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HIRST, William

Born: 1906 01 15
Died: 1978

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 531
Year registered: 1929

Reg Prob RIBA Dbn 1924-5; ARIBA 1930

Hirst was articled to ING & JACKSON in whose office he was between 1921 and 1926, also attending evening classes at the Technical College in Durban. He won the Emma Smith Scholarship in 1926 which enabled him to study at the Architectural Association in London between 1927 and 1929. While at the AA he was commissioned to design for the Howard Memorial College. Hirst's ARIBA papers were signed in London in 1930 and in 1934 he entered into partnership with WG MOFFAT in Durban (cf MOFFAT & HIRST), the partnership continued until 1944.

By 1959 he is recorded as being of address 1053 Mansion House, Field Street Durban. By 1969 he is in a partnership styled W HIRST and STANLEY SIMPSON of the same address.

(ARIBA nom papers (1930) 4445; ISAA mem list; Ntl convocation news 5, article by R Harber; SAAR Dec 1930:128; SAB Feb 1935:15)

These notes were last edited on 2020 10 12

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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University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard Memorial College: 1929 - 1931. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing HIRST

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880 1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp

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 92, 221

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 94, 181

Rees, W. 1957. The NTC (Natal Technical College), 1907 1957: a jubilee history. Natal: University of Natal Press. pp