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

I.M. Pei I. M. Pei
American

Le Corbusier Le Corbusier
Swiss, French

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

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman
Walter Gropius Walter Gropius
German, American
Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

Maya Lin Maya Lin
American
Louis Kahn Louis Kahn
American

Ivan Meštrović Ivan Meštrović
Croatian, American

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish
Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
American

Robert MosesRobert Moses
American
ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British
Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
Italian

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American
Filippo BrunelleschiFilippo Brunelleschi
Italian
Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American
Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British
Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
Swedish
Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
British
Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
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Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli
Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian
Stanford WhiteStanford White
American

André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French
Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
Brazilian
Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch
Capability BrownCapability Brown
British
Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French
Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
British

Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
Bangladeshi, American
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American
Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
German
Donald JuddDonald Judd
American
Jean NouvelJean Nouvel
French

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British
Julia MorganJulia Morgan
American
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American
Eugène Viollet-le-DucEugène Viollet-le-Duc
French

Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British
Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
American
César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian

Luis BarragánLuis Barragán
Mexican
Fritz TodtFritz Todt
German
Michael GravesMichael Graves
American
Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
Belarusian, Italian

Nicholas HawksmoorNicholas Hawksmoor
British
Sébastien Le Prestre de VaubanSébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
French
Rachel Lambert MellonRachel Lambert Mellon
American

Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor
Swiss
David ChipperfieldDavid Chipperfield
British
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
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Giles Gilbert ScottGiles Gilbert Scott
British