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1. Born in Finland in 1910, this architect grew up in Michigan after he moved to the U.S. with this family when he was 13. He then studied sculpture and architecture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumičre in Paris, and at Yale University. Known primarily for the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri (shown here), and the TWA/Trans World Flight Center terminal designs, who is this architect?
2. This Italian architect has built structures in a variety of different styles. Some of his notable works include The Shard (a skyscraper in London shown here), the Nemo Science Center in Amsterdam, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Who is this architect, whose name can remind you of a musical instrument?
3. Known for his "less is more" philosophy, this German-American architect was an icon of the modernist movement. Who is this architect, whose works include the Barcelona Pavilion (pictured), the Tugendhat House in the Czech Republic, and New National Gallery/Neue Nationalgalerie in Germany?
4. This architect born in Canada is perhaps one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Some of his famous projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (shown here) and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Who is this architect, an alumnus of the University of Southern California?
5. One of the most influential Spanish architects, this man was nicknamed "God's Architect" because of the frequent incorporation of Catholic aspects into his art. He is best known for the Sagrada Familia, a Gothic church in Barcelona shown here under construction, and Park Guell, also in the Catalonian city. Who is he?
6. This American architect was the first recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and his works are regarded as some of the most influential ones in modern architecture. Which architect designed the Glass House in Connecticut (pictured) and what used to be the AT&T Building located at 550 Madison Avenue?
7. Spain has exported a great many talented architects. This architect has designed and built controversial structures like this, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. Who is he?
8. This American architect was one of the most prolific of the 20th century. With more than 500 completed structures, his designs include parts of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, the Fallingwater house pictured here, and the Gammage Memorial Auditorium in Arizona State University. Which architect, also known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, is he?
9. This British architect has achieved great success internationally, which has led to him being knighted in the 1990s and then given the title of Baron Foster of Thames Bank. Who is this man, primarily known for this skyscraper, known as "The Gherkin", located at 30 St Mary Axe in London?
10. The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is an astonishing feat of modern architecture. It was designed by the same man who created the Millennium Dome in London (pictured) and Terminal 5 of Heathrow International Airport. Which architect, born in Italy but based in England, is this?
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