Was born in Russia and arrived in South Africa in 1910 where he was educated. It is not certain where he received his training although he probably studied at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was a member of the Institute of South African Architects by 1927 and in 1931 joined the staff of African Consolidated Investment Co Ltd as architect to their construction department. How long he stayed in this post is uncertain. He collaborated with GRINKER & SKELLY on a block of flats, Daventry Court, in Killarney, Johannesburg in 1933 and from 1933 until 1936 several blocks of flats by him have been recorded in central Johannesburg. After 1944 he was in partnership with his brother Cyril WAYBURNE (d.1957), practicing as WAYBURNE & WAYBURNE. WAYBURNE was "one of nature's eccentrics ... Every morning like clockwork, at ten minutes to eleven - exactly ten minutes before the downstairs bar opened - (he) would enter the drawing office on the top floor of Loveday House and announce: 'Well, gentlemen, I think I'll go down and move my car.' He would return hours later in a conversational mood..." (Chipkin 1993:264) In 1959 he was practicing as WAYBURNE & ISRAEL.
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.
|Block of flats: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Block of flats, for Messrs Jossels Mansions: 1933. Killarney, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Building: 1936. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Daventry Court: 1933-1934. Killarney, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Flats for I Lopato: 1934. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Maurann Court: 1934. Yeoville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Rio Grand Mansions: 1935. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |