Alex Fradkin

After eight years of design, legislation, and construction, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has reached its final stage: completion. The newest addition to Washington, D.C.'s National Mall opens on Saturday. ARCHITECT caught up with London-based architect David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, principal of Adjaye Associates, one of the many firms that collaborated on the prominent project, which also included The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Robert Silman Associates, and WSP Flack + Kurtz. Adjaye describes the tripartite programming composition of the NMAAHC as well as its unique location in the video below:

The Smithsonian's NMAAHC Takes Shape on the National Mall

See the NMAAHC and more of the Adjaye Associates portfolio by clicking through the links below to ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.

Adjaye Associates

Hallmark House, Johannesburg

Photographer Credit : Ed Reeve
courtesy of Adjaye Associates Photographer Credit : Ed Reeve

Sugar Hill Housing, New York

Eric Taylor Photography

Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C.

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Eugene Gasana Jr. Foundation Paediatric Cancer Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Adjaye Associates

Ruby City, San Antonio

MRC/Adjaye Associates (UK) and AB3D

Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

See the NMAAHC and more of the Adjaye Associates portfolio in ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.