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 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
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
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
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
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 is a film producer and film director.

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