AFRICAN ARCHITECT FRANK ADJAYE RECEIVES KNIGHTHOOD IN QUEEN’S HONOURS LIST

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World-renowned British Ghanaian architect David Adjaye was honoured today with a knighthood for his services to architecture as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme.

Sir David Frank Adjaye OBE RA (born September 1966)  is the lead designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

David Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The son of a Ghanaian diplomat, David Adjaye lived in Tanzania, Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon before moving to Britain at the age of nine.  He earned a BA at London South Bank University, before graduating with an MA in 1993 from the Royal College of Art.

On 15 April 2009, he was selected as a team of architects, which includes the Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond and SmithGroup, to design the $500 million new National Museum of African American History and Culture, a Smithsonian…

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