WOW! This is certainly an astonishing news, gone were the days that i thought only british fighters for the royal family especially the King or Queen of England were knighted, now “levels don’t change”. A black man who also happens to be a British of Ghanaian descend has been knighted. “Mixed race ish“.???
In a statement, the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James’s Palace said:
“David Adjaye is recognised for his contribution to architecture and design. He is one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador for the UK.” Adjaye said he was humbled and honoured to receive the award. “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for my contribution to architecture.
I see this not as a personal celebration, but as a celebration of the vast potential – and responsibility – for architecture to effect positive social change. that we as architects have to bring something positive to the world. I am proud to continue to work in service of this mission as a global cultural ambassador for the UK,” he said. The knighthood follows two previous royal awards received by David Adjaye – the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours in October 2016 and an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007.
Congratulations to architect David Adjaye who has been awarded with a Knighthood for his services to architecture. pic.twitter.com/lu8fwOrYj9
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