1953 in architecture
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The year 1953 in architecture involved some significant events.
- Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates form an architectural practice based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England.
- Main building of Moscow State University, designed by Lev Rudnev, completed.
- St Crispin's School, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, designed by the U.K. Ministry of Education.
- YMCA Indian Student Hostel, Fitzrovia, London, designed by Ralph Tubbs.
- Housing at Chandigarh, Punjab (India), designed by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry, B. V. Doshi and others.
- Mardyke Road (residential crescent), Harlow New Town, England, designed by Frederick Gibberd.
- Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, England, designed by Edward Maufe, dedicated October 17.
- New building for Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, the first major commission for Louis Kahn, opened November.
- Lijnbaan pedestrianised shopping street in Rotterdam, designed by Jo van den Broek and Jacob B. Bakema.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal – Frank Lloyd Wright.
- AIA Gold Medal – William Adams Delano.
- Royal Gold Medal – Le Corbusier.
- Grand Prix de Rome, architecture – Olivier-Clément Cacoub.
- Ivan Chtcheglov (as Gilles Ivain) – Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau.
- John Summerson – Architecture in Britain, 1530–1830.
- November 7 – Peter Janesch, Hungarian architect
- December 18 – David Chipperfield, English architect
- Sheila O'Donnell, Irish architect
- Richard Weston, English architect
- May 31 – Vladimir Tatlin, Soviet Russian architect (born 1885)
- August 17 – Sir Banister Fletcher, English architectural historian (born 1866)
- September 15 – Erich Mendelsohn, German-born architect (born 1887)
- December 13 – Ad van der Steur, Dutch architect (born 1893)
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- The Twentieth Century Society (2017). "1953". 100 Houses 100 Years. London: Batsford. ISBN 978-1-84994-437-3.
- Provoost, Michelle; Vanstiphout, Wouter (2007-01-18). "Lijnbaan R.I.P." ArchiNed. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-08-03.