1920 in architecture
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The year 1920 in architecture involved some significant events.
- Construction of Welwyn Garden City in England begins with Louis de Soissons as architect and town planner.
- Edith Hughes establishes her own architectural practice, in Glasgow, the first British woman to do so.
- In the first issue of the Purist art magazine L’ Esprit Nouveau co-founded by him, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris adopts the pseudonym Le Corbusier.
- Ajuria Enea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, designed by Alfredo Baeschlin.
- Coliseum Theatre (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia.
- Manitoba Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Canada.
- Oak Tower, Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
- Oslo Synagogue, Norway.
- Teatro Municipal (Lima), Peru.
- AIA Gold Medal - Egerton Swartwout
- Olympic silver medal - Holger Sinding-Larsen of Norway for Project for a gymnastics school (no other medals awarded)
- Royal Gold Medal - Charles Louis Girault
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Michel Roux-Spitz
- January 23 - Gottfried Böhm, German architect
- July 16 - Peter Yates, English architect (died 1982)
- September 2 - Romaldo Giurgola, Italian-American-Australian academic architect, professor and author
- December 28 - Bruce McCarty, American architect
- March 12 - Hermann Eggert, German architect (born 1888)
- May 17 - Jean-Louis Pascal, academic French architect (born 1837)
- May 18 - Frank Matcham, English theatrical architect and designer (born 1854)
- July 31 - Thomas Tryon, American architect (born 1859)
- October 22 - Ruggero Berlam, Italian architect (born 1854)
- Holland and Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. (1920). Cubitts: its inception and development. London: Holland & Hannen and Cubitts Ltd. p. 10.