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Rem Koolhaas

Remment Lucas Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He is often cited as a representative of deconstructi ...

                                               

Sanford Kwinter

Sanford Kwinter is a Canadian-born, New York-based writer and architectural theorist, and a co-founder of Zone Books publishers. Kwinter currently serves as Professor of Theory and Criticism at the Pratt Institute. He formerly served as an associ ...

                                               

Philippe de La Hire

Philippe de La Hire was a French painter, mathematician, astronomer, and architect. According to Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle he was an "academy unto himself". He was born in Paris, the son of Laurent de La Hire, a distinguished artist and Mar ...

                                               

Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley was born on August 14, 1935 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to an Irish Catholic family. His father, Paul Laffoley, Sr., the president of the Cambridge Trust Company, was also a lawyer and taught classes at Harvard Business School. Alt ...

                                               

Jimenez Lai

Jimenez Lai is a faculty member of UCLA. He is also the founder and leader of Bureau Spectacular, a design studio founded in 2008 and led by Jimenez Lai and his partner, Joanna Grant.

                                               

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani is an architect, architectural theorist and architectural historian as well as a professor emeritus for the History of Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. He practices and promotes a forma ...

                                               

Le Corbusier

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in ...

                                               

David Leatherbarrow

David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, where he has taught since 1984. He received his B.Arch. from the University of Kent ...

                                               

William S.W. Lim

William Siew Wai Lim, born in Hong Kong in 1932, is a Singaporean architect. He graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and continued his graduate studies at Harvard University. Lim was a Fulbright Fellow in ...

                                               

Carlo Lodoli

Carlo Lodoli was an Italian architectural theorist, Franciscan priest, mathematician and teacher, whose work anticipated modernist notions of functionalism and truth to materials. He claimed that architectural forms and proportions should be deri ...

                                               

Adolf Loos

Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian architect and influential European theorist of modern architecture. His essay Ornament and Crime advocated smooth and clear surfaces in contrast to the lavish decorations of the fin de siecle, as ...

                                               

Henry Kulka

Henry Kulka was a Moravian modern architect who was a key figure in the development of Raumplan’ architecture in central Europe between 1919 and 1938. Kulka brought this approach to spatial planning and the Loosian traditions of natural material ...

                                               

Claude McKinney

Claude E. McKinney was a chief contributor to the design of Research Triangle Park and was dean of the North Carolina State University School of Design from 1973 to 1988. He was also the planner and director of the Universitys Centennial Campus. ...

                                               

Mohsen Mostafavi

Mohsen Mostafavi is an Iranian-American architect and educator. Mostafavi is currently the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. From 2008 through 2019, Mostafavi served as the schools dean.

                                               

Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher of technology, and literary critic. Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford made signal contributions to socia ...

                                               

Uzō Nishiyama

Uzō Nishiyama was a Japanese modernist architect, city planner, and architectural scholar. He is noted for his application of methods of scientific research to the study of architecture and urban planning. Nishiyama served as a professor at Kyoto ...

                                               

Christian Norberg-Schulz

Christian Norberg-Schulz was a Norwegian architect, author, educator and architectural theorist. Norberg-Schulz was part of the Modernist Movement in architecture and associated with architectural phenomenology.

                                               

Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily Vitruvius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of ...

                                               

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto is a World Heritage Site in Italy, which protects buildings by the architect Andrea Palladio. UNESCO inscribed the site on the World Heritage List in 1994. At first the site was called "Vicen ...

                                               

Juhani Pallasmaa

Juhani Uolevi Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture and dean at the Helsinki University of Technology. Among the many academic and civic positions he has held are those of Director of the Museum of Finnish Architec ...

                                               

Joseph di Pasquale

Graduated magna cum laude in architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 1991. He has been contract professor at Faculty od Architecture and Society at Politecnico di Milano from 2009 to 2015. He started his professional practice in 1992. In 2001 he ...

                                               

William Pereira

William Leonard Pereira was an American architect from Chicago, Illinois, who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. Remarkably prolific, he worked out of Los Angeles, and was ...

                                               

Alberto Perez-Gomez

Alberto Perez-Gomez is an eminent architectural historian. He is also well known as an theorist with an orientation rooted in a phenomenological approach to architecture.

                                               

Richard Plunz

Richard Plunz is an American architect, critic, and historian. He is Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in the City of New York and the Founder and Director of the Ur ...

                                               

Quatremere de Quincy

Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremere de Quincy was a French armchair archaeologist and architectural theorist, a Freemason, and an effective arts administrator and influential writer on art. Born in Paris, he trained for the law, then followed courses ...

                                               

Reiser + Umemoto

Reiser + Umemoto is an architecture firm based in New York City. The firm was co-founded by Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto.

                                               

Jean-Baptiste Rondelet

Jean-Baptiste Rondelet was an architectural theorist of the late Enlightenment era and chief architect of the church of Sainte-Genevieve after the death of Jacques Germain Soufflot of cancer in 1780. Rondelet published a treatise on architecture ...

                                               

Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi was an Italian architect and designer who achieved international recognition in four distinct areas: architectural theory, drawing and design and also product design. He was one of the leading exponents of the postmodern movement. He w ...

                                               

Giovan Antonio Rusconi

Apart from being introduced into building and painting young Antonio Rusconi studied mathematics at the University of Padua under Giovanni Battista Memmo and Niccolo Tartaglia. Extensively consulting Vitruvius’ "Ten Books on Architecture" while h ...

                                               

John Ruskin

John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, ...

                                               

Joseph Rykwert

Joseph Rykwert CBE is Paul Philippe Cret Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and one of the foremost architectural historians and critics of his generation. He has spent most of his working life in the United Kin ...

                                               

Thomas L. Schumacher

Thomas L Schumacher was an American academic architect and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He was well known throughout the architecture community for his role in the development of Contextualism, along with Colin Rowe, under whom he st ...

                                               

Denise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown is an American architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Scott Brown and her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, are regarded as among the most influen ...

                                               

Gottfried Semper

Gottfried Semper was a German architect, art critic, and professor of architecture, who designed and built the Semper Opera House in Dresden between 1838 and 1841. In 1849 he took part in the May Uprising in Dresden and was put on the governments ...

                                               

Pete Silver & Will McLean

Pete Silver & Will McLean are two British architectural practitioners, educators, writers, and technical theorists who work together as a duo. They have taught at the Architectural Association, The Bartlett, and The University of Westminsters Sch ...

                                               

Rocco Sinisgalli

Sinisgalli was born in Gallicchio, in the province of Potenza and was educated in an Italian classical Liceo. He received a degree for Architecture in 1973 in the University of Rome La Sapienza. He currently teaches and carries out his research a ...

                                               

Paolo Soleri

Paolo Soleri was an Italian architect. He established the educational Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti. Soleri was a lecturer in the College of Architecture at Arizona State University and a National Design Award recipient in 2006. He coined the ...

                                               

Robert Somol

Robert E. Somol Jr. is an architectural theorist currently serving as the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

                                               

Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is an architectural academic, scholar and critic, based in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently the Head of the Architecture Department at Monash University Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, Australia.

                                               

Bruno Taut

Bruno Julius Florian Taut was a renowned German architect, urban planner and author. He was active during the Weimar period and is known for his theoretical works as well as his building designs.

                                               

James Thomson (architect)

James Thomson was the City Engineer, City Architect, and Housing Director of Dundee, Scotland. He originally planned an immense Beaux Arts style Civic Centre covering the centre of Dundee. At the onset of First World War, his plans were scaled do ...

                                               

Oswald Mathias Ungers

Oswald Mathias Ungers was a German architect and architectural theorist, known for his rationalist designs and the use of cubic forms. Among his notable projects are museums in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Cologne.

                                               

Robert Venturi

Robert Charles Venturi Jr. was an American architect, founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, and one of the major architectural figures of the twentieth century. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, ...

                                               

Dalibor Vesely

Dalibor Vesely was a Czech-born architectural historian and theorist who was influential through his teaching and writing in promoting the role of hermeneutics and phenomenology as part of the discourse of architecture and of architectural design ...

                                               

Vitruvius

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, commonly known as Vitruvius, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer, and military engineer during the 1st century BC, known for his multi-volume work entitled De architectura. His discussion of perfect proportion i ...

                                               

Leslie Kanes Weisman

Leslie Kanes Weisman is an architecture educator, activist and community planning department official. Weisman was one of the founding faculty members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology School of Architecture in Newark, New Jersey. She was ...

                                               

Sarah Whiting

Sarah M. Whiting is an American architectural designer, critic, and educator. Whiting is currently Dean and Josep Lluis Sert Professor of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in addition to being a founding partner of WW Archite ...

                                               

Mark Wigley

Mark Antony Wigley is a New Zealand-born architect, author, and Dean of Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York City, United States.

                                               

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, whose creative period spanned more than 70 years, designing more than 1.000 structures, of which 532 were completed. Wright believed in designing structures th ...

                                               

Yu Hao

Yu Hao was given the title of Master-Carpenter Du Liao Jiang for his architectural skill. He wrote the Mu Jing 木經; Timberwork Manual when he was active sometime between 965 to 995, considered an important piece of classical Chinese architectura ...

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