Architects

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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 1 Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci
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Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: April 15, 1452
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 2, 1519

Widely regarded as one of the greatest painters ever, Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely talented polymath. While his work The Mona Lisa became the most famous portrait, his drawing The Vitruvian Man became a cultural icon. A man well ahead of his time, Leonardo is also known for his notes on science and invention.

 2 Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 3 Riteish Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 4 Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 9, 1959

 5 Albert Speer

Albert Speer
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Famous As: German Architect
Birthdate: March 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: September 1, 1981

 6 Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: March 31, 2016

 7 Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Swiss, French
Died: August 27, 1965
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 8 Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 28, 1635
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 3, 1703

 9 Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 1, 1983

 10 Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 25, 1852
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish
Died: June 10, 1926

 11 Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor
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Famous As: Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect
Birthdate: March 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian, British

 12 Imhotep

Imhotep
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Birthdate: 0000 BC
Nationality: Egyptian

 13 Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American

 14 I. M. Pei

I.M. Pei
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Famous As: Master of Modern Architecture
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 2019

 15 Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese

 16 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German
Died: August 17, 1969

 17 Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 18 Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel
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Famous As: Architect, Civil Engineer
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: December 27, 1923

 19 El Greco

El Greco
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: October 1, 1541
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Spanish, Greek
Died: April 7, 1614

 20 Mary Richardson Kennedy

Mary Kennedy
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Nationality: American
Died: May 16, 2012

 21 Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros
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Famous As: Golfer, Architect
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 7, 2011

 22 Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian
Died: November 28, 1680

 23 Vitruvius

Vitruvius
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Famous As: Roman Architect
Birthdate: 0080 BC
Nationality: Ancient Roman
Died: 0015 BC

 24 Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted
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Famous As: Landscape Architect
Birthdate: April 26, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: August 28, 1903

 25 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Architect
Birthdate: June 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Libyan

 26 Maya Lin

Maya Lin
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: October 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 27 Gorō Miyazaki

Gorō Miyazaki
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Famous As: Film director, Animator, Screenwriter, Architect
Birthdate: January 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

 28 Filippo Brunelleschi

Filippo Brunelleschi
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1377 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: April 15, 1446

 29 Owen Jones

Owen Jones
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Famous As: architect
Birthdate: February 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 19, 1874

 30 Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi
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Famous As: Sculptor, Architect
Birthdate: November 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Japanese, American
Died: December 30, 1988

 31 Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: August 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish, American
Died: September 1, 1961

 32 Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava
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Famous As: Architect, sculptor, painter
Birthdate: July 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Spanish

 33 Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: May 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German, American
Died: July 5, 1969

 34 Edwin Lutyens

Edwin Lutyens
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 29, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: January 1, 1944

 35 Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano
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Famous As: Architect, Politician
Birthdate: September 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian

 36 Capability Brown

Capability Brown
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Famous As: Horticulturist, Architect, Landscape architect
Birthdate: August 30, 1716
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 6, 1783

 37 Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 7, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: December 10, 1928

 38 Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 1986

 39 Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi
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Famous As: Italian artist, Etching
Birthdate: October 4, 1720
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Belarusian, Italian
Died: November 9, 1778

 40 Vitaly Kaloyev

Vitaly Kaloyev
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: January 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 41 Moshe Safdie

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Famous As: Architect, Urban planner
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, Israeli

 42 Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 17, 1974

 43 Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 44 Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Finnish
Died: May 11, 1976

 45 Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Austrian
Died: February 19, 2000

 46 Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: December 5, 2012

 47 Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: July 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: January 25, 2005

 48 Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 49 Stanford White

Stanford White
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Famous As: Architect, Painter
Birthdate: November 9, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 25, 1906

 50 Paul R. Williams

Paul R. Williams
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Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 23, 1980
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