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Adjaye heads to Rome’s American Academy

David Adjaye
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David Adjaye will take up a residency at the American Academy in Rome this spring

The starchitect has been named among a host of architects who have been invited to live and work within the academy’s community in the Italian capital. 

Other architects taking up the residency, which can last between one and three months, include Bartlett professor Adrian Forty, Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill’s Craig Hartman. 

The invited architects will advise winners of the academy’s Rome Prize and will also produce a lecture or an exhibition. 

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas centre for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. A not-for-profit, privately funded institution, the academy awards the Rome Prize to a select group of artists and students annually. 

Spring 2016 American Academy in Rome residents 

  • David Adjaye, principal, Adjaye Associates 
  • Michael Beirut, partner, Pentagram Design 
  • Adrian Forty, professor of architectural history, The Bartlett 
  • Jeanne Gang, principal, Studio Gang
  • Craig Hartman, design partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill 
  • Anna Deveare Smith, playwright 
  • Bruce Smith, professor of English, Syracuse University 
  • David Stone, professor of art history, University of Delaware
  • Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kara Walker, artist
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