David Adjaye(1966-), Architect
Sitter in 3 portraits
Tanzanian-born (of Ghanian descent) British architect David Adjaye is one of the UK's most successful architects. His work is influenced by African and contemporary art, as well as the local area of his buildings. His 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 due to open in September 2016, and is involved in the plans for the Hackney Regeneration Project. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and topped the Power List 2013 of Britain's most influential black people.