A graduate of Cornell University, Richard Meier worked with a number of notable architects, like SOM and Marcel Breuer (whose name you might recognize from our 25 Furniture Designers You Need to Know). In 1963, Meier established his own practice. Among his most well-known projects are the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Hague City Hall and Central Library in the Netherlands. He has won the Pritzker Prize, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.