1957 in architecture
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The year 1957 in architecture involved some significant events.
- July 20 - Civic Trust (England), founded by Duncan Sandys to promote improvement of the built environment, holds its inaugural conference.
- Byrd Station commissioned in West Antarctica.
- July 22 - Fazle Omar Mosque, Hamburg, Germany.
- October 15
- Friedrich-Engelhorn-Hochhaus in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at the time the tallest building in Germany.
- The Interbau project in West Berlin, with buildings designed by forty-eight architects.
- Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, Armenia.
- Munkegaard School near Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by Arne Jacobsen.
- Richards Medical Research Laboratories by architect Louis Kahn, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.
- Unité d'Habitation at Marseille, by Le Corbusier.
- Josep Lluís Sert's house for himself at 64 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
- Dr. Robert Hohf House near Kenilworth, Illinois, USA by Keck & Keck.
- Norms Restaurant, La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, USA by Armét & Davis.
- May 18 - Ai Weiwei, Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, and social, political and cultural criticism
- August 5 - Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect known for use of paper and cardboard
- January 7 - Joze Plecnik, Slovene architect (born 1872)
- February 2 - Julia Morgan, first woman to be admitted to the architecture program at l'École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first woman architect licensed in California (born 1872)
- August 22 - Beverly Loraine Greene, first African American woman architect to be licensed (born 1915)
- October 3 - Bernard Maybeck, American architect of the Arts and Crafts Movement (born 1862)
- October 15 - Henry Van de Velde, Belgian Flemish painter, architect and interior designer (born 1863)