10 Important Examples of Contemporary American Architecture [Infographic]

United States Architecture Infographic

It would be difficult to define an American style of architecture. Some might say that the skyscraper typology began in the United States and best represents our architecture, while others might point to the Prairie style of Frank Lloyd Wright and his other work. Though it is hard to pinpoint one singular style as American, it is easy to point to important buildings that have a place in architectural history.

In this infographic, we unpack some of our favorite relevant architectural works found in the United States, from obvious choices like the White House to some you might not know yet. Read on to learn more about great American architecture in the United States!

You can find more helpful infographics on art, architecture, and all things culture on the My Modern Met infographic section.

Read on to find 10 historic American buildings and structures!

United States Architecture Infographic

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Samantha Pires

Sam Pires is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She is also a freelance architectural designer. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from NJIT and is currently earning a Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Sam has design experience at multiple renowned architecture firms such as Gensler and Bjarke Ingels Group. She believes architecture should be more accessible to everyone and uses writing to tell unexpected stories about the built environment. You can connect with her online at @sampir.fi.
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