Located in Medora, North Dakota, where Roosevelt spent many formative years developing his conservationist ideals, the library will be nestled among the Badlands, which stretch from South Dakota up into the southwestern corner of North Dakota. Set amongst this dramatic and storied landscape, the future Presidential Library will invite visitors from around the globe to learn from Roosevelt's legacy of leadership and boldness and be inspired to make positive change in their own backyards.
Craig Dykers, Snøhetta founding partner, said: “Theodore Roosevelt overcame many challenges in his life and translated his experiences into a deep appreciation for the value of our natural resources and the power of our landscapes. His conservation ambitions have even greater relevance today and we are so proud to be a part of fulfilling his vision. For the past 30 years, our design studio has carried these same principles of caring deeply and thinking boldly throughout our practice. All of us at Snøhetta look forward to offering our passion and expertise to make the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library a transformative and inspirational experience.”
Henning Larsen, Snøhetta, and Studio Gang were selected from 12 firms that affirmatively responded to the T.R. Library Request for Qualifications (RFQ), which was made public in April. One of these three architects will work alongside an executive architect and construction management team that will be based in North Dakota.