Creating Space: The Architect

The Board of Trustees of The Studio Museum in Harlem is concerned to learn of the allegations being made against David Adjaye and takes this matter with the greatest of seriousness. The actions being alleged are counter to the founding principles and values of the Studio Museum. The Board of Trustees and David Adjaye have agreed that David will step away from the Museum’s building project. The Museum initiated this project to advance its mission of advocating for and supporting artists of African descent. The design vision is 100% complete. With the Adjaye Associates New York-based Executive Team and Cooper Robertson, our executive architect, we are moving forward and approaching substantial completion of construction.


Adjaye Associates 

Since establishing Adjaye Associates in 2000, David Adjaye has crafted a global team that is multicultural and stimulated by the broadest possible cultural discourse. The practice has studios in New York, London, and Accra with work spanning the globe. The practice’s most well-known commission to date, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened in 2016 on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and was named “Cultural Event of the Year” by the New York Times.

Cooper Robertson

Cooper Robertson practices award-winning architecture and urban design with both disciplines working together at a range of scales. Our New York City-based staff skillfully addresses large-scale urban design challenges, shapes major cultural and educational buildings, and crafts exceptional private residences and resorts. As waterfront design experts, we have worked at the local, state, and national levels to plan for resilient place-making in the advent of climate change.