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DC Southwest Library

Washington, DC
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

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As the Capitol's first all mass timber building, the DC Library stands as a flagship of mass timber in the Eastern US. The structure of the Library involves a folded plate DLT (dowel-laminated timber) roof supported by a Glulam / steel substructure and a hybrid timber and steel braced frame. The beautiful design vision emphasizes a warm, inviting feel for this key community space.

  • Construction Cost:

    $18 Million

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  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber, Dowel-Laminated Timber (DLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete)

Individuals Involved:
2023 Call for WDA Nominations