JLG is the Architect-of-Record for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, which is to be located in the grasslands outside the Little Missouri River flood plain in Medora, North Dakota. This project strives to continue the legacy of Roosevelt and his pursuit and creation of conservation ideas that have shaped our country for the last 100 years. JLG will be working hand-in-hand with the internationally-renowned architecture and landscape architecture firm Snøhetta to develop a destination that will be a source of pride for North Dakota, reflecting the impact the state has had on the life and presidency of Roosevelt.
The Library will embrace sweeping views of the Little Missouri River, Elkhorn Ranch, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park – delicately carving out modern, sustainable architecture in the Badlands and riverbanks where thousands of settlers once crossed. Snøhetta and JLG are also working together to create a future design that will connect the Little Missouri River and the original train station that hosted Roosevelt on his frequent visits to the Old West frontier.