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BENNETT, Robert Colin Cosmo

Born: 1913 08 25
Died: 1981

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 671
Year registered: 1937

Nothing is yet known about Bennett's training. When he registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1937 he was working for the DURBAN CORPORATION, Architectural Division. Before the Second World War he left the Corporation to work for PATON & TAYLOR Partners in Durban. He was a member of the Natal Provincial Institute of Architects and enlisted for active service in 1940. He returned to Durban and to practice after the war, becoming a partner in the firm of PATON, TAYLOR, WILLIES & BENNET.

In 1952 he served as President of the Natal Institute of Architects and in 1959 is recorded as member of its Provincial Committee.

In 1959 and again 1969 his practice is recorded as of address 403 Union Club Buildings, Smith Street, Durban.

ISAA 1937 (ISAA mem list; SAAR May 1941:183)

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 14

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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Barclays Bank: 1960s [?]. Central, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing BENNETT

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 110

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 88, 219

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 89, 179