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DOHERTY, Anthony Carden (Tony)

Born: 1930 02 15
Died: 2010 07 14


Reg No: 1754
Year registered: 1956

BArch 1956 (Witwatersrand)

Anthony Carden DOHERTY died on 14 July 2010 after a long illness. He was 80. Born on 15 February 1930, DOHERTY completed high school at St Andrew's College in Port Elizabeth before studying architecture at Wits, where he was influenced by modernism. In the 1950s, he joined a Pretoria-based practice that had been founded in 1904 and eventually became known as BURG, LODGE & DOHERTY, later as BURG, DOHERTY, BRYANT & PARTNERS and most recently as BILD. Over his 50-year architectural career, DOHERTY was responsible for the design of several architectural landmarks. The Pretoria Art Museum; Multiflora Flower Market; the National Observatory in Sutherland; the South African Reserve Bank Head Office in Pretoria; the Hans Merensky Offices in Parktown; and the Palace Hotel at Sun City (supervising architect) are amongst his best known works. BILD has been credited as the firm that has “made the most continuous significant difference” to the appearance of Pretoria and its buildings over 100 years. DOHERTY had a talent for design, a love of new technology and a zest for life. His buildings and his life are his legacy.

[Obituary published in Wits Review Vol 15 Jan 2011. p, 60. Submitted by William MARTINSON]

Entry in SAWW 1976:264:

Bachelor of Architecture (Rand); Dir. United Bldg. Soc. Pta.; joined Burg Lodge and Burg after Univ. in 1953, became Part. 1956 when name changed to Burg Lodge and Doherty; b. 15th Feb. 1930, Bfn.; Educ,: St. Andrews Coll. Gtown., Univ. of Wits.; s.o. I. V. Doherty; 1 d.; Clubs: Pta., Pta Country, Harlequins, Swartkop Country; Rec.: Reading and The Arts; Add.: 32 Branders St., Nelspruit, and P.O. Box 1726, Pta.

(Submitted by William MARTINSON)

These notes were last edited on 2020 05 11

List of projects

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Hans Merensky Offices: 1988. Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
House Doherty: c1967. Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, Gauteng - Design Architect
Munitoria: 1967-1969. Pretoria, Gauteng - Design Architect
National Observatory: 1973. Sutherland, Northern Cape - Design Architect
Pretoria Art Museum: 1967. Arcadia, Pretoria, Gauteng - Design Architect
Reserve Bank Head Office: 1987. Pretoria, Gauteng - Design Architect
Uplands School Hall: 1980. White River, Mpumalanga - Design Architect
Winkler Hotel: n.d.. White River, Mpumalanga - Design Architect

Books citing DOHERTY

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 204