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David Adjaye is director of Adjaye Associates, founded in 2000. With offices in the UK, US, Germany and Ghana, the global practice has won numerous prestigious commissions, including the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
David Adjaye's works vary from residential to civic and include collaborations with artists. Celebrated for his innovative use of color and material, Adjaye’s rigorous investigations into history and culture continue to challenge formulaic interpretations of place.
Adjaye has held professorships at the universities of Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton and is currently the John C. Portman Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard. He has received numerous awards including the Order of the British Empire, Design Miami/ Year of the Artist title and the Wall Street Journal Innovator Award.