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The Obama Presidential Center

3D rendering of the Obama Presidential Center Plaza

The Obama Presidential Center will be a welcoming, vibrant campus where people from across the street or from around the globe can come to get inspired, find common ground, and take action.



Construction Workforce Report

We created We Can Build It to build a pipeline of diverse talent that is not only equipped to build the Obama Presidential Center, but is also prepared to participate in future projects across the city.

People wearing neon yellow safety gear gather around Barack Obama as he shakes hands with a woman in the center. A white tarp is behind them.


A Black woman wearing a hard hat and orange safety vest looks off into the distance. There are cranes on the horizon behind her.

Get to Know the Neighbors

The city of Chicago carries a long and storied tradition of community engagement. Learn how that tradition that guides our relationship with our community.


Read Construction Updates

See the latest photos and stay up-to-date on the building process.

Two men wearing hardhats and neon yellow safety vests stand on scaffolding overlooking dirt and an excavator.
Barack Obama shakes hands with construction workers wearing neon yellow vests and hardhats. One man on the right takes a photo with his cell phone.

Help Build the Center

Explore Obama Presidential Center construction bid opportunities, current requests for proposals, or register as an interested subcontractor.