Building the Center

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. To be located on Chicago's South Side in Jackson Park, the Center will be designed by award-winning firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, with Chicago firm Interactive Design Architects (IDEA). Learn more about the vision and ambition for the Center.
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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