An architect is a person who designs buildings. They design how the building is going to look, both inside and outside, but also the infrastructure of the building and how the building will be used. To practice architecture means to engage with the spatial practices that make up our lives, and work to create buildings that serve a purpose in the best way possible. Today, the most well known global architects are often referred to as 'starchitects'—architects who have received international renown for their style of design. They have often constructed many buildings globally, and are commissioned for new feature buildings such as National Museums, or sports stadiums.  These architects are akin to celebrities, they are often well known, rich and powerful.

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Tadao Ando
Set of illustrations of Tadao Ando in various poses dimensioned with overall height

Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect. Self-taught, he established his own architectural firm in 1968 entitled Tadao Ando Architects and Associates. Ando is known for his sparse but elegant designs that focus on space and light, often taking their direction from the exterior landscape.

One of his early commissions, Azuma House, is a concrete building in Osaka made without exterior windows and only an interior courtyard for light. Some of his other well-known work includes his housing complex at Rokko and the Kujo townhouse, also in Osaka. In 1995 he won the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Tadao Ando has an estimated height of 5'8" (1.73 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Tadao Ando is a Japanese architect. Self-taught, he established his own architectural firm in 1968 entitled Tadao Ando Architects and Associates. Ando is known for his sparse but elegant designs that focus on space and light, often taking their direction from the exterior landscape.

Tadao Ando has an estimated height of 5'8" (1.73 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Tadao Ando
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Birthday
September 13, 1941

Drawings include:
Tadao Ando front, side (formal), side (casual), sitting (casual)

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Jeanne Gang
Collection of drawings of Jeanne Gang measured with overall height

Jeanne Gang is a leading American architect. She founded Studio Gang, her architectural practice, in 1997 which operates from several offices across the US. She lives and works in Chicago and is currently an architecture professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is known for the Aqua Tower in downtown Chicago, which is the highest woman-built tower in the world (soon to be out built by another of her designs, Vista Tower, nearby).

Studio Gang is working on several large-scale projects, including the new Arkansas Art Center, and the O’Hare airport in Chicago. In 2018, she attained the status of International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Jeanne Gang has an estimated height of 5’6” (1.68 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Jeanne Gang is a leading American architect. She founded Studio Gang, her architectural practice, in 1997 which operates from several offices across the US, but mainly in Chicago. She is known for the Aqua Tower in downtown Chicago, which is the highest woman-built tower in the world.

Jeanne Gang has an estimated height of 5’6” (1.68 m) based on comparative photo analysis.

Jeanne Gang
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Birthday
March 19, 1964

Drawings include:
Jeanne Gang front, front (presenting), front (sitting)

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Frank Lloyd Wright
Collection of drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright measured with overall height

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the early 20th century. Born in 1887, he established his own architectural firm in the late nineteenth century. He is known for the Prairie House style which featured flat roofs, coordinated design elements and precast construction material. He was one of the first architects to install custom made electric lights.

Some of his most famous works include the 1937 Falling Water, a private residence in Pennsylvania, and the 1959 Guggenheim museum in New York City. He was known for his dramatic and passionate private life. He was married three times.

Frank Lloyd Wright had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright in a range of positions including walking and pointing
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the early 20th century. Born in 1887, he established his own architectural firm in the late nineteenth century. He is known for the Prairie House style which featured flat roofs, coordinated design elements and precast materials.

Frank Lloyd Wright had a height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright in a range of positions including walking and pointing
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Death: April 9, 1959 (aged 91)

Birthday
June 8, 1867

Drawings include:
Frank Lloyd Wright front, side, back, side (walking), side (pointing), side (pointing, cane)

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Buckminster Fuller
Collection of drawings of Buckminster Fuller measured with overall height

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Buckminster Fuller had a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Buckminster Fuller
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Death: July 1, 1983 (aged 87)

Birthday
July 12, 1895

Drawings include:
Buckminster Fuller front, front (presenting), back, side (sitting)

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Philip Johnson
Drawings of Philip Johnson in a range of positions labeled with overall height

Philip Johnson is a Pritzer Prize winning architect known for his sleek, modernist designs. Before becoming a practicing architect, Johnson was head of the Department of Architecture at MoMa, where he championed the work of early modernists such as Mies Van Der Rohe. Johnson is best known for his work during the 1940s and 1950s which shaped the midcentury skyline of New York.

Buildings included the Seagram building and the Lipstick building, both in Manhattan. His most iconic structure is The Glass House in Canaan, Connecticut, built in 1948. He lived there for nearly fifty years, and in 2005, died there at the age of 98.

Philip Johnson had an estimated height of 5’10” (1.78 m) based on photo analysis.

Philip Johnson is a Pritzer Prize winning architect known for his sleek, modernist designs. Before becoming a practicing architect, Johnson was head of the Department of Architecture at MoMa, where he championed the work of early modernists such as Mies Van Der Rohe.

Philip Johnson had an estimated height of 5’10” (1.78 m) based on photo analysis.

Philip Johnson
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Death: January 25, 2005 (aged 98)

Birthday
July 8, 1906

Drawings include:
Philip Johnson front, side, front (pointing), dancing

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