UW Graduate School

Sir David Adjaye OBE

David AdjayeJessie and John Danz Lecturer

  • Principal, Adjaye Associates

May 9, 2019  |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

    As a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 p.m. in Kane Hall. Any reserved seats not taken by 7:15 p.m. will be offered to guests in the standby line. Joining the standby line is not a guarantee of admittance, but the Graduate School tries its best to accommodate standby guests when space permits. Email lectures@uw.edu with any questions.
  • This event is free and open to the public. 


An Evening with Sir David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye OBE is the principal and founder of Adjaye Associates. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in fall of 2016 and was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times. In 2017, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people of the year by TIME magazine.

Sponsoring Departments

  • UW Graduate School
  • College of Built Environments
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Family Medicine