David Adjaye OBE 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. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision.
Reforming his studio, Adjaye Associates, in 2000 he immediately won several prestigious commissions. Adjaye Associates now have offices in London, Berlin, New York and Accra and are working on projects in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Designer of museums, libraries, community spaces and innovative residential projects his work equates to an extensive catalogue of work. This includes his work in Oslo, designing the Nobel Peace Centre in the shell of a disused railway station.
Adjaye frequently collaborates with contemporary artists on art and installation projects. Alongside his design work, he is a teacher, lecturer, documentary presenter & interviews for radio.