Historic Architects, Contemporary Buildings across the Globe, Practices, Links
World Architect Studios from the Past
Major Architecture Offices from the 20th Century and beyond
post updated 1 Mar 2020
Famous Architects – Historic
We’ve selected who we feel are the key architects from the past. We aim to include celebrated historical architects from various centuries. There is an emphasis on the 20th Century designers information.
Louis Kahn I William Kininmonth
William Playfair I Jean Prouvé
Architects : geographical / alphabetical / historical
World Architect Portraits – Photos of key designers
The Prouvé family © VG Bildkunst, Bonn
Key examples of Historic Architecture: we aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
Historic Architecture : A-I
image © Adrian Welch
Historic Buildings : J-Z
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
More information on one of the key architectural studios listed above:
Mies van der Rohe
This Modern architect originally based in Germany, but he spent most of his career in the United States. Celebrated International Style architect. He was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1959. Key buildings by the architect include the Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain; Farnsworth House, Plano, USA ; Lake Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, USA ; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany ; Seagram Building, New York, USA ; Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Chicago Federal Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA; and the IBM Building, Chicago, USA.
Comments / photos for the Historic Architecture Studios page welcome