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Top 10 architects in the world

Frank Owen Gehry (born Frank Owen Goldberg; February 28, 1929)

Frank Owen Gehry was born on February 28, 1929, in Toronto, Ontario, Gehry was creative, He was motivated by his grandmother, Leah Caplan, They spend hours making imaginary houses and futuristic cities out of scraps of wood, on the living rooms floor. (read more)

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright Was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. He designed more than 1000 structures in 70 years. His designs are the perfect mixture of nature, humanity and harmony, a philosophy he called organic architecture. his philosophy was illustrated in Fallingwater (1935), which has been called “the best all-time work of American architecture”.(read more)

Ieoh Ming Pei, (26 April 1917 – 16 May 2019)

Ieoh Ming Pei, was a Chinese-American architect. Born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China brought up in Shanghai, Pei was inspired at an early age from the garden villas at Suzhou, the traditional retreat of the scholar-gentry to which his family belonged.(read more)

Zaha Mohammad Hadid DBE RA (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016)

Zaha Mohammad Hadid Was an Iraqi architect, artist and designer, recognized as a major figure in architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Hadid studied mathematics as an undergraduate and then enrolled at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1972. In search of an alternative system to traditional architectural drawing, and influenced by Suprematism and the Russian avant-garde, Hadid adopted painting as a design tool and abstraction as an investigative principle to “reinvestigate the aborted and untested experiments of Modernism to unveil new fields of building.” (read more)

Philip Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005)

Johnson was born on July 8, 1906, in Cleveland, Ohio, his father was a lawyer. He bought up in New London, Ohio and studied at the Hackley School, in Tarrytown, New York, and then studied as an undergraduate at Harvard University. In 1930, Johnson funded the new architecture department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was named its director.(read more)

Tom Wright(18 September 1957)

Tom write Born in Shirley, Croydon, Surrey in 1957, Wright studied at the Royal Russell School and then later at the Kingston University School of Architecture. Wright qualified as an architect the same year he was accepted as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1983 and went on from there to become a director of the architectural practice Lister Drew Haines Barrow, which was taken over in 1991 by Atkins. Wright became head of Atkins’ architecture arm.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969)

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He was commonly referred to as Mies, his surname. Along with Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernist architecture. (read more)

Renzo Piano (born 14 September 1937)

Renzo Piano is an Italian architect. In 1998, He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (with Richard Rogers, 1977) is one of his notable buildings, The Shard in London (2012), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City (2015) and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens (2016). (read more)

Jean Nouvel( born 12 August 1945)

Jean Nouvel is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l’Architecture. He has obtained several prestigious distinctions throughout his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Institut du Monde Arabe which was designed by Nouvel, the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. Many museums and architectural centres have presented retrospectives of his work. (read more)

Moshe Safdie (born July 14, 1938)

Moshe Safdie is an urban planner, architect, educator, theorist, and author who claims Israeli, Canadian and American citizenship.  (read more)