All Architects

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I. M. Pei

New York, USA
born 1917, Guangzhou

Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26th, 1917), commonly known by his initials I. M. Pei, is a Chinese American architect. He was born in Guangzhou, China and arrived in the United States at the age of 17 to study architecture.
[h]Training and tuition[/h]
He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree..

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Paul Williams

Los Angeles, USA
born 1894, Los Angeles

Paul Revere Williams, FAIA (Fellow of the American Institute of Architects) was an American architect based in Los Angeles, California. He practiced largely in Southern California and designed the homes of numerous celebrities.

Williams was the only African American student in his elementary..

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Francis Kere

Berlin, Germany
born 1965, Gando

Diébédo Francis Kéré is a German-trained architect from West African town of Gando in Burkina Faso. As the first son of the head of his village, he was the only child allowed to attend school. After excelling in his studies, Kéré was awarded a scholarship to apprentice in Germany. He then..

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David Adjaye

London, United Kingdom
born 1966, Dar es Salaam

David Adjaye is a British architect and is the principal of Adjaye associates. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, he established his architecture studio in 2000 which has since grown significantly. He is working on large scale projects all around the world.

[h]Early Life &..

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Ivan Štraus

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
born 1928, Banja Luka

Ivan Štraus is a Bosnian architect of Slovenian origin. In 1947 he started to study architecture in Zagreb. He graduated in 1958 at the Technical University of Sarajevo. He began with his first successful participation in the architectural competition already as a student of architecture in 1952...

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Jane Jacobs

New York, Toronto,
born 1916, Scranton

Jane Jacobs,(May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian writer and activist with primary interest in communities and urban planning and decay. She is best known for The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), a powerful critique of the urban renewal policies of the 1950s in..

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Livio Castiglioni

Milan, Italy
born 1911, Milan

Livio Castiglioni was the eldest of three brothers, studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic until 1936. In 1938 Livio Castiglioni and his brother Pier Giacomo opened a practice on the Piazza Castello in Milan. Since architects were receiving very few commissions at that time, the Castiglioni..

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Luis Barragán

Mexico City, Mexico
born 1902, Guadalajara

Luis Barragan (March 9th, 1902 – November 22nd, 1988) was a prominent twentieth - century Mexican architect and landscape architect. Highly impressed by writings of German-born French landscape architect and illustrator Ferdinand Bac, who wrote: "The soul of gardens contains the greatest amount..

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