This is a timeline of architecture
, indexing the individual year in architecture pages. Notable events in architecture
and related disciplines including structural engineering
, landscape architecture
and city planning
. One significant architectural achievement is listed for each year.
Articles for each year (in bold text, below) are summarized here with a significant event as a reference point.
- 1999 - Jewish Museum Berlin, designed by Daniel Libeskind is completed.
- 1998 - Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, designed by César Pelli is completed. World tallest building 1998-2004.
- 1998 - Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art by Steven Holl Architects, opens to the public.
- 1997 - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao designed by Frank Gehry.
- 1996 - Oscar Niemeyer completes the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Brazil.
- 1996 - Aronoff Center for Design and Art, University of Cincinnati completed by Peter Eisenman.
- 1995 - Steven Holl Architects begin construction of St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University.
- 1994 - Building of the Basel Signal Box by Herzog and de Meuron
- 1993 - The Umeda Sky Building in Osaka City, Japan is completed.
- 1992 - The Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina is completed.
- 1991 - Stansted Airport terminal building in Essex, England, designed by Norman Foster, is completed.
- 1990 - Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota completed by Frank Gehry.
- 1979 - Charles Moore designs the Piazza d'Italia in New Orleans.
- 1978 - Charles Eames dies.
- 1977 - Frank Gehry redesigns his own house in Santa Monica, California.
- 1976 - The CN Tower in Toronto opens as the tallest freestanding structure on land.
- 1975 - Completion of the Seoul Tower in Seoul, South Korea.
- 1974 - National Assembly Building in Dakka, Bangladesh, is completed.
- 1973 - The World Trade Center towers, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, are opened in New York.
- 1972 - The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California, designed by William Pereira, is completed.
- 1971 - Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, designed by Mark Rothko and Philip Johnson is completed.
- 1970 - Construction begins on the Sears Tower in Chicago, designed by Bruce Graham and Fazlur Khan (of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill).
- 1939 - The 1939 World's Fair in New York includes the Finnish Pavilion by Alvar Aalto and the Brazilian Pavilion by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.
- 1938 - Frank Lloyd Wright purchases of land 26 miles away from Phoenix, and begins to build Taliesin West, his winter home, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- 1937 - Wright completes his house Fallingwater, at Bear Run, Pennsylvania.
- 1936 - Frank Lloyd Wright designs his monumental inward-looking Johnson Wax Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, USA.
- 1935 - Cass Gilbert's United States Supreme Court Building is posthumously finished.
- 1934 - Frank Lloyd Wright draws up plans for his Broadacre City, a decentralized urban metropolis.
- 1933 - The Bauhaus closes under Nazi pressure.
- 1932 - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York holds its exhibition on modern architecture, coining the term "International Style."
- 1931 - The Empire State Building, designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, becomes the tallest building in the world.
- 1930 - William Van Alen completes the Chrysler Building, an Art Deco skyscraper in New York, USA.
- 1899 - Hector Guimard is commissioned to design the edicules for the Paris Métropolitain, which have become a hallmark of Art Nouveau design.
- 1898 - Victor Horta designs his own house, now the Horta Museum.
- 1897 - Hendrik Berlage designs his Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
- 1896 - Eugène Vallin completes his own house and studio in Nancy (France), which is the first of many Art Nouveau structures built there by the members of the École de Nancy.
- 1895 - The Biltmore Estate, the largest house in the USA, is completed for the Vanderbilt family in Asheville, North Carolina.
- 1894 - Louis Sullivan builds the Guaranty Building in Buffalo, NY, USA.
- 1893 - Victor Horta builds what is widely considered the first full-fledged Art Nouveau structure, the Hôtel Tassel, in Brussels.
- 1892 - Modernist architect Richard Neutra is born.
- 1891 - Louis Sullivan completes his Wainwright Building in Saint Louis.
- 1890 - Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler build the Auditorium Building in Chicago.
- 1809 - Birth of city planner Baron Haussmann.
- 1808 -
- 1807 - The Templo de Nuestra Señora del Carmen in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico is completed.
- 1806 - Arc de Triomphe, Paris from Jean Chalgrin commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte.
- 1805 - The Ellesmere Canal, designed by Thomas Telford, is completed.
- 1804 - Completion of the Government House in the Bahamas.
- 1803 - The Raj Bhavan in Kolkata, West Bengal, India is finished.
- 1802 - The Temple of Saint Philip Neri in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is completed.
- 1801 - Birth of Henri Labrouste.
- 1800 - The White House in Washington D.C. is completed by team of client George Washington, planner Pierre L'Enfant, and architect James Hoban.
- 1690s - The city of Noto, Italy, on Sicily, is devastated by an earthquake (1693), and a rebuilding program begins in the Baroque style.
- 1680s - Church of Les Invalides, Paris is built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.
- 1670s - The Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, designed by Christopher Wren is completed (1676).
- 1660s - Louis XIV, with the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, begins to enlarge the Palace of Versailles (1661).
- 1650s - Completion of the church Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome, designed by Borromini and Carlo Rainaldi.
- 1640s - Borromini builds the church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in Rome.
- 1630s - Emperor Shah Jahan construct Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
- 1630s - Borromini builds the church San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Rome.
- 1620s - Bernini constructs the church of Santa Susanna in Rome (1624).
- 1610s - Mohammadreza Isfahani builds Naghsh-i Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran.
- 1600s - 33 pol bridge is constructed in Isfahan, Iran.
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