1716 in architecture
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The year 1716 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- December 18 - James Gibbs joins the "Vandykes clubb", also called the Club of St Luke for "Virtuosi in London". Its members included William Kent and William Talman; other notable members with who Gibbs would later work included the garden designer Charles Bridgeman and the sculptor John Michael Rysbrack who sculpted many of the memorials Gibbs designed.
- date unknown
- Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond becomes chief architect of Saint Petersburg.
- Italian architect and sculptor Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli relocates to Russia to work on a bust of Alexander Menshikov; he works there for the rest of his life.
- Work begins on Kneuterdijk Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands, built by Daniel Marot for the Count of Wassenaar-Obdam.
- America's first lighthouse, Boston Light, is built; it will be destroyed in the American Revolution and rebuilt in 1783.
- In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a monastery is built by the Franciscan Recoleto monks, and the complex will later serve as a hospital during the English invasions.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: (unknown).
- January 20 - Franz Wilhelm Rabaliatti, German court architect and builder (died 1782)
- January 30 - Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, Swedish architect (died 1796)
- date unknown - Peter Harrison, English-born architect, active in the Rhode Island colony (died 1775)