Department Chair and Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies Hutchins Center Executive Committee; Editor, African American National Biography W. E. B. Du Bois Medalist, 2013
On Tuesday, September 30th, David Adjaye, principal of AD100 firm Adjaye Associates, will receive Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Medal for outstanding work in the field of African and African American Studies. Fittingly, the medal, whose past recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and author Chinua Achebe, will be awarded in the university' Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the fa√ßade of which Adjaye designed.
Architect for the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art featured in The New Yorker:
"The National Museum of African American History and Culture, on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is a little more than two years away from its scheduled opening. When I visited the site in June with David Adjaye, the Ghanaian-British architect who won an international competition in 2009 to design the building, it was a five-acre hole in the ground. Construction din made conversation impossible, so Adjaye asked the foreman to drive us to the other end, where we sat under...