Hyattsville Branch Library

Hyattsville, MD Opening 2020
Project Highlights
  • 40,000 sf
  • New Construction
  • Underground garage parking
  • Outdoor reading areas with repurposed building elements from original facility

Reinventing for the future.

Serving a rapidly redeveloping community, the new Hyattsville Branch Library replaces an outdated facility while respecting the neighborhood’s legacy. The design maximizes green space at a prominent intersection and incorporates the relocated, iconic flying-saucer canopy from the previous facility. It will continue to serve as a local landmark for years to come.

The striking architectural forms, punctuated by glass, showcase the new and improved services the library will offer. Underground parking maximizes green space and eliminates parking structures that would block views of the new community feature.

The children’s area is imagined as a Discovery Village in the heart of the library. Complete with a drawbridge, moat, and castle walls, this children’s area brings warmth and excitement to the library stacks. Recognizing the changing role of public libraries, the design’s additional features include a café, community meeting rooms, technology labs, and study rooms.

State-of-the-art technology and sustainable design elements highlight the library’s commitment to the future. The outdoor reading plaza and garden provide outdoor learning spaces and a quiet place to enjoy a good book.