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David Adjaye (1966-), Architect

Sitter in 2 portraits
Tanzanian-born British architect David Adjaye is one of the UK's most successful architects. He topped the Power List 2013 of Britain's most influential black people. His recent work includes artist collaboration 'The Source' at Tate Liverpool and the Mass Extinction Monitoring Observatory on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. He was selected to design Washington DC's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is planned to open in 2015, and plans for his Hackney Fashion Hub have recently been unveiled. His work is influenced by African and contemporary art, as well as the local area of his buildings. He was awarded an OBE in 2007.