List of Architects
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List of Architects

The following is a list of notable architects – well-known individuals with a large body of published work or notable structures, which point to an article in the English Wikipedia.

Early architects

12th-century architects

13th-century architects

14th-century architects

15th-century architects

16th-century architects

17th-century architects

18th-century architects

19th-century architects



20th-century architects







21st-century architects



Mythological/fictional architects

Several architects occur in worldwide mythology, including Daedalus, builder of the Labyrinth, in Greek myth. In the Bible, Nimrod is considered the creator of the Tower of Babel, and King Solomon built Solomon's Temple with the assistance of the architect Hiram. In Hinduism, the palaces of the gods were built by the architect and artisan Vivasvat. Moreover, Indian epic Mahabharata cites amazing work by architect 'Maya.'

Architects also occur in modern fiction. Examples include Howard Roark, protagonist in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead; Bloody Stupid Johnson, a parody of Capability Brown who appears in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels; and Slartibartfast, designer of planets in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Basil Al Bayati's novel The Age of Metaphors on the theme of Metaphoric Architecture is also replete with fictional architects. The main characters of Sa'ad, Shiymaa and Sa'im are all architects, as are a number of others who appear throughout the book.

Many films have included central characters who are architects, including Henry Fonda's character "Juror 8" (Davis) in 12 Angry Men (1957), Wesley Snipes's character in "Jungle Fever" (1991), Tom Hanks's character in Sleepless in Seattle (1993), David Strathairn's character in The River Wild (1994), Michael J. Fox's character in The Frighteners (1996), John Cassavetes's character in Tempest (1982), Michael Keaton's character in White Noise (2005) and Jeremy Irons' character in High-Rise (2015).

In television, Mike Brady, father of The Brady Bunch, is an architect; as is Wilbur Post, owner of Mister Ed; and Ted Mosby, from How I Met Your Mother. The character George Costanza pretends to be an architect named "Art Vandelay" in Seinfeld. Architect Halvard Solness is the protagonist of Henrick Ibsen's 1892 play The Master Builder.

Lists of architects by country

See also

Further reading

  • Steele, James (1997). Architecture Today. Phaidon Press. ISBN 0-7148-3617-6.

External links

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