Prince William has conferred Knighthood on renowned architect, David Adjaye, during an investiture ceremony yesterday.
David Adjaye is one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador for the UK and he has been recognised for his contributions to architecture and design.
In 2016, he celebrated his 50th birthday and completed what is considered to be the largest project in his career to date – the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History & Culture on Washington DC’s National Mall.
Expressing himself, David Adjaye said,
“I am truly honoured and humbled to receive a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for my contribution to architecture. I see this not as a personal celebration, but as a celebration of the vast potential – and responsibility – for architecture to effect positive social change. that we as architects have to bring something positive to the world. I am proud to continue to work in service of this mission as a global cultural ambassador for the UK.”
Adjaye’s designs include the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo in the shell of a disused railway station and the Whitechapel Idea Store in London where he also pioneered a new approach to the provision of information services as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and numerous private commissions. His most recent major achievement was the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.”