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Architecture lecture series begins with David Adjaye

By James M. Benavides
Public Affairs Specialist

(Sept. 8, 2008)--The UTSA College of Architecture and ArtPace Art Talks will welcome architect David Adjaye, principal of London-based Adjaye Associates, to open the fall 2008 College of Architecture lecture series at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater.

Sometimes referred to as a "starchitect," Adjaye is considered one of the leading architects of the current generation. His body of work encompasses private homes for stars such as Ewan McGregor, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver and a string of London-based "Idea Stores," described as "public library meets community center."

Adjaye is working with the Linda Pace Foundation to design a home for Pace's collection of contemporary art in San Antonio.

Born in Ghana, Adjaye, 40, was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to architecture through his public works.

Adjaye has taught at the University of Pennsylvania (2006), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2007) and London Royal College of Art, where he received his master of architecture degree in 1993.

The UTSA College of Architecture lecture series is free and open to the public. Download the lecture series schedule (PDF format).

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