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ADAMS, Martin

Born: 1902
Died: 1973 06 24


Reg No: 348
Year registered: 1927

Born in Cape Town and studied at the School of Architecture at the University of Cape Town from 1923 until 1928. He was the son of the builder Martin Adams who was working with the Citizens' Housing Utility Company (as the Citizen's Housing League was first known) in Cape Town after the First World War, and was involved with Pinelands Garden City. The younger Adams opened practice on his own account in Cape Town in 1928. He did some work for the Housing League and joined HT JONES in partnership in about 1928 (cf. JONES & ADAMS). The partnership was dissolved in 1932. Among work carried out for the Housing League was a project for Municipal Housing at Devil's Peak in Cape Town.

Reg prob RIBA 1922-3; ISAA 1927; MIA Publ: 'Cape architecture' SAB Aug 1932:ii-v; 'Union-wide architectural competition for housing' AB&E Nov 1936:11, note. (AB&E Sept 1927:15; AB&E Jan 1928:6, 7; A&B Jun 1959:69; ISAA mem list; SA Archt Mar 1939:13)(C.p.)

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

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 ADAMS

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp A2

SAWW & Donaldson, K. 1938. South African Who's Who (Social and Business) 1938. Cape Town: Ken Donaldson. pp 2