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VLOK, Leon du Toit

Born: 1929 03 03
Died: 2015 11 08

Architect


DipArch (Pretoria) 1953

Obituary:

Leon Vlok was a remarkable all rounder: he went to both Afrikaans and English schools.

Leon was good at sport, having played representative rugby for Northern Transvaal at age levels Leon played very good golf, with a single figure handicap for many years, was a member of the Pretoria Country Club for something like 50 years. He recently after an operation, gave up golf for bowls which he really enjoyed, particularly the new friends and fellowship.

Leon was a family man foremost, loved his family, and enjoyed being at home, gardening, painting, loved music and nature.

Leon started his own Architectural Practice in 1954 and entered into his first partnership with Arthur VAN DER WESTHUIZEN [VLOK & VAN DER WESTHUIZEN ARCHITECTS], that same year; the two worked hard and good appointments flowed into their practice: in 1968 Leon VLOK and Arthur VAN DER WESTHUIZEN merged their practice with Piet MOOLMAN and Rijks VAN DER WALT. The partnership selected the style of Moolman van der Walt, Vlok and van der Westhuizen, which later became known as MV3.

Significant appointments were received and they became known for dedicated and reliable practice, at which Leon Vlok was the foundation, always with a sound opinion and a helping hand. He specialized in schools, recreation clubs and housing.

Leon was a good person and a sincere friend, it was a pleasure to be in practice with him.

We celebrate a life well lived, thank you Leon.

Ian ALEXANDER         Partner in MV3 for 17 years.

Books citing VLOK

Images Australia (Pty) Ltd. 1993. Building Professionals of South Africa, Volume 1. Melbourne: Images Australia (Pty) Ltd. pp 29

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 99, 192

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 103, 136