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Explore the Work of the Architects Set to Design the Obama Library

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) recently won the competition to design the Obama Presidential Library, beating out 140 other proposals. TWBTA will partner with the Chicago-based firm IDEA on the project. The Obama Foundation said 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.” Though the library won’t be completed until 2021, RealClearLife has gathered some of the best work by TWBTA below to tide you over.

The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)

Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois

(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)

LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York

(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)
(Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects)

American Folk Art Museum in New York, New York

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