Kunlé Adeyemi (°Kaduna, Nigeria, 7 April 1976) is an architect, urbanist and creative researcher.
Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam. Adeyemi studied at the University of Lagos in Nigeria and Princeton University in New Jersey, the United States. Before starting his own office in the Netherlands, he worked nearly a decade at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).
Adekunle Adeyemi was born and raised in the north of Nigeria, and studied and started his early career in Lagos. His father was a modernist architect and started one of the first indigenous architecture firms in North Nigeria in the 1970s.
Adeyemi studied architecture at the University of Lagos in Nigeria; In 2005, Adeyemi received a Post-Professional degree at Princeton University School of Architecture in New Jersey. At that university, Adeyemi investigated together with Peter Eisenman, the rapid urbanisation and the role of market economies in developing cities of the Global South, focusing on Lagos.