Best Architects in the World


16 May 2024

Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (1950 - 2016) was an Iraqi-British architect who was influenced by Suprematism and Russian avant-garde to produce numerous buildings of significance.

Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret or Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965) was a Swiss-French architect, known for planning an entire Indian city - Chandigarh. His architectural style is concise and clean.

Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry (1929) is an American architect whose work can be seen as a take on deconstructivism. Seldom does his style seem unfinished and crude.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959) was an American architect, known for designing more than 1000 buildings in his illustrious 70-year career. He believed in organic architecture.

Norman Foster

Norman Robert Foster (1935) is an English architect. In 1967, he founded his firm Foster and Partners. Foster saw architecture, art, design, and technology as interconnected.

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano (1937) is an Italian architect and a ‘Senator for Life.’ His architectural style can be seen as an extension of postmodernism, which imparts its high-tech nature.

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava Valls (1951) is a Spanish architect known for his buildings resembling living organisms. His buildings have a sculptural quality to them, enhanced by movement.

Philip Johnson

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (1906 - 2005) was an American architect who gained popularity due to his modern and postmodern buildings. His modernist buildings were simple and minimalist.

Rem Koolhaas

Remment Lucas Koolhaas (1944) is a Dutch architect who took inspiration from deconstructivism. His architectural style combines urban needs without compromising on the cultural contexts.

Louis Sullivan

Louis Henry Sullivan (1856 - 1924) was an American architect fondly remembered as the ‘father of skyscrapers and modernism.’ He is attributed with coining the phrase “form follows function.”

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen (1910 - 1961) was a Finnish-American modernist architect obsessed with neo-futuristic style. He extensively used steel, glass, and concrete in his projects.

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Neimeyer (1907 - 2012) was a Brazilian architect who found innovative ways to use reinforced concrete. His buildings often feature white concrete, sinuous curves, and primary colour.

Richard Rogers

Richard George Rogers (1933 - 2021) was a British-Italian architect, whose architectural style is often seen as structural expressionism. The exteriors of his building depicted the inner atmosphere.

Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudi i Cornet (1852 - 1926) was a Catalan architect who furthered Catalan modernism. Most of his buildings featured stained glass, ceramics, wrought ironwork, and exquisite carpentry

Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang (1964) is an American architect known for using recyclable materials in her buildings to promote sustainable design. She is renowned for her innovative materials.

Rafael Moneo

José Rafael Moneo Vallés (1937) is a Spanish architect, who combines aesthetics with functionality. His buildings are often spacious, encased within clean lines and angles.