5.8k readers

Famous Male Architects

Updated June 8, 2017 5.8k views4.4k items

List of famous male architects, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male architects list contains the most prominent and top males known for being architects. There are thousand of males working as architects in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic architects have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a architect then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list: William White, Robert Schuiten and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male architects, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male architects?" and "Who are the best male architects?"
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (; German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈvɪtgənˌʃtaɪn]; 26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language.From 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University of Cambridge. During his lifetime he published just one slim book, the 75-page Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921), one article, one book review and a children's dictionary. His voluminous manuscripts were edited and published posthumously. Philosophical Investigations appeared as a book in 1953, and has since come to be recognised as one of the most important works of philosophy in the... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1889-1951)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

    More Ludwig Wittgenstein 

    #921 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#202 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#140 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

  • Buckminster Fuller
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    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 architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from 1974 to 1983.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts
  • Bobby Jones
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport; he was also a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament. The innovations that he introduced at the Masters have been copied by virtually every professional golf tournament in the world. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete at a national and international level. During his peak from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, and competed very successfully against the world's best professional golfers. Jones often... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

    More Bobby Jones 

    #7 of 153 The Best Golfers Of All Time#4 of 49 The Best Putters in Golf History#11 of 30 Who Are the Most Clutch Golfers of All Time?

  • Albert Speer
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    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 at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for complicity in crimes of the Nazi regime, while stating he was ignorant of the Holocaust. Speer joined the Nazi Party in 1931, launching himself on a political and governmental career which lasted fourteen years. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle. Hitler instructed... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)
    • Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

    More Albert Speer 

    #354 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#233 of 403 Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person#24 of 153 120+ Nazi Party Members