architects, and designers. This program focuses on the major transformation nearing completion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.’s central library, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1972. In this prerecorded event, you will learn about the significant design decisions that were made to update the building to meet 21st century needs, and the challenges of renovating a historic Modernist structure.

Panelists include Richard Reyes-Gavilan, the library system’s executive director, Francine Houben, principal of Netherland-based Mecanoo, and Gary Martinez, FAIA, formerly of Martinez Johnson.anatnationan

A link to view the program will be available on this webpage starting at 9:00 am EDT on June 24. This is a prerecorded event, and no registration is required to access the program. The link will remain active for at least four weeks.


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