David Adjaye met with community members for the first time last August.

One year ago, Adjaye Associates was hired to develop preliminary architectural plans for the proposed Colgate Center for Art and Culture. On Thursday, June 27, at the Colgate Inn, the firm’s principal, David Adjaye, will be back in Hamilton to share the firm’s designs.

The meeting is scheduled for 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Colgate Inn.

Adjaye will present the plans and a 30×30 model of the cultural space, slated to be built at 18-20 Utica Street. The site, now owned by the Hamilton Initiative, is the former location of Parry’s Hardware. This summer it is serving as a business incubator for nine alumni and students of Colgate who received grants from the university’s Entrepreneurs of New York Fund (ENY).

June 27 will be the public’s third opportunity to meet with Adjaye Associates, an internationally acclaimed practice with extensive experience in creating unique cultural spaces around the world. With offices in London, Berlin, and New York, Adjaye Associates has been commissioned for prestigious residential, commercial, and educational projects in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world. Presently, Adjaye is lead architect of the Freelon Adjaye Bond team for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in 2015 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.