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Architect Sir David Adjaye at Powerhouse

Architect David Adjaye who designed the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington DC. Source: The Australian.

Jennine Khalik, British architect Sir David Adjaye talks at Powerhouse Museum, The Australian, 30 January 2017

British architect David Adjaye, pictured, will be in Australia next month for an exclusive lecture at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Adjaye will discuss his extensive works and designs with Peter Poulet, an architect for the NSW government, on February 15. Adjaye, who was knighted in the 2017 New Year’s honours list for his services to architecture, was the lead architect of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington DC.

The museum on the National Mall houses collections to do with civil rights, slavery, community and family, and was opened by Barack Obama last year. Powerhouse Museum director Dolla Merrillees says Adjaye represents the future of public architecture. “It is an honour to hear from one of the world’s leading thinkers on designing public spaces,” she says.

Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo. Tickets: $45-$65. Bookings: (02) 9217 0111 or online.

 

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