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BERMAN, Maurice David

Born: 1905 06 19
Died: 1960

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 547
Year registered: 1932

DipArch 1931 (Cape Town)

Also spelt BEHRMAN

Berman trained at the University of Cape Town School of Architecture from 1928. His name was spelt Behrman, later modified to Berman. While at the university he worked for eighteen months in the offices of various architects: no details are known of this stage of his career. He graduated in 1931 as the first diploma student in the Department of Architecture, registering with the Institute of South African Architects (ISAA) in 1932. In 1933 he was elected an Associate member of the RIBA. After several years, during which he and Goodman NOICK worked together with a view to a partnership which never materialised, Berman set up a vigorous practice on his own account in Port Elizabeth in 1936. In 1949 he registered a strong objection with the ISAA to Felix's publications on do-it-yourself designs for various types of buildings usually the preserve of architects. (See 24 Modern Homes and Weekend Houses.)

By 1959 he is still in Port Elizabeth of address Richardson Building, Market Square.

ARIBA 1933 (ARIBA nom papers (1933) 5024; ISAA mem list; RIBA Jnl Aug 1960: 385 death notice; SAAR Jul 1960:34 death notice)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes


26 Flats, North End: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Bossington House Private Hotel: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Crown Bakery, North End: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
CTC Bazaars: 1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Felsted: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Flats, Westbourne Rd, for JP du Plessis: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hampton Court: 1936-1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Hebrew School: 1936. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House Berman: 1938. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
House N Messaris: 1936. Jutland Estate, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Ocean View Private Hotel, ext: 1939. Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Seaview Hotel: 1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Store, M Platzky: 1939. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Stores for Kerbel & Co: 1937. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Strandview Mansions: 1938. Summerstrand, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect

Books citing BERMAN

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, 205