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Paolo Soleri

Paolo Soleri About Italian-American architect who designed Arcosanti, a community planned for 5,000 people outside Phoenix, Arizona. He also set up the Cosanti Foundation. Other Informations He earned his Ph.D. from Politecnico di-Torino in 1946. He was noticed early on for a bridge design that the Museum of Modern Art acquired and displayed. He was …

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Oskar Kaufmann

Oskar Kaufmann About Hungarian-Jewish architect known for designing theaters, including the Kroll Opera House, the Hebbel Theater, the Renaissance Theater, each of which were in Berlin, the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna, and Tel Aviv’s Habima Theater. Other Informations He studied architecture in Budapest, then in Karlsruhe at the Grand Ducal Technical College, where he studied …

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Lawrence Scarpa

Lawrence Scarpa About Leader in sustainable architecture who designed the Solar Umbrella House in Venice, California, which was named one of the Top Ten Green Projects by the American Institute of Architects. Other Informations He was employed in his father’s restaurant while he was a high school senior; it was here that he met architect …

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Hugo Ehrlich

Hugo Ehrlich About Croatian architect who took over the design of the Zagreb Stock Exchange in 1924. He was commissioned to restore the Burg Kreuzenstein while working for Humbert Walcher. He embraced eclectic mannerism following World War I. Other Informations He studied at the Vienna University of Technology with Carl K├Ânig, and he was also …

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Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito About Recipient of the 2013 Pritzker Prize in architecture; known for his conceptual designs that brought together the physical and virtual worlds. He espoused the concept of the simulated city. Other Informations He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1965. He then went to work for Kiyonori …

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Marco Casagrande

Marco Casagrande About Environmental artist known for architectural installations such as Land(e)scape in Finland. He was named the laureate for the European Prize for Architecture in 2013 and was awarded the CICA Award of the International Committee of Architectural Critics for conceptual and artistic architecture. Other Informations He studied architecture in Helsinki at the Helsinki …

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Frank Hoar

Frank Hoar About Artist and architect who designed civic buildings in the post-World War II reconstruction. Also known as the widely published cartoonist, Acanthus, appearing in Punch, the Sunday Telegraph, The New Yorker, and The Builder. He was sometimes published as Hope in the Sunday Express. Other Informations He won a scholarship at age 15 …

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Karl Burman

Karl Burman About Estonian architect and painter of the early twentieth century. Other Informations He was a student of architecture and design at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1902 until 1909. He was a professional watercolorist whose work was exhibited in Estonia. His son, Karl Burman Jr., was also an architect. He was …

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Max Abramovitz

Max Abramovitz About Designed Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Hartford’s Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Building, Buffalo’s Temple Beth Zion, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel Tower, and Toledo’s One SeaGate. Other Informations He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1929, where he was …

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James Pennethorne

James Pennethorne About British architect and city planner who designed numerous London parks and buildings during the nineteenth century. His works include Battersea Park in South London and the Buckingham Palace Ballroom. Other Informations Early in his career, he trained with architects John Nash and August Pugin. In 1836, he designed London’s Christ Church, Albany …

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Max Fabiani

Max Fabiani About Popularized Viennese, secession-style building designs in his native Slovenia. He was the mastermind behind the urban plan for Ljubljana, the Carniolan capital. Other Informations He graduated from the Vienna University of Technology in 1889. Upon graduation, he traveled throughout Asia and Europe on a scholarship for three years. He designed more than …

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Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano About Designer of The Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, which was opened to the public in 2012. His other works included The New York Times building in New York City and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other Informations He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1964. His earliest projects included basic …