The Obama Foundation has released the conceptual vision and site map of the Presidential Center in Chicago designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and Interactive Design Architects.
When Barack Obama was announced victorious in the 2008 presidential election—the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office—he told the crowd of tens of thousands gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park, “This is your victory.”
Billie Tsien and Tod Williams have created a plan for the expansion and renovation of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College—a 1985 postmodernist building originally designed by Charles Moore. But many in the architectural community are raising concerns with proposed transformation—and pointing out the irony of Tsien and Williams’ involvement.
Today, Architectural Record announces the winners of its second annual Women in Architecture Awards, celebrating five architects for their contributions to the field while highlighting the increasingly visible role women play in the profession.
Say Goodbye. Monday was your last chance for an unobstructed view of the celebrated facade on the Manhattan building Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects designed for the American Folk Art Museum. The Museum of Modern Art, the building’s new owner, began erecting scaffolding in front of the structure in preparation to demolish it. Despite loud protests from the architecture world and an attempt by Diller Scofido + Renfro to adapt the building, MoMA is tearing down the former Folk Art museum to accommodate an expansion of its own facilities. On April 15, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien issued the statement