Architecture Biographies

Famous architects yield influence, inspire their peers, and shape the architecture of the world. Here we provide an architectural database of their lives and careers.

Zaha Hadid | The Life & Career    This biography on Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid discusses her life, education, career, philosophy and style.

Zaha Hadid | The Life & Career

This biography on Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid discusses her life, education, career, philosophy and style.

Mies van der Rohe | The Life & Career    This biography looks at the life, buildings and furniture of modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Mies van der Rohe | The Life & Career

This biography looks at the life, buildings and furniture of modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Peter Zumthor | Life & Career    …Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect whose architecture and philosophy is both delicate and uncompromising.

Peter Zumthor | Life & Career

…Peter Zumthor is a Swiss architect whose architecture and philosophy is both delicate and uncompromising.

What is a Famous Architect?    A discussion and look at past and present famous architects, and the buildings they have created.

What is a Famous Architect?

A discussion and look at past and present famous architects, and the buildings they have created.

Frank Gehry | The Life & Career    This biography looks Frank Gehry the Canadian born American architect, his buildings, sketches, structures, furniture.

Frank Gehry | The Life & Career

This biography looks Frank Gehry the Canadian born American architect, his buildings, sketches, structures, furniture.

Steven Holl | Life & Career    …Steven Holl is a world renowned American architect whose buildings draw on theories of phenomenology and light.

Steven Holl | Life & Career

…Steven Holl is a world renowned American architect whose buildings draw on theories of phenomenology and light.

Kengo Kuma | The Life & Career    This biography looks at Pritzker award winning Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's designs, interiors and architecture.

Kengo Kuma | The Life & Career

This biography looks at Pritzker award winning Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's designs, interiors and architecture.

“Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time,

his day, his age.”

Frank Lloyd Wright