The New York architecture firm behind the striking National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. will lead a team that will design how exhibits will function in Obama's presidential library, DNAInfo reports.
Ralph Appelbaum Associates will be supervising a team of Chicago firms and artists who will be working on the Woodlawn library. The team is being tasked with creating state-of-the-art interactive exhibits for the library.
Appelbaum is also behind the stunning United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, also in D.C., and was part of the team that designed exhibits for President Bill Clinton's library in Little Rock, AK.
The library, going up in Jackson Park, is poised to be a boon for the South Side and for the surrounding Woodlawn neighborhood. President Obama spent time as a community organizer in the neighborhood, and he lived in Hyde Park with his family before moving to neighboring Kenwood.