Gossip has been circulating for some time now that Tanzanian-born British architect David Adjaye will be the one tapped to design the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, which, it seems, will occupy University of Chicago land in the Windy City. But as of yet, there's been no confirmation of the rumors. In fact, Adjaye issued a fervent denial two years ago when Architectural Record ran a speculative piece about Adjaye's potential involvement in the library.
But, as rumors do, this one has resurfaced, most recently in a piece over at Dezeen. While a planned official announcement of the site of the new library may not actually clue us in on the project's architect, here's hoping for some resolution. We're certainly not opposed to the idea of an Adjaye-helmed library design. We recently suggested he should've been included in the 2015 TIME 100, after all.
· After Months of Speculation, the Obama Presidential Library is Coming to Chicago's South Side [Curbed Chicago]
· Chicago Said to Be Choice Over New York as Obama Library Site [New York Times]
· 5 Design Superstars That Should've Made This Year's TIME 100 [Curbed]
· Previous David Adjaye coverage [Curbed]