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

I.M. Pei I. M. Pei
American

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

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Walter Gropius Walter Gropius
German, American

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman
Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

Louis Kahn Louis Kahn
American

Maya Lin Maya Lin
American

Ivan Meštrović Ivan Meštrović
Croatian, American

Riteish DeshmukhRiteish Deshmukh
Indian

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
American
Robert MosesRobert Moses
American

ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian
César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
Italian

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish
Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan
Filippo BrunelleschiFilippo Brunelleschi
Italian

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German

Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
Swedish
Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
British

Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli
Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
-

Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American

Stanford WhiteStanford White
American

André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French
Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
Brazilian

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch
Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese

Capability BrownCapability Brown
British

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French
Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
British

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American
Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
-

Luigi ColaniLuigi Colani
Swiss, German

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
American

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
Bangladeshi, American
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Alexander RodchenkoAlexander Rodchenko
Russian
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
German

Michael GravesMichael Graves
American

Donald JuddDonald Judd
American

David AdjayeDavid Adjaye
British
Fritz TodtFritz Todt
German

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British
Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British

Luis BarragánLuis Barragán
Mexican
Julia MorganJulia Morgan
American
Giles Gilbert ScottGiles Gilbert Scott
British