Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies’ MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes

In August, we reported a Request for Qualifications for the renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. - Mies’ only library and the only building in D.C. A few days ago, the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) narrowed down the list of potential firms from 26 to 10 and revealed that it was looking for community input on the library’s future spaces and services.

The ten firms that made the cut are:

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + ASG

© Brad Feinknopf

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
Location: 1401 North Charles Street, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201,
Client: University of Baltimore
Area: 17873.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
Location: 1401 N. Charles Street, , MD
Client: University of Baltimore
Gross Area: 18.0123 m2 / 194.000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

Top 100 Architecture Firms

© Joe Pugliese

Architect Magazine‘s third-annual ranking of American architecture firms takes a look at three factors: profitability, sustainability, and design quality. This whole picture approach provides an opportunity for small and large firms to go head to head, with a result of the best architecture firms, not necessarily the biggest.

Some of these practices have been featured on ArchDaily like , Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Cannon Design, and .

Take a look at the complete rankings after the break.

Phoenix Health Sciences Education Building / CO Architects & Ayers Saint Gross

Courtesy of CO Architects &

CO Architects, specialists in architecture for education and healthcare, along with the office of Ayers Saint Gross, associate and master plan architect, shared with us their award-winning design that exemplifies new, interdisciplinary teaching and research.

The physical manifestation of a new, interdisciplinary approach to health sciences education and research is rising from the flat pans of downtown , AZ in the form of an architecturally expressive, world-class, sustainable educational facility. Currently under construction, the project recently won a 2010 NEXT LA Citation Award given to “on-the-boards” projects by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). More images and project description after the break.