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MacKENZIE, Kenneth Roland

Born: 1902 09 26
Died: 1949 02 16


Year registered: 1927

ISAA 1927; ARIBA 1929; TPIA

Was probably born in Britain; he studied at the Liverpool School of Architecture from June 1921 until July 1927. As a student he visited Spain in May 1925, and worked from April to September 1926 in the architect Alfred C Bossom's office in New York. He visited Italy in January 1927 and came to South Africa towards the end of 1927 where he spent a year in HW SPICER's office in Johannesburg. In 1928 he joined the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT in Pretoria, his address at that time was Seaforth, Molesey Avenue in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Mackenzie was placed third in the Rand Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, Johannesburg (1934). His house design was described as 'traditional Spanish' (SAAR Oct 1934:250-52). Mackenzie entered into practice on his own account in 1930. He died at home, at 19 Fifth Avenue, Florida, Johannesburg.

(ARIBA nom papers (1929) 4304; ISAA mem list)

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

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.

List of projects

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Adoption Home, Children's Aid Soc: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Dr Martin: 1930. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House George Albu: Hlati-kulu: 1931. Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing MacKENZIE

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp M5