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JOHNSTON, Alan Connor

Born: 1907 05 05
Died: after 1976?

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 554
Year registered: 1933

ARIBA (1931); ISAA (1933); CPIA (1933).

Studied architecture at the University of Cape Town as a full-time student between 1925 and 1927. He studied part-time from 1928 until 1929 and worked in KENDALL & MANSERGH's office in Cape Town during this period. Johnson attended the University of Liverpool School of Architecture between 1929 and 1930 and, having passed his RIBA final examinations in 1930, was elected an Associate member of the RIBA in 1931. By 1933 he had returned to South Africa and was working in Cape Town when he registered with the Institute of South African Architects. From 1936 he was in partnership with AE GERHARDT with offices in Cape Town and in Somerset West. The partnership was dissolved in 1938 (Gerhardt leaving for Pretoria a year later) (cf GERHARDT & JOHNSTON). By 1959 he is recorded as of address Barclays Bank Buildings, 84 St George's Street, Cape Town. In 1969 he is recorded at TUROK, DEKKER and ZIEPER at their address of Theatre Centre, 8 Waterkant Street, Cape Town. Johnston retired in 1976.

(ARIBA nom papers (4637) 1931; ISAA mem list; ISAA Ybk 1937/38)

Submitted and entry for the Competition for the new Prime Minister's Residence - unplaced.

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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House EG Westcott: 1939. Hermanus, Western Cape - Architect
Residence - Oranjezicht: c1934. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect

Books citing JOHNSTON

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 86

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, 207

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 95, 159