DipArch 1934 (Witwatersrand)
Lodge was born in Reditch, Lancashire in England, son of John Oswald Lodge, but spent his childhood in Uitenhage. The family move to Pretoria led to his education at Pretoria Boys' High School. He was articled to V REES-POOLE and completed his architectural training in classes held at the University of Pretoria. He duly graduated in August 1934 with a Diploma in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, winning the gold medal for design in his final year. After graduation he continued as an assistant to Rees-Poole but left after a while to work as an architectural assistant at Pretoria municipality. He joined JS BURG's office in Springs in 1935, and in 1936 Lodge was asked to assist Burg in his Pretoria office. A few years later the partnership of BURG, LODGE & BURG was formed in Pretoria. In 1938 he married Pamela Elizabeth Eales, daughter of Stanley York Eales.
During the Second World War Lodge became assistant architect at ISCOR, still a member of the partnership. In the postwar period he took charge of design at the Pretoria Municipality, and in 1945 he became the chairman of the local directorate of the United Building Society in Pretoria and was a member of the committee which chose works of art for buildings erected by the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. ISAA 1934; FRIBA 1950. (Burg, Doherty, Bryant & Ptnrs anniversary brochure, 1984; FRIBA nom papers (1950) 4545; ISAA mem list; SAAR Oct 1967:40 obit; S vd Stel Bull Apr 1968:12 obit)
Lodge's FRIBA nomination papers list the following buildings, without dates; some of the buildings are before 1940:
The following is an extract from page 301 of: Kruger, Dr. D F (ed), Wie is Wie in Suid Afrika, Vitae Uitgewers, Johannesburg, 1960. sent to us by William MARTINSON.
LODGE, C. S., FRIBA, M.I.A., ‘n plaaslike direkteur. Het aan die Pretoria Boys’ High skoolgegaan en aan – die Universiteit van Pretoria gekwalifiseer. In 1945 is hy aangestel as Direkteur van die Bouvereniging se plaaslike direksie.
Klubs: Hy is lid van die Pretoria-Klub, Pretoria Country Club en die Zwartkop Country Club.
LODGE, C. S., FRIBA, MIA, a local director. Attended Pretoria Boys’ High School and qualified from the University of Pretoria. In 1945 he was appointed to the local directorship of the United Building Society.
Clubs: He is a member of the Pretoria Club, Pretoria Country Club and the Zwartkop Country Club.
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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