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Frank Lloyd Wright 1869-1959 18.6% Private houses designed to merge with landscape, most notably Fallingwater.

Earlier developed the low-spreading prairie house style. Well known for New York's Guggenheim Museum.

Alvar Aalto 1898-1976 9.3% Sensitive user of materials, particularly timber. His work reveals traces of Finnish vernacular and an original response to native landscape. Renowned for Paimio Sanatorium and Saynatsalo Town Hall.

Le Corbusier 1887-1966 6.7% Aspired to revolutionise urban planning, with high-rise unites on pilotis, freeing ground for traffic circulation. Purist with his villas, but also expressive, as in his chapel at Ronchamp. Influential writings.

Sir James Stirling 1926-92 5.9% Moved from acclaimed Engineering Department at Leicester University with James Gowan to Post-Modernism, exemplified by Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart.

Always a controversial figure.

Edward Cullinan 1931- 5% Practice covers wide range of housing, educational and arts projects. Solutions ecologically sensitive. Most recent large project: London Docklands Campus, with colourful cylindrical residence halls.

Renzo Piano 1937- 3.4% Designed Pompidou Centre in Paris with Lord Rogers. Internationally renowned for innovation and versatility. Work ranges from Menil Museum, Houston to Kansai Airport, Japan.

Peter Aldington 1933- 2.5% Best known for his three houses and garden at Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, which mix modern and vernacular sources.Strong feeling for landscape in his projects.

Frank Gehry 1929- 1.7% Everyone's favourite since completion of Guggenheim, Bilbao. Designs exclusively using models and achieves unique curvaceous external shapes, clad in unusual finishes.

Sir Michael Hopkins 1935- 1.7% Early work High Tech and adventurous, latterly practice associated with the Establishment with the Mound Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground, Glyndebourne Opera House and Portcullis House.

Lord Foster 1935- 12.7% Spare buildings, typically in glass and steel with open, highly functional interior volumes. Most recent tour de force is the Reichstag in Berlin, with its glazed and atypical public dome.

Mies van der Rohe 1886-1969 7.6% Giant of Modernism. Buildings typically open plan, perfectly proportioned with the highest quality materials. His glass and steel Farnsworth House influenced a generation of similarly purist houses.

Louis Kahn 1901-74 6.7% Buildings based on elementary shapes with large unbroken surfaces.Devised concept of 'servant' and 'served' spaces.

Buildings include Salk Institute, California and Kimbell Art Museum, Texas.

Charles R Mackintosh 1868-1928 5% Work influenced by Scottish vernacular.

His Arts and Crafts metalwork and furniture are still commercially popular.

Buildings such as Glasgow School of Art show enormous vigour.

Arne Jacobsen 1902-71 3.4% Danish architect whose timber furniture designs are ubiquitous.

At St Catherine's College, Oxford, his only building in the UK, he even designed the cutlery.

Lord Rogers 1933- 3.4% Has never departed from the High Tech flamboyance of the Pompidou Centre. His Lloyd's Building, London, is probably the most original building in the City. Most recent London work is 88 Wood Street.

Richard Meier 1934- 2.5% Associated with white buildings, often with a '30s feel, curved glazing, balconies etc. Has an international portfolio. Designed the new Getty Centre, Santa Monica.

Edward Lutyens 1869-1944 1.7% Once considered the greatest British architect of the twentieth century. Early houses among best Arts and Crafts buildings. Later work Neo-Classical.

Greatest achievement New Delhi, India.

Giuseppe Terragni 1904-43 1.7% Pioneer of Modern Movement in Italy and leading exponent of Italian Rationalism. His masterpiece is the Casa del Fascio, Como. His career was cut short when he died on the Russian front.

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