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

Frank Gehry Frank Gehry
Canadian, American

Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei
Chinese

El Greco El Greco
Spanish, Greek

I.M. Pei I. M. Pei
American

Walter Gropius Walter Gropius
German, American

Vitruvius Vitruvius
Ancient Roman

Maya Lin Maya Lin
American
Neri Oxman Neri Oxman
American

Louis Kahn Louis Kahn
American

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Ivan Meštrović Ivan Meštrović
Croatian, American

Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIYahya Abdul-Mateen II
American

Riteish DeshmukhRiteish Deshmukh
Indian
Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
Indian, British

ImhotepImhotep
Egyptian

César PelliCésar Pelli
Argentinian
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Saif al-Islam GaddafiSaif al-Islam Gaddafi
Libyan
Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British

Raoul WallenbergRaoul Wallenberg
Swedish

Santiago CalatravaSantiago Calatrava
Spanish

Eero SaarinenEero Saarinen
Finnish, American

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
British
Renzo PianoRenzo Piano
Italian

Dieter RamsDieter Rams
German

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
Canadian, Israeli

Bjarke IngelsBjarke Ingels
Danish
Minoru YamasakiMinoru Yamasaki
American

Isamu NoguchiIsamu Noguchi
Japanese, American
Tadao AndoTadao Ando
Japanese

Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
-

Stanford WhiteStanford White
American
André Le NôtreAndré Le Nôtre
French

Oscar NiemeyerOscar Niemeyer
Brazilian
Andrea PalladioAndrea Palladio
Italian

Rem KoolhaasRem Koolhaas
Dutch

Frédéric Auguste BartholdiFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi
French
Capability BrownCapability Brown
British

Jacque FrescoJacque Fresco
American
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
American

Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
British

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

Luigi ColaniLuigi Colani
Swiss, German
Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
German, Polish, American
Alexander RodchenkoAlexander Rodchenko
Russian

Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
Japanese

Jørn UtzonJørn Utzon
Danish

Fazlur Rahman KhanFazlur Rahman Khan
Bangladeshi, American
Richard RogersRichard Rogers
Italian, British

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Michael GravesMichael Graves
American

Donald JuddDonald Judd
American

Adolf LoosAdolf Loos
Austrian, Czech
Hermann TilkeHermann Tilke
German

David AdjayeDavid Adjaye
British
Robert AdamRobert Adam
-

Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
British
Barnett NewmanBarnett Newman
American
Inigo JonesInigo Jones
British