World Architects, Designers, Design Offices, Studios List, Architectural Practices

Architects Offices – Design Practices

Architecture offices around the world – key contemporary design firms listed as follows:

Architects Index – links to all architects on our website

Architects by country
Architects by city
Architects by alphabetical order : links to 1704 architect studio pages

Architect Profiles + Listings available – please contact isabelle(at)

World Architects – by country

AAmerican ArchitectArgentina ArchitectAustralian Architect
Austrian Architect
BBelgian ArchitectBrazilian ArchitectBritish Architect
Bulgarian Architect
CCanadian ArchitectChinese ArchitectChile Architect
Colombian ArchitectCroatia ArchitectCzech Architect
DDanish ArchitectDutch Architect
EEnglish Architect
FFinnish ArchitectFrench Architect
GGerman ArchitectGreek Architect
HHungarian Architect
IIndian ArchitectIndonesian ArchitectIrish Architect
Israeli ArchitectItalian Architect
JJapanese Architect
LLithuanian Architect
MMalaysian ArchitectMexican Architect
NNew Zealand ArchitectNorwegian Architect
PPolish ArchitectPortuguese Architect
RRomanian Architect
SScottish ArchitectSingapore ArchitectSlovenian Architect
South African ArchitectSouth Korean ArchitectSpanish Architect
Swedish ArchitectSwiss Architect
TTurkish ArchitectThailand Architect
WWelsh Architect

World Architects – alphabetical

Architecture Studios A-B

Architectural Studios C-D

Architect Studios E-G

Architects Studios H-J

Architecture Offices K-M

Architectural Offices N-Q

Architect Offices R-S

Architects Offices T-Z

World Architect Photos : portraits of key designers

World Architects – historical

Contemporary Architecture Studios : major contemporary architect offices

Historic Architecture Studios : major architect practices from 20th Century & beyond

Celebrated Czech architect, Eva Jiricna, London:
Eva Jiricna architects
photo © Ondrej Host

Two of the most famous designers of buildings in the last century:

Zaha Hadid Architect

Iraqi-born but established an office in Clerkenwell, London, having attended the prestigious Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture on Bedford Square.

Zaha’s Heydar Aliyev Centre building in Baku is a favourite of mine, an absolute peak building for this incredibly talented architect. The sensous and liquid-like shape is truly enticing. The flowing form smoothly emerges out of the plaza – landscape and building are one – Editor Adrian Welch:
Heydar Aliyev Centre Baku by Zaha Hadid Architect
photograph : Hélène Binet

Sadly Zaha is no longer with us but she has left an amazing legacy across the world with key buildings in Baku, Azerbaijan and in Rome, Italy.

Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry Architect USA
picture from STV
This Canadian set up his office in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA. He kickstarted his practice with a humble house for himself in Santa Monica. Using robust materials such as corrugated metal and mesh it was a popular inspiration to architecture students in the 1990s when I was attending university!

Later, larger, key works include the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France; The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies for the University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington, USA; New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida; Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Fred & Ginger aka Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic; the Vitra Design Museum and the MARTa Herford museum in Germany; the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Canada and 8 Spruce Street in New York City.

Hong Kong Architecture Studios

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