Tobias Faber, Hon. FAIA (12 December 1915 – 19 November 2010) was a Danish architect best known for his academic achievements, He was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy's School of Architecture and the academy's president from 1954 to 1973. He was a strong advocate of keeping a human scale in architecture.
Faber studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the 1930s, graduating in 1941. Due to the German Occupation of Denmark during World War II he went to neutral Sweden where he worked at various well-reputed practices in Stockholm. Back in Denmark after the war, he joined Vilhelm Lauritzen's office where he worked until 1952. He then set up his own practice, together with his wife Jytte Jensenius, which operated until 1967.
From 1952 he taught at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and in 1954 he was a visiting lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA. In 1962 he was appointed professor at the academy and from 1965 he served as its director, a position he held until 1974 when the Academy Schools were split into separate institutions for administrative reasons. Thereafter he was as the principal of the School of Architecture until his retirement in 1985. He also published a number of influential books on architecture.
Faber was elected to Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects in 1987 (Hon. FAIA).He received the Dreyer Honorary Award in 1995. He received the N. L. Høyen Medal in 1988.
Jørn Oberg Utzon,, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect. In 1957, he won an international design competition for his design of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Utzon's revised design, which he completed in 1961, was the basis for the landmark, although it was not completed until 1971.
Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect and urban planner who was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and a prolific writer of books and poetry. He was made a Royal Designer for Industry by the British Royal Society of Arts in 1947.
Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA 11 February 1902 – 24 March 1971) was a Danish architect and furniture designer. He is remembered for his contribution to architectural functionalism and for the worldwide success he enjoyed with simple well-designed chairs.
Henning Larsen, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect. He is internationally known for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Riyadh and the Copenhagen Opera House.
Eric J. Hill, Ph.D., FAIA, is a Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1970 from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Architecture from Harvard in 1972, and a Ph.D in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He was a Marshall Research Fellow at Denmark's Royal Academy of Fine Arts from 1972 to 1973. He is the co-author, along with John Gallagher, of AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. He has served as a Director of Urban Planning and Design at the Detroit firm of Albert Kahn Associates. He has participated in projects such as the promenade on the Detroit International Riverfront, the Detroit Opera House restoration, and the Cadillac Place redevelopment. He has received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Knud Helmuth Holscher is a Danish architect and industrial designer. For many years he was a partner in KHR Architects with Svend Axelsson and designed many of their works together.
Kay Otto Fisker, Hon. FAIA was a Danish architect, designer and educator. He is mostly known for his many housing projects, mainly in the Copenhagen area, and is considered a leading exponent of Danish Functionalism.
Hans Jørgen Holm was a Danish architect. A pupil of Johan Daniel Herholdt, he became a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and a leading Danish proponent of the National Romantic style.
Lene Tranberg, Hon. FAIA is a Danish architect, head architect and a founding partner of Lundgaard & Tranberg.
Vilhelm Wohlert was a Danish architect. His most notable work was on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.
Phillip Jacobson is a Seattle architect and university professor.
Kent Martinussen is a Danish architect and CEO of the Danish Architecture Centre. He was appointed member of the board for the Danish Culture Canon of Architecture in 2005.
Niels August Theodor Kaj Gottlob, usually known as Kaj Gottlob, was a Danish architect who contributed much to Neoclassicism and Functionalism both as professor of the School of Architects at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and as a royal building inspector.
Inger Augusta Exner, Hon. FAIA and Johannes Exner, Hon. FAIA were a Danish couple who cooperated closely as architects. They met at high school and studied architecture together at the Danish Academy where they graduated in 1954. They married in 1952.
Honorary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects(Hon. FAIA) may be awarded to foreign architects and for non-architects who have made great contributions to the field of architecture or to the American Institute of Architects. The program was developed as the international counterpart to the AIA Fellowship program for US citizens or architects working primarily out of the US.
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Thomas Laub Hansen Havning was a Danish architect, illustrator, writer and royal building inspector born in Nyboder, Copenhagen on 4 September 1897.
Knud Friis was a Danish Modernistic architect who worked extensively in Denmark and founded Friis & Moltke.
Christoffer Harlang is a Danish architect, designer and author and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.
Clair W. Ditchy (1891–1967) was an American architect in practice in Detroit from 1922 until 1967. From 1953 to 1955 he was president of the American Institute of Architects.