Famous People From England
Architecture is a visual art that is inspired from creativity and inventiveness. An architect is concerned with building architectural marvels that are designed for the present with an awareness of the past for a future that is unknown. It is a reflection of the traditional culture of the place and the imagery of contemporary future. When you talk about visiting a country, you mostly mean exploring its architectural wonders that lets you peep into the historic past and gives you an essence of the rich heritage and the culture that the country uniquely possesses. United Kingdom has a multitude of architectural wonders that have played an instrumental role in the British past and till date stand tall, reviving the glorious heritage. Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Palace of Westminster, Tower of London and London Bridge are few of the many architectural wonders that United Kingdom boasts of. But UK is not all about archaeological sites. It has numerous contemporary buildings that have casted a strong impact on the current landscape of the country such as The Shard which is the tallest building in United Kingdom and ranks fourth in Europe. However, none of that would have existed, had it not been for the visionary architects of Britain! It is to these architects that we dedicate this section. Find out more about famous British architects, their life and their creative outbursts.
Zaha HadidZaha Hadid
31 October 1950
Architect
Robert HookeRobert Hooke
28 July 1635
Philosopher

Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
29 March 1869
Architect

Charles Rennie MackintoshCharles Rennie Mackintosh
07 June 1868
Architect

Joseph PaxtonJoseph Paxton
03 August 1803
Gardener & Architect

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
01 June 1935
Architect
Sir Christopher WrenSir Christopher Wren
20 October 1632
Architect

Anish KapoorAnish Kapoor
12 March 1954
Sculptor, Visual artist, Painter, Architect

Owen JonesOwen Jones
15 February 1809
architect
Capability BrownCapability Brown
30 August 1716
Horticulturist, Architect, Landscape architect

Stephen GardinerStephen Gardiner
25 April 1924
 
Joseph BazalgetteJoseph Bazalgette
28 March 1819
Civil engineer

Richard RogersRichard Rogers
23 July 1933
Architect, Politician

Inigo JonesInigo Jones
15 July 1573
Architect

Augustus PuginAugustus Pugin
01 March 1812
Architect

Tessa KennedyTessa Kennedy
06 December 1938
 
Laurie BakerLaurie Baker
02 March 1917
Paramedic, Architect

George Gilbert ScottGeorge Gilbert Scott
13 July 1811
Architect

David AdjayeDavid Adjaye
22 September 1966
architect

Alfred WaterhouseAlfred Waterhouse
19 July 1830
Architect
Robert Trent JonesRobert Trent Jones
20 June 1906
Golf course Architect

Thomas HeatherwickThomas Heatherwick
17 February 1970
Architect, Sculptor, Designer
Gertrude JekyllGertrude Jekyll
29 November 1843
Horticulturist, Painter, Gardener, Non-fiction

Ebenezer HowardEbenezer Howard
29 January 1850
Urban planner

James GibbsJames Gibbs
23 December 1682
Architect
Nicholas HawksmoorNicholas Hawksmoor
1661 AD
architect

Giles Gilbert ScottGiles Gilbert Scott
09 November 1880
Architect
Charles BarryCharles Barry
23 May 1795
Architect

John SoaneJohn Soane
10 September 1753
Architect, Archaeologist

John VanbrughJohn Vanbrugh
24 January 1664
Architect
Benjamin Henry LatrobeBenjamin Henry Latrobe
01 May 1764
Architect

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Herbert BakerHerbert Baker
09 June 1862
Architect, Screenwriter
William BurgesWilliam Burges
02 December 1827
Architect

David ChipperfieldDavid Chipperfield
18 December 1953
Architect, University teacher

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist

William KentWilliam Kent
1685 AD
architect, painter, printmaker
Erich MendelsohnErich Mendelsohn
21 March 1887
Architect
Cedric PriceCedric Price
11 September 1934
Architect

William ThorntonWilliam Thornton
20 May 1759
Physician

James WyattJames Wyatt
03 August 1746
Architect

Denys LasdunDenys Lasdun
08 September 1914
Architect
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of BurlingtonRichard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
25 April 1694
Architect

Edward William GodwinEdward William Godwin
26 May 1833
Architect

Ian McHargIan McHarg
20 November 1920
Architect

Philip WebbPhilip Webb
12 January 1831
Architect

Maxwell FryMaxwell Fry
02 August 1899
Architect
C. F. A. VoyseyC. F. A. Voysey
28 May 1857
Architect

Nicholas GrimshawNicholas Grimshaw
09 October 1939
Architect
Richard Norman ShawRichard Norman Shaw
07 May 1831
Architect

Jane DrewJane Drew
24 March 1911
Architect

William ButterfieldWilliam Butterfield
07 September 1814
Architect
Charles Robert AshbeeCharles Robert Ashbee
17 May 1863
Architect

George Edmund StreetGeorge Edmund Street
20 June 1824
Architect
Richard UpjohnRichard Upjohn
22 January 1802
Architect

Samuel BenthamSamuel Bentham
11 January 1757
Engineer

Goldsworthy GurneyGoldsworthy Gurney
14 February 1793
Surgeon

William FroudeWilliam Froude
28 November 1810
Engineer

Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron GrimthorpeEdmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe
12 May 1816
Lawyer
Michael McKinnellMichael McKinnell
25 December 1935
Architect

Carlos Raúl VillanuevaCarlos Raúl Villanueva
30 May 1900
Architect

Ernest GimsonErnest Gimson
21 December 1864
Designer

Alfred B. MullettAlfred B. Mullett
07 April 1834
Architect
Geoffrey JellicoeGeoffrey Jellicoe
08 October 1900
Architect

Serge ChermayeffSerge Chermayeff
08 October 1900
Architect
John Wood, the YoungerJohn Wood, the Younger
25 February 1728
Architect

Arthur Heygate MackmurdoArthur Heygate Mackmurdo
12 December 1851
Architect

Charles EastlakeCharles Eastlake
11 March 1836
Architect
Thomas ArcherThomas Archer
1668 AD
Architect

John Isaac ThornycroftJohn Isaac Thornycroft
01 February 1843
Architect
Richard MacCormacRichard MacCormac
03 September 1938
Architect

Thomas RickmanThomas Rickman
08 June 1776
Architect

George DeveyGeorge Devey
1820 AD
Architect
Peter RedgrovePeter Redgrove
02 January 1932
Poet

Sylvia CroweSylvia Crowe
15 September 1901
Landscape Architect
Joseph MorrisJoseph Morris
1836 AD
Architect

Peter HarrisonPeter Harrison
14 June 1716
British architect

Henry HollandHenry Holland
20 July 1745
Architect

James StirlingJames Stirling
22 April 1926
architect
Sir Basil SpenceSir Basil Spence
13 August 1907
Architect
John Wood the ElderJohn Wood the Elder
26 August 1704
Architect

Peter SmithsonPeter Smithson
18 September 1923
Architect

Jack CoiaJack Coia
17 July 1898
Architect

Philip PowellPhilip Powell
15 March 1921
Architect
Alison SmithsonAlison Smithson
22 June 1928
Architect

George Dance, the YoungerGeorge Dance, the Younger
01 April 1741
Architect

Peter Cook (Architect)Peter Cook (Architect)
22 October 1936
 

John Nash (Architect)John Nash (Architect)
18 January 1752