|Covid-19|December 18 - James Gibbs joins the "Vandykes clubb", also called the Club of St Luke for "Virtuosi in London". Its members include William Kent and William Talman; other notable members with whom Gibbs would later work include the garden designer Charles Bridgeman and the sculptor John Michael Rysbrack who sculpts many of the memorials Gibbs designs.
Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Le Blond becomes chief architect of Saint Petersburg in Russia.
Italian architect and sculptor Carlo Bartolomeo Rastrelli relocates to Russia to work on a bust of Alexander Menshikov; he works there for the rest of his life.
Nicholas Hawksmoor advises on the restoration of Beverley Minster in the north of England.
June 21 - Work begins on construction of the Codrington Library at All Souls College, Oxford, to the design of Nicholas Hawksmoor; it will be completed in 1751.
America's first lighthouse, Boston Light, is built; it will be destroyed in the American Revolution and rebuilt in 1783.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a monastery is built by Franciscan Recoleto monks; the complex will serve as a hospital during the English invasions.
Schloß Oberhof, Grünstadt, Rhineland.
Veltrusy Mansion, Bohemia, designed by František Maxmilián Kaňka.
Lasha Great Mosque, Lhasa, Tibet.
Work begins on Kneuterdijk Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands, built by Daniel Marot for the Count of Wassenaar-Obdam.
January 20 - Franz Wilhelm Rabaliatti, German court architect and builder (died 1782)
January 30 - Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, Swedish architect (died 1796)
August 30 (bapt.) - Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English landscape architect (died 1783)
Peter Harrison, English-born architect, active in the Rhode Island colony (died 1775)
Sanderson Miller, English Gothic Revival architect and landscape designer (died 1780)
February 3 - Giuseppe Alberti, Italian Baroque painter and architect (born 1664)
1716 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1716 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.