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  1. Which English architect is best known for rebuilding the Houses of Parliament?

  2. London's Shard was designed by which architect?
  3. The three classical orders of classical architecture are Ionic, Corinthian, and which other order?
  4. The Cenotaph war memorial on Whitehall was designed by which architect?
  5. Which Danish architecture designed Sydney Opera House?
  6. Which prize is considered to be the most prestigious architecture award in the United Kingdom?
  7. Name the world famous house in rural Pennsylvania designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright?
  8. Which building is regarded by most as the best example of Mughal architecture?
  9. Which steel suspension bridge crossing the River Thames was nicknamed the 'Wobbly Bridge' by Londoners?
  10. What name is given to the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry arch?
  11. The Chrysler Building is a New York skyscraper designed in which visual style?
  12. What's the name of the historic circle of townhouses in the city of Bath, completed in 1768, which are a preeminent example of Georgian architecture?
  13. Which world capital city was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture?
  14. Archibald Leitch was a Scottish architect most famous for his work in designing which type of buildings?
  15. Who was the first architect to introduce the classical architecture of Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain?


  1. Sir Charles Barry

  2. Renzo Piano
  3. Doric
  4. Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens
  5. Jorn Utzon
  6. The Stirling Prize
  7. Fallingwater
  8. Taj Mahal
  9. London Millennium Footbridge
  10. Keystone
  11. Art Deco
  12. The Circus
  13. Brasilia
  14. Football stadiums (he designed Anfield, Highbury, Goodison Park, Ibrox, Cardiff Arms Park, White Hart Lane, and many more iconic grounds)
  15. Inigo Jones

Did you know that Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was named after a friend of his father - the painter and sculptor Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, best known for his lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.

Architecture Quiz Questions

  1. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis is chiefly known for the creation of which village in North Wales?
  2. Sir Basil Spence was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with which building in England?
  3. At the time of its opening in 1933, which Sir Giles Scott designed building did The Observer newspaper describe as 'one of the finest sights in London'?
  4. By what name is 30 St Mary Axe better known by?
  5. Can you name the magnum opus of architect Antoni Gaudi?
  6. 'Reader, if you seek his memorial - look around you' is an epitaph to which architect?
  7. Frederick Gibberd, was the winner of a worldwide design competition to build Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral - what is this building's best known nickname?
  8. For which 'no more' London building is Joseph Paxton chiefly noted?
  9. What architectural term is given to an anteroom or small foyer leading into a lobby or entrance hall?
  10. Which architect was made a Dame by Elizabeth II in 2012, for services to architecture?
  11. Who's best-known works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain?
  12. An extension to which building was once described by Prince Charles as a 'monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend'?
  13. Which neoclassical styled building was the most famous design of Irish-born architect James Hoban?
  14. Who designed Marble Arch in 1827?
  15. Which architect would you associate with London Heathrow Terminal 5, Lloyd's Building, and the Millennium Dome?


  1. Portmeirion
  2. Coventry Cathedral
  3. Battersea Power Station

  4. The Gherkin (designed by Norman Foster and Arup Group)
  5. Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona
  6. Sir Christopher Wren (who is burried in St. Paul's Cathedral)
  7. Paddy's Wigwam
  8. Crystal Palace
  9. Vestibule
  10. Dame Zaha Hadid
  11. Frank Gehry
  12. The National Gallery
  13. The White House (constructed between 1792 and 1800 using sandstone painted white)
  14. John Nash
  15. Richard Rogers
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