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David Adjaye

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March 18, 2019

David Adjaye

Special Event: Monday, March 18, 6:00 pm / Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Sir David Adjaye is recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. A British-based architect of Ghanaian descent, Adjaye garnered international acclaim for his globally-inspired designs, his innovative use of materials and light, and his reputation as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. Together with his studio Adjaye Associates, he has collaborated with artists such as Chris Ofili and Olafur Eliasson and created a diverse portfolio of projects including exhibition design, temporary pavilions, private homes, public buildings, and art centers. In January 2006, the Whitechapel Gallery in London hosted the studio’s first exhibition, David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings, which toured to The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Adjaye is the author of David Adjaye Houses: Recycling, Reconfiguring, Rebuilding (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and the recipient of the Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award (2011). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2007 and was knighted in 2017 for services to architecture.

Co-presented with the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.