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HOFMEYR, Jan Hendrik CharlesBorn: 1913 06 23
Reg No: 703
Year registered: 1938
BArch 1937 (Liverpool)
Hofmeyr enrolled as a student of architecture at the University of Cape Town in February 1932, completing the year before continuing his studies in England from October 1932. He studied architecture at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture from 1932 to 1937 when he graduated. In 1936 he returned to South Africa for a few months, spending a few months working in the office of PERRY & LIGHTFOOT in Cape Town before returning to Liverpool. He gained further office experience in his last year in the offices of RS Nickson, Liverpool and of Briggs & Thornley in Liverpool. On his return to Cape Town he spent several months in FM GLENNIE's office before entering the Architectural branch of the Johannesburg Municipality in January 1938, transferring to the City Engineer's Department, Johannesburg in the same year. At some point he appears to have returned to Cape Town, in 1959 his address was given as PO Box 3885 Cape Town. In 1969 he was in partnership in Bloemfontein with AW HORNE (cf. AW HORNE & HOFMEYR).
ARIBA 1938; ISAA 1938. (ISAA mem list; LRIBA nom papers (1938) 8071)
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