Famous People who Majored in Architecture

List of famous people who majored in architecture, including photos when available. This list of famous architecture majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in architecture. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in architecture you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This list contains people like George Takei and Norman Foster.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were architecture majors?" and "Which famous people studied architecture?"

  • George Takei
    Photo: Streamy Awards / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0
    George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. As of April 2018, his Facebook page has attracted over 10 million followers since he joined in 2011, and the account frequently shares photos with original humorous commentary. Takei is a proponent of LGBT rights and is active in state and local politics. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with ...more
    • Age: 86
    • Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, HonFREng is an English architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture. He is one of Britain's most prolific architects of his generation. In 1999 he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. In 2009 Foster was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category. In 1994 he received the AIA Gold Medal.
    • Age: 88
    • Birthplace: England
  • James Hoban was an Irish architect, best known for designing the White House in Washington, D.C.
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)
    • Birthplace: Dessart, Callan, County Kildare
  • Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1910-1961)
    • Birthplace: Scandinavia, Kirkkonummi, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries
  • Nicholas Negroponte
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Nicholas Negroponte (born December 1, 1943) is a Greek American architect. He is the founder and chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and also founded the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC).
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
    • Birthplace: Long Island, NY