Person List of Famous Architects

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List of famous architects, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top architects in the world? This includes the most prominent architects, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable architects is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic architects were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned architects.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known architects to the lesser known architects of today, these are some of the best professionals in the architect field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous architects ever?" and "What are the names of famous architects?" then you're in the right place. (1540 items)
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Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Arnold Daniel Palmer is a retired American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King", he is one of golf's most popular ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Designer, Professional golfer, Architect

Credits: June 17th, 1994, Call Me Bwana, Pinehurst Chicken Soup: Conversations for the Golfer's Soul, + more

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly ...more

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Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)

Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary, Inventor Designer, + more

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. During ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1902-1971)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Profession: Golfer, Architect, Lawyer

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Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a German architect who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As "the Nazi who said sorry", he accepted moral responsibility ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1905-1981)

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Profession: Politician, Architect, Writer

Credits: Inside The Third Reich, As from Afar

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Professor Sir George Grenfell-Baines OBE DL was an English architect and town planner. Born in Preston, as George Baines, his family’s humble circumstances forced him to start work at the age of fourteen. Both George and his younger brother, Richard, were prodigiously gifted mathematicians and ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1908-2003)

Birthplace: City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Profession: Architect

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Ai Weiwei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Ai Weiwei is a film producer and film director. ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Beijing, China

Profession: Film Producer, Cinematographer, Designer, Film Editor Contemporary artist, + more

Credits: So Sorry, Ordos 100, Ping'an Yueqing, Fairytale Chang'an Boulevard, + more

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El Greco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Architects
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El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" was a nickname, a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, often adding the ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1541-1614)

Birthplace: Kingdom of Candia

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Architect, Artist

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Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Architects
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Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. ...more

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Age: Died at 92 (1867-1959)

Birthplace: Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Educator, Interior designer, Designer, Architect Writer, + more

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