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The year 1778 in architecture involved some significant events.
- Denton Hall, Wharfedale, England, designed by John Carr, is completed.
- Reconstruction of Downton Castle, Herefordshire, England by Richard Payne Knight in Gothic Revival style is largely completed.
- Emin Minaret, Turpan, modern-day China, is completed.
- La Scala opera house in Milan (Lombardy), designed by Giuseppe Piermarini, is opened and remodelling of the Royal Palace of Milan by him is largely completed.