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Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Florida
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel Building
photo © Robin Hill

Florida Southern College This is the largest single-site collection of the architects work in the world: known collectively as Child of the Sun, there are 12 structures.

Aqua Tower, Chicago
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower
picture : Studio Gang Architects

New Chicago Skyscraper This is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise building that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices. The terraces of the building are contoured all the way up producing a strong sculptural effect: they inflect based on criteria such as the solar shading, view, size and type of dwelling.

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
Mies van der Rohe, architect
Farnsworth House
photo © gm+ad architects

Farnsworth House World-famous 20th Century architecture – a classic Modernist house.

The Getty Center, Los Angeles
Richard Meier & Partners
Getty Center Building
image © Alice McRae

Getty Center Building Major architecture statement by one of the key American architects of the latter part of the 20th Century, still active in the 21st century. This large-scale project was critically acclaimed upon completion, located just north of LA.

Seattle Public Library, Seattle
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Seattle Library building
photo : Philippe Ruault

Seattle Library Building

The architects state “The library stands exposed as outdated and moralistic at the moment that it has become the last repository of the free and the public. Our ambition is to redefine the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information store.”

Smithsonian Museum Courtyard
Foster & Partners
Smithsonian Institute
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Smithsonian Institute The former United States Patent Building was rescued from demolition in 1958 by President Eisenhower, who transferred it to the Smithsonian Institution. The enclosure of the building’s grand central courtyard is the key move here, providing a massive, airy indoor space.

US Building Projects

US Architecture, alphabetical:
Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF
Studio Daniel Libeskind, architects Contemporary Jewish Museum
photograph © Andrew McRae

Contemporary Jewish Museum Building

Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles
Philip Johnson with John Burgee
Crystal Cathedral
picture © Andrew McRae

Los Angeles Cathedral Building

COR Building, Miami
Oppenheim Architecture + Design
American skyscraper
picture : dbox

American skyscraper : cor tower

GRAM – Art Museum, Grand Rapids
wHY architecture
GRAM Building
photo : Chris Barrett@Hedrich Blessing

GRAM Michigan

Museum Plaza, Louisville
REX, architects
Louisville skyscraper
picture : PRNewsFoto/Museum Plaza

Louisville skyscraper design

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, KC
Steven Holl Architects
American museum
image : Andy Ryan

American Museum Extension

Perot Museum of Nature & Science
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
image from architect

Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Spaceport America
Foster + Partners
Spaceport America
picture : Foster + Partners

Spaceport America

University of Iowa building, Iowa City Steven Holl Architects
American University building
picture © Andy Ryans

American University Building

Utah Museum of Natural History
Ennead Architects
Utah Museum of Natural History Building
photo © Stuart Ruckman

Utah Museum Building

photo : Christian Richters

New York house

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Herzog & de Meuron with HGA, Inc.
Walker Art Center
photo : Paul Warchol

Walker Art Center

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Gehry Partners, architects
American Concert Hall
photo © Andrew McRae

Los Angeles Concert Hall Building

Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Foster + Partners
American Opera house Building
photo : Iwan Baan

Winspear Opera House

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Modern American house – design by Frank Lloyd Wright in New Hampshire

American Housing : key buildings + designs

Famous American architect : Frank Gehry

American Building Types – alphabetical

American Airport Architecture
American Art Center Buildings
American Bridge Designs
American City Hall Buildings
American Concert Hall Architecture
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American Court Buildings
American Factory Buildings
American Hospital Buildings
American Hotel Developments
American Library Buildings
American Memorial Architecture
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American Railway Station Designs
American Religious Buildings
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American University Architecture

American College Building

USA Architect Office : Richard Meier & Partners, Architects

American Architects

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