NAUDÉ, David Francois HugoBorn: 1905 05 17
Reg No: 710
Year registered: 1939
Was a nephew of the artist Hugo Naude who taught him to draw and paint. Naudé was born in the Worcester where he was educated. On matriculating he joined the office of WH LOUW in Paarl as a junior in about 1923 where he obtained some training and experience and supervised the erection of a reinforced concrete church (not identified) for three months in 1926. In 1928 he acted as supervising architect on a hospital in Cape Town (not identified) and learnt how to run a field office. He also made perspectives for the office. He left for the University of Liverpool School of Architecture in 1928/1929, joining the third year under Professor Reilly where he was contemporary with Adriaan Louw MEIRING. He worked in London for the six months before graduating from Liverpool in 1932 with Honours in Design and spent a further full year in London in an architect's office (not identified). In London Naudé exhibited a drawing in the architectural section of a Royal Academy exhibition (1933?) and by 1934 had returned to South Africa. His papers for associate membership of the RIBA were witnessed by W BRONKHORST in Cape Town (1934), the address being c/o LOUW & LOUW where Naudé was working on drawings for the Old Mutual Building in Cape Town. Naudé entered into partnership with AL MEIRING (cf MEIRING & NAUDÉ) in Cape Town in 1938 and continued to practise following Meiring's departure for Pretoria in 1943. Naude was president of the Institute of South African Architects in 1952-3. In 1952 FL PAPENDORF and JDP VAN DER MERWE became partners in the practice (cf MEIRING, NAUDÉ, PAPENDORF & VAN DER MERWE). Naudé died in Cape Town.
Was a recipient of the Medal of Honour for Architecture by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 1953.
ARIBA 1934; ISAA 1939. (ARIBA nom papers (1934) 5470; ISAA mem list; T vir W & K Oct 1953:20-21; SAAR Jun 1933:156)
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