Have you ever passed by a building or a bridge that has a charm of its own? Though it is essentially made of the same brick, stone and cement just as any other building, what makes it different from the rest is its architectural beauty. Architecture in itself today is a multicultural society that has a rich eclectic and innovative tradition to it. What’s more, they are the reflection of the historic past and the contemporary present. The Pyramids of Giza or the Golden Pavilion of Japan or even Taj Mahal of India are few of the most notable early constructions and architectural wonders. What gives them the edge over others is their instant recognition. Architectural marvels are known thus for their ingenious design, cutting-edge innovation and pioneering work of art. America has been home to such innovative and pioneering architects who have added iconic buildings to the world landscape. Be it Frank Llyod Wright and his prairie-styled buildings such as Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater residence, or Philip Johnson and his forward thinking architectural style in the form of Crystal Cathedral and Seagram building, each of them and many more have created some of the most dynamic, recognizable landmarks and distinctive buildings in and out of America. With this write-up, learn about famous American architects and their life and works.
I.M. PeiI. M. Pei
26 April 1917
Master of Modern Architecture
Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright
08 June 1867
Architect

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929
Architect

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
26 April 1822
Landscape Architect

Walter GropiusWalter Gropius
18 May 1883
Architect

Neri OxmanNeri Oxman
06 February 1976
Architect
Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959
Designer

Louis KahnLouis Kahn
20 February 1901
Architect

Philip JohnsonPhilip Johnson
08 July 1906
Architect

Daniel BurnhamDaniel Burnham
04 September 1846
Architect, Urban Designer
Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan
03 September 1856
Pioneering Architect

Richard Alan Meier Richard Meier
12 October 1934
Architect & Abstract Artist
Christopher AlexanderChristopher Alexander
04 October 1936
Architect

Henry Hobson Richardson Henry Hobson Richardson
29 September 1838
Architect

Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović
15 August 1883
Sculptor
Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
30 September 1883
Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
12 July 1895
Architect
Robert MosesRobert Moses
18 December 1888
Architect, Politician

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
20 August 1910
Architect, Designer

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
17 November 1904
Sculptor, Architect
Stanford WhiteStanford White
09 November 1853
Architect, Painter

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
13 March 1916
Futurist, Designer, Writer, Architect
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
01 December 1912
Architect

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
03 April 1929
Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
12 May 1946
Architect, Musician, University teacher

Donald JuddDonald Judd
03 June 1928
Artist, Architect, Sculptor, Painter
Julia MorganJulia Morgan
20 January 1872
Architect
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
29 January 1905
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect

Michael GravesMichael Graves
09 July 1934
Architect

Rachel Lambert MellonRachel Lambert Mellon
09 August 1910
Art collector
Jeanne GangJeanne Gang
19 March 1964
architect

John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
12 June 1806
Civil engineer, Architect

Richard NeutraRichard Neutra
08 April 1892
Architect

Robert VenturiRobert Venturi
25 June 1925
Architect

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Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
01 December 1943
Computer scientist, Architect, Investor,
Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright
30 March 1890
Architect

Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
10 January 1931
Graphic designer, Architect, University teacher
Peter EisenmanPeter Eisenman
11 August 1932
Architect, University teacher

Richard Morris HuntRichard Morris Hunt
31 October 1827
Architect

John LautnerJohn Lautner
16 July 1911
Architect
David ChildsDavid Childs
01 April 1941
architect

Addison MiznerAddison Mizner
12 December 1872
Architect
Walter Burley GriffinWalter Burley Griffin
24 November 1876
Architect, Landscape architect, Urban planner

George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
24 May 1905
Architect

Steven HollSteven Holl
09 December 1947
Architect, University teacher

Dan FlavinDan Flavin
01 April 1933
Artist, Sculptor, Architect

William Wesley PetersWilliam Wesley Peters
12 June 1912
Engineer, Architect
Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
20 December 1865
Actor, Architect, Socialite

Gustav StickleyGustav Stickley
09 March 1858
 

Cass GilbertCass Gilbert
29 November 1859
architect, painter

Vito AcconciVito Acconci
24 January 1940
Architect
Thom MayneThom Mayne
19 January 1944
Architect, University teacher

Denise Scott BrownDenise Scott Brown
03 October 1931
Architect
Edward Durell StoneEdward Durell Stone
09 March 1902
Architect

Helmut JahnHelmut Jahn
04 January 1940
Architect

Norman Bel GeddesNorman Bel Geddes
27 April 1893
Architect, Designer, Scenographer
Calvert VauxCalvert Vaux
20 December 1824
Architect, Landscape architect

Kevin RocheKevin Roche
14 June 1922
Architect
Benjamin Henry LatrobeBenjamin Henry Latrobe
01 May 1764
Architect

William PereiraWilliam Pereira
25 April 1909
Architect

Lawrence HalprinLawrence Halprin
01 July 1916
Architect
Robert Robinson TaylorRobert Robinson Taylor
08 June 1868
Architect

William Van AlenWilliam Van Alen
10 August 1883
Architect
Joseph ChetritJoseph Chetrit
 

Gordon BunshaftGordon Bunshaft
09 May 1909
Architect

George MaciunasGeorge Maciunas
08 November 1931
Artist, Architect, Painter

Edward OrdEdward Ord
18 October 1818
Officer, Architect
William Le Baron JenneyWilliam Le Baron Jenney
25 September 1832
Architect
Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
31 May 1940
Architect, Artist, University teacher

Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman
10 October 1910
Photographer, Architect

E. Fay JonesE. Fay Jones
31 January 1921
Architect

Pietro BelluschiPietro Belluschi
18 August 1899
Architect
Charles LuckmanCharles Luckman
16 May 1909
Architect

John HejdukJohn Hejduk
19 July 1929
Architect, Educationist

Andreas FeiningerAndreas Feininger
27 December 1906
Photographer, Writer, Architect

Alexander Jackson DavisAlexander Jackson Davis
24 July 1803
Architect

Joshua Prince-RamusJoshua Prince-Ramus
11 August 1969
Architect
John C. Portman, Jr.John C. Portman, Jr.
04 December 1924
 

Charles MooreCharles Moore
31 October 1925
architect
George NelsonGeorge Nelson
29 May 1908
designer, architect

Paul RudolphPaul Rudolph
23 October 1918
architect, university teacher

Jed JohnsonJed Johnson
30 December 1948
film director, film editor, cinematographer,
Mike ReynoldsMike Reynolds
1840 AD
 

Paul Williams (Architect)Paul Williams (Architect)
18 February 1894
 
Albert Kahn (Architect)Albert Kahn (Architect)
21 March 1869
 

Rabbi Leo JungRabbi Leo Jung
20 June 1892