Monday, November 16, 7 PM, Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ lectures at the California College of the Arts.
Monday, November 16, at 7 PM, Kunlé Adeyemi of architecture firm NLÉ, gives a lecture at the California College of the Arts as part of the Architecture Division Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.
Kunlé Adeyemi leads NLÉ, an architecture, design, and urbanism practice. He is himself an architect, designer, and “urbanist” with a track record of conceiving and completing high-profile, high-quality projects internationally. His recent work includes Makoko Floating School, an innovative prototype floating structure located on the lagoon heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. This acclaimed project is part of an extensive research project – African Water Cities. NLÉ is currently developing a number of urban, research, and architectural projects in Africa — one of which is Chicoco Radio Media Center, the amphibious building in Delta city of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos where he began his early practice before joining the world renowned Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 2002. At OMA, working closely with founder Rem Koolhaas for nearly a decade, he led the design, development, and execution of numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, a German cabinetmaker, whose vision was shaped by the Arts and Crafts movement, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for its interdisciplinarity and breadth of programs. California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefitting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.