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David Adjaye

  • CountryTanzania
  • Born1966


Architect David Adjaye was commissioned to create Iniva’s new permanent home, Rivington Place, which it shares with Autograph ABP. In June 2007 Adjaye was awarded an OBE for services to architecture in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Adjaye is recognised as one of the leading architects of his generation in the UK. He formed a partnership in 1994 and quickly developed a reputation as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. His ingenious use of materials, bespoke design and ability to sculpt and showcase light have engendered high regard from both the architectural community and the wider public.

He reformed his studio in June 2000 as Adjaye/Associates and has since gone on to win a number of prestigious commissions which include collaborations with artists such as Chris Ofili and Olafur Eliasson, exhibition design, temporary pavilions and private homes both in the UK and New York. More recently he has worked on major arts centres and important public buildings across London, Oslo and Denver; each project demonstrating Adjaye’s approach to understanding the needs of the constituency served by each building and a respect for integration with their existing locale.

In January 2006, the Whitechapel Gallery in London hosted the studio’s first exhibition David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings, which was accompanied by a book of the same name.

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