Architectural heavyweight HOK has just unveiled its design for the Obama Presidential Library. Although several institutions in Chicago have submitted their own bids for the new museum and library, the global architecture and engineering office states that it submitted this design in coordination with the Museum Campus Foundation, which is an organization comprised of a number of community groups located in Bronzeville. Headed by architect Peter Ruggiero, the proposal is comprised of a large campus that seeks to expand the city's Museum Campus south towards Bronzeville. Citing Chicago city planner Daniel Burnham as an inspiration, the team echoes the famous "make no small plans" quote and believes that this proposal would be a "comprehensive and bold" addition to Chicago.
·HOK's Chicago Practice Participates on Bronzeville Team Bidding for Obama Presidential Library [HOK]
·Previous Obama Library Coverage [Curbed Chicago]