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Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design Obama Library

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Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (via Pratt)
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien (via Pratt)

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) have been named the architect’s for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The announcement was made today on the Obama Foundation website. The exact site of the project has not yet been decided. TWBTA will be collaborating with Chicago-based Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) on the project.

Narrowed down from an original 150 firms, and then a short list of six, TWBTA were chosen 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.”

In a statement on the Obama Foundation website TWBTA said, “We are deeply moved by the mission of the Obama Foundation and the role the Center can play in empowering that mission.” TWBTA is also responsible for another recent project for the University of Chicago, the patrons of the Obama Center. The Logan Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary arts center on the southern edge of the South Side university.

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