Famous Architects

Famous Architects of All Time 

NOTE: This portion of the site is under construction - architects are being added in no specific order

The following is a list of famous architects (builders) from Imhotep (27th century BCE) to Robert A M Stern (1939-). This list was compiled from studies at Andrews University School of Architecture, books, the world wide web, and places that I have visited. This is my list, not some internet ranking list so obviously this list is heavily based on Architects that embrace my favorite style of Architecture, which is Classical and Traditional. 

It should be noted that often in Before Common Era (BCE) time and the 1st/2nd century's of Common Era (CE); the Pharaoh, or the Emperor, or the Dynasty, etc. receives credit for an architectural structure. This could be for a variety of reasons, but the most common are; the architect is unknown, there are several architects/sub-architects, or the Pharaoh (for example) takes credit (because they want the credit or because of the previously mentioned reasons assume the credit).

All sources used are listed and although not shown, are cited. You can visit the sources to read the complete information about the architect or architectural structure and see the citations. The photo's are my own or taken from book BUILDING ACROSS TIME, Fazio, Micheal W., A World History of Architecture / Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse, 2009. 

Note: Before Common Era (BCE) and Common Era (CE) are commonly use is architectural dates. This replaces Before Christ (BC) and Anno Domini (AD), which tends to used else where. This calendar era is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus of Nazareth, with CE (AD) counting years from the start of this epoch, and BCE (BC ) denoting years before the start of the era. There is no year zero in this scheme, so the year AD 1 immediately follows the year 1 BC. 

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Title Author Hits
Alberti, Leone Battista Mark Smith 273
Anthemius and Isidorus Mark Smith 313
Apollodorus of Damascus Mark Smith 299
Asplund, Erik Gunnar Mark Smith 256
Bernini, Giovanni Lorenzo Mark Smith 376
Borromini, Francesco Mark Smith 5209
Bramante, Donato Mark Smith 295
Brunelleschi, Filippo Mark Smith 342
Bulfinch, Charles Mark Smith 268
Burnham and Root Mark Smith 310
DPZ Mark Smith 299
Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard Mark Smith 3502
Garnier, Jean Louis Charles Mark Smith 279
Hadrian Mark Smith 295
Iktinos and Kallikrates Mark Smith 328
Imhotep Mark Smith 293
Jones, Inigo Mark Smith 5065
Khufu Mark Smith 308
Lahauri, Ustad Ahmad Mark Smith 337
Le Vau, Louis Mark Smith 4315
Mansart, Francois Mark Smith 295
Mansart, Jules Hardouin Mark Smith 257
McKim, Mead, and White Mark Smith 283
Michelangelo Mark Smith 318
Nash, John Mark Smith 281


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