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.
Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright

08 June 1867

Frank GehryFrank Gehry

28 February 1929

Walter GropiusWalter Gropius

18 May 1883

I.M. PeiI. M. Pei

26 April 1917

Neri OxmanNeri Oxman

06 February 1976

Louis KahnLouis Kahn

20 February 1901

Maya LinMaya Lin

05 October 1959

Philip JohnsonPhilip Johnson

08 July 1906

Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan

03 September 1856

Daniel BurnhamDaniel Burnham

04 September 1846

Richard Alan Meier Richard Meier

12 October 1934

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Christopher AlexanderChristopher Alexander

04 October 1936

Henry Hobson Richardson Henry Hobson Richardson

29 September 1838

Ivan MeštrovićIvan Meštrović

15 August 1883

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller

12 July 1895

Robert MosesRobert Moses

18 December 1888

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Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen

20 August 1910

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi

17 November 1904

Stanford WhiteStanford White

09 November 1853

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind

12 May 1946

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco

13 March 1916

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan

03 April 1929

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Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki

01 December 1912

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman

29 January 1905

Donald JuddDonald Judd

03 June 1928

Kevin RocheKevin Roche

14 June 1922

Julia MorganJulia Morgan

20 January 1872

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford

19 October 1895

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Michael GravesMichael Graves

09 July 1934

Robert VenturiRobert Venturi

25 June 1925

Richard NeutraRichard Neutra

08 April 1892

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright

30 March 1890

Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli

10 January 1931

John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling

12 June 1806

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Jeanne GangJeanne Gang

19 March 1964

Peter EisenmanPeter Eisenman

11 August 1932

Rachel Lambert MellonRachel Lambert Mellon

09 August 1910

Dan FlavinDan Flavin

01 April 1933

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte

01 December 1943

David ChildsDavid Childs

01 April 1941

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Richard Morris HuntRichard Morris Hunt

31 October 1827

Steven HollSteven Holl

09 December 1947

Vito AcconciVito Acconci

24 January 1940

George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima

24 May 1905

Addison MiznerAddison Mizner

12 December 1872

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe

20 December 1865

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John LautnerJohn Lautner

16 July 1911

Walter Burley GriffinWalter Burley Griffin

24 November 1876

Gustav StickleyGustav Stickley

09 March 1858

William Wesley PetersWilliam Wesley Peters

12 June 1912

Cass GilbertCass Gilbert

29 November 1859

Denise Scott BrownDenise Scott Brown

03 October 1931

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Thom MayneThom Mayne

19 January 1944

Helmut JahnHelmut Jahn

04 January 1940

Benjamin Henry LatrobeBenjamin Henry Latrobe

01 May 1764

Norman Bel GeddesNorman Bel Geddes

27 April 1893

Edward Durell StoneEdward Durell Stone

09 March 1902

Robert Robinson TaylorRobert Robinson Taylor

08 June 1868

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Calvert VauxCalvert Vaux

20 December 1824

William Van AlenWilliam Van Alen

10 August 1883

Lawrence HalprinLawrence Halprin

01 July 1916

William PereiraWilliam Pereira

25 April 1909

George MaciunasGeorge Maciunas

08 November 1931

John HejdukJohn Hejduk

19 July 1929

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Gordon BunshaftGordon Bunshaft

09 May 1909

Joseph ChetritJoseph Chetrit

Edward OrdEdward Ord

18 October 1818

William Le Baron JenneyWilliam Le Baron Jenney

25 September 1832

Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman

10 October 1910

Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods

31 May 1940

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Pietro BelluschiPietro Belluschi

18 August 1899

E. Fay JonesE. Fay Jones

31 January 1921

Charles LuckmanCharles Luckman

16 May 1909

Andreas FeiningerAndreas Feininger

27 December 1906

Alexander Jackson DavisAlexander Jackson Davis

24 July 1803

Joshua Prince-RamusJoshua Prince-Ramus

11 August 1969

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John C. Portman, Jr.John C. Portman, Jr.

04 December 1924

Charles MooreCharles Moore

31 October 1925

George NelsonGeorge Nelson

29 May 1908