National Building Museum

Spotlight on Design: David Adjaye

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Architect Sir David Adjaye and architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss Adjaye’s career and explore the challenges and opportunities he has experienced working on projects in both the public and private realm. The conversation is moderated by public radio station WAMU 88.5’s Kojo Nnamdi. This program is presented in collaboration with Howard University Department of Architecture and Georgetown University Program in Urban and Regional Planning.

Sir David Adjaye is the architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture as well as the Francis Gregory and Bellevue public libraries in Washington, D.C. Named as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2017, he is currently working on the repurposing of the West Heating Plant in Georgetown. He is also the author of several books on architecture.

Paul Goldberger is an architecture critic, educator and author, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Emeritus Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  He is a recipient of the National Building Museum’s Vincent Scully Prize. In 1984, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism for his work for the New York Times. His most recent books include Why Architecture Matters and Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry.

Kojo Nnamdi is the host of local public radio station WAMU 88.5’s "Kojo Nnamdi Show." 

$10 Members | Free students | $15 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Spotlight on Design is sponsored by The Reva and David Logan Foundation.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.


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Photo: National Museum of African American History and Culture. Courtesy of Brad Feinknopf.

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