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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.

Bruce Graham
Bruce Graham architect
picture : SOM / Stuart Rodgers Photography

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Alvar Aalto I Robert Adam I Gunnar Asplund

B

Luis Barragan I Marcel Breuer I David Bryce I William Burn

C

William Chambers I Pierre Chareau I Wells Coates I CR Cockerell I Le Corbusier

D

Giancarlo De Carlo

E

Joseph Emberton

F

Max Fry

G

Charles Garnier I Antoni Gaudi I Bruce Goff I Ernö Goldfinger I Bruce Graham
I Walter Gropius

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Thomas Hamilton I Nicholas Hawksmoor I Hugo Häring
Herman Hertzberger I Josef Hoffmann

J

Arne Jacobsen I Philip Johnson

K

Louis Kahn I William Kininmonth

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Henri Labrouste I Morris Lapidus I Denys Lasdun I John Lautner I Claude Ledoux
Sigurd Lewerentz I Adolf Loos I Berthold Lubetkin I Edwin Lutyens

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Rennie Mackintosh I Leslie Martin I Robert Matthew I Sydney Mitchell

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Pier Luigi Nervi I Richard Neutra

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J. M. Olbrich I Frei Otto

P

William Playfair I Jean Prouvé

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Eero Saarinen I Hans Scharoun I Rudolf Schindler I Baillie Scott
George Gilbert Scott I John Soane I Jacques Soufflot I James Stirling

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Thomas Tait I Kenzo Tange I Giuseppe Terragni I Alexander Thomson

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Jorn Utzon

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Mies van der Rohe I Aldo van Eyck

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Otto Wagner I William Wilkins I Christopher Wren I Frank Lloyd Wright

Architects : geographical / alphabetical / historical

World Architect Portraits – Photos of key designers
jean prouve, famous architect
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
Gesu church building design by Historic Architects practice
image © Adrian Welch

Historic Buildings : J-Z
Palazzo Barberini building design by Historic Architects studio
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Modern Houses

More information on one of the key architectural studios listed above:

Mies van der Rohe

Mies van der Rohe Gas Station, Nun’s Island, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, building restoration design by Les architectes FABG:
Mies van der Rohe gas station on Nuns Island, Montreal
photograph : Steve Montpetit

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

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