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David Adjaye

David Adjaye was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, where his father was a Ghanaian diplomat. He earned his BA at London South Bank University, before graduating with an MA in 1993 from the Royal College of Art.

In 1993, the same year after his graduation, he won the RIBA First Prize Bronze Medal. He started his own practice in 1994 called Adjaye Architects.In 2006 he was nominated for the Stirling Prize for his Whitechapel Idea Store in London.

He also collaborated with arteeeist Olafur Eliasson to create a light installation: Your black horizon at the Venice Biennale. He worked with Chris Ofili to create an environment for the Upper Room, now owned by Tate Britain. On April 15, 2009, the New York Times reported that Adjaye was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

His offices are in North London.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council

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