Famous Architects - List of Famous Architects - page 3

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
Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

The famous Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid is known for her designs of the ‘Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art’ and ‘Heydar Aliyev Center’

BritishOctober 31, 1950505 views

William Pitt (Architect)

William Pitt was an acclaimed architect and political figure from Australia

AustralianJune 4, 185574 views

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect, known for his vibrant use of color

Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan was a pioneering architect who is known as the "father of skyscrapers" and "father of modernism"

Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford was a Scottish civil engineer and architect, famously dubbed as the ‘Colossus of Roads’

ScottishAugust 9, 1757159 views

Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS was a 17th century English scientist, architect and polymath

BritishJuly 28, 1635174 views

Maya Lin

Maya Lin is an American architect and artist who rose to prominence with her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C

AmericanOctober 5, 1959131 views

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter

FinnsFebruary 3, 1898241 views

Albert Speer

Albert Speer was a German architect and served as a Minister for Nazi Germany during the Second World War

GermanMarch 19, 1905360 views