1963 in architecture
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The year 1963 in architecture involved some significant events.
- March 7 - MetLife Building in Manhattan, New York, United States.
- October 15 - Berliner Philharmonie concert hall, designed by Hans Scharoun.
- Arrábida Bridge, Douro river, Portugal.
- Bankside Power Station in London, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. (Adaptive reuse as the Tate Modern art museum in 2000.)
- Vickers Tower on Millbank in London, designed by Ronald Ward and Partners.
- Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England, designed by James Stirling and James Gowan.
- Alpha House, Coventry, England, built, a 17-storey residential tower block, the world's first multi-storey building erected by the "jack block" system devised by Felix Adler of Richard Costain (Construction) Ltd.
- Core buildings of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, designed by Denys Lasdun, completed.
- Salk Institute, by Louis I. Kahn, at La Jolla, California.
- Exxon Building in Houston, Texas.
- Hotel Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Moshe Mayer.
- Jamaraat Bridge, Mina, Saudi Arabia.
- Kobe Port Tower in Kobe, Japan.
- Bunshaft Residence (sometimes called the Travertine House) in East Hampton, New York: designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft for himself and his wife, and his only residential project.
- Sadovnichesky Bridge, Vodootvodny Canal, Moscow.
- Work begins on the Ostankino Tower, designed by Nikolai Nikitin.
- Pennsylvania Station (New York City) by McKim, Mead and White is demolished.
- Work begins on the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, designed by Denys Lasdun.
- Team 4 architectural practice established by Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and their respective wives.
- The avant-garde architectural collective Archigram stages the Living Cities exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- AIA Gold Medal - Alvar Aalto.
- RAIA Gold Medal - Arthur Stephenson.
- Royal Gold Medal - William Holford.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Jean-Louis Girodet.
- October 16 - Filipe Oliveira Dias, Portuguese architect and writer
- October 17 - Alejandro Zaera Polo, Spanish architect and teacher
- June 24 - Benedetta Tagliabue, Italian architect based in Barcelona
- February 11 - Elmar Lohk, Estonian architect (born 1901)
- March 22 - Herbert James Rowse, Liverpool-based architect
- April 23 - Adrian Gilbert Scott, church architect, grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott (born 1901)