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post updated July 19, 2021

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e-architect select the best and most interesting examples of American Architecture. We cover completed American buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions, design competitions and architects across the United States of America.

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Major US Buildings

USA Architecture arranged alphabetically:

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Florida
Design: Frank Lloyd Wright Architect
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel Building
photo © Robin Hill
Florida Southern College
This is the largest single-site collection of the architects work in the world: known collectively as Child of the Sun, there are 12 structures.

Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois
Design: Studio Gang Architects
Aqua Tower American Architecture
picture : Studio Gang Architects
New Chicago Skyscraper
This is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise building that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices. The terraces of the building are contoured all the way up producing a strong sculptural effect: they inflect based on criteria such as the solar shading, view, size and type of dwelling.

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois
Design: Mies van der Rohe architect
Farnsworth House USA
photo © gm+ad architects
Farnsworth House
World-famous 20th Century architecture – a classic Modernist house.

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Getty Center Building - American Architecture
image © Alice McRae
Getty Center Building
Major architecture statement by one of the key American architects of the latter part of the 20th Century, still active in the 21st century. This large-scale project was critically acclaimed upon completion, located just north of LA.

Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington State
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Seattle Library building
photo : Philippe Ruault
Seattle Public Library
The architects state “The library stands exposed as outdated and moralistic at the moment that it has become the last repository of the free and the public. Our ambition is to redefine the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information store.”

Smithsonian Museum Courtyard, Washington, D.C.
Design: Foster & Partners
Smithsonian Institute Building
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Smithsonian Institute
The former United States Patent Building was rescued from demolition in 1958 by President Eisenhower, who transferred it to the Smithsonian Institution. The enclosure of the building’s grand central courtyard is the key move here, providing a massive, airy indoor space.

US Building Projects

US Architecture, alphabetical:

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, northern California
Studio Daniel Libeskind, architects
Contemporary Jewish Museum
photograph © Andrew McRae
Contemporary Jewish Museum Building

Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles, California
Philip Johnson with John Burgee
Crystal Cathedral - American Architecture
picture © Andrew McRae
Crystal Cathedral Building

COR Building, Miami, Florida
Oppenheim Architecture + Design
American skyscraper
picture : dbox
COR Condominium Miami : cor tower

GRAM – Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Design: wHY architecture
GRAM Building - American Architecture
photo : Chris Barrett@Hedrich Blessing
GRAM Michigan

Museum Plaza, Louisville
REX, architects
Louisville skyscraper American Architecture
picture : PRNewsFoto/Museum Plaza
Louisville skyscraper design

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Design: Steven Holl Architects
US museum building
image : Andy Ryan
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art Extension

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Texas
Design: Morphosis
Perot Museum of Nature & Science - American Architecture
image from architect firm
Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Spaceport America, New Mexico
Foster + Partners
Spaceport America
picture : Foster + Partners
Spaceport New Mexico

University of Iowa building, Iowa City
Design: Steven Holl Architects
American University building
picture © Andy Ryans
University of Iowa Building

Utah Museum of Natural History
Ennead Architects
Utah Museum of Natural History Building
photo © Stuart Ruckman
Utah Museum of Natural History

ViILA NM, New York
Design: UNStudio
ViILA NM American Architecture
photo : Christian Richters
ViILA NM New York

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Herzog & de Meuron with HGA, Inc.
Walker Art Center - American Architecture
photo : Paul Warchol
Walker Art Center

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, southern California
Gehry Partners, architects
American Concert Hall
photo © Andrew McRae
Walt Disney Concert Hall Building

Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas
Foster + Partners
American Opera house Building
photo : Iwan Baan
Winspear Opera House

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