Celebrated architect David Adjaye is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, the school announced Wednesday. The prize, which comes with the not-so-paltry sum of $100,000, also includes an artist residency at MIT next spring during which Adjaye (inset) will participate in four programs open to the public. Adjaye’s high-profile projects include the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and The Studio Museum in Harlem. A retrospective of his work opens at the Art Institute of Chicago on Sept. 19. “In my career I have sought to cross creative platforms, to collaborate with artists and designers from different disciplines and to focus on the creative discourse surrounding the act of making things. I believe it is this dialogue — the cultural intersection — that moves us forward, generates new possibilities and creates greatness,” he said in a statement. “The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT has long stood for exactly this principle, and it is for this reason I am both supremely honoured and supremely humbled to be named as this year’s recipient.” Past recipients include Olafur Eliasson, Robert Lepage, Gustavo Dudamel, Bill Viola, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Santiago Calatrava .