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The year 1947 in architecture involved some significant events.
- The Berkeley Building, or "Old" John Hancock Tower in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, designed by Cram and Ferguson.
- 75 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
- Altino Arantes Building in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Plínio Botelho do Amaral with the contractors, Camargo & Mesquita.
- Wachovia Building (Mobile), Alabama, designed by Platt Roberts & Associates.
- Nizami Mausoleum, Ganja, Azerbaijan (replaced 1991)
- Cathedral of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, designed by Alejandro Bustillo.
- St. Josaphat Cathedral, McCauley, Edmonton, Alberta, designed by Reverend Philip Ruh.
- Zushi Temple, New Taipei City, Taiwan, designed by Li Meishu.
- Avenel Cooperative Housing Project in Los Angeles, California, designed by Gregory Ain.
- Hearst Castle, California, designed by Julia Morgan (construction, begun in 1919, ceases).
- January 22 - Max Berg, German architect (born 1870)
- February 21 - Richard Barry Parker, English architect and urban planner (born 1867)
- April 1 - Carl Krayl, German architect (born 1890)
- June 6 - José Marques da Silva, Portuguese architect (born 1869)
- August 5 - Charles Bateman, English architect (born 1863)
- September 9 - Victor Horta, Belgian architect (born 1861)
- October 1 - James Gamble Rogers, American architect (born 1867)
- November 5 - Fritz Schumacher, German architect (born 1869)
- November 20 - Walter J. Mathews, American architect working in California (born 1850)
- November 28
- Vjekoslav Bastl, Croatian secessionist architect working in Zagreb (born 1872)
- Frank Chouteau Brown, American architect (born 1876)
- Henrietta Cuttino Dozier, American architect working in the southern states (born 1872)
- Squire J. Vickers, American architect working on the New York City Subway (born 1872)
- Francis W. Wilson, American architect working in California (born 1870)