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

Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

Frank Gehry Frank Gehry
Canadian, American

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

Maya Lin Maya Lin
American

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman

Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen
Finnish, 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
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British

Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian
Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan
Owen JonesOwen Jones
British

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
Singaporean

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French
Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli

Capability BrownCapability Brown
British
Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish

Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German
Stanford WhiteStanford White
American

Stephen GardinerStephen Gardiner
British
Paul R. WilliamsPaul R. Williams
American

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American

Bjarke IngelsBjarke Ingels
Danish
Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American

Pierre Charles L'EnfantPierre Charles L'Enfant
French, American

Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
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Rachel Lambert MellonRachel Lambert Mellon
American
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
German

Fritz TodtFritz Todt
German

Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia
-

André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French
Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish
Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American
Giovanni Battista PiranesiGiovanni Battista Piranesi
Belarusian, Italian

Augustus PuginAugustus Pugin
British
Arno BrekerArno Breker
German

James HobanJames Hoban
Irish
Donald JuddDonald Judd
American

Richard NeutraRichard Neutra
Austrian, American

César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian
Michael GravesMichael Graves
American

Roberto Burle MarxRoberto Burle Marx
Brazilian
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American