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PEASE, Alec

Born: c1886
Died: ?

Architect


Was born in England. From October 1902 he was articled in Coventry to one Harry Zwick for four years, remaining in Zwick's office for a further year as an assistant. While in Coventry he attended the Government Art and Technical Schools and studied privately later under both GAT Middleton, ARIBA, and Bond & Batley (AARIBA). From October 1907 to July 1908 he was employed as an assistant to D Pugh Jones, FSI, County Architect of Glamorgan, Wales before moving to West Sussex. Here from July 1908 he was chief assistant to Haydon P Roberts, FRIBA, the County Education Architect. He won the Building News Design Club competition session 1910-11. During vacations he undertook sketching and measuring tours and passed the RIBA examination in London in 1912. In 1913 his address was c/o the County Education Offices, Worthing, England. At some point (n.d.) he came out to South Africa where from September 1923 he was employed by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. He lectured in architectural history in classes held at the Government Trades School, Pretoria, in 1924 under the direction of CJ Reindorp. Several cartoons of him survive in the CLELAND Papers dating around 1925 in which he appears to been part of a group which included JS CLELAND, CC DEUCHAR and W MOLLISON. Deuchar lectured in Design at the Government Trades School at the same time as Pease and they jointly submitted a design for the 1926 competition for Pretoria City Hall (cf DEUCHAR & PEASE). In 1946 he appears to have been chief architect of the PWD (see letter in Ernest ROSE's file, ISAA).

ARIBA 1913; ISAA 1927. (ARIBA nom papers (1913) 2386; Building Jun 1924:40; ISAA mem list; SAAR Jun 1926:35-37, ill).

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.