Obama Presidential Center Updates

Obama Foundation Announces Project Management Team for Obama Presidential Center

April 11, 2017 3:01 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms have combined talents to lead the project management for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). … More

Obama Foundation Announces Exhibition Designers for Obama Presidential Center

February 21, 2017 1:41 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected an interdisciplinary exhibition design team for the museum that will be part of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The exhibition design team will be led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and will ultimately include several firms and individuals with expertise in media, lighting, and acoustics. Several Chicago-based creative collaborators will play important roles in the exhibition design process, including the firms Civic Projects LLC and Normal, and the artists and educators Amanda Williams, Andres Hernandez, and Norman Teague. Almost half of the exhibition design work for the OPC will be performed by minority- and woman-owned businesses. More

Obama Foundation Announces Landscape Architect for Obama Presidential Center

January 30, 2017 11:22 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced the landscape architecture team for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC).  Working with the OPC’s previously announced architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects and InterActive Design Architects, a team comprised of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Site Design Group, and Living Habitats will serve as the project’s landscape architects. More

Statement by President Barack Obama on the Site of the Obama Presidential Center

July 29, 2016 3:15 PM

Statement by President Barack Obama More

Obama Foundation Announces Jackson Park as Site of the Obama Presidential Center

July 29, 2016 2:54 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that Jackson Park will be the site of the Obama Presidential Center. The Center will be located in the heart of the South Side, which has been the home to the First Family for many years. More

The Obama Foundation Announces Architect Selection for Future Presidential Center

June 30, 2016 1:15 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, the Obama Foundation announced that it has selected the architectural team of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) and… More

Barack Obama Foundation Issues RFP to Seven Potential Architects for the Future Presidential Center

December 21, 2015 9:43 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation issued a formal Request for Proposal (RFP) to seven architectural firms, one of which will ultimately be selected… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Receives 140 Responses to its Request for Qualifications

September 18, 2015 3:18 PM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that 140 architecture firms submitted responses to The Foundation’s Request for Qualifications, marking the next step… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Releases Request for Qualifications for Architects

August 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Chicago, IL – Today, The Barack Obama Foundation released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from firms interested in providing architectural design services for the… More

The Barack Obama Foundation Selects Chicago as Home for Future Barack Obama Presidential Center

May 12, 2015 10:20 AM

Chicago, IL – The Barack Obama Foundation announced today that the future Barack Obama Presidential Center – which will include the library, museum, as well as… More

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