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Exterior of the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. (Flickr / Chris Smith)

The New York-based architects were in town last week to talk about their design style and projects. Inevitably, their plans for the Obama library came up.

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David Adjaye

“Buildings can transform. They can change places. They can change the perception of places." That was architect David Adjaye’s message to a group of about 20 community leaders he met with on Tuesday at the DuSable Museum of African American History.

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An architect with a global portfolio but a laser-like focus on context. Works deeply embedded in culture but devoted to breaking stereotypes. And a talented eye with more of an approach than a style. "Chicago Tonight" takes a look inside David Adjaye's new solo architecture exhibition at the Art Institute’s modern wing.