Adjaye Associates

Join us for a First Friday at Adjaye Associates.

May 3, 2019
6:30 p.m.

The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.

Founded by Sir David Adjaye in 2000, Adjaye Associates is an architecture firm with offices in New York and London. Many of its completed projects, which span Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, are cultural facilities such as museums and libraries. According to the firm, “the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference a wide cultural discourse.”

Recent projects include:

  • Sugar Hill, a mixed-use building in Harlem featuring affordable housing, early childhood education programs, and a children’s museum.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The building’s ornamental bronze lattice references the rich history of African American ironwork.

Projects in development include:

  • Ruby City, a red concrete building intended to display the contemporary art collection of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, Texas.
  • 130 William, the firm’s first high-rise residential building in the United States, which will feature a hand-cast concrete facade.