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DUNCAN, Thomas Newhall

Born: 1902 09 19
Died: 1974


Reg No: 571
Year registered: 1934

ARIBA 1933

Worked in Johannesburg from 1929, Duncan was articled to A Murray Hardie, LRIBA, Edinburgh, from 1919 until 1924. He remained in the office as a junior assistant until 1925, when he joined AK Robertson's office in Edinburgh, leaving to work for Frank Wood, also in Edinburgh, in 1926 as a senior draughtsman. He left for South Africa in 1929 and came to Johannesburg where he worked as a senior draughtsman for KALLENBACH, KENNEDY & FURNER. In 1933 Duncan took the RIBA examination at the University of the Witwatersrand, qualifying for membership of the RIBA of which he was elected an Associate in 1933. He became a member of the TPIA the following year. About this time he left Kallenbach, Kennedy & Furner and set up in independent practice. He joined JA MOFFAT after JH HARVEY's death in 1936 and took over the practice of MOFFAT & HARVEY in 1939 on Moffat's retirement. At some point (n.d.) he entered into partnership with WG WHYTE, the partnership being dissolved in 1948 (cf DUNCAN & WHYTE). In 1959 he was practicing as TN DUNCAN & PARTNERS. Duncan had retired by 1969 and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in 1972.

There is also a listing of this practitioner on the Dictionary of Scottish Architects.

(ARIBA nom papers (1933) 5154; ISAA mem list; see MOFFAT & HARVEY; SAB&AT Mnl 1937:11)

Publ: The new building for the Union Castle Company, Johannesburg, SAAR Dec 1939:499, 504

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.