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Kéré, Diébédo Francis, 1965-

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Personal name headingKéré, Diébédo Francis, 1965-
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Variant(s)Kéré, Francis, 1965-
See alsoFounded corporate body of person: Kéré Architecture
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Associated countryBurkina Faso Germany
Birth date1965-04-10
Field of activitySustainable architecture
AffiliationTechnische Universität Berlin
Profession or occupationArchitects
Found inKéré, Diébédo Francis. Francis Kéré, 2016: page 190 (Diébédo Francis Kéré; born April 10, 1965 in Gando, Burkina Faso)
Kéré Architecture website, viewed March 15, 2022: About us (Kéré Architecture; its practice is informed by a dual focus on design excellence and social commitment; founder, Francis Kéré, an internationally renowned Burkinabè architect; his first building, the Gando Primary School, realised in collaboration with residents of his hometown while still a student at the Technical University of Berlin, was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture; he founded Kéré Architecture in 2005, along with the Kéré Foundation e.V., a non-profit organisation that pursues projects in Gando; most design work is done in their Berlin studio)
NPR website, For the first time in its history, architecture's top award goes to a Black architect, March 15, 2022, viewed March 15, 2022 (Diébédo Francis Kéré; 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner; Kéré is based in Berlin but centers much of his practice in Africa; he pioneers architecture sustainable to the earth and its inhabitants in lands of extreme scarcity; Kéré earned a vocational scholarship in 1985, age 20, to study carpentry in Berlin; he also attended night school and was admitted to Technische Universität Berlin, graduating in 2004 with an advanced degree in architecture)