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The year 1948 in architecture involved some significant events.
- September 10 - The Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States is dedicated.
- December - Carswell House in Newark, Delaware, by Edward Durell Stone, completed.
- Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado completed.
- V. C. Morris Gift Shop (later, Xanadu Gallery) in San Francisco, by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Mampong Teacher's Training College and Prempeh College, Kumasi, both in Ghana, by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew.
- Equitable Building (Portland, Oregon), by Pietro Belluschi, completed.
- Holy Family Cathedral (Anchorage, Alaska), by Augustine A. Porreca, is completed.
- Calvert Manor apartment building in Arlington, Virginia, by Mihran Mesrobian, built.
- Bachman House in Chicago, remodeling by Bruce Goff, completed.
- Ledbetter House in Norman, Oklahoma, by Bruce Goff, completed.
- Elkay Apartments in Los Angeles, California, by Richard Neutra, built.
- Herman T. Mossberg Residence in South Bend, Indiana, by Frank Lloyd Wright, built.
- Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Second House in Madison, Wisconsin, by Frank Lloyd Wright, completed.
- Jack Lamberson House in Oskaloosa, Iowa, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, built.
- Haines Shoe House in Hallam, Pennsylvania, built.
- January 19
- January 22 - Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas, English architect (born 1868)
- February 2 - Sir Charles Herbert Reilly, English architect and teacher (born 1874)
- March 29 - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian-Swedish architect (born 1881)
- June 16 - Horace Field, English architect (born 1861)
- August 1 - George Skipper, English architect (born 1856)
- August 20 - Emery Roth, Hungarian-born American architect (born 1871)
- September 3 - Frank Mills Andrews, American architect (born 1867)
- October 1 - Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, Polish architect (born 1883)
- October 27 - Albert Randolph Ross, American architect (born 1868)
- John Robert Dillon, American architect