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.

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Antoni GaudíAntoni Gaudí
(Spanish)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)

ImhotepImhotep
(Egyptian)
Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
(American)
Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
(Swedish)

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
(Italian)
Robert MosesRobert Moses
(American)
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
(Indian,British)

Stanford WhiteStanford White
(American)
Filippo BrunelleschiFilippo Brunelleschi
(Italian)
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
(British)

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
(Spanish)
Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
(Japanese,American)
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
(Italian)

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
(Finnish,American)
Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
(Libyan)
Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
(British)

Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
(American)
Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
(American)
Robert VenturiRobert Venturi
(American)

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
(German)
Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
Tadao AndoTadao Ando
(Japanese)

Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
(Brazilian)
Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
(French)
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
(Bangladeshi,American)

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
(Dutch)
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
(German,Polish,American)
Capability BrownCapability Brown
(British)

Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
(Italian)
Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
(Danish)
Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
(Canadian,Israeli)

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
(British)
Richard RogersRichard Rogers
(Italian,British)
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
(American)

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
(American)
Donald JuddDonald Judd
(American)
Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
(French)

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)
Sébastien Le Prestre de VaubanSébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
(French)
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia

Julia MorganJulia Morgan
(American)
Inigo JonesInigo Jones
(British)
César PelliCésar Pelli
(Argentinian)

Michael GravesMichael Graves
(American)
Arno BrekerArno Breker
(German)
Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass
(Austrian,Italian)

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
(Austrian,Czech)
Fritz TodtFritz Todt
(German)
André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
(French)

Jean NouvelJean Nouvel
(French)
John A. RoeblingJohn A. Roebling
(German,American)
Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
(Belarusian,Italian)

Nicola RizzoliNicola Rizzoli
(Italian)
Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor
(Swiss)
Robert AdamRobert Adam

William BurgesWilliam Burges
(British)
David ChildsDavid Childs
(American)
Laurie BakerLaurie Baker
(Indian,British)