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88 Wood Street, by Richard Rogers, at London, England, 1993 to 2001.

Aalto Studio, by Alvar Aalto, at Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, Finland, 1954 to 1956.

Allen Art Museum Addition, by Robert Venturi, at Oberlin, Ohio, 1973 to 1976.

Altes Museum, by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, at Berlin, Germany, 1823 to 1830.

Amsterdam Orphanage, by Aldo van Eyck, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1960 to 1961.

Art and Architecture Building, by Paul Rudolph, at New Haven, Connecticut, 1959 to 1963.

Azuma House, by Tadao Ando, at Osaka, Japan, 1976.

Bacardi Office Building, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Santiago de Cuba, 1958.

Banca Popolare di Verona, by Carlo Scarpa, at Verona, Italy, 1973.

Barcelona Pavilion, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Barcelona, Spain, built 1928-1929, demolished 1930.

Bauhaus, by Walter Gropius, at Dessau, Germany, 1919 to 1925.

Beinecke Rare Book Library, by Gordon Bunshaft/ SOM, at New Haven, Connecticut, 1963.

Boke House, by Bernard Maybeck, at Berkeley, California, 1902.

Boomer Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Phoenix, Arizona, 1953.

Boston City Hall, by Kallman, McKinnell and Knowles, at Boston, Massachusetts, 1963 to 1968.

Brant House, by Robert Venturi, at Greenwich, Connecticut, 1972.

Breuer House I, by Marcel Breuer, at Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1939.

Breuer House II, by Marcel Breuer, at New Canaan, Connecticut, 1948.

Brion-Vega Cemetery, by Carlo Scarpa, at San Vito d'Altivole, Italy, 1970 to 1972.

Burn Hall, by Sir John Soane, at England, 1785.

California College of Arts San Francisco Campus, by Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), with renovation and conversion by LMS Architects, at San Francisco, California, 1951, renovated and converted 1997 to 1998.

Cary House, by Joseph Esherick, at Mill Valley, California, 1960.

Casa Antonio Galvez, by Luis Barragan, at San Angel, Mexico, 1954.

Casa Luis Barragan, by Luis Barragan, at Tacubaya, Mexico, 1947.

Bailey House, Case Study House No. 21, by Pierre Koenig, at Los Angeles, California, 1956 to 1958.

Stahl House, Case Study House No. 22, by Pierre Koenig, at Los Angeles, California, 1960.

Central Lutheran Church, by Pietro Belluschi, at Portland, Oregon, 1950 to 1951.

Central Park, by Frederick Law Olmsted, at New York, New York, 1853 to 1878, to present.

Centre Pompidou, by Rogers and Piano, at Paris, France, 1972 to 1976.

Chamberlain Cottage, by Marcel Breuer, at Wayland, Massachusetts, 1940.

Chick House, by Bernard Maybeck, at Berkeley, California, 1913.

Church of St Francis, by Oscar Niemeyer, at Pampulha, Brazil, 1943.

Citicorp Center, by Hugh Stubbins, at New York, New York, 1976 to 1978.

Commodities Exchange, by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1897 to 1909.

Coonley House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Riverside, Illinois, 1908.

Cowles House, by Edward Larrabee Barnes, at Wayzata, Minnesota, 1960 (circa).

Crown Hall, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Chicago, Illinois, 1950 to 1956.

D. D. Martin House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Buffalo, New York, 1904.

D. L. James House, by Greene and Greene, at Carmel Highlands, California, 1918.

Diamond Ranch High School, by Thom Mayne - Morphosis, at Diamond Bar, near Pomona, California, 1999 to 2000.

Douglas House, by Richard Meier, at Harbor Springs, Michigan, 1973.

Dusseldorf Museum of Art, by James Stirling, at Dusseldorf, Germany, 1980.

Eames House, by Charles Eames, at Pacific Palisades, California, 1945 to 1949.

El Pueblo Ribera Court, by Rudolf M. Schindler, at La Jolla, California, 1923.

Ennis House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Los Angeles, California, 1923.

Equitable Building, by Pietro Belluschi, at Portland, Oregon, 1944 to 1948.

Erdman Hall Dormitories, by Louis I. Kahn, at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1960 to 1965.

Esherick House, by Louis I. Kahn, at Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, 1959 to 1961.

Eugene City Hall, by Stafford, Morin, and Longwood, at Eugene, Oregon, 1960 to 1964.

Euram Building, by Hartman-Cox, at Washington, D.C., 1971.

Exhibition Building, Turin, by Pier Luigi Nervi, at Turin, Italy, 1948 to 1949.

Festival, by Tadao Ando, at Naha Okinawa, Japan, 1984.

Finnish Pavilion, 1939, by Alvar Aalto, at New York, New York, 1939.

First Church of Christ Scientist, by Bernard Maybeck, at Berkeley, California, 1910.

First Wisconsin Plaza, by Bruce Graham/ SOM, at Madison, Wisconsin, 1974.

Flats at Hansaviertel, by Alvar Aalto, at Hansaviertel, Berlin, Germany, 1955 to 1957.

Frog Hollow, by Stanley Tigerman, at  , 1973 to 1974.

Gap Offices in San Bruno, by William McDonough, at San Bruno, California, 1994 to 1997.

Garden Grove Church, by Johnson/Burgee, at Garden Grove, Los Angeles, California, 1978 to 1980.

Garfield School, by Joseph Esherick, at San Francisco, California, 1981.

Geller House, by Marcel Breuer, at Lawrence, Long Island, New York, 1945.

Glasgow School of Art, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, at Glasgow, Scotland, 1897 to 1909.

Gordon Wu Hall, by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, VSBA, at Princeton, New Jersey, 1983.

Graham House, by Arthur C. Erickson, at West Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1963.

Gropius House, by Walter Gropius, at Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1937.

Guggenheim Museum, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at New York, New York, 1956 to 1959.

Guild House, by Robert Venturi, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1961.

H. Lange House, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Krefeld, Germany, 1928.

Hale House, by Craig Ellwood, at Beverly Hills, California, 1949.

Halen Estate, by Aetelier 5, at outside Berne, Switzerland, 1957 to 1961.

Hamar Bispegaard Museum, by Sverre Fehn, at Hamar, Norway, 1969 to 1973.

Hanna Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Palo Alto, California, 1936.

Hanselmann House, by Michael Graves, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1967.

Harvard Graduate Center, by Walter Gropius, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950.

Healy Guest House, by Ralph Twitchell, at Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida, 1948 to 1949.

Heathcote, by Edwin Lutyens, at Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, 1906.

High Museum of Art, by Richard Meier, at Atlanta, Georgia, 1983.

Hiroshima Peace Center, by Kenzo Tange, at Hiroshima, Japan, 1949 to 1956.

Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, by Norman Foster, at Hong Kong, China, 1979 to 1986.

Hotel Camino Real, by Ricardo Legorreta, at Cancun, Mexico, 1973 to 1975.

House at Kentwoodlands, by Joseph Esherick, at Kentwoodlands, California, 1957.

House in Tuckers Town, by Robert Venturi, at Tucker Town, Bermuda, 1975.

Hunting Lodge, by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, at Antonin, Poland, 1822.

INMOS Factory, by Richard Rogers, at Newport, South Wales, 1980 to 1982.

Ichinomiya Rowhouses, by Kenzo Tange, at Ichinomiya, Japan, 1961.

Il Teatro del Mondo, by Aldo Rossi, at Venice, Italy, 1979.

Imperial Hotel, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Tokyo, Japan, 1916 to 1922.

Institute of Public Administration, by Louis I. Kahn, at Ahmedabad, India, 1963.

J. Ford House, by Marcel Breuer, at Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1939.

Jacobs House, Madison, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Madison, Wisconsin, 1936.

Joe Esherick House, by Joseph Esherick, at Kentfield, California, 1950.

John Hancock Center, by Bruce Graham/ SOM, at Chicago, Illinois, 1970.

Johnson House, "The Glass House", by Philip Johnson, at New Caanan, Connecticut, 1949.

Johnson Wax Building, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Racine, Wisconsin, 1936 to 1939 and 1944.

Kaufmann Desert House, by Richard Neutra, at Palm Springs, California, 1946.

Khuner Villa, by Adolf Loos, at on the Kreuzberg, Payerback, Austria, 1930.

Kings Road House, by Rudolf M. Schindler, at West Hollywood, California, 1921 to 1922.

Kurashiki City Hall, by Kenzo Tange, at Kurashiki, Japan, 1960.

Lake Shore Drive Apts, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Chicago, Illinois, 1948 to 1951.

Larkin Building, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Buffalo, New York, 1904 , demolished 1950.

Lloyds Building, by Richard Rogers, at London, England, 1979 to 1984.

Los Manantiales, by Felix Candela, at Xochimilco, Mexico, 1958.

Lovell House, by Richard Neutra, at Los Angeles, California, 1928.

MOCA, by Arata Isozaki, at Los Angeles, California, 1981 to 1986.

Magasin au Bon Marche, by L. A. Boileau and Gustave Eiffel, at Paris, France, 1876.

Marin Civic Center, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at San Rafael, California, 1957.

Marina City, by Bertrand Goldberg, at Chicago, Illinois, 1959 to 1964.

Maybeck Studio, by Bernard Maybeck, at Berkeley, California, 1924.

Melnikov House, by Konstantin Melnikov, at Moscow, Russia, 1927.

Menil Collection, by Renzo Piano, at Houston, Texas, 1982 to 1986.

Ministry of Education, by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1942.

Monterey Bay Aquarium, by EHDD, at Monterey, California, 1980 (circa).

Moore House, by Charles Moore, at Orinda, California, 1962.

Moser House, by Josef Hoffmann, at Vienna, Austria, 1901 to 1903.

Mossehaus, by Erich Mendelsohn, at Berlin, Germany,  .

Mount Angel Library, by Alvar Aalto, at St. Benedict, near Mount Angel, Oregon, 1970.

Mrs. G. M. Millard House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Pasadena, California, 1923.

Museum of Decorative Arts, by Richard Meier, at Frankfurt, Germany, 1981 to 1984.

Museum of Modern Art, by Philip S. Goodwin and Edward D. Stone, at New York, New York, 1938 to 1939.

Museum of Natural History, by Alfred Waterhouse, at London, England, 1860 to 1880.

National Center for Atmospheric Research, by I. M. Pei, at Boulder, Colorado, 1961 to 1967.

National Assembly in Dacca, by Louis I. Kahn, at Dacca, Bangladesh, 1962 to 1974.

National Commercial Bank HQ, by Gordon Bunshaft/ SOM, at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1981 to 1983.

New National Gallery, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Berlin, Germany, 1962 to 1968.

Nichinan Cultural Center, by Kenzo Tange, at Nichinan, Japan, 1963.

Norman Fisher House, by Louis I. Kahn, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1960.

Notre Dame du Raincy, by Auguste Perret, at Raincy, France, 1922.

Office Extension in Vienna, by Coop Himmelblau, at Vienna, Austria, 1988 to 1989.

Oklahoma Theater Center, by John M. Johansen, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1965 to 1970.

Olympic Arena, by Kenzo Tange, at Tokyo, Japan, 1961 to 1964.

P. Lovell House, by Rudolf M. Schindler, at Newport Beach, California, 1926.

PA Technology Center UK, by Richard Rogers, at Melbourn, Hertfordshire, England, 1975 to 1983.

Paddington Station, by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, at London, England, UK, 1852 to 1854.

Palazzo Chiericati, by Andrea Palladio, at Vicenza, Italy, 1550 to 1580.

Palazzo Thiene, by Andrea Palladio, at Vicenza, Italy, 1545.

Pearson House, by Robert Venturi, at  , 1957.

Pennzoil Place, by Johnson/Burgee, at Houston, Texas, 1976.

Peter Kerr House, by Pietro Belluschi, at Gearhart, Oregon, 1941.

Pfeiffer Chapel, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Lakeland, Florida, 1938.

Pilgrimage Church, by Gottfried Bohm, at Neviges, Germany, 1962.

Portland Building, by Michael Graves, at Portland, Oregon, 1980.

Price Tower, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1952 to 1956.

Ralph Johnson House, by Harwell Hamilton Harris, at Los Angeles, California, 1949 to 1951.

Residence in Riva San Vitale, by Mario Botta, at Riva san Vitale, Ticino, Switzerland, 1972 to 1973.

Residence in Cadenazzo, by Mario Botta, at Cadenazzo, Switzerland, 1970 to 1971.

Residence in Massagno, by Mario Botta, at Massagno, Ticino, Switzerland, 1979.

Residence in Stabio, by Mario Botta, at Stabio, Switzerland, 1981.

Richards Medical Center, by Louis I. Kahn, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1957 to 1961.

Robie Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Chicago, Illinois, 1909.

Rokko Housing One, by Tadao Ando, at Rokko Kobe, Japan, 1983.

Rose Walk, by Bernard Maybeck, at Berkeley, California, 1912.

Rosenbaum House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Florence, Alabama, 1939.

Rue Franklin Apartments, by Auguste Perret, at Paris, France, 1902 to 1904.

Rufer House, by Adolf Loos, at Vienna, Austria, 1922.

Rusakov Club, by Konstantin Melnikov, at Moscow, Russia, 1927 to 1929.

Salk Institute, by Louis I. Kahn, at La Jolla, California, 1959 to 1966.

San Simeon, by Julia Morgan, at San Simeon, California, 1922 to 1939.

Schauspielhaus, by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, at Berlin, Germany, 1821.

Schocken Department Store, by Erich Mendelsohn, at Stuttgart, Germany, 1926.

School in Morbio Inferiore, by Mario Botta, at Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland, 1972 to 1977.

Schroder House, by Gerrit Rietveld, at Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1924 to 1925.

Sea Ranch Condominium, by MLTW, at Sea Ranch, California, 1964 to 1965.

Seagram Building, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at New York, New York, 1954 to 1958.

Sears Tower, by Bruce Graham/ SOM, at Chicago, Illinois, 1974 to 1976.

Seattle Public Library, by Rem Koolhaas, at Seattle, Washington, United States, 2004.

Shenboku Archives, by Fumihiko Maki, at Japan, 1970.

Ski Town Flaine, by Marcel Breuer, at Flaine, France, 1960 to 1980.

Small Olympic Arena, by Kenzo Tange, at Tokyo, Japan, 1961 to 1964.

Sogetsu Art Center, by Kenzo Tange, at Tokyo, Japan, 1955 to 1957.

St. John's Abbey, by Marcel Breuer, at Collegeville, Minnesota, 1953 to 1961.

St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo, by Kenzo Tange, at Tokyo, Japan, 1963.

St. Paul's Church, by Louis H. Sullivan, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1910 to 1914.

Stadelhofen Railway Station, by Santiago Calatrava, at Zurich, Switzerland, 1983 to 1984.

Stansted Airport, by Norman Foster, at London, England, UK, 1991.

Steiner House, by Adolf Loos, at Vienna, Austria, 1910.

Storer Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Los Angeles, California, 1923.

Suntop Homes, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Ardmore, Pennsyvania, 1939.

TWA at New York, by Eero Saarinen, at New York, New York, 1956 to 1962.

Taliesin West, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Scottsdale, Arizona, 1937 onward.

Tateshina Planetarium, by Kisho Kurokawa, at Hiroshima City, Japan, 1976.

The Atheneum, by Richard Meier, at New Harmony, Indiana, 1975 to 1979.

The Willow Tea Rooms, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, at Glasgow, Scotland, 1902 to 1904.

Town Hall Hilversum, by Willem Marinus Dudok, at Hilversum, The Netherlands, 1928 to 1931; designed 1924.

Trenton Bath House, by Louis I. Kahn, at Trenton, New Jersey, 1954 to 1959.

Trubek House, by Robert Venturi, at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, 1972.

Tucker House, by Robert Venturi, at Mount Kisco, New York, 1975.

Tugendhat House, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Brno, Czech Republic, 1930.

United Airlines Terminal, O'Hare, by Helmut Jahn, at Chicago, Illinois, 1985 to 1988.

UNAM Library, by Juan O'Gorman, at Mexico City, Mexico, 1953.

USSR Pavilion at Paris, by Konstantin Melnikov, at Paris, France, 1925.

Unity Temple, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Oak Park, Illinois, 1906.

Vanna Venturi House, by Robert Venturi, at Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by Maya Lin, at Washington, D.C., 1982.

Villa Capra, or Villa Rotunda, by Andrea Palladio, at Vicenza, Italy, 1566 to 1571.

Villa Foscari, by Andrea Palladio, at Malcontenta, Italy, 1549 to 1563.

Villa in Djursholm, by Erik Gunnar Asplund, at Djursholm, near Stockholm, Sweden, 1917 to 1918.

W. E. Oliver House, by Rudolf M. Schindler, at Los Angeles, California, 1934.

Walker Residence, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Carmel, California, 1948.

Weinstein House, by Richard Meier, at Long Island, New York, 1969 to 1971.

Weissenhof Apartments, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, at Stuttgart, Germany, 1927.

Weissenhof Row Houses, by J. J. P. Oud, at Stuttgart, Germany, 1927.

Wexner Center, by Peter Eisenman, at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1983 to 1989.

Whitney Museum, by Marcel Breuer, at New York, New York, 1966.

Wingspread, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Wind Point, Wisconsin, 1937.

Woodland Chapel, by Erik Gunnar Asplund, at Stockholm, Sweden, 1918 to 1920.

World Trade Center, by Minoru Yamasaki, at New York, New York, 1966 to 1977. Demolished by terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Yale Center for British Art, by Louis I. Kahn, at New Haven, Connecticut, 1969 to 1974.

Yale Hockey Rink, by Eero Saarinen, at New Haven, Connecticut, 1956 to 1958.

Zimmerman House, by Frank Lloyd Wright, at Manchester, New Hampshire, 1950.

Zuyev Club, by I. P. Golosov, at Moscow, Russia, 1928.

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