David Adjaye earned his B. Arch. from London South Bank University and graduated with a M.A. Arch. from the Royal College of Art in 1993 where he won the RIBA Bronze Medal. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate of the arts from the University of East London. He was the first Louis Khan visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Previously a unit tutor at the Architectural Association, David Adjaye was also a lecturer at the Royal College of Art. He currently holds a Visiting Professor post at Princeton University School of Architecture. Adjaye is a RIBA Chartered Member, an AIA Honorary Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Amongst his professional and academic achievements, David’s 2007 OBE award for services to architecture in the Queen’s birthday honours list, ranks highly.
David Adjaye OBE, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, serves as one of the world’s leading architects of his generation. Described as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision; his ingenious design, use of materials, sculpture and showcasing of light have defined his reputation and allowed him to tell a bespoke story for each project throughout his extensive, ambitious, vast and diverse portfolio. 

“GAIA&GINO’s work is particularly compelling for its ability to reinvent traditional Turkish artisanal elements for a contemporary sensibility. Collaborating with GAIA&GINO has provided me with a testing ground for form as well as materials – and this is something that powerfully informs the wider body of work that I am currently engaged in.”