Villa Foscari, one of the Palladian villas of the Veneto, is completed.
Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist temple at Luang Prabang in the kingdom of Lan Xang (modern-day Laos) is completed.
Construction of the Uffizi in Florence, designed by Giorgio Vasari, begins.
Construction of Mexico City Cathedral begins.
Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, designed by Postnik Yakovlev, is completed.
The Tian Yi Ge library in Ningbo (Ming dynasty China) is established.
Façade of the church of San Francesco della Vigna in Venice, designed by Andrea Palladio, is built.
Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, designed by Michelangelo, is adapted from the Baths of Diocletian.
1562–67 - Church of San Pedro and San Pablo, Zacatlán, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico, is built.
1562 - Dome of Basilica of Our Lady of Humility, Pistoia, Tuscany, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
1563 - Construction of El Escorial palace in Spain, designed by Juan de Herrera, begins (completed 1584).
Vasari Corridor in Florence, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
Somersal Herbert Hall near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, is built.
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice is designed by Palladio and construction begins.
Temple of Haw Phra Kaew in Vientiane, Laos, is built.
1565–69 - Church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Pisa, designed by Giorgio Vasari, is built.
The Tomb of Humayun in Delhi, India is completed.
Construction of the city of Valletta on Malta, designed by Francesco Laparelli, begins (March 28).
1566–67 - "Stari Most" bridge crossing the Neretva at Mostar in the Ottoman Empire, built by Mimar Hayruddin, is completed.
First Royal Exchange, London, completed as the Bourse.
Construction of Villa Capra "La Rotonda" in Vicenza, designed by Andrea Palladio, begins.
The Palace of Charles V in Madrid, Spain, is completed.
Construction begins of:
Church of the Gesù in Rome, designed by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (June 26).
Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey, designed by Mimar Sinan (completed 1574).
Longleat House in England, designed by Robert Smythson.
1562: Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola - Publication of Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Rules of the Five Orders of Architecture).
1563: John Shute - Publication of The First and Chief Groundes of Architecture, the first work in English on architecture.
1568: Giorgio Vasari - Second, enlarged, edition published of Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects).
date unknown - Lieven de Key, Dutch architect (died 1627)
John Shute, English architect, architectural writer and miniature painter
Diego Siloe, Spanish Renaissance architect and sculptor (born 1490)
1564: February 18 - Michelangelo (born 1475)
1560s in architecture Wikipedia