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Given his massively influential and prolific work, it’s pretty difficult not to know who Frank Lloyd Wright is. Among the most prominent American architects in history, Wright designed more than 1,000 structures in addition to being an interior designer, writer, and educator.

Wright attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for just two semesters before deciding to study architecture in the more practical setting of an architectural firm. After leaving school in 1887, he moved to Chicago where he worked as an architectural detailer under J.L. Silsbee, a prominent architect whose masterful sketches are thought to have influenced the sharp lines of Wright designs. From there, Wright went on to work in the architectural firm of

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Walter Gropius was a German architect and one of the pioneers of modernist architecture. In addition to his progressive designs, Gropius is famous for founding the Bauhaus School in Germany, which incited an architectural movement that connected fine art with function and practicality. He served as the school's director between 1919-1928 before Nazis closed the school for its resistance to the traditional aesthetic that Nazism favored.

Gropius began studying architecture at the technical institutes in Munich and Berlin-Charlottenburg, joining Peter Behrens architecture firm shortly after graduation. Gropius has attributed his penchant for progressive architecture to his time with Behrens, specifically when he solved

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Archibald Quincy Jones is among the most influential modernist architects in the United States. Jones studied architecture at the University of Washington, graduating in 1936, before moving to Los Angeles to work with modernist architects like Douglas Honnold, George Vernon Russell, and Paul R. Williams.

In 1942, Jones received a commission as a lieutenant commander in the Navy and was discharged three years later in 1945. Upon his discharge, Jones returned to LA to open up his own architectural office where he honed his unique style and voice in modernism. Jones directed much of his focus on updating and refining accessible, postwar housing, emphasizing economical and sustainable building methods.

He was among the first

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Born in Vienna on April 8, 1892, Richard Neutra is an Austrian-American architect who merged Bauhaus modernism with Southern California building traditions to create an original style adaptation called Desert Modernism. Neutra moved to the United States in 1923 where he worked with iconic architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler to hone his unique style.

A major critique of traditional modernism is that it imposes strict rules on people and regions despite their differences. One of the reasons Neutra became so influential was due to his flexible and personalized approach to creating modernist homes. He took care to tailor to the needs of the client and the surrounding landscape to create one-of-a-kind designs

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, commonly referred to as Mies, was a German-American architect who, along with architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Gropius, is considered among the pioneers of modernist architecture. Mies began his career as an apprentice at the Peter Behrens’ design studio where he learned design theories and techniques working alongside the likes of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

After years spent honing his design chops with prominent architects and designers, Mies became the director of famed German art and architecture school, Bauhaus. However, Nazism ultimately closed the school, leading him to move to the United States. Once in the U.S., Mies accepted a position as head of the architecture program

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Interior designers Louisa Pierce (right) and Emily Ward (left) met in 2012 at an East Village bar in Manhattan. There, they bonded over their love of Art Deco lines and eccentric interiors. This initial bond ultimately led the duo to officially join design forces, becoming one of the most sought-after design duos to date, dubbed Pierce & Ward. Their eclectic designs have caught the eyes of many a famous client, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, and Kate Hudson commissioning the pair to design their most intimate spaces. The firm has also been named to Architectural Digest's AD100 2019, an esteemed list featuring today's top talent in architecture and design.

Given their unique aesthetic, it’s easy to see why elite clientele are so drawn

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Simply put, Frank Owen Gehry is one of the most important architects of our time. Born in Canada on February 28, 1929, Gehry’s family immigrated to Los Angeles in 1947. Gehry received an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Southern California before obtaining a graduate degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1957.

After working for various architectural firms, Gehry established his own firm in 1962. Since then, he’s been making a unique stamp on the history of American architecture. His designs are often thought of as a reaction to the formulaic Modernist buildings he grew up with. Beginning early in his career, Gehry experimented with equally unique and quirky structures that

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Interior designer Julie Hillman studied design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Upon graduating, she worked as a fashion designer for 10 years before moving into the world of interior design. Hillman told Architectural Digest that “working for 10 years as a ready-to-wear designer gave me a deep understanding of textiles, which has been invaluable.”

In 2000, Hillman founded her own interior design company, Julie Hillman Design, and has since been outfitting high-end residential homes in New York City, the Hamptons, and beyond with her uniquely modern-eclectic design sensibility.

Hillman mixes collected antiques and vintage treasures with modern elements to create dynamic designs that feel equally fresh and

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Growing up in rural Massachusetts, Charles de Lisle spent many days exploring the factories near his father’s woodworking shop, collecting industrial scraps and pondering the sorts of things he could make with them. With an interest in being a maker of some kind, de Lisle pursued a graphic design education at the Hartford Art School while tinkering with his side passion for ceramics and welding. His welding experiments resulted in his fabricating a lamp that would become his big break into interior design. After several boutique owners and hoteliers across the United States bought his lamp, he landed a job with an interior design firm in New York City.

De Lisle honed his interior chops at the

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Jamie Bush grew up in Long Island, New York, in what he describes as "an eclectic family of dairy farmers." His close proximity to Manhattan introduced him to the work of influential designers, photographers, and artists, inspiring him to pursue art and architecture. Bush went studied design in Venice, Italy and New Orleans, ultimately obtaining a master’s in architecture from Tulane University. Upon graduation, Bush ventured west to Los Angeles, where he worked at Marmol Radziner and Kelly Wearstler before founding his own interior architecture and design firm in 2002.

Bush has collaborated with many prominent architects, including Steven Ehrlich, David Hertz, and Barbara Bestor, which makes sense considering his keen ability

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