List of famous architects with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

An architect may refer to a professional who is trained and educated to design plans and supervise the construction of various kinds of buildings. Every architect should exhibit creative abilities along with practicality in order to create both stylish and easy to use buildings. A good knowledge of the various facets of aesthetics, cost efficiency, latest trends in designs, materials and other legal regulation add to the advantage of an architect. An architect may be involved in the building of a home, an office building, a commercial or business establishment, museums and other public buildings. One of the most lucrative professions, the architecture industry is a multibillion dollar industry in the 21st century, with more and more licensed architects graduating every year. The different area that come under architecture involve architectural designing, architectural planning, architectural drawing and architectural technologist among many others. Architects play the role of trusted advisers, while they have the great responsibility of designing safe buildings for human occupation. Many architects are required to work within the budget provided by the clients and also face cost management challenges. Get to know some famous architects and learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Explore our collection of Quotes By Famous Architects

Le Corbusier Le Corbusier
Swiss, French
Frank Gehry Frank Gehry
Canadian, American

I.M. Pei I. M. Pei
American

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese
El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Walter Gropius Walter Gropius
German, American

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman

Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Maya Lin Maya Lin
American

Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

Louis Kahn Louis Kahn
American

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Ivan Meštrović Ivan Meštrović
Croatian, American

Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIYahya Abdul-Mateen II
American

Riteish DeshmukhRiteish Deshmukh
Indian

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British
ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan
Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli

Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian

Bjarke IngelsBjarke Ingels
Danish
Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American

Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German

Stanford WhiteStanford White
American
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French
Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
Brazilian

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch
Steven HollSteven Holl
American

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French
Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American

Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
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Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American
Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese

Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
British
Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
Bangladeshi, American

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Capability BrownCapability Brown
British
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American
César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Michael GravesMichael Graves
American

Donald JuddDonald Judd
American
Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
Austrian, Czech

Jean NouvelJean Nouvel
French

Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
German

Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
-

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
American
Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
German
Robert AdamRobert Adam
-

Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British
Julia MorganJulia Morgan
American
Luis BarragánLuis Barragán
Mexican