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Architects

Including town planners and landscape architects.

See also Designers.

Q: Who designed ... A:
Harewood House, Osterley Park, Syon House, Kenwood House (etc.) Click to show or hide the answer
Manchester Art Gallery; The Athaneum, Manchester (now part of the Art Gallery); Palace of Westminster (a.k.a. the Houses of Parliament – assisted by A. W. N. Pugin); Highclere Castle ("Downton Abbey") Click to show or hide the answer
London's sewer system (19th century) Click to show or hide the answer
Westminster Cathedral Click to show or hide the answer
UNESCO building, Paris (Hungarian–born American) Click to show or hide the answer
Gardens of Blenheim Palace Click to show or hide the answer
Florence: Cathedral dome, Pazzi Chapel (St. Croce), St. Lorenzo Click to show or hide the answer
Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Rouchamp (Swiss architect): "a house is a machine for living in" Click to show or hide the answer
The Mansion House (London – commissioned 1737) Click to show or hide the answer
Born Stockport, 1935: works include The Gherkin (30 St. Mary Axe, London – completed 2003) and the new Wembley Stadium (in collaboration with HOK Sport, 2007) Click to show or hide the answer
Sagrada Familia (massive church in Barcelona: construction began 1882, completion scheduled for 2026 – 100 years after the architect's death) Click to show or hide the answer
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (1997 – clad in titanium); Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
Won a competition in 1960 to design Liverpool's new Catholic cathedral Click to show or hide the answer
US architect who won the competition to plan the city of Canberra (assisted by his wife Marion) Click to show or hide the answer
Founder of the Bauhaus school (Germany, 1919) Click to show or hide the answer
Born Liverpool, 1943: fought slum clearances in Macclesfield, 1974 – considered the pioneer of 'Community Architecture' Click to show or hide the answer
Birmingham Town Hall (modelled on the Temple of Castor & Pollux, Rome) Click to show or hide the answer
Euston Station (1837), Goldsmiths' Hall Click to show or hide the answer
Planner of Paris, 1853–68 Click to show or hide the answer
Assistant architect on St. Paul's cathedral, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard Click to show or hide the answer
Mound Stand (Lord's); Glyndebourne Opera House (husband & wife) Click to show or hide the answer
The Queen's House, Greenwich; Covent Garden; Banqueting Hall, Whitehall Click to show or hide the answer
Horse Guards building; Royal Mews Berkeley Square Click to show or hide the answer
Polish-American architect (born Łódź, 1946; family moved to New York 1959): works include the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester (2002); won the competition to be the "master planner" for the redesign of the World Trade Centre (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
The Cenotaph (erected 1920); Memorial to the Missing of the Somme (Thiepval); largely responsible for the design of New Delhi, including the main government buildings; Castle Drogo (Devon, started 1910). Also designed a Roman Catholic cathedral for Liverpool, but work was discontinued after WWII due to lack of funds (see Frederick Gibberd) Click to show or hide the answer
Glasgow School of Art Click to show or hide the answer
Dome of St. Peter's, Rome Click to show or hide the answer
Seagram Building, New York – “one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism” (1957 – German–born architect) Click to show or hide the answer
Buckingham Palace (remodelling 1825–35, including Marble Arch – completed by Edward Blore following his dismissal); Regent's Park, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square; Brighton Royal Pavilion Click to show or hide the answer
Brazilian architect, 1907–2012: best known for his designs for civic buildings for Brasília; also one of the collaborators on the UN Headquarters in New York; considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture Click to show or hide the answer
Crystal Palace (for the Great Exhibition, 1851) Click to show or hide the answer
Italian architect (born Genoa 1937): designer of The Shard (London, completed 2012); also collaborated with Richard Rogers on the Pompidou Centre (Paris, completed 1977) Click to show or hide the answer
British–Italian architect (born Florence, 1933) – works (by him or his company) include the Pompidou Centre (Paris, completed 1977, in collaboration with Renzo Piano), Lloyd's Building (London, 1986), London's Millennium Dome (1999), the European Court of Human Rights building (Strasbourg, 1994), new Terminal 4 at Madrid–Barajas Airport (2004), Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport (2008), the Senedd (National Assembly building), Cardiff (2006) Click to show or hide the answer
Midland Grand Hotel (now known as St. Pancras Chambers), the frontage of St. Pancras Station (1865); Albert Memorial Click to show or hide the answer
Battersea Power Station; GPO telephone box; Liverpool Anglican cathedral; Cambridge University library; new Bodleian Library, Oxford; new Waterloo Bridge (1880–1960: grandson of Sir George) Click to show or hide the answer
Coventry Cathedral; the British pavilion at Expo '67, Montreal; the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings (popular name: The Beehive) Click to show or hide the answer
Sydney Opera House – Danish architect, won a competition for it in 1956 (d. 2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Castle Howard, Blenheim Palace Click to show or hide the answer
Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery (London, 1991) – born Philadelphia, 1925 Click to show or hide the answer
Portmeirion Click to show or hide the answer
Painter, engineer, and merchant: designed the first Eddystone lighthouse (completed in 1698), after two of his ships were wrecked on the reef and he was told by the Admiralty that it was too dangerous to mark Click to show or hide the answer
Royal Crescent (etc.), Bath – built by his son of the same name Click to show or hide the answer
The Royal Exchange (London); Ashmolean Museum (Oxford); Royal Hospital, Chelsea; St. Paul's Cathedral, London Click to show or hide the answer
Guggenheim Museum (New York – commissioned 1943, completed 1959); Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916) Click to show or hide the answer

The best–known work of the Irish–born architect James Hoban (completed in 1800) Click to show or hide the answer

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