|Covid-19|Alþingishúsið in Reykjavík, Iceland, designed by Ferdinand Meldahl, is opened to house the Althing (national parliament)
British Museum (Natural History) in London, England, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is opened
Founder's Building at Royal Holloway College, Egham in England, designed by William Henry Crossland, is completed
Tweed Courthouse is completed by Leopold Eidlitz in New York City
The National Theatre (Prague), designed in 1865-68 by Josef Zítek, is opened officially
Royal Gold Medal - George Godwin.
Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Henri Deglane.
March 29 - Raymond Hood, American Art Deco architect (died 1934)
August 2 - Walter Godfrey, English architectural historian and architect (died 1961)
date unknown - Nikolai Ladovsky, Russian avant-garde architect and educator, leader of the rationalist movement in 1920s architecture (died 1941)
January 25 - Konstantin Thon, official architect of Imperial Russia during the reign of Tsar Nicholas (born 1794)
April 20 - William Burges, English architect and designer (born 1827)
December 14 - Decimus Burton, English architect and garden designer (born 1800)
December 18 - George Edmund Street, English architect (born 1824)
1881 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1881 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.