“As an Architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”- Norman Foster

Today we’ll explore the best architects in the world.

Architects and Architecture have always been seen as the greatest blending of art and technology in every area. Architecture is also the measure of humanity’s creatively, from the time of adorning huts with twinges and branches to creating colors and designs using natural and wild objects, now architecture has unbelievable spectacles that have gone beyond the limits of metal and concrete.

For reference the list below mentions few of famous architects:

  • Frnak Gehry
  • Antoni Gaudi
  • Le Corbusier
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Louis Khan
  • Samtiago Calatrava
  • Steven holl
  • Ceasar Pelli
  • Tadao Ando
  • Thom Mayne
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Philip Johson
  • Norman Foster
  • Rafael Moneo
  • Jeanne Gang
  • Daniel Burnham
  • B V Doshi

Frank Gehry

Frnak Gehry is seen as on of the most important architects of our time and a master of contemporary architecture. His work is seen all over the world, he has numerous building architecture. His works embrace modernism, deconstructivism and also incorporated and “funk” cultural movement as well.

Major Works

  • Dancing house
  • The Museum of Pop Art

Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi was synonymous with the great Catalan Modernism. Seven of his works are declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. He was deeply motivated by nature and religion, the tents of which can be found in almost all of his works.

Major Works

  • Park Guello
  • Park Guello

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was a highly influential and at the same time controversial figure. He was a founding member of the CIAM. His name was listed with major names in urban planning and He has worked across Europe and also has designed buildings in India.

Major Works

  • Maison Blanche
  • UN Haadwuaters

Louis Khan

Louis Khan is known for his Monumental and Monolithic works, he is considered one of the best architects of all time. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has won an AIAI Gold Medal as well.

Major Works

  • Salk Institute
  • IIM Ahmedabad

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps one of the greatest architects in the world. His architectural philosophy was dubbed by him as organic architecture. His work “Falling Water” is called the best all-time work of American Architecture. Louis Sullivan is known as the father of skyscrapers and modernism as well as Joseph Lyman Silsbee. A selection of his works is declared as world heritage sites by UNESCO.

Major Works

  • Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
  • Park Inn Hotel

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava is very famous architects around the world. His works often resemble living organisms and are often identified by bridges supported by single-leaning pylons.

Major Works

  • Turning Torso
  • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Steven Holl

Steven Holl is born American. Being inspired by the architecture philosopher Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa and Maurice Jean Jacques Merleau-Ponty, he has created outstanding works all across the world. His designs are structured on the philosophy of phenomenology.

Major Works

  • Turbulence House
  • Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, University of Minnesota

Ceasar Pelli

Ceasar Pelli has a reputation for crafting some of the tallest towers in the world. He has huge name in modern architecture, he has often designed amazing structures that fit the “ZEITGEIST” of the modern world. He has also been awarded the AIA Gold Medal.

Major Works

  • Petronas Towers
  • Transbay Transit Centre

Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is self-taught architects of the world. He is Japan born, he is influenced by the sophistication of simplicity of “Haiku’ poetry. His approach to architecture was categorized as Critical Regionalism by Francesco Dal Co. He is also the recipient of the famous Pritzker Prize and AIA Gold Medal.

Major Works

  • Row House (Azuma House)
  • Langen Foundation

Thom Mayne

He is reputed for his Unconventional and Bold Architectural wonders. He is also one of the founders of Morphosis. He is considered one of the best architects in the world.

Major Works

  • University of Toronto
  • Wayne L Morse Court House, USA

Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid was a British Iraqi Architect who was known for her daring experiments in architecture and is seen as a major figure in modern architecture. She is the first woman to win Pritzker Architecture Prize and had also won a Stirling Prize. She is heavily influenced by Russian AVANTE GARDE.

Major Works

  • Daxing International Airport

Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson is known to have crafted some of the finest architectural masterpieces of the modern world. He received the very first Pritzker Prize and has also won AIA Gold Medal.

Major Works

  • The Glass House
  • IDS Centre

Norman Foster

He is a key figure in modern British Architecture. Often synonymous with High Tech architecture, his innovative use of glass and steel has spawned many great modern architectural marvels.

Major Works

  • Crystal Tower
  • Apple Park

Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo is a Spanish Architects and has created some of the best architectural wonders of the modern era. He is well known for combining aesthetics with functionality.

Major Works

  • Valladolid Science Museum
  • National Museum of Roman Art

Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang is one of the most famous female architects in the world and her masterpieces St Regis and Aqua is recognized as the tallest woman designed buildings in the world.

Major Works

  • 40 Tenth Avenue
  • Aqua Tower

Daniel Burnham

Daniel Burnham was the Director of Works for the World’s Columbian Exposition. He was also a great city planner and had designed downtown of Washington DC and plan of Chicago.

Major Works

  • Union Station
  • Flatiron Building

BV Doshi

BV Doshi is most famous Indian born architect in the world. He had worked under LE CORBUSIER and LOUIS KAHN. His works are considered greatly influential and he has won PADMA SHRI and PRITZKER PRIZE.

Major Works

  • Tagore Memorial Hall
  • IIM Bangalore