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DRY, Thomas Jan

Born: 1906 09 09
Died: ?

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 565
Year registered: 1933

DipArch 1930 (Cape Town)

(ARIBA 1931; CPIA 1933)

It is likely that Dry was born in South Africa. He studied architecture at the University of Cape Town from March 1925 as a full-time student for eighteen months and then continued his studies there as a part-time student for about four and a half years. He graduated in 1930 and was elected an Associate member of the RIBA in 1931. While a student he was employed in the office of WALGATE & ELSWORTH in 1926 where he was until at least 1933, his name being included on the firm's letterhead. He then joined the staff of the SOUTH AFRICAN RAILWAYS AND HARBOURS at headquarters in Cape Town (n.d.) and later (n.d.) went to Johannesburg where he was Chief Architect by 1959. He had retired by 1969 and resigned from the ISAA in 1972.

(AB&E Dec 1927:1; AB&E Aug 1933:23; ARIBA nom papers (1931) 4743; ISAA mem list; RIBA Kal 1932-3)

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 DRY

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 89, 195

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 91, 144

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp D10

SAWW & Ken Donaldson (Pty) Ltd. 1958. South African Who's Who 1958 : An illustrated biographical sketch book of South Africans with separate sections for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and South West Africa. Johannesburg: Ken Donaldson (Pty) Ltd. pp 49