Carl Ferdinand Langhans was a Prussian architect whose specialty was designing theaters.
Born in Breslau, Silesia, Langhans was the son of the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans.
Langhans' designs included opera houses in Berlin and Leipzig, theaters in Breslau and Liegnitz, and the Berlin palace of Kaiser Wilhelm I. He is also remembered for his innovative pleorama entertainment.
Langhans died in Berlin. His grave is preserved in the Protestant Friedhof III der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor.