City Architects, World Architecture Practices, Architectural Offices, Design Studios List
Architects by City – Design Offices
International Architecture Practices Resource – key contemporary design firms listed as follows:
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World Architects – by city
World Architects Alphabetical Listing
World Architect Photos : portraits of key designers
World Architects – historical
Contemporary Architecture Studios : major contemporary architect offices
Historic Architecture Studios : major architect practices from 20th Century & beyond
Three of the most famous designers of buildings in the last century:
Rem Koolhaas, OMA – The Netherlands
Rem Koolhaas photo © Dominik Gigler
Rem is a celebrated leader of the Dutch design studio called OMA, formerly Office of Metropolitan Architecture, known both for his theoretical writing and his innovative buildings.
Herzog & de Meuron – Switzerland
photo from architects studio
This is a creative Swiss architectural practice with a large body of work in Switzerland, but also some key buildings in other countries such as the Napa Valley Vineyard in California, USA.
Jean Nouvel – France
photo from Hotel Puerta America
This Parisian architect is notable for major works such as concert halls and large music venues. Architect Jean Nouvel opened his own architecture office in 1975. His architectural break came in 1981 when President Mitterand commenced his Grand Projets – major Parisian buildings – and by 1988 his lnstitut du Monde Arabe was complete. Its façade was unlike anything seen before and catapulted Nouvel into international architect stardom.
Daniel Libeskind – USA
photo of the architect © Michael Klinkhamer Photography
Studio Daniel Libeskind was founded in 1989 by Daniel with his wife Nina. The architect was born in 1946 in Łódź, Poland. The main architects offices is located in New York, NY, USA. The international design firm has sub offices in Zürich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy. Daniel is an American citizen, registered as an architect in Germany.
David Chipperfield Architect – UK / Germany
photo of the architect © Martin Godwin
David Chipperfield studied at the Architectural Association, London. He worked in the architecture practices of Douglas Stephens, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, all London. DCA began 1984 in London, 1987 in Tokyo. David was the Architectural Laureate for the 2013 edition of the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale.
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