Famous Architects - List of Famous Architects - page 2

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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
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
Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari

Giorgio Vasari was an Italian artist, architect and art historian

ItalianJuly 30, 151189 views

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, often regarded as father of American landscape architecture

AmericanApril 26, 1822113 views

Sir Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren was the most celebrated English architect of his time, best known for the design of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

BritishOctober 20, 163287 views

Joseph Paxton

Joseph Paxton was an English gardener and architect, who is chiefly remembered for designing ‘The Crystal Palace’

BritishAugust 3, 1803127 views

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a Muslim Persian scholar and an author of numerous books on various subjects

IranianFebruary 18, 1201116 views

Max Fabiani

Max Fabiani was an Italian-Austrian-Slovenian architect of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

ItalianApril 29, 1865153 views

Ivan Meštrović

Ivan Meštrović was a Croatian architect and sculptor

CroatianAugust 15, 1883195 views

Jože Plečnik

Joze Plecnik was a great Slovenian architect who tried to model Ljubljana on ancient Athens

SlovenianJanuary 23, 1872150 views

Carlos Páez Vilaró

Carlos Paez Vilaro was a multifaceted Uruguayan artist

Hassan Fathy

Hassan Fathy is Egypt’s most well-known architect since the famous Imhotep, the world’s earliest known designer

EgyptianMarch 23, 1900185 views