DRY, Thomas JanBorn: 1906 09 09
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)
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