Christopher Alexander

1936 - Today

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Christopher Wolfgang Alexander (born 4 October 1936 in Vienna, Austria) is a widely influential British-American architect and design theorist, and currently emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His theories about the nature of human-centered design have affected fields beyond architecture, including urban design, software, sociology and others. Alexander has designed and personally built over 100 buildings, both as an architect and a general contractor.In software, Alexander is regarded as the father of the pattern language movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Alexander has received more than 440,836 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Christopher Alexander is the 284th most popular architect (down from 268th in 2019), the 580th most popular biography from Austria (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Austrian Architect.

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Among architects, Christopher Alexander ranks 284 out of 424Before him are Friedrich von Gärtner, Aristotele Fioravanti, Paul Wallot, Jaap Bakema, Sixto Durán Ballén, and Pieter Post. After him are Frederick Law Olmsted, Vlado Milunić, Juan Bautista de Toledo, Christian Frederik Hansen, Salomon de Bray, and Dankmar Adler.

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Among people born in 1936, Christopher Alexander ranks 210Before him are Carl Icahn, A. S. Byatt, Mary Tyler Moore, Reiner Klimke, Adem Demaçi, and Guillermo Endara. After him are August Schellenberg, Moacir Claudino Pinto, Polina Astakhova, Volodymyr Holubnychy, Antonio Gades, and Federico Luppi.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Christopher Alexander ranks 580 out of 1,075Before him are Fritz Machlup (1902), Paula von Preradović (1887), Joseph Marx (1882), Alexandru Vaida-Voevod (1872), Alfons Maria Stickler (1910), and Albert Apponyi (1846). After him are Otto Erich Deutsch (1883), Conchita Wurst (1988), Joseph Weigl (1766), Otto Muehl (1925), Egon Friedell (1878), and Károly Huszár (1882).

Among ARCHITECTS In Austria

Among architects born in Austria, Christopher Alexander ranks 11Before him are Camillo Sitte (1843), Richard Neutra (1892), Ettore Sottsass (1917), Josef Frank (1885), Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897), and Ferdinand Fellner (1847). After him are Jakob Prandtauer (1660) and Rudolph Schindler (1887).