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GILHAM, Edward Charles

Born: 1906 04 14
Died: 1963 08 08


Reg No: 633
Year registered: 1936

Gilham studied architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand as an extra-mural (part-time?) student from December 1924 until August 1927. While in Johannesburg studying architecture he worked in the office of COWIN, POWERS & ELLIS. He continued his studies at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture where he was awarded the Houan Travelling Scholarship. Moving to London, he worked in the office of Pite, Son & Fairweather for four months before joining the office of the London Underground Railways in July 1931. He sat the RIBA final examination in December 1931. Gilham appears to have returned to South Africa only around 1936, the year in which he registered as a member of the Institute of South African Architects. At this time he was working for EMLEY & WILLIAMSON. In 1938 he won the competition for the Nigel Town Hall and in 1940 designed a hostel at Piet Retief. In 1959 he is listed in the partnership HUMPHREYS & GILHAM at address was 512, Trevor Buildings, Voortrekker Street, (Box 364), Vereeniging, Transvaal.

ARIBA Lon 1932; ISAA 1936; MISRA. (ARIBA nom papers (1932) 4858; ISAA mem list; SAB May 1940:31) Publ: A recent building in Johannesburg, SAAR Sep 1927:58,72-3.

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.

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Town Hall: 1938. Nigel, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing GILHAM

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 91, 184