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Master of Design 2022

David Adjaye is a Ghanaian-British architect who has received international acclaim for his impact on the field. In 2000 he founded Adjaye Associates, which today operates globally with studios in Accra, London, and New York. Adjaye’s largest project to date is the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in 2016 and was named was named Cultural Event of the Year by The New York Times.

In 2017, Adjaye was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was included in TIME’S 100 Most Influential People List. In 2021, he was the winner of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, one of the highest honours in British architecture. Adjaye was also a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s 27th Annual Crystal Awards and was recently honoured as an inaugural recipient of the TIME100 Impact Awards.

Sir David Adjaye OBE Portrait (c) Chris Schwagga
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