Architects Real Names

Famous Architects and their real names, Designer Titles

Architects Real Names

Architectural Pseudonyms

Architects Real Names

Which famous architect was called Maria? And who is Frank Goldberg?

Popular name : Real name

Frank Gehry : Frank Goldberg
Frank Gehry
image of the architect received Sep 2003
Frank Gehry
One of the most famous architectural designers in the world. The most famous building designed by the architects is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, described by Time Magazine as “The Building of the Century”. More recently he completed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA. He was born in Toronto, Canada but has become a naturalised American citizen. The architect has won the most prestigious architecture & design awards including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1989) American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (1999) and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal (2000).

Le Corbusier : Charles-Edouard Jeanneret
Le Corbusier building
building image © Rebecca Breun
Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier’s real name is Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris. He worked as an architect in Paris from 1917. He is popularily known as Corb by architects. Corb won the RIBA Gold Medal in 1953. He ran an architect studio in Paris, France, from 1922 with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. Key buildings by this world-famous Modernist architect include the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, France (1952), Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France (1955) and the La Tourette Monastery, Lyon, France (1957).

Louis Kahn : Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky (Schmalowski)
Paul Rudolph Hall
photo : Peter Aaron
Louis Kahn
Louis Isadore Kahn was a Jewish architect born in Saaremaa, Russia (now Estonia). He was born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky in Kuressaare. His family emigrated to the USA in 1905. He lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Yale University Art Gallery was the first major project of this celebrated Modernist. Famous pupils included architects Robert Venturi and Moshe Safdie. He was Professor of Architecture at Yale University and later Dean, Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe : Maria Ludwig Michael Mies
Mies van der Rohe
photograph © Adrian Welch
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe : Maria Ludwig Michael Mies
Famous buildings by this International Style architect include the Barcelona Pavilion, Spain and the Farnsworth House, USA. Mies van der Rohe was originally based in Germany, but the architect spent most of his career in the United States after the Second World War. He won the RIBA Gold Medal in 1959.

Selection of Current Architecture

European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany : COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
European Central Bank Tower
image © ISOCHROM.com, Vienna

Campus Palmas Altas, Seville : Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners / Vidal y Asociados arquitectos
Campus Palmas Altas
photograph © Mark Bentley

The Shard, London : Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The Shard London
picture from architect

Peres Peace House, Israel : Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects
Peres Peace House
image : Archivio Fuksas

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