1781 in architecture
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The year 1781 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- Brizlee Tower, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, a folly erected for Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, possibly designed by Robert Adam
- St. Hilarius Parish Church of Näfels, Switzerland, designed by architects Johann Singer and Jakob Singer.
- Triumphal Arc, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine, built for the visit of Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski to the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi.
- Sturehov Manor near Stockholm, designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, probably completed.
- Montagu House, Portman Square, London, designed by James Stuart, completed.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Louis Combes.
- March 13 – Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Prussian architect, city planner, and painter (died 1841)
- August 12 – Robert Mills, possibly the first native-born American to train as a professional architect (died 1855)
- "Brizlee Tower". Robin Kent Architecture & Conservation website. Robin Kent Architecture & Conservation. Retrieved 22 August 2011.
- Stäger, Jacques (1979). Pfarrkirche St. Hilarius Näfels: Festschrift zur Einweihung der renovierten Pfarrkirche St. Hilarius Näfel. Kath. Kirchgemeinde. OCLC 83710004.
- Budzey, Oleh (2005). By the streets of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Lviv: Svit. p. 72. ISBN 966-603-274-0.
- Karl Friedrich Schinkel – Facts, information, pictures – Encyclopedia.com
- Bryan, John (26 November 2001). Robert Mills: America's First Architect. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. p. 330. ISBN 1-56898-296-8. ISBN 978-1-56898-296-0.