Kunlé Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Adeyemi is an architect, designer and urbanist with a track record of conceiving and completing high profile, high quality projects internationally.
Adeyemi, born and raised in Nigeria, 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.
Kunlé Adeyemi is 2011 Callison Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of the University of Washington, teaching and researching, The Modern City in the Age of Globalization, in Chandigarh, India’s first planned modern city.
All of Adeyemi’s experience, knowledge and background underpin his new architectural, creative design, and urbanism practice for Africa and other developing regions. The overarching aim of the practice is to bridge critical gaps in infrastructure and urban development by creating coherent networks and global exchanges that work for people.
Adeyemi was the creative director for Lagos Photo, Nigeria’s first contemporary public photography exhibition with the African Artist’s Foundation.