1951 in architecture
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The year 1951 in architecture involved some significant events.
- February 28 - Bronx River Houses completed in the Soundview section of The Bronx in New York City.
- May 3 - Festival of Britain opened in London:
- Royal Festival Hall, designed by Leslie Martin, Peter Moro and Robert Matthew.
- Dome of Discovery, designed by Ralph Tubbs.
- Skylon, designed by Philip Powell, Hidalgo Moya and Felix Samuely.
- Riverside Restaurant, New Schools building and Waterloo entrance tower, designed by Jane Drew with Maxwell Fry.
- The Lansbury Estate in Poplar is begun as a housing showcase.
- 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments are completed in Chicago, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
- The JK Building completed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil as designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
- Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois) is completed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
- Nikolaus Pevsner publishes the first in his Buildings of England series, the volume on Nottinghamshire.
- The antenna of the Empire State Building is added to the building.
- AIA Gold Medal - Bernard Ralph Maybeck.
- Royal Gold Medal - Vincent Harris.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Louis de Hoÿm de Marien.
- July 28 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and structural engineer
- February 6 - William Alexander Harvey, English architect working in Birmingham (born 1874)
- July 22 - Arthur Joseph Davis, English architect (born 1878)
- Herbert Tudor Buckland, British architect working in Birmingham (born 1869)
- Drew, Jane (1976). "The Riverside Restaurant". In Banham, Mary; Hillier, Bevis (eds). A Tonic to the Nation: The Festival of Britain 1951. London: Thames & Hudson. p. 103.