Famous Architects - List of Famous Architects

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.

The Most Famous Architects

Vitruvius80 BCAncient RomanVitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC
Zaha HadidOctober 31, 1950BritishThe famous Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is known for her designs of the ‘Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art’ and ‘Heydar Aliyev Center’
Neri OxmanFebruary 6, 1976AmericanNeri Oxman is an American-Israeli architect
Albert SpeerMarch 19, 1905GermanAlbert Speer was a German architect and served as a Minister for Nazi Germany during the Second World War
Carlos Páez VilaróNovember 1, 1923UruguayanCarlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted Uruguayan artist
Louis KahnFebruary 20, 1901AmericanLouis Kahn was one of the most reputed architects of the 20th century
Alvar AaltoFebruary 3, 1898FinnsAlvar Aalto was a Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter
Philip JohnsonJuly 8, 1906AmericanPhilip Johnson was a renowned American architect who is particularly known for his postmodern work
Marcel BreuerMay 21, 1902HungarianMarcel Lajos Breuer was a world famous modernist architect and designer considered as one of the most prominent proponents of International Style
Le CorbusierOctober 6, 1887French, SwissLe Corbusier was a Swiss-born French architect, who was also famous for his painting talents
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-born American architect

GermanMarch 27, 188688 views

Norman Foster

Norman Robert Foster often referred to as the ‘hero of high-tech’ is one of the most distinguished British architects

BritishJune 1, 1935213 views

Henry Hobson Richardson

Henry Hobson Richardson was one of the leading American architects of the 19th century

AmericanSeptember 29, 1838125 views

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Lajos Breuer was a world famous modernist architect and designer considered as one of the most prominent proponents of International Style

HungarianMay 21, 1902238 views

Richard Meier

Richard Alan Meier is an American architect and abstract artist

AmericanOctober 12, 1934207 views

Walter Gropius

Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a renowned German-American architect

GermanMay 18, 1883147 views

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Nora Stanton was the first woman to become a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

AmericanSeptember 30, 1883209 views

Andrea Pozzo

Andrea dal Pozzo was a famous Italian Jesuit painter, architect, stage designer and art theoretician

ItalianNovember 30, 1642173 views

Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti was an Italian author, architect, poet, linguist and cryptographer

ItalianFebruary 18, 1404133 views

Gustave Eiffel

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect who built the famous Eiffel Tower

FrenchDecember 15, 1832200 views