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POWERS, Frederic Walter (Bobbie)

Born: 1911 12 26

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 576
Year registered: 1934

DipArch (Natal University College); ARIBA 1934; NIA; FRIBA 1956

Was born in Pretoria, the younger son of EM POWERS, and was an articled pupil in his father's office of COWIN, POWERS & ELLIS in Durban. He enrolled as a student on the architectural course at Natal University College, Durban, in March 1930 and toured overseas with the Architectural Students' Tour in 1932 visiting Rome, Northern Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland. In the same year he exhibited a drawing of the NBS Building in Durban at the South African Academy [of Arts] Exhibition. He qualified in 1934 and was elected an Associate member of the RIBA the same year. Powers was the first winner (1935) of the Robert Howden Medal; in the same year he entered into partnership with his father, EM POWERS, in Durban (cf POWERS & POWERS).

(ARIBA nom papers (1934) 5475; FRIBA nom papers (1956); Powers 1985)

Publ: Greater Durban and municipal housing in Holland, SAAR Sep 1932: 244-5; May not architecture become a decadent art?, SAAR Sep 1939:336-40

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 POWERS

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 95, 222

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 99, 182