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
Architect
Neri OxmanNeri Oxman
06 February 1976
Architect

I.M. PeiI. M. Pei
26 April 1917
Master of Modern Architecture

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
12 July 1895
Architect

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929
Architect

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
26 April 1822
Landscape Architect
Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959
Designer

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
20 August 1910
Architect

Walter GropiusWalter Gropius
18 May 1883
Architect
Louis KahnLouis Kahn
20 February 1901
Architect

Philip JohnsonPhilip Johnson
08 July 1906
Architect
Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan
03 September 1856
Pioneering Architect

Daniel BurnhamDaniel Burnham
04 September 1846
Architect, Urban Designer

Christopher AlexanderChristopher Alexander
04 October 1936
Architect

Richard Alan Meier Richard Meier
12 October 1934
Architect & Abstract Artist

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

Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIYahya Abdul-Mateen II
15 July 1986
Actor

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
Michael SorkinMichael Sorkin
02 August 1948
Critic

Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
01 December 1912
Architect

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
02 August 1754
Engineer
Donald JuddDonald Judd
03 June 1928
Artist, Architect, Sculptor, Painter

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
12 May 1946
Architect, Musician, University teacher

Michael GravesMichael Graves
09 July 1934
Architect

Rachel Lambert MellonRachel Lambert Mellon
09 August 1910
Art collector
Richard NeutraRichard Neutra
08 April 1892
Architect

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Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
29 January 1905
Painter, Sculptor, Visual artist, Architect
William Wesley PetersWilliam Wesley Peters
12 June 1912
Engineer, Architect

Julia MorganJulia Morgan
20 January 1872
Architect

Robert VenturiRobert Venturi
25 June 1925
Architect

Lloyd WrightLloyd Wright
30 March 1890
Architect
Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
10 January 1931
Graphic designer, Architect, University teacher
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
01 December 1943
Computer scientist, Architect, Investor,

John LautnerJohn Lautner
16 July 1911
Architect

Peter EisenmanPeter Eisenman
11 August 1932
Architect, University teacher

George NakashimaGeorge Nakashima
24 May 1905
Architect
David ChildsDavid Childs
01 April 1941
architect

Richard Morris HuntRichard Morris Hunt
31 October 1827
Architect

Benjamin ThompsonBenjamin Thompson
03 July 1918
Architect

Robert Trent JonesRobert Trent Jones
20 June 1906
Golf course Architect

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
20 December 1865
Actor, Architect, Socialite
Michael McKinnellMichael McKinnell
25 December 1935
Architect

Cass GilbertCass Gilbert
29 November 1859
architect, painter
Benjamin Henry LatrobeBenjamin Henry Latrobe
01 May 1764
Architect

Addison MiznerAddison Mizner
12 December 1872
Architect

Walter Burley GriffinWalter Burley Griffin
24 November 1876
Architect, Landscape architect, Urban planner
Edward Durell StoneEdward Durell Stone
09 March 1902
Architect

Jon StrykerJon Stryker
1958 AD
Architect
Jeanne GangJeanne Gang
19 March 1964
architect

Gustav StickleyGustav Stickley
09 March 1858
 

Norman Bel GeddesNorman Bel Geddes
27 April 1893
Architect, Designer, Scenographer

Calvert VauxCalvert Vaux
20 December 1824
Architect, Landscape architect

Dan FlavinDan Flavin
01 April 1933
Artist, Sculptor, Architect
Vito AcconciVito Acconci
24 January 1940
Architect

Edward OrdEdward Ord
18 October 1818
Officer, Architect

Denise Scott BrownDenise Scott Brown
03 October 1931
Architect

George MaciunasGeorge Maciunas
08 November 1931
Artist, Architect, Painter
William PereiraWilliam Pereira
25 April 1909
Architect

Thom MayneThom Mayne
19 January 1944
Architect, University teacher
Steven HollSteven Holl
09 December 1947
Architect, University teacher

Gordon BunshaftGordon Bunshaft
09 May 1909
Architect

William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759
Physician
William Van AlenWilliam Van Alen
10 August 1883
Architect

Lawrence HalprinLawrence Halprin
01 July 1916
Architect
Charles BulfinchCharles Bulfinch
08 August 1763
Architect

Helmut JahnHelmut Jahn
04 January 1940
Architect

John Russell PopeJohn Russell Pope
24 April 1874
Architect
Kevin RocheKevin Roche
14 June 1922
Architect

Raymond HoodRaymond Hood
29 March 1881
Architect
Pietro BelluschiPietro Belluschi
18 August 1899
Architect

Lebbeus WoodsLebbeus Woods
31 May 1940
Architect, Artist, University teacher

Wallace HarrisonWallace Harrison
28 September 1895
Architect

Joseph ChetritJoseph Chetrit
 
Julius ShulmanJulius Shulman
10 October 1910
Photographer, Architect
Robert Robinson TaylorRobert Robinson Taylor
08 June 1868
Architect

Charles LuckmanCharles Luckman
16 May 1909
Architect

Henry BaconHenry Bacon
28 November 1866
Architect

Ralph Adams CramRalph Adams Cram
16 December 1863
Architect
John HejdukJohn Hejduk
19 July 1929
Architect, Educationist

John Wellborn RootJohn Wellborn Root
10 January 1850
Architect

Alexander Jackson DavisAlexander Jackson Davis
24 July 1803
Architect

William Le Baron JenneyWilliam Le Baron Jenney
25 September 1832
Architect

Bernard MaybeckBernard Maybeck
07 February 1862
Architect
Andrés DuanyAndrés Duany
07 September 1949
Architect

Frank FurnessFrank Furness
12 November 1839
Architect
E. Fay JonesE. Fay Jones
31 January 1921
Architect

Bertrand GoldbergBertrand Goldberg
17 July 1913
Architect
Morris LapidusMorris Lapidus
25 November 1902
Architect
Nathanael Greene HerreshoffNathanael Greene Herreshoff
18 March 1848
Naval Architect