Architecture 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)

Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Architects
Arnold Palmer 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 ...more

Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Architects
Buckminster Fuller Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or ...more

Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Architects
Bobby Jones 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 ...more

Albert Speer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Architects
Albert Speer 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 ...more

George Grenfell-Baines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Architects
George Grenfell-Baines 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 ...more

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

El Greco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Architects
El Greco 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 ...more

Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Architects
Frank Lloyd Wright 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 ...more

Alfred Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Architects
Alfred Rosenberg Alfred Ernst Rosenberg was a Baltic German philosopher and an influential ideologue of the Nazi Party. Rosenberg was first introduced to Adolf Hitler by Dietrich Eckart; he later held several ...more

Carlo Spinola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Architects
Carlo Spinola Italian Jesuit architect who stopped in Macau foe about two years 1600-1602, and designed the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau,completed in 1627.

Charles Percier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Architects
Charles Percier Charles Percier was a neoclassical French architect, interior decorator and designer, who worked in a close partnership with Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, originally his friend ...more

Antônio da Costa Santos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Architects
Antônio da Costa Santos Antonio da Costa Santos was a Brazilian architect and politician affiliated to the Workers' Party. Toninho took office as Mayor of Campinas, on January 1, 2001. He was shot to death at 10:15 pm, ...more

Eero Saarinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Architects
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, ...more

Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Architects
Annika Sörenstam Annika Sörenstam is a Swedish retired professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at ...more

Christopher Wren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Architects
Christopher Wren Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the ...more

Frank Gehry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Architects
Frank Gehry Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian architect born in Canada, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become ...more

Arne Jacobsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Architects
Arne Jacobsen Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural Functionalism as well as for the worldwide success he enjoyed with ...more

Chuck Hoberman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Architects
Chuck Hoberman Chuck Hoberman is an artist, engineer, architect, and inventor of folding toys and structures, most notably the Hoberman sphere.

Alvar Aalto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Architects
Alvar Aalto Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer, as well as a sculptor and painter. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Aalto's early career runs in ...more

Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Architects
Gary Player Gary Player DMS; OIG is a South African professional golfer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Over his career, Player accumulated nine major championships ...more

Eileen Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Architects
Eileen Gray Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray was an Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Architects
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the post impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in ...more

Buğra Gülsoy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Architects
Buğra Gülsoy Buğra Gülsoy is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer.

Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Architects
Ben Crenshaw Ben Daniel Crenshaw is an American professional golfer who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour, including two major championships: the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. He is nicknamed Gentle

Charlotte Perriand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Architects
Charlotte Perriand Charlotte Perriand, was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article ...more

Finn Juhl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Architects
Finn Juhl Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer, most known for his furniture design. He was one of the leading figures in the creation of "Danish design" in the ...more

Charles Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Architects
Charles Gibbs Charles Lionel Gibbs, who went by his middle name Lionel, was a politician in Alberta, Canada. He served as a municipal councillor in Edmonton from 1924 until his death and, concurrently, a ...more

Charles B. Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Architects
Charles B. Macdonald Charles Blair Macdonald was a major figure in early American golf. He built the first 18-hole course in the United States, was a driving force in the founding of the United States Golf ...more

Dominikus Böhm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Architects
Dominikus Böhm Dominikus Böhm was a German architect specializing in churches. He built churches in Cologne, the Ruhr area, Swabia, and Hesse. Many of his buildings are examples of Brick Expressionism.

Bill Johnston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Architects
Bill Johnston Bill Johnston is an American golf course architect and former professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour. Johnston was born in Donora, Pennsylvania, but moved to Ogden, Utah when he was four ...more

Ernest Gimson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Architects
Ernest Gimson Ernest William Gimson was an English furniture designer and architect. Gimson was described by the art critic Nikolaus Pevsner as "the greatest of the English architect-designers". ...more

Christian Norberg-Schulz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Architects
Christian Norberg-Schulz Christian Norberg-Schulz was a Norwegian architect, author, educator and architectural theorist. Norberg-Schulz was part of the Modernist Movement in architecture and associated with ...more

Ettore Sottsass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Architects
Ettore Sottsass Ettore Sottsass was an Italian architect and designer of the late 20th century. His body of designs included furniture, jewellery, glass, lighting and office machine design.

Cornelius Gurlitt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Architects
Cornelius Gurlitt Cornelius Gustav Gurlitt war ein deutscher Architekt und Kunsthistoriker. Er war der Vater des Musikwissenschaftlers Wilibald Gurlitt und des Kunsthistorikers Hildebrand Gurlitt.

George Godwin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Architects
George Godwin George Godwin FRS was an influential architect, journalist, and editor of The Builder magazine.

Frederick Law Olmsted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Architects
Frederick Law Olmsted Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, ...more

Ernő Rubik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Architects
Ernő Rubik Ernő Rubik is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik's Cube, Rubik's Magic, Rubik's Magic: Master ...more

Antoni Gaudí is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Architects
Antoni Gaudí Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. ...more

David Poche is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Architects
David Poche Dave Poche is an actor, television producer, musician and an architect.

Francisco Keil do Amaral is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Architects
Francisco Keil do Amaral Prolific architect (and landscape architect) whose many works are usually purist modernist designs. He was one of the most influential architects of his generation. Many of his buildings still ...more

Florence Knoll is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Architects
Florence Knoll Florence Knoll Bassett is an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan as Florence Schust and is known ...more

Friedensreich Hundertwasser is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Architects
Friedensreich Hundertwasser Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect. Born Friedrich Stowasser in Vienna, he became one of the best-known contemporary Austrian artists by the end ...more

Fernando Belaúnde Terry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Architects
Fernando Belaúnde Terry Fernando Belaúnde Terry was President of Peru for two non-consecutive terms. Deposed by a military coup in 1968, he was re-elected in 1980 after eleven years of military rule. He was ...more

Fazlur Khan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Architects
Fazlur Khan Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs for ...more

Demetri Porphyrios is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Architects
Demetri Porphyrios Demetri Porphyrios is a Greek architect and author who practices architecture in London as principal of the firm Porphyrios Associates. In addition to practice and writing, Porphyrios has held a ...more

Frank Harte is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Architects
Frank Harte Frank Harte was a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer. He was born in Chapelizod, County Dublin, and raised in Dublin. His father, Peter Harte, who had moved from a ...more

Arif Hasan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Architects
Arif Hasan Arif Hasan, is a Pakistani architect, planner, activist, social researcher, and writer. He is a recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the country's highest award for its citizens.

Angelo Mangiarotti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Architects
Angelo Mangiarotti Angelo Mangiarotti was an Italian architect and industrial designer with a reputation built on "never forgetting the real needs of users". He mainly focused on the industrial process ...more

Alexander Nimmo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Architects
Alexander Nimmo Alexander Nimmo was a Scottish engineer and architect active in early nineteenth-century Ireland. His maritime engineering designs combined classical motifs with utilitarian functionality. ...more

Ernst L. Freud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Architects
Ernst L. Freud Ernst L.[ucie] Freud was an Austrian architect and the fourth child of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and his German-born wife Martha Bernays. In honour of his wife Ernst Freud added the ...more