New York Architects To Design Obama Library In Chicago | WBEZ
Skip to main content

WBEZ News

New York Architects To Design Obama Library In Chicago

Previous Next

Barack Obama's presidential library on Chicago's South side will be designed by a New York architectural firm that designed the David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago.

The Barack Obama Foundation announced Thursday that Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects has been chosen for the library that will be built near the university where Obama once taught constitutional law. 

Designs by the firm include the Barnes Foundation art museum in Philadelphia and the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California.

Williams and Tsien will partner with the Chicago-based Interactive Design Architects, which helped design the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

The specific location of the library hasn't been announced. The foundation last year said the library will be built at one of two parks near the university: Washington Park or Jackson Park. Foundation officials say they expect to announce a decision by the end of this year.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X