January 26 - Fire breaks out in the golden hall of Horyu-ji Buddhist temple, Japan, causing severe damage to the building, mainly its first floor, and murals. As a result of the restoration (completed in 1954), it is estimated that about 15%-20% of the original seventh century Kondo materials is left in the current building; the charred timbers were carefully removed to a separate fireproof warehouse for future research.
George Pace is appointed surveyor to the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield and establishes a private practice in York.
December 16 - The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, designed by Gerard Moerdijk.
Ford House in Illinois designed by Bruce Goff.
Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut designed by Philip Johnson.
Eames House in Los Angeles, California, designed by Charles Eames.
Promontory Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Googies coffee shop, West Hollywood, California, designed by John Lautner.
American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal - Frederick Law Olmsted.
AIA Gold Medal - Frank Lloyd Wright.
Royal Gold Medal - Howard Robertson.
January 4 - Peter Blundell Jones British architectural historian (died 2016)
June 14 - Bořek Šípek, Czech neo-baroque architect and designer (died 2016)
August 26 - Dan Cruickshank British architectural historian
December 9 - Tom Kite, American professional golfer and golf course architect
Demetri Porphyrios, Greek New Classical architect
March 1 - Gordon Kaufmann, English-born American architect known for his work on the Hoover Dam (born 1888)
April 17 - R. Harold Zook, American architect working in Chicago (born 1889)
May 1 - Josep Maria Jujol, Catalan architect (born 1879)
September 27 - David Adler, American architect (born 1882)
1949 in architecture Wikipedia
The year 1949 in architecture involved some significant events.