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THERON, Jakobus Daniel (Danie)

Born:
Died: 2011 06 06

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 2132
Year registered: 1961

BArch 1959 (Cape Town)

Partner in HALLEN, THERON AND PARTNERS. Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth, and chairman of the Education Advisory Committee of SACA.

(UIA Issue 8, 1985)

In 1966 he was a signatory to the broadsheet, CREDO

University Education

1959: Bachelor of Architecture University of Cape Town (with distinction).
1960: Diploma in Urban Design University of Stuttgart, West Germany.
1962: Master of Architecture (Urban Design) University of Pennsylvania U.S.A.
1968: Master of City Planning University of Manitoba, Canada.

Professional Experience

He started his professional career as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Natal between 1962 and 1982. In 1969 he was briefly in partnership with BE BIERMANN in Durban (cf BIERMANN & THERON). He was also the Chairman of South African Council for Architects (SACA) ad hoc Committee on Architectural Education between 1994 and 1997.

Research and Publications

Prof. Danie Theron was the author of numerous articles, talks, papers and broadcasts on conservation, urban design, planning, architecture, architectural theory and history construction and servicing the environment since 1962.

He wrote 4 books between 1978 and 1991 and appeared in 25 conferences since 1962.

Organisation memberships

1975-1982: Member, Natal Branch Comm. of the Institute of South African Architects.
1989-1995: Member of the National Monuments Council of South Africa.

Prizes

1958 : Helen Gardner Travel Prize.
1960 - 1961: Deutsche Akademishche Austauschdienst Scholarship for study in West Germany.
1961 - 1962: Henry Ford Scholarship for study in the U.S.A.
1967 - 1968: Canadian Central Mortgage and Housing Association Fellowship for study in Canada.
1976: British Council grant for study in the U.K.
1977: Medal of Honour for Architecture from the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns.
1981: Recipient of the Writers and Critics Award from the South African Institute of Architects
1982: SAA Award for Writers and Critics.
1986: Award of Excellence in Conservation.
1987: The Cape Times Centenary Award for Conservation.
1994: Heritage Award for a conservation project.
1996: Simon van der Stel Foundation Award.

Other

1972: First prize: La Lucia Civic Centre Competition.
1979: Award: Coverland Competition for Low Income Housing.
1981: Award of Merit (SAIA) Huletts Headquarters.
1983: BMW Midrand competition (First prize award).
1983: Award of Merit (SAIA) SACCA Head Office.
1983: Award of Merit (SAIA) Mangosuthu Technikon.
1989: Prize winner: Durban Museum and Library Competition.
1996: Participated in 6 group and solo art exhibitions.

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.

Books by THERON

Theron, Danie (Compiler & Editor). 1984. 19th century Port Elizabeth : a guide to restoration. : Department of Architecture, University of Port Elizabeth

Books citing THERON

Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pp Inner back cover, 65

Entries in books by THERON

Theron, Danie. Paradys. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Theron, Danie. Marginal Zones - Garden Route & Eastern Cape. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Theron, Danie. House Kennedy. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Theron, Danie. House Swanepoel. In 10 years + 100 buildings : Architecture in a Democratic South Africa. 2009. Bell-Roberts Publishing

Theron, Danie. Some issues in architectural education in South Africa. In UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). 1985. International Architect