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STEWART, Angus Greig

Born: 1910 10 30
Died: 1976 08 19

Architect


Year registered: 1935

BArch 1934 (Witwatersrand)

Born in Krugersdorp 30 October 1910 he was the son of the architect WR STEWART. He studied Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating in August 1934. As a student he was also a member of the Alpha Club. After graduating he worked in the office of DM SINCLAIR in Johannesburg. In 1936 he entered into partnership with his father (STEWART, WR & AG). Not much is currently known about the work of the firm.

He served in WW2 where he was a Major in the army. After the war he taught in the Wits School of Architecture. He relocated to Durban to work for a property developer/Builder, Harris Construction. When the owner of the company, Sol Harris died Stewart took it over and renamed it AG Stewart Builders. The company specialised in high rise residential buildings as well as provincial schools and hospitals. He was joined in the company by his son, Robbie in around 1972 who took over the business after his death. Sanctions against South Africa forced the closure of the company.

He married Cecily Joan Morkel 9 March 1937 they had three sons Greig, Gavin and Robbie. Grandfather of the Australian Architect and Olympic Canoeist Murray Stewart and the architect Simon Stewart. Died in Durban 19 August 1976.

(ISAA mem list; SAAR Jul 1935: bus dir)

Publ: Man and nature, SAAR Oct 1939:393-416; A letter concerning the exhibition, SAAR May 1940:181-90

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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Aiton Court: 1937 : 2012-2014. Hillbrow, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect 1937
Halfway House Hotel: c1935. Halfway House, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing STEWART

Chipkin, Clive M. 1993. Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s. Cape Town: David Phillip. pp 171

Herbert, Gilbert. 1975. Martienssen & the international style: The modern movement in South African architecture. Cape Town - Rotterdam: AA Balkema. pp 81, 82, 83, 94, 142, 144, 180, 184, 187, 237, 238, 239, 243

Yorke, FRS & Gibberd, F. 1948. The modern flat. London: The Architectural Press. pp 156