Adrian Smith

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Adrian D. Smith (born August 19, 1944) is an American architect. He designed the world's tallest structure, Burj Khalifa, as well as the building projected to surpass it, the Jeddah Tower. A long-time principal of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, he founded his own architectural partnership firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago in 2006. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Smith has received more than 1,759,967 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Adrian Smith is the 197th most popular architect (up from 201st in 2019), the 2,614th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,617th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Adrian Smith ranks 197 out of 518Before him are Carlo Fontana, Hans Poelzig, Lev Rudnev, Jacobus Oud, Shigeru Ban, and Luigi Vanvitelli. After him are Mart Stam, Henning Larsen, Henri Labrouste, Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, Lilly Reich, and Elissa Aalto.

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Among people born in 1944, Adrian Smith ranks 199Before him are Dennis Farina, Oqil Oqilov, Igor Mitoraj, Karen Armstrong, Kelly Bishop, and John Glover. After him are Rocío Dúrcal, Marie-France Pisier, Goukouni Oueddei, Terry Brooks, G. W. Bailey, and Thongsing Thammavong.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Adrian Smith ranks 2,614 out of 20,380Before him are Melvyn Douglas (1901), John C. Woods (1911), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), and Barry Nelson (1917). After him are Chester Carlson (1906), Tod Browning (1880), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Marvin Harris (1927), and Eleanor F. Helin (1932).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Adrian Smith ranks 11Before him are Robert Venturi (1925), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Charles Eames (1907). After him are Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Cedric Gibbons (1893), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Charles Jencks (1939), and Thom Mayne (1944).