The year 2011 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- January 11 – Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, designed by HOK.
- January 21 – Museum of Old and New Art, on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, designed by Nonda Katsalidis.
- January 25 – New World Center, home of the New World Symphony Orchestra, at Miami Beach, Florida, designed by Frank Gehry.
- February 28 – Museo Soumaya in Mexico City, designed by Fernando Romero.
- March 1 – Media City Footbridge across the Manchester Ship Canal at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, England, designed by Gifford and Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
- April 16 – Turner Contemporary art gallery, in Margate, Kent, England, designed by David Chipperfield.
- May 1 – New Lyric Theatre, Belfast, designed by O'Donnell & Tuomey of Dublin.
- May 21 – The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery, West Yorkshire, England, designed by David Chipperfield.
- May 31 – Ponte della Musica-Armando Trovajoli across the Tiber in Rome, Italy, designed by BuroHappold Engineering and Powell-Williams Architects.
- June – Windmill Hill archive centre, Waddesdon, England, designed by Stephen Marshall.
- June 16 – Gothenburg Mosque, Sweden.
- June 20 – Riverside Museum, the new development of the Glasgow Museum of Transport in Scotland, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
- June 25 – Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
- July 19 – New Museum of Liverpool, at Liverpool Pier Head, England, designed by architects 3XN and engineers Buro Happold.
- August 27 – Rustavi Sioni, church in Rustavi, Georgia, designed by Besarion Menabde, Nikoloz Abashidze and Nikolos Dadiani (consecration date).
- September – firstsite new art gallery, Colchester, England, designed by Rafael Viñoly.
- September 11 – National September 11 Memorial, Reflecting Absence, on the World Trade Center site in New York City, USA, designed by architect Michael Arad with landscape architect Peter Walker (dedication date).
- September 13 – Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, Stratford, London.
- October 12 – Royal Opera House Muscat opens in Muscat, Oman.
- December 21 – Capital Gate skyscraper hotel and office building, in Abu Dhabi.
- January – City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, London, designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects.
- March 29 – London Olympic Stadium, designed by Populous.
- July 6 – Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, the tallest building in Panama and Latin America.
- July 27 – London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid.
- October 28 – ArcelorMittal Orbit, designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond, erected at Olympic Park, London.
- November – Canada Water Library in London Docklands, designed by Piers Gough of CZWG.
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- N M Rothschild & Sons' New Court banking headquarters in the City of London, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA, completed.
- Brockholes Visitor Centre, a floating wooden nature reserve centre designed by Adam Khan of Arca, opens near Preston, Lancashire, England.
- Eighth Avenue Place East in Calgary, Alberta
- Maggie's Centres, drop-in cancer care centres in Great Britain
- Temporary Serpentine Pavilion in London, designed by Peter Zumthor.
- Folly for a Flyover, a 'pop-up' temporary arts centre in East London, England, designed by Assemble.
- New Hospital Pavilion, University of Chicago Medical Center, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
- Kravis Center, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, designed by Rafael Viñoly, projected for completion.
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- September 17 – Colin Madigan, Australian architect (born 1921)
- September 27 – Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (born 1935)
- October 2 – Efraín Recinos, Guatemalan architect (born 1928)
- October 5 – Enver Faja, Albanian architect (born 1934)
- October 24 – Bruno Weber, Swiss architect (born 1931)
- November 25 – Karel Hubacek, Czech architect (born 1924)
- December 12 – Gene Summers, American architect (born 1928)
- December 26 – Kiyonori Kikutake, Japanese architect, co-founder of the Metabolist group. (born 1928)
- December 27 – Anne Tyng, American architect (born 1920)
- December 30 – Ricardo Legorreta, Mexican architect, UIA Gold Medalist (born 1931)
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