Meet the Architects

The President and First Lady want to build more than just a library. They want to develop a Center that inspires people to take on big challenges. And we've engaged a team of architects whose vision and ambition for the Center matches that goal. Award-winning firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, and Chicago firm Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), will work together to bring these ideas to life. Learn more about the firms and why they've captured our imaginations.
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We'd like to thank the six other remarkable firms that submitted proposals to the Obama Foundation. You can read more about all seven finalists here.

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