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Adolf Loos famous architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933) ranks as one of the most important pioneers of the modern movement in architecture. Ironically, his influence was based largely on a few interior designs and a body of controversial essays. Loos's buildings were rigorous examples of austere beauty, ranging from conventional country cottages to planar compositions for storefronts and residences. His built compositions were little known outside his native Austria during his early years of practice. | more about Adolf Loos - most famous architects >>>
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Adolf Loos

Albert Kahn famous architect Albert Kahn (1869-1942) was born in Rhaunen, Germany, the oldest son of a rabbi. The Kahns and their six children emigrated to the United States in 1880. Albert Kahn received his professional training as an apprentice to an architect with the firm of Mason and Rice in Detroit. In 1891, Albert Kahn was awarded a scholarship for a year's travel in Europe. | more about Albert Kahn - most famous architects >>>
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Albert Kahn

Aldo Rossi famous architect Aldo Rossi (born 1931), one of the most influential famous architects during the period 1972-1988, has accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in three distinct areas: theory, drawing, and architecture. After receiving his architecture degree at the Polytechnic University in Milan in 1959, Aldo Rossi served as a course assistant to prominent famous architects Ludovico Quaroni and Carlo Aymonino. Aldo Rossi became a faculty member in the School of Architecture in Milan in 1965 and at the University in Venice in 1975. | more about Aldo Rossi - most famous architects >>>
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Aldo Rossi

Alvar Aalto famous architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is considered a modern architect, yet his work exhibits a carefully crafted balance of intricate and complex forms, spaces, and elements, and reveals a traditionalism rooted in the cultural heritage and physical environment of Finland. Over the course of his 50-year career, Alvar Aalto, unlike a number of his contemporaries, did not rely on modernism's fondness for industrialized processes as a compositional technique, but forged an architecture influenced by a broad spectrum of concerns. | more about Alvar Aalto - most famous architects >>>
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Alvar Aalto

Alvaro Siza famous architect Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza (Alvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Viera), is one of the best-known Portuguese architects of the 20th century. Although Siza produced numerous projects for clients in Portugal (houses, schools, and other instututions), it was not until the 1980s that he began to recieve recognition through exhibitions and commissions in other European countries. | more about Alvaro Siza - most famous architects >>>
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Alvaro Siza

Antonio Gaudi famous architect Antonio Gaudi was a unique architectural talent, not easily compared with other famous architects in the terms used by architectural historians. Not only was his work strongly individualized, but Antonio Gaudi was fortunate to have loyal clients to support him. From early in his career, wide attention was given to his work, although Antonio Gaudi shunned publicity. | more about Antonio Gaudi - most famous architects >>>
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Antonio Gaudi

Carlo Scarpa famous architect At the time of his death in 1978 at the age of 72, Carlo Scarpa was at the height of his fame and influence. His buildings and projects were being studied by architects and students throughout the world, and his decorative style had become a model for architects wishing to revive craft and luscious materials in the contemporary manner. | more about Carlo Scarpa - most famous architects >>>
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Carlo Scarpa

Eliel Saarinen famous architect The 50-year career of Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) can be divided into two parts. Practicing in Finland for 25 years, he first established an international reputation based on his "National Romantic" and Jugendstill-inspired architecture. | more about Eliel Saarinen - most famous architects >>>
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Eliel Saarinen

Frank Lloyd Wright famous architect If there is any one architect about whom the proverbial John Q. Public knows something, it is surely Frank Lloyd Wright. People who have not read a word of his writings do not hesitate to invoke his name. Many who are not the least a word bit familiar with the principles of organic architecture crave to live in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. | more about Frank Lloyd Wright - most famous architects >>>
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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Owen Gehry famous architect Frank O. Gehry is the principal of the Los Angeles, California, architecture firm of Frank O. Gehry & Associates. Frank Gehry 's designs, which explore the possibilities inherent both in the methods of constructing and assembling architecture and in the formal composition of architectural forms, have been built or proposed all across the United States. Frank Gehry is the recipient of the Arnold W. Bnumer Award of the American Institute of Arts and Sciences and of numerous local and national design awards. | more about Frank Owen Gehry - most famous architects >>>
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Frank Owen Gehry

Fumihiko Maki famous architect A major figure in Japanese architecture since the late 1950s, Fumihiko Maki is recognized for his architectural and urban design work as well as his contributions to architectural theory. Fumihiko Maki's work is characterized by his critical development of the modern model, his desire to create a contemporary urban architecture and spaces of public appearance, and his attempt to fuse design concepts of the Hast and West. | more about Fumihiko Maki - most famous architects >>>
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Fumihiko Maki

Gottfried Boehm famous architect Gottfried Boehm, German architect, was born in 1920 in Offenbach/Main, near Frankfurt/Main, in what today is the Federal Republic of Germany. He was the third and last son of Dominikus Boehm (1880-1955), one of the most prominent Catholic church builders of his time in Germany, known for his typological and constructive innovations as well as his expressive architecture. | more about Gottfried Boehm - most famous architects >>>
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Gottfried Boehm

Charles Ormond Eames famous architect Charles Ormond Eames Charles Eames was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 17, 1907. Charles Eames studied architecture at The Washington University, St. Louis, from 1924 to 1926. supplementing his studies with work in the local architectural firm of Trueblood and Graf from 1925 to 1927. Charles Eames is thought to have left school because of his irritation with the lack of imagination Charles Eames found there. | more about Charles Ormond Eames - most famous architects >>>
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Charles Ormond Eames

Henry Hobson Richardson famous architect Henry Hobson Richardson was born at the Priestly Plantation in Louisiana on September 29, 1838. During his brief but productive career of 21 years Henry Hobson Richardson had perfected building solutions and design formulas for a wide range of building types, many of which were new to his age: smalltown and large-scale libraries, campus buildings, train stations, cathedrals, courthouses, city halls, state capitals, the commercial block, and the suburban home. | more about Henry Hobson Richardson - most famous architects >>>
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Henry Hobson Richardson

Christopher Wren famous architect Christopher Wren was born in 1632 to a highly placed clergyman of the Church of England, who was knowledgeable in science and architecture, and who became Dean of Windsor. His uncle Matthew had also been Dean of Windsor and later became Bishop of Ely. Christopher Wren received a then-traditional early education in the classics, in spite of the outbreak of civil war in 1642, and began studies in astronomy and physiology. | more about Christopher Wren - most famous architects >>>
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Christopher Wren

Ieoh Ming Pei famous architect The son of a wealthy and prominent banker-economist, Ieoh Ming Pei lived in Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as his native Canton, in the years following his birth in 1917. After attending St. John's Middle School in Shanghai, Ieoh Ming Pei came to the United States to study in 1935. As many of his father's business associates were westerners - from the UK and northern Europe- it was expected that young Ieoh Ming Pei would go abroad for his studies. | more about Ieoh Ming Pei - most famous architects >>>
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Ieoh Ming Pei

James Stirling famous architect The British architect, James Stirling, was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1926. He received his architectural degree from the University of Liverpool School of Architecture in 1950. James Stirling undertook postgraduate study at the School of Town Planning and Regional Research, London, 1950-1952. Early experience was obtained in the firm of Lyons, Israel and Ellis, where James Stirling was Senior Assistant (1950-1956). | more about James Stirling - most famous architects >>>
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James Stirling

Kenzo Tange famous architect Kenzo Tange (born 1913) is a world-renowned Japanese architect of the second half of the twentieth century who has fused the architectural traditions of his native Japan with the contemporary philosophy and traditions of the western world. Kenzo Tange, as well as most architects of Kenzo Tange's generation, was greatly influenced by the principles of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM - 1928).. | more about Kenzo Tange - most famous architects >>>
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Kenzo Tange

Kevin Roche famous architect The firm Kevin Roche (1922-), John Dinkeloo (1918-1981) and Associates has produced some of contemporary America's most significant and influential civic and corporate architecture. Recognizing new social conditions within postindustrial society, the firm has designed buildings that focus on the changing role of public space and its relationship to the individual. | more about Kevin Roche - most famous architects >>>
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Kevin Roche

Le Corbusier famous architect Le Corbusier was born Charles Edouard Jeannerct on October 6, 1887, in LaChaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Le Corbusier was the second son of Edouard Jeanneret, a dial painter in the town's renowned watch industry, and Madame Jeannerct-Perrct, a musician and piano teacher. The family proudly traced its ancestry to the Cathars, who fled to the Jura Mountains during the Albigensian Wars of the twelfth century, and the French Huguenots, who migrated to Switzerland following the Edict of Nantes (1598). | more about Le Corbusier - most famous architects >>>
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Le Corbusier

Louis Henry Sullivan famous architect Louis Henry Sullivan was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to immigrant parents on September 3, 1856. His father, Patrick a dancing master, had migrated to the city alone from his native Ireland in 1847, three years before Louis 's mother, Andrienne List, arrived with her family from Switzerland. The second of their two sons, Louis Henry Sullivan lived with his grandparents and aunt and uncle, as well as with his mother and father until the age of five in a culturally and intellectually rich home environment. | more about Louis Henry Sullivan - most famous architects >>>
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Louis Henry Sullivan

Louis Isadore Kahn famous architect Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974), U.S. architect, educator, and philosopher, is one of the foremost twentieth-century famous architects. Louis I. Kahn evolved an original theoretical and formal language that revitalized modern architecture. His best known works, located in the United States, India, and Bangladesh, were produced in the last two decades of his life. They reveal an integration of structure, a reverence for materials and light, a devotion to archetypal geometry, and a profound concern for humanistic values. | more about Louis Isadore Kahn - most famous architects >>>
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Louis Isadore Kahn

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Aachen, Germany, to the wife of a stonemason in 1886. He attended the Cathedral School there between 1897 and 1900. In 1905 he moved to Berlin and, without formal architectural training, became an apprentice in the office of furniture designer (famous interior designer) Bruno Paul. In 1907, he built his first house as an independent famous architect, a wooden house in eighteenth-century style under the influence of English domestic architecture. | more about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - most famous architects>>>
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Luis Barragan famous architect Luis Barragan, prominent twentieth-century Mexican architect and landscape architect, was born in 1902 in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Luis Barragan grew up near the willage of Mazamitla in the northwestern section of Mexico near Guadalajara on a ranch that his family owned. This landscape with its heavy red clay earth, rolling hills, intense sunsets, and frequent heavy rainfall was to have a lasting impression upon his later work. | more about Luis Barragan - most famous architects >>>
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Luis Barragan

Marcel Breuer famous architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was attracted to the year-old Weimar Bauhaus by its idealistic program that promised new approaches to art and architecture away from the iconoclastic methods of the past. The 18-year-old from Pecs Hungary, demonstrated an extraordinary talent and energy in the Vorkus and workshops. | more about Marcel Breuer - most famous architects >>>
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Marcel Breuer

Mario Botta famous architect Mario Botta, contemporary architect, lives in Ticino, a small canton in southern Switzerland, in an extraordi narily beautiful landscape separated by the Alps from the rest of Switzerland. Most of his projects have been built within a few miles of Lugano where Mario Botta works. This area reflects Switzerland's peculiar situation: politically it is Swiss, yet culturally it is Italian. | more about Mario Botta - most famous architects >>>
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Mario Botta

Michael Graves famous architect Michael Graves was born on July 9, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, he had a childhood interest in drawing and painting that has stayed with him throughout his career in architecture. Michael Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati in a cooperative program that allowed him to work in the architectural office of Carl A. Strauss and Associates while completing his formal classroom education. It was at Strauss's office that Michael Graves met an early mentor, Ray Roush. | more about Michael Graves - most famous architects >>>
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Michael Graves

Oscar Niemeyer famous architect Oscar Niemeyer was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the 15th December 1907. Oscar Niemeyer graduated from the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro in 1934. At this time Oscar Niemeyer joined a team of Brazilian famous architects collaborating with Le Corbusier on a new Ministry of Education and Health in Rio de Janeiro. Oscar Niemeyer worked with Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier till 1938 on this project. | more about Oscar Niemeyer - most famous architects >>>
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Oscar Niemeyer

Paolo Soleri famous architect Italian architect Paolo Soleri is one of the best-known Utopian planners of the twentieth century. His elaborate sociological philosophies and city plans, bearing the unmistakable evidence of a highly creative mind, depict the ideal self-sufficient societies that have always been the stuff of visionary dreams. | more about Paolo Soleri - most famous architects >>>
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Paolo Soleri

Renzo Piano famous architect Renzo Piano was bom into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937. His grandfather, his father, four uncles and brother were all contractors and Renzo Piano admits, Renzo Piano should have been one too, but instead chose architecture. | more about Renzo Piano - most famous architects >>>
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Renzo Piano

Richard Meier famous architect Richard Meier was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1934. Richard Meier graduated from Cornell University in 1957 then worked with a series of famous architects, including Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill and Marcel Breuer. Richard Meier established his own practice in 1963. | more about Richard Meier - most famous architects >>>
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Richard Meier

Robert Venturi famous architect Robert Venturi, John Rauch and Scott Brown (VRSB) is a Philadelphia firm that has had a significant influence on late 20th-century architecture. The firm was founded in 1964 as Robert Venturi and John Rauch by partners Robert Venturi and John Rauch. They were joined in 1967 by Denise Scott Brown who since 1960 had been collaborating with Venturi in teaching and the development of theory. In 1980, the firm became Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. | more about Robert Venturi - most famous architects >>>
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Robert Venturi

Tadao Ando famous architect Tadao Ando was born in 1941 in Osaka, Japan. Growing up in that city as Japan recovered prom the war, Tadao Ando spent the most of time out of doors, and was raised by his grandmother, whose name was "ando". From the age of 10 to 17 Tadao Ando worked at local carpenter, where Tadao Ando learned how to work with wood and built a number of models of airplanes and ships. His studying was very unusual. | more about Tadao Ando - most famous architects >>>
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Tadao Ando

Title | Adolf Loos | Albert Kahn | Aldo Rossi | Alvar Aalto | Alvaro Siza | Antonio Gaudi | Carlo Scarpa | Eliel Saarinen | Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Owen Gehry | Fumihiko Maki | Gottfried Boehm | Henry Hobson Richardson | Charles Ormond Eames | Christopher Wren | Ieoh Ming Pei
James Stirling | Kenzo Tange | Kevin Roche | Le Corbusier | Louis Henry Sullivan | Louis Isadore Kahn | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe | Luis Barragan
Marcel Breuer | Mario Botta | Michael Graves | Oscar Niemeyer | Paolo Soleri | Renzo Piano | Richard Meier | Robert Venturi | Tadao Ando

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