Ghanaian Architect David Adjaye Becomes First African To Receive Royal Gold Medal.
Sir David Frank Adjaye OBE RA is a Ghanaian-British architect. He is known for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye has received the 2021 Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in the UK. The award is one of the highest in the field.
It’s the first time in the award’s 172-year history that it’s been presented to a Black architect.
The judges praised Adiaye as “a singular and timely talent and a strong reminder of the insightful and integrative role of the architect.”
Congratulations to one of Ghana’s finest