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FRANK, Bernard Lawrence William

Born: 1909 01 28
Died: 1960


Reg No: 691
Year registered: 1938


Probably born in South Africa, was articled to PERRY & BROWNLEE in Cape Town from 1926 to 1929, attending evening classes at the University of Cape Town. He became chief assistant to F HESSE, MIA, in Cape Town from 1929 to 1930, after which time he went to England and studied town planning at the University of Liverpool School of Civic Design from 1930 to 1934. He spent the summers of 1931 to 1934 travelling in Europe, visiting Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Yugoslavia and Austria and obtained First Class Honours in Architecture in 1934 and the Diploma in Civic Design. His success was, according to Patrick Abercrombie: 'the result of natural ability and hard work ... the type of young man whom we want in the profession' (ARIBA nom papers 1935). In 1935 Frank was working in the London County Council Architectural Department. He had returned to South Africa by 1938 when he registered as a member of the Institute of South African Architects. He worked in Bloemfontein and in Johannesburg from around 1957. In 1959 he was in partnership in Bloemfontein with AW HORNE (cf BERNARD, FRANK & HORNE). At the same time he was president of the Free State Institute of Architects.

(ARIBA nom papers 1935 (5834); AB&E Dec 1927:1, 10, 11, 12; ISAA mem list)

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 FRANK

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 90, 228