Famous Architects - List of Famous Architects - page 4

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
Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman is an American-Israeli architect

Daniel Burnham

Daniel Burnham was a famous American architect and urban designer who designed several famous buildings in America and developed numerous cities like Chicago, Washington and many more.

Balkrishna V Doshi

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi is an eminent Indian architect

IndianAugust 26, 1927120 views

Vitruvius

Vitruvius was a Roman architect, author, and military engineer during the 1st century BC

Ancient Roman80 BC641 views

Christopher Alexander

Christopher Wolfgang Alexander is a renowned architect popular for his trendsetting designs

AmericanOctober 4, 1936197 views

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner introduced groundbreaking ideas in realms of spirituality, art, education and agriculture

CroatianFebruary 25, 1861225 views

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson was a renowned American architect who is particularly known for his postmodern work

AmericanJuly 8, 1906240 views

Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn was one of the most reputed architects of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 20, 1901253 views

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a legendary Florentine painter, polymath, sculptor, architect and musician

ItalianApril 15, 1452184 views

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-born French architect, who was also famous for his painting talents

FrenchOctober 6, 1887233 views