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date: 26 September 2022

Adjaye, Sir David (Frank) free

Adjaye, Sir David (Frank) free

Kt 2017; OBE 2007; RA 2017

Born 22 Sept. 1966; s of Affram Adjaye and Cecilia Affram-Adjaye

Founder and Principal Architect, Adjaye Associates, since 2000


South Bank Univ. (BA Hons Arch. 1990; RIBA Pt 1); Royal Coll. of Art, London (MA Arch. 1993; Sen. Fellow 2007). RIBA 1998


Building projects include: Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, 2005; Idea Store Whitechapel, London, 2005 (Inclusive Design Award, RIBA, 2006); Bernie Grant Centre, Stephen Lawrence Centre and Rivington Place, London, 2007 (London Award, RIBA, 2008); Mus. of Contemporary Art, Denver, 2007 (Internat. Award, RIBA, 2008); Moscow Sch. of Mgt, Skolkovo, 2010; Nat. Mus. of African American History and Culture, Washington DC, 2016 (Beazley Design of the Year, 2018). Advr, Thames Gateway Design Panel, 2004. Mem. Bd, Greenwich Dance Agency, 2004–; Trustee: Architectl Educn Trust; South London Gall., 2003–; V&A Mus., 2008–10. Hon. Dr Arts UEL, 2007. W. E. B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard Univ., 2014; Royal Gold Medal, RIBA, 2021


(ed Peter Allison) David Adjaye Houses: recycling, reconfiguring, rebuilding, 2005; (ed Peter Allison) David Adjaye: making public buildings, 2006; contribs to jls incl. Frame, Domus, RIBA Jl, Architects Jl, Archithese, Architectural Record, A+U, El Croquis


Adjaye Associates, The Edison, 223–231 Old Marylebone Road NW1 5QT


Shoreditch House