Top 20 Architect celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Architect celebrities [Updated June 5, 2023].
Jo Johnson was born
on December 23, 1971
His father was former Conservative MEP Stanley Johnson and his mother was an artist.
Salary 2020: 11 million USD (2016)
Nicholas Grimshaw was born
on October 9, 1939
He was elected President of the Royal Academy in 2004.
John Pawson was born
on May 6, 1949
Minimalist architect who designed several Calvin Klein stores, including the ice palace on New York City's Madison Avenue. He also worked on the New Wardour Castle apartments and projects for clothing retailer Jigsaw.
He designed the Novy Dvur Monastery in the Czech Republic.
David Chipperfield was born
on December 18, 1953
He opened his own practice, David Chipperfield Architects, in 1984, with offices in London, Milan, Berlin, and Shanghai.
Matt Brinkler was born
on September 28, 1986
On stage, he has performed in productions of Children of Eden, Jesus Christ Superstar and Romeo & Juliet.
Laurie Baker was born
on March 2, 1917
He first moved to India as an architect for the World Leprosy Mission, where he would remain for the majority of his career.
Ernest Trevor Spashett was born
on June 23, 1923
He grew to specialize in church design and restoration and served as a consultant for The Order of Saint Benedict.
Joseph Clarkson Maddison was born
on February 26, 1850
in Greenwich, England.
He was named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1887.
Peter Smithson was born
on September 18, 1923
Architect who established a practice with his wife, Alison Smithson, in 1950 and was associated with New Brutalism. He and his wife helped popularize the streets-in-the-sky design.
He and Alison designed the Garden Building at St. Hilda's College, Oxford.
Jane Drew was born
on March 24, 1911
She designed public housing in England, Iran, Africa, and India during and after World War II.
Derek Walker was born
on June 15, 1929
He spearheaded an unsuccessful project to expand New York City's Whitney Museum by purchasing air rights to build a skyscraper.
Alison Smithson was born
on June 22, 1928
Designed The Economist Building in London with her husband and business partner, Peter Smithson. Popularized the streets-in-the-sky concept; a member of the Independent Group whose work was featured at the Institute of Contemporary Arts' 1953 Parallel of Life and Art exhibition, as well as the 1956 This is Tomorrow exhibition.
She worked in the architecture department of the London County Council before starting a practice with her husband in 1950.
Cameron Sinclair was born
on November 16, 1973
His Architecture for Humanity organization helped with rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami (2004), Hurricane Katrina (2005), and the Japanese tsunami (2011).
Charles Holden was born
on May 12, 1875
He twice declined offers of knighthood.
Clough Williams-Ellis was born
on May 28, 1883
He played a major role in setting up the British National Parks committee in 1945.
Edward Maufe was born
on December 12, 1883
His final project was St. Nicholas Church at Saltdean in 1964, after which he retired.
Glenn Murcutt was born
on July 25, 1936
Recipient of the 1992 Alvar Aalto Medal, the 2002 Pritzker Prize, and the 2009 AIA Gold Medal. His building projects included the Berowra Waters Inn, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Art Centre, and the Kempsey Visitor Information Centre.
His motto was "Touch the Earth lightly"; he designed buildings to fit into the landscape, utilizing glass, stone, timber, and steel.
James Wyatt was born
on August 3, 1746
He was a rival of Scottish architect and designer Robert Adam.
Peter Exley was born
on August 2, 1964
He worked on the DuPage Children's Museum, the House in the Woods, the enormous 21,000 square-foot Oak Lawn, Illinois, Ronald McDonald House, the Exploration Station children's museum, and various exhibits and galleries for the Young at Art Museum in Davie, Florida.
Christopher Wren was born
on October 20, 1632
Rebuilt 52 churches in London following the Great Fire in 1666, including St. Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill. Christopher Wren was also responsible for the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, the south front of Hampton Court Palace, and the oldest academic building still in continuous use in the United States: the College of William and Mary's Wren Building.
Christopher Wren was knighted on November 14, 1673, following his departure from the Savilian chair in Oxford.