LOS ANGELES —  The 2017 Dwell on Design LA show, returning to Los Angeles Convention Center, June 23-25, 2017, will feature three days of onstage programming from the top leaders in design, as well as, continuing education opportunities for every design discipline. Architect Sir David Adjaye, who gained recognition for his design of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in fall 2016 at the National Mall in Washington, DC, is one of many notables to featured in the show's new speaker series.

Architect Sir David Adjaye was the lead designer of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Adjaye’s use of materials and his sculptural ability have established him as a leading architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. His firm, Adjaye Associates, built its reputation with prestigious commissions around the world, including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Moscow School of Management. Adjaye Associates has offices in London, New York, and Accra, Ghana, with ongoing projects across the UK, US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Adjaye has held academic posts at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and was awarded the prestigious Panerai London Design Medal in 2016. Dwell on Design is honored to present Adjaye onstage Friday, June 23rd, accompanied by Christopher Hawthorne, the esteemed architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times.

The educational sessions, which will vary between one-hour and 30 minutes, will include topics about Technology/Smart Home, Health & Wellness/Aging, Urban Space/Densification, Resiliency, and Business of Design. 2017 will see a shift in the session programming, with intriguing formats including featured speakers, fire-side chats and panels.

Returning pavilions include the popular prefab homes by Method Home and Cocoon9, where attendees are welcome to tour and experience what has become a leading trend in home building and design. For the second year in a row, Prime Edition returns to the show floor. Set amid a gallery-like setting, this “show-within-a-show” offers a unique platform for designer- makers, industrial designers, and artists to showcase their work. Notable returning exhibitors also include Benjamin Moore, Build.com, Ergotron, Hansgrohe, Humboldt Redwoods, Koble & Koble, Marvin Windows, Smith & Fong, and Stokke. The Shop will make its debut offering one- of-a-kind finds for attendees to purchase. In addition, honoring great design in restaurant and nightlife, the AIA Restaurant Design Awards will return in 2017.

To register and for more information about Dwell on Design LA, visit www.dwellondesign.com/register.

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