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SAYCE, Conrad Harvey

Born: fl 1935
Died: 1966 11


Reg No: 597
Year registered: 1935


The place he received his training has not yet been established; when he registered with the Institute of South African Architects in 1935 his address was c/o COOK & COWEN. In about 1937 he joined the office of HAWKE & McKINLAY, becoming a partner in the firm in 1939 after Hawke's death (cf HAWKE, McKINLAY & SAYCE). Sayce was the author of a contribution to the book Homes of the Golden City in 1948 where he is referred to as being 'Hon. FRIAWA, Medallist RIBA' (Fellow of the Institute of Architects of Western Australia), which suggests Sayce trained overseas, perhaps in Australia. There is a letterhead dated 28th July, 1948 where he was in the partnership FERGUSON, STAKESBY-LEWIS, & SAYCE. After 1948 Sayce left for Australia, settling in Western Australia. He was the author of an adventure story for children entitled The splendid savage, a tale of the North Coast of Australia, published in about c1937. In 1959 his address was 6th Floor, Washington House, Commissioner Street, (Box 3932), Johannesburg.

(ISAA mem list; SAAR Mar 1935 bus dir) (Transvaal Inst. practicing. ISAA Yearbook, 1959)

Publ: Philosopher's stones, (pp 60-101, Homes of the Golden City, A. Macmillan Cape Town 1948); The splendid savage, 1937

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 09

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.

Books citing SAYCE

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 96, 190