Interior Design Wins Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C., by OTJ Architects and Mecanoo is one of 16 interior design projects honored by The American Institute of Architects.

The library was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1972. “The new design respects the potent simplicity of Mies’ original building and carefully balances the legacies of the legendary architect and  civil rights leader. To that end, the team employed a contrasting design idiom, a wood-slatted, curvilinear finish, and form that humanizes the glass and steel signature of Mies’ work,” AIA states.

Pictured at top: Digital commons provides universal design-inspired meeting pods. Image: Trent Bell for AIA