David Adjaye, Designer of the Washington Collection for Knoll™, Profiled in The New Yorker

September 16, 2013

In its September 23, 2013 issue, The New Yorker profiles David Adjaye, highlighting his new Washington Collection for Knoll™ as well as a number of architectural projects, including the Smithsonian Museum of African American Art and Culture in Washington D.C. and Sugar Hill in Harlem.

Earlier this month, Knoll and Sugar Hill introduced a partnership to celebrate David Adjaye's design in New York City. Through October 3, 2013 enter the #KnollandSugarHill Giveaway.  Visit www.bhc.org/knoll to enter to win one of David Adjaye’s Washington Skin™ Chairs and donate to Sugar Hill.

Sugar Hill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was once home to Duke Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. Du Bouis, and Willie Mays. When the facility opens in 2014, the thirteen story building will include 124 apartments with views extending “south to the Statue of Liberty, east to Yankee Stadium, and north and west to the Hudson River and George Washington Bridge."

“Every apartment has a great view,” Adjaye notes in The New Yorker profile.

Sugar Hill will also feature a green roof.  On the ground floor, an early-childhood learning center will be connected to the public Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.

“I love this building so much,” Adjaye says. “This is why I do architecture. I’m just beginning to realize that what I build can influence the way people behave in these spaces.“

Sugar Hill is managed by Broadway Housing Communities, (BHC), a New York City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing organization dedicated to bringing urgently needed affordable housing, education and art programs to Harlem and Washington Heights. BHC's Sugar Hill Project, a green mixed-use building slated to open in 2014. The project reflects Adjaye's longstanding commitment to sharing the power of good design with the widest possible audience.


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