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David Adjaye

Architect; Founder and Principal, Adjaye Associates

David Adjaye is a Ghanaian-British architect and founder and principal of Adjaye Associates, which operates globally with studios in Accra, London, and New York. His firm’s projects include the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and its largest to date, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, whose 2016 opening The New York Times named the cultural event of the year. Adjaye’s honors include being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017 and being appointed by her to the Order of Merit in 2022, named to the 2017 Time 100 list, awarded the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for his contributions to architecture internationally, and receiving the World Economic Forum’s 27th Annual Crystal Award, which recognized his “leadership in serving communities, cities and the environment.”

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