This site has several potted biographies of several architects, which have been brought together as links from this page.
I would emphasise that I have no particular archictectural knowledge, and the biographies, which aim to supplement
the descriptions of architectural sculpture which are of more interest to these pages, draw heavily on
standard late 19th Century sources, including especially Samuel Redgrave's texts. The various buildings described on these pages, not directly
linked to from here, include personal views, but on the use of decoration and sculpture rather than anything structural. The picture above, by the way, shows the
earlier architects in the Parnassus on the Albert Memorial, by the sculptor J. Birnie Philip.
If you want allegorical statues representing Architecture, then go to this page in the Allegorical Alphabet.