Famous Canadian Architects

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 1 Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Canadian-born American architect and designer Frank Gehry is best known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in France, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, U.S. He has won countless awards, such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the Praemium Imperiale.

 2 Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie
Famous As: Architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author who designed Habitat 67, a model housing complex and landmark in Montreal
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Moshe Safdie is an architect, educator, urban planner, author, and theorist. He is best known for designing Jewel Changi Airport, Marina Bay Sands, and Habitat 67. Widely regarded as a thought leader, Safdie's work has inspired generations of architects all around the world. 

 3 Arthur Erickson

Arthur Erickson
Famous As: Architect, University teacher
Birthdate: June 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: May 20, 2009

Canadian architect Arthur Erickson is remembered for his architectural marvels such as the Simon Fraser University, which he co-designed with Geoffrey Massey. His other works include the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Robson Square in Vancouver.

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 4 Bing Thom

Bing Thom
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Died: October 4, 2016

Bing Thom was a Canadian urban designer and architect. He is credited with establishing a Vancouver-based architecture firm called Bing Thom Architects which specializes in urban planning and constructing civic buildings, public spaces, and performing arts centers. In 2011, Bing Thom was honored with the RAIC Gold Medal, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's highest honor.