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)
Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
(American)

ImhotepImhotep
(Egyptian)
Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini
(Italian)
Robert MosesRobert Moses
(American)

Filippo BrunelleschiFilippo Brunelleschi
(Italian)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
(Indian,British)

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
(Spanish)
Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
(British)
Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
(British)

Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
(Italian)
Stanford WhiteStanford White
(American)
Dieter RamsDieter Rams
(German)

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
(Libyan)
Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
(Swedish)
Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
(Finnish,American)

Tadao AndoTadao Ando
(Japanese)
Robert VenturiRobert Venturi
(American)
Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck

Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
(Brazilian)
Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
(Dutch)
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
(American)

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
(Danish)
Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
(American)
Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
(Japanese,American)

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
(French)
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
(German,Polish,American)
Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
(Bangladeshi,American)

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
(Canadian,Israeli)
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
(Italian)
Donald JuddDonald Judd
(American)

Capability BrownCapability Brown
(British)
Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
(French)
Richard RogersRichard Rogers
(Italian,British)

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
(American)
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)
Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
(American)

Inigo JonesInigo Jones
(British)
Ettore SottsassEttore Sottsass
(Austrian,Italian)
Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
(Austrian,Czech)

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
(British)
Michael GravesMichael Graves
(American)
Peter ZumthorPeter Zumthor
(Swiss)

Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
(German)
César PelliCésar Pelli
(Argentinian)
Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
(Belarusian,Italian)

Alexander RodchenkoAlexander Rodchenko
(Russian)
Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
(British)
Jean NouvelJean Nouvel
(French)

Arno BrekerArno Breker
(German)
Robert AdamRobert Adam
Julia MorganJulia Morgan
(American)

Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
Sébastien Le Prestre de VaubanSébastien Le Prestre de Vauban
(French)
Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
(Italian,American)

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
(German)
Donato BramanteDonato Bramante
(Italian)
Luis BarragánLuis Barragán
(Mexican)