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KENT, Henry Alfred Parkes

Born: 1911 11 21


Reg No: 696
Year registered: 1938

BA(Arch)(UCT), MIA, ARIBA (1935), AMTPI, ISAA (1938), MSAITP.

Born in Cape Town, son of Thomas Parkes Kent. Educated at the Diocesan College, Rondebosch. He studied architecture at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1934. He also did studies at Regent Polytechnic London. He worked in the office of WALGATE & ELSWORTH from early 1931 until January 1932. This experience was followed by nine months (August 1932 to April 1933) with WH GRANT. In 1935 he was elected an Associate member of the RIBA. Kent appears to have set up practice on his own account in Cape Town about 1938. He was later in partnership with HE Twentyman JONES (Twentyman Jones & Kent). During WW2 he served with the ROYAL ENGINEERS with the rank of Major. On 1941 05 31 he married Jane Patricia Osborne by whom he had two sons. He served as President of the Cape Institute of Architects in the years 1956 to 1958. Recipient of the Medal of Distinction from the South African Institute of Architects. In 1965 he lived at Porlock House, Mains Avenue, Kenilworth, CT.

. (ISAA mem list; ARIBA nom papers 1935 (5856)

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