Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions and temporary pavilions to major arts centres, civic buildings and masterplans in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to unfold cinematically, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to challenge typologies and to generate a dynamic cultural discourse.

Completed works include: the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. (2016); the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in Moscow (2010); The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005); The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London (2007); Rivington Place in London (2007); and the Idea Stores on Chrisp Street (2004) and Whitechapel (2005) – two pioneering new libraries in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The former was nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2006, received a RIBA Building Award in 2005 and has been exhibited at the VIII Venice Biennale of Architecture (2002 and 2005) and the Sao Paulo Biennial (2003).

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Vista of the Museum from Constitution Avenue, looking across the north lawn to the Washington Monument. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.


Jeffrey Berman has devoted 35 years to the design of healthcare facilities. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Architect and a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. Mr. Berman’s extensive background in science, technology and engineering make him an invaluable consultant both to healthcare institutions and to other architects.

Since founding Jeffrey Berman Architect in 1988, Mr. Berman has been on the leading edge of healthcare design, designing facilities for the major healthcare institutions throughout the New York area, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia, Weill Cornell, Allen, Hudson Valley, Lawrence, Brooklyn Methodist and New York Downtown campuses), Mount Sinai Health System, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation (Harlem Hospital, Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Lincoln Hospital Medical and Mental Health Center, Bellevue Hospital), SUNY Downstate, North Shore-LIJ, The Veterans Administration Health System (Brooklyn and Northport campuses) and Long Island College Hospital.

Mr. Berman was a featured architectural speaker on “Convergence of Imaging and Therapy,” at the GE Whitney Global Research Symposium, “Hospital of the Future,” in 2010. He is co-author of “Designing Interventional Environments,” Image-Guided Cancer Therapy, Springer, 2013, “Design and Construction of Image-Guided Procedure Rooms,” Image-Guided Cancer Therapy, Springer, 2013 and “Basic Principles of Lighting in the Operating Room,” Imaging and Visualization in the Modern Operating Room, Springer, 2014.

Mr. Berman earned his Bachelor of Science, in Art & Design, Architecture, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Candlewood Isle, Connecticut, where he is an avid water skier.