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MARTINSON, William Andrew

Born: 1962 12 04

Architect



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William MARTINSON is a major contributor to this website, he regularly sends beautiful photographs he has taken of buildings as well as photographs and information he has gleaned from books and other sources.

Academic Qualifications

1987 Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Thesis title : 'HALALA – An Urban African Music Centre'

1989 Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Master of Architecture (Conservation) degree. Main project title : 'Victorian Wooden Verandahs – A Survey of some extant Wooden Verandahs in South Africa'. This Masters degree was funded by a bursary awarded by the (then) National Monuments Council (NMC).

Membership of Professional Bodies

Registered as an Architect with The South African Council for Architects in 1997
Enrolled as a Member of the South African Institute of Architects in 1999

Employment History

1982 Assisted the ISAA with the production of an exhibition on Herbert BAKER.

1985 Fourth year of study working for OSMOND LANGE Architects in East London.

1989 Appointed to the National Monuments Council (NMC) as a Conservation Architect. Duties included the following:
  • Documentation of existing historic buildings, war memorials and graveyards;
  • Design of additions to historic buildings;
  • Compilation of measured drawings, restoration reports and specifications;
  • Calling for tenders, tender adjudication and site supervision;
  • Secretary and chairperson of the (then) Transvaal Plans Committee of the NMC. Responsible for the execution of decisions made by the Committee.
1994 Appointed Acting Regional Manager of the NMC's (then) Transvaal Regional office in Pretoria.

1995 Appointed as Architect : Northern Region as part of the NMC's rationalization in terms of the new Provincial boundaries.

1996 Appointed as a Conservation Architect by FKH Architects.

1997 Appointed by OSMOND LANGE Architects as a senior architect to assist with the preliminary planning of the Melrose Arch project in Johannesburg and other projects.

2011 OSMOND LANGE is conferred an Award for Architecture by the BKIA for a Heritage Impact Assessment written by William MARTINSON of the Nelson Mandela Museum – Bhunga Building in Mthatha for the Department of Public Works. Read citation

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.