1949 in architecture
The year 1949 in architecture involved some significant events.


  • Ford House in Illinois
    Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

     designed by Bruce Goff
    Bruce Goff
    Bruce Alonzo Goff was an American architect distinguished by his organic, eclectic, and often flamboyant designs for houses and other buildings in Oklahoma and elsewhere.-Early years:...

  • Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut
    New Canaan, Connecticut
    New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, northeast of Stamford, on the Fivemile River. The population was 19,738 according to the 2010 census.The town is one of the most affluent communities in the United States...

     designed by Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnson
    Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect.In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and later , as a trustee, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the first Pritzker Architecture...

  • December 16 - The Voortrekker Monument
    Voortrekker Monument
    The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a...

     in Pretoria
    Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital.Pretoria is...

    , designed by Gerard Moerdijk
    Gerard Moerdijk
    Gerard Leendert Pieter Moerdijk , also known as Gerard Moerdyk, was a South African architect best-known for designing the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria....

    , was inaugurated.
  • Eames House
    Eames House
    The Eames House is a landmark of mid-20th century modern architecture located at 203 North Chautauqua Boulevard in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles...

    , designed by Charles Eames in Los Angeles, California
    Los Angeles, California
    Los Angeles , with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621, is the most populous city in California, USA and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. It has an area of , and is located in Southern California...

     is completed.
  • Fire in a golden hall of Horyu-ji
    is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji , or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, the complex serving as seminary and monastery both....

    , Japan
    Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...



  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal - Frederick Law Olmsted
    Frederick Law Olmsted
    Frederick Law Olmsted was an American journalist, social critic, public administrator, and landscape designer. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, although many scholars have bestowed that title upon Andrew Jackson Downing...

  • AIA Gold Medal
    AIA Gold Medal
    The AIA Gold Medal is awarded by the American Institute of Architects conferred "by the national AIA Board of Directors in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture."...

     - Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture...

  • Royal Gold Medal
    Royal Gold Medal
    The Royal Gold Medal for architecture is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the British monarch, in recognition of an individual's or group's substantial contribution to international architecture....

     - Howard Robertson
    Howard Robertson (architect)
    Sir Howard Morley Robertson MC RA was an American-born British architect, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1952 to 1954 and a Royal Academician....



  • April - R. Harold Zook
    R. Harold Zook
    Roscoe Harold Zook was born in Valparaiso, Indiana in 1889. He received a degree in architecture from the Armour Institute of Technology in 1914. In 1916 Zook married his first wife, Mildred. They divorced in the late 1930s. They had one son, Harold B...

     (born 1889
    1889 in architecture
    The year 1889 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* March 31 - Eiffel Tower in Paris, designed by Gustave Eiffel, is inaugurated....

  • May 1 - Josep Maria Jujol
    Josep Maria Jujol
    Josep Maria Jujol Gibert was a Catalan architect.Jujol's wide field of activity ranged from furniture designs and painting, to architecture. He worked with Antoni Gaudí on many of his most famous works.-Biography:...

     (born 1879
    1879 in architecture
    The year 1879 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* The Linderhof in Bavaria, designed by Georg Dollman is completed.* St...

  • September 27 - David Adler
    David Adler
    David Adler was a prolific architect, designing over 200 buildings...

     (born 1882
    1882 in architecture
    The year 1882 in architecture involved some significant events.-Events:* September 30 – Dedication of Hearthstone House, in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States; the first residential building to be powered by a centrally located hydroelectric station using the Edison system.-Buildings:*...

  • Gordon Kaufmann
    Gordon Kaufmann
    Gordon Kaufmann was an English born American architect mostly known for his work on the Hoover Dam. He arrived in California in 1914 and during his early career he did much work in the Mediterranean Revival Style which had become popular at that time.He was also the initial architect for Scripps...

     (born 1888)
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