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

Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

I.M. Pei I. M. Pei
American

Frank Gehry Frank Gehry
Canadian, American
Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman

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

Walter Gropius Walter Gropius
German, American

Louis Kahn Louis Kahn
American

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Ivan Meštrović Ivan Meštrović
Croatian, American

Riteish DeshmukhRiteish Deshmukh
Indian

Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIYahya Abdul-Mateen II
American
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British

Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese

ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian
Michael SorkinMichael Sorkin
American
Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan

Vittorio GregottiVittorio Gregotti
Italian

Stephen GardinerStephen Gardiner
British

Owen JonesOwen Jones
British
Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish
Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French

Bjarke IngelsBjarke Ingels
Danish
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian

Stanford WhiteStanford White
American
Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American

Capability BrownCapability Brown
British
Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
-

Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
German
Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish

Donald JuddDonald Judd
American

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
Singaporean
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
Belarusian, Italian
Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
French, American
César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian

Arno BrekerArno Breker
German
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
-

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
Austrian, Czech
Richard NeutraRichard Neutra
Austrian, American

Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
French

Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
British
André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French

Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
American
James HobanJames Hoban
Irish