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Barack Obama Presidential Center Selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Barack Obama Presidential Center Selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Barack Obama Presidential Center Selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Previous work by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architecture. Images © Michael Moran, Norman McGrath and Tom Rossiter
Previous work by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architecture. Images © Michael Moran, Norman McGrath and Tom Rossiter

The Obama Foundation has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) with partner Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to lead the design of the Obama Presidential Center for Chicago's South Side. Chosen from a shortlist including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, John Ronan Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, SHoP Architects, Snøhetta and Adjaye Associates, TWBTA stood out for their “commitment to explore the best ways of creating an innovative center for action that inspires communities and individuals to take on our biggest challenges.”

“We are deeply moved by the mission of the Obama Foundation and the role the Center can play in empowering that mission. It is a joy, an honor, and a responsibility to create a place that reflects the optimism and integrity of the President and the First Lady. This has been a transformative presidency and we will work to make a Center that embodies and expands the Obamas’ vision. We look forward to collaborating with our partners, Interactive Design Architects, and to working with the South Side community,” said TWBTA in a statement.

The Obama Foundation anticipates the the building could potentially be finished by 2020.

News via Obama Foundation.

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Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Barack Obama Presidential Center Selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects" 30 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790576/barack-obama-presidential-center-selects-tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Previous work by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architecture. Images © Michael Moran, Norman McGrath and Tom Rossiter

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