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The world doesn't need architects to make buildings. The world needs architects to make architecture.

Expanding on the medieval mantra of let's make really ornate stuff, Early Modern architects created some truly impressive structures using pre-modern construction tools before settling down with simpler and more practical designs; here are some of the more note-worthy.
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Sir Robert Taylor

bornactivedied
17141740s-17881788
a notable English architect of the mid-late 18th century. Among his earliest projects was Asgill House (known then as Richmond Place), and nearby Oak House. Through such connections, he came to be appointed as architect to the Bank of England until his death.
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Thomas Alexander Tefft

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1826, Aug 21840s-18561859, Dec 12
an American architect, from Providence, Rhode Island. He entered the office of Tallman & Bucklin, then one of the city's primary offices. By 1846 he was doing most of the designing for the firm. In 1851, the partnership of Tallman & Bucklin was dissolved. Tefft then opened his own office, and ran a notable practice that lasted only five years.
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Thomas Telford

borndied
1757, Aug 91834, Sep 2
a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and road, bridge and canal builder. After establishing himself as an engineer of road and canal projects in Shropshire, he designed numerous infrastructure projects in his native Scotland, as well as harbours and tunnels. Such was his reputation as a prolific designer of highways and related bridges, he wa...
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Nicodemus Tessin the Younger

bornactivedied
1654, May 231681-17031728, Apr 10
a Swedish Baroque architect, city planner, and administrator. Most of Tessin's projects as an architect were produced during the 17th century, including several churches such the King Charles' Church in Kungsör and the Holy Trinity Church in Karlskrona, and many of his proposals never were built.
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Samuel Sanders Teulon

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1812, Mar 21838-18731873, May 2
a 19th-century English Gothic Revival architect, noted for his use of polychrome brickwork, and the complex planning of his buildings. He built his first church, the Early English-style St Paul, Bermondsey, in 1846. Soon after this he designed St Stephen, Southwark, a building adapted to its square site by being planned in the form of a Greek cross, with the...
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Johann Joseph Thalherr

bornactivedied
17301750s-17981801, Oct 16
an Austrian architect. He is one of the main representatives of the Palladian revival in Central Europe. His constructions can be found in Budapest, Bratislava, Gyor and several other Hungarian cities.
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Frederick Thatcher

borndied
18141890, Oct 19
an English and New Zealand architect and clergyman. He was born at Hastings to a long-established Sussex family. He practised as an architect in London from 1835 and was one of the earliest associates of the Institute of British Architects, being admitted in 1836. He designed the workhouse in Battle, East Sussex in 1840. In December 1856 he was obliged to le...
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Konstantin Andreyevich Thon

aka: Ton
bornactivedied
1794, Oct 261827-18511881, Jan 25
an official architect of Imperial Russia during the reign of Nicholas I. His major works include the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Kremlin Armoury in Moscow.
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William Thornton

bornactivedied
1759, May 201789-18281828, Mar 28
a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol, an authentic polymath. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office.
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Pellegrino Tibaldi

aka: Pellegrino di Tibaldo de Pellegrini
bornactivedied
15271542-15921592/1596
an Italian mannerist architect, sculptor, and mural painter.who spread the style of Italian Mannerist painting in Spain during the late 16th century. His first documented painting was likely as at 15 years of age, a Marriage of Saint Catherine. In 1561, he met Cardinal Carlo Borromeo, who employed him in Milan mostly as architect in the nearly endless task o...
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Ithiel Town

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1784, Oct 31810-18431844, Jun 13
a prominent American architect and civil engineer. One of the first generation of professional architects in the United States, Town made significant contributions to American architecture in the first half of the 19th century. His work, in the Federal and revivalist Greek and Gothic revival architectural styles, was influential and widely copied.
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Mary Townley

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17531770s-1820s1839
she designed several buildings in Ramsgate in the late 18th century, making her one of England's earliest female architects. Her most notable building was Townley House.
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Domenico Trezzini

bornactivedied
1670 ca1703-17341734
a Swiss Italian architect who elaborated the Petrine Baroque style of Russian architecture. Domenico Trezzini was very important for another aspect of Russian architectural history: in founding a school based on the European model, he laid the foundations for the development of the Petrine Baroque.
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Carl Marcus Tuscher

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1705, Jun 11751, Jan 6
a German-born Danish polymath: portrait painter, printmaker, architect, and decorator of the Baroque period. In Italy besides painting he lay now also to the art of building and made drawings for several churches and palaces, his projects for church buildings earned him a Papal Knight's Cross. In London he painted a portrait of the family of instrument-maker...
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