World Architects, Designers, Design Offices, Studios List, Architectural Practices


Architecture offices around the world – key contemporary design firms listed as follows:

Architects by country
Architects by city
Architects by alphabetical order : links to 1658 architect studio pages

Architect Profiles + Listings available – please contact isabelle(at)

World Architects – by country

A American Argentine Australian Austrian
B Belgian Brazilian British Bulgarian
C Canadian Chinese Chile Colombian Croatian Czech
D Danish Dutch
E English
F Finnish French
G German Greek
H Hungarian
I Indian Indonesian Irish Israeli Italian
J Japanese
L Lithuanian
M Malaysian Mexican
N New Zealand Norwegian
P Polish Portuguese
R Romanian
S Scottish Singapore Slovenian South African South Korean
Spanish Swedish Swiss
T Turkish
W Welsh

World Architects – by city

A Aberdeen Abu Dhabi Amsterdam Athens Atlanta
B Barcelona Beijing Berlin Birmingham Boston Brisbane
Bristol Brno
C Cambridge Chicago Cincinnati Cologne Copenhagen
D Dallas Delft Detroit Dubai Dublin
E Edinburgh
F Frankfurt
G Glasgow Greek
H Hamburg Hong Kong Houston
K Kansas City
L Leeds Lima Liverpool London Los Angeles
M Madras Madrid Manchester Melbourne Miami Milan
Montreal Moscow Munich
N New York Newcastle
O Oslo Oxford
P Paris Philadelphia Prague
R Rio de Janeiro Rome Rotterdam
S San Francisco Sao Paulo Seattle Shanghai Sheffield
Singapore Stuttgart Sydney
T Tokyo Toronto
V Vancouver Vienna
W Washington DC

World Architects – alphabetical


World Architect Photos : portraits of key designers

World Architects – historical

Contemporary Architecture Studios : major contemporary architect offices

Historic Architecture Studios : major architect practices from 20th Century & beyond

Two of the most famous designers of buildings in the last century:

Zaha Hadid Architect

Iraqi-born but established an office in Clerkenwell, London, having attended the prestigious Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture on Bedford Square. Sadly Zaha is no longer with us but she has left an amazing legacy across the world with key buildings in Baku, Azerbaijan and in Rome, Italy.

Frank Gehry Architect
Frank Gehry Architect USA
picture from STV
This Canadian set up his office in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA. He kickstarted his practice with a humble house for himself in Santa Monica. Using robust materials such as corrugated metal and mesh it was a popular inspiration to architecture students in the 1990s when I was attending university! Later, larger, key works include the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France; The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies for the University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington, USA; New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida; Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Fred & Ginger aka Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic; the Vitra Design Museum and the MARTa Herford museum in Germany; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada and 8 Spruce Street in New York City.

Hong Kong Architecture Studios

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