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The Obama Foundation selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for Obama Presidential Library

United States Architecture News - Jun 30, 2016 - 22:17   10350 views

The Obama Foundation selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for Obama Presidential Library

It was announced today that The Obama Foundation has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) to lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to be their partner as they begin this exciting project. 

TWBTA stood out in 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. IDEA brings local knowledge and a track record for delivering excellence to large, complex civic projects.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects was selected from seven world-renowned names, including adjaye associates, diller scofidio + renfro, john ronan architects, renzo piano building workshop, SHoP architects and snøhetta. 

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners are a husband-and-wife architectural firm founded in 1986. Paul Schulhof joined the studio in 1999 and became the firm’s third partner in 2013. Headquartered in New York, the studio focuses on work for institutions including museums, schools, and not-for-profits. Their buildings are carefully made from the inside out to be functional in ways that speak to both efficiency and the spirit.

Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) is an architecture design firm founded in 1992. Rooted in Chicago, their expertise includes such diverse areas as museums, libraries, facades, zoo habitats, academic institutions, municipal buildings, and more. 

Top image: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners, image © Bryan Derballa, courtesy of Wall Street Journal

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