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Where Starchitects are made?

Where to study to become a starchitect? A list of 17 starchitects and institutions they’ve graduated from.

By Igor Grushko, Studio Alternativi

1. Tadao Ando - Experientially-based Self Learning By Reading &Visiting Important Buildings In Kyoto & Nara

2. Zaha Hadid - American University Of Beirut (Mathematics), Architectural Association School Of Architecture (AA)

3. Peter Zumthor - Kunstgewerbeschule (Basel),Pratt Institute (New-York)

4. Rem Koolhaas - Architectural Association School Of Architecture (AA), Cornell University In Ithaca, New York, Institute For Architecture, New-York City

5. Valerio Olgiati - Eth Zürich

6. Renzo Piano - Milan Polytechnic University

7. Kazuyo Sejima - Japan Women's University (Tokyo)

8. Bjarke Ingels - Royal Danish Academy Of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University Of Catalonia

9. David Chipperfield - Kingston School of Art, Architectural Association School Of Architecture (AA)

10. Elizabeth Diller - The Cooper Union School of Architecture

11. Peter Eisenman - Cornell University (Bachelor of Architecture)Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Master of Architecture), University of Cambridge (M.A. and Ph.D.)

12. Norman Foster - School of Architecture and City Planning, University of ManchesterYale School of Architecture, New Haven, Connecticut (Master's Degree)

13. Daniel Libeskind - The Cooper UnionUniversity of Essex (History and Theory of Architecture)

14. Maya Lin - Yale University (Bachelor of arts)Yale's School of Architecture (Master's Degree)

15. Winy Maas - RHSTL Boskoop (Landscape Architecture), Delft University of Technology

16. Jean Nouvel - École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts), Paris

17. Álvaro Siza - Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto

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