Famous Architects, Contemporary Design Practices, Celebrated Designers

Famous Architects Studios

Major Designers + Architecture Studios around the world

post updated 22 Feb 2020

Famous World Architects – Contemporary

We’ve selected who we feel are the major architects currently working in the world. The focus is on contemporary architects but we do carry information on many historic architects.

Celebrated architects, listed alphabetically by their surname – these design studios are all currently active, ie they are contemporary architecture studios:

Santiago Calatrava, Switzerland
Santiago Calatrava - Famous Architects office
photograph : Isabelle Lomholt

David Chipperfield, UK
David Chipperfield - Famous Architects practice
image © Nick Knight; photograph from HPA

Norman Foster, UK
Norman Foster
image from Hotel Puerta America

Frank Gehry, USA
Frank Gehry - Famous Architects firm
image from STV

Zaha Hadid, UK
Zaha Hadid - Famous Architects practice
photograph : Steve Double

Steven Holl, USA
Steven Holl - Famous Architects office
photo © Heitoff

Rem Koolhaas, Netherlands
Rem Koolhaas - Famous Architects studio
photograph from Nitropix

Daniel Libeskind, USA
Daniel Libeskind
photograph from SDL

Jean Nouvel, France
Jean Nouvel
photo from Hotel Puerta America

SANAA : Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Japan
Sejima Nishizawa
© SANAA photograph © Takashi Okamoto

Famous World Architects – Historic

Alvar Aalto – major 20th Century architect
Le Corbusier – the most famous architect of the 20th Century
Antoni Gaudi
Walter Gropius – major 20th Century architect
Nicholas Hawksmoor
Arne Jacobsen
Philip Johnson
Louis Kahn – major 20th Century architect
John Lautner
Claude Ledoux
Adolf Loos
Berthold Lubetkin
Edwin Lutyens
Rennie Mackintosh
Pier Luigi Nervi
Richard Neutra
J. M. Olbrich
Frei Otto
Eero Saarinen
Hans Scharoun
John Soane
James Stirling
Jorn Utzon
Mies Van der Rohe – one of the most famous architects of the 20th Century
Otto Wagner
Christopher Wren
Frank Lloyd Wright – major 20th Century architect

Famous Buildings
Sydney Opera House Building by Famous Architects studio
photo © Derek McGavigan

World Architects – Contemporary + Historic

Contemporary Architecture Studios : major contemporary offices

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

World Architect Portraits : key designers photos
Wiel Arets Architect
picture : Erwin Olaf

Architecture Studios

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