Building the Presidential Center

While the process to select the specific site for the Obama Presidential Center continues, we are beginning the search for the Center's architect. The Foundation has invited architectural design firms to participate in a preliminary qualification round. Learn more about our process—including guidelines for applications—and preview our vision for the Center. Learn more

12 May The President and First Lady announce plans to open the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. Watch highlights from the press conference.

The work has just begun.

The President's historic candidacy was never simply about winning an office; it was about building a movement to tackle challenges that would define a generation. This work will live on in the Obama Foundation, which will inspire citizens across the globe to better their communities, their countries, and their world. More about the Foundation Watch the announcement in Chicago