Architect: Renzo Piano
Year completed: 2012
Renzo Piano is a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. He founded the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in 1981 and has completed over 120 projects across the globe since its conception. Although Piano's firm has some of the profession's top talent, not all of his buildings are worthy of praise. In 2012, RPBW completed the Shard, a London skyscraper. The building has changed the face of the city and, according to The Guardian's art critic, Jonathan Jones, "The skyscraper has ruined London's skyline," completely altering it's a famous views by injecting itself into the iconic metropolis.