David Adjaye, architect; principal, Adjaye Associates

David Adjaye is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his influences range from contemporary art, music, and science, to African art forms and the civic life of cities. His projects include the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, houses for Kofi Annan and, pro bono, for displaced residents of New Orleans’s Ninth Ward, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. As artist Lorna Simpson has said of Adjaye, “He’s very keen on the way architecture serves the people in it.” (The Guardian).

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Above: Image courtesy of Adjaye Associates.