Meet David Adjaye, The Ghanaian Architect Who Designed The National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Ghanaian architect David Adjaye is definitely making the motherland proud! Last Saturday (September 24) US President Barack Obama helped open the $540 million Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

 

Photographed by Anton Corbijn for Vogue
Photographed by Anton Corbijn for Vogue

This museum was designed by none other than David Adjaye. Born in Tanzania, raised in North London by Ghanaian diplomat parents, David’s impressive resume include: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver,  Peity Bridge in New Orleans, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and even back home, he was the principal architect for the Petronia City Project in Ghana.

Image via Getty Images
Image via Getty Images

Adjaye is married to former model and business consultant Ashley Shaw-Scott. Besides building historic sites, David has also designed private homes for the likes of designer Alexander McQueen, Scottish actor Ewan Gordon McGregor among a host of others.

With an OBE (Order of the British Empire) nomination under his belt, guess the sky is the limit for this African star

 

 

 

 

 

 

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