Designing a Nation's Museum; An Interview with David Adjaye

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Summary

Interview of architect David Adjaye about design and building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In this interview Adjaye discusses his reasoning behind taking on the project and how it compares to his past projects. He also discusses the meaning behind the buildings structure and how it mirrors the African American experience. He discusses the layout of the building and the publics' influenced the final design of the museum.

Subject

  • Adjaye, David 1966-
  • Rowell, Charles H
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Presidential Commission on the Development of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contained within

Callaloo volume 38 Journal

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2015

Topic

  • Design
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Museum architecture
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • National monuments
  • Architectural design

Place

  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Physical description

Number of pages : 08; Page numbers : 762-770

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