David Adjaye OUTPUT
2010 7.8-2010 9.18
  Last Updated Apr, 2010
Yoshiji Takehara
Born in 1966 in Dar-Es-Salaam, David Adjaye moved to London in 1979 where he studied architecture at Southbank University and the Royal College of Art. During this period David spent 8 months in Japan and studied Japanese Art and Architecture at Kyoto City University of Arts. He received his Master of Architecture degree at RCA in 1993. The same year, he was awarded the RIBA First Prize Bronze Medal. He trained at David Chipperfield Architects and Eduardo Souto de Moura Architects. He formed a partnership in 1994, and reformed his studio in 2000 as Adjaye Associates. The firm has since expanded to over thirty with offices in London, Berlin and New York. He was the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 2007 and taught at Princeton University in 2008. Previously a unit tutor at the Architectural Association, David was also a lecturer at the Royal College of Art. David Adjaye has co-presented two television series of Dreamspaces for the BBC, a six-part series on contemporary architecture, and hosted two BBC radio programs; the first featured an interview with Oscar Niemeyer and the second with Charles Correa. In June 2005 he presented the TV program "Building Africa: Architecture of a Continent". Following on from this he is pursuing a personal project documenting each of Africa's capital cities to culminate. In 2007 David was awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honors list for Services to Architecture.

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