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SINCLAIR, Colin McDonald

Born: 1914 02 12
Died: ?


Reg No: 657
Year registered: 1937

BArch 1937 (Witwatersrand); ARIBA; TPIA

Sinclair was the son of the architect DM SINCLAIR and was probably born in Johannesburg where he was educated at King Edward VII School. He studied architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1932, graduating in 1937. He had spent some vacations in his father's office but on graduating he joined the office of STEWART, WR & AG for a year (1938-1939). In about 1937 he had married Nora Coaton (SINCLAIR), a fellow student at the University. CM Sinclair was a regular contributor to the South African Architectural Record in the 1930s. In 1939 he went to London to study for his RIBA finals at the Architectural Association and was awarded the Henry Jarvis travelling studentship for constructional drawings, an award of which he made no mention in his Associate nomination papers in 1939; he was in practice with his father until his father retired in 1961. Colin Sinclair had retired by 1975 and had resigned from the RIBA by that date. In 1959 he is listed working for DM SINCLAIR & PARTNERS, 84/86 Alliance Buildings, New Street North, Johannesburg.

Pres TPIA 1954, 1963; Pres ISAA 1957. ISAA 1937; ARIBA 1939. (ARIBA nom papers (1939) 7274; Herbert 1975; ISAA mem list; SAAR Dec 1930:28; SAAR Oct 1940:368-74; SAAR Jul 1963:15) (Transvaal Inst. practicing. ISAA Yearbook, 1959)

Recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the South African Institute of Architects.

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.