William MARTINSON is a major contributor to this website, he regularly sends beautiful photographs he has taken of buildings as well as photographs and information he has gleaned from books and other sources.
||Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Thesis title : 'HALALA – An Urban African Music Centre'
||Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Master of Architecture (Conservation) degree. Main project title : 'Victorian Wooden Verandahs – A Survey of some extant Wooden Verandahs in South Africa'. This Masters degree was funded by a bursary awarded by the (then) National Monuments Council (NMC).
Membership of Professional Bodies
Registered as an Architect with The South African Council for Architects in 1997
Enrolled as a Member of the South African Institute of Architects in 1999
||Assisted the ISAA with the production of an exhibition on Herbert BAKER.
||Fourth year of study working for OSMOND LANGE Architects in East London.
||Appointed to the National Monuments Council (NMC) as a Conservation Architect. Duties included the following:
- Documentation of existing historic buildings, war memorials and graveyards;
- Design of additions to historic buildings;
- Compilation of measured drawings, restoration reports and specifications;
- Calling for tenders, tender adjudication and site supervision;
- Secretary and chairperson of the (then) Transvaal Plans Committee of the NMC. Responsible for the execution of decisions made by the Committee.
||Appointed Acting Regional Manager of the NMC's (then) Transvaal Regional office in Pretoria.
||Appointed as Architect : Northern Region as part of the NMC's rationalization in terms of the new Provincial boundaries.
||Appointed as a Conservation Architect by FKH Architects.
||Appointed by OSMOND LANGE Architects as a senior architect to assist with the preliminary planning of the Melrose Arch project in Johannesburg and other projects.
||OSMOND LANGE is conferred an Award for Architecture by the BKIA for a Heritage Impact Assessment written by William MARTINSON of the Nelson Mandela Museum – Bhunga Building in Mthatha for the Department of Public Works. Read citation
2019 29 06 - William married Grace Battiss, granddaughter of Grace and Walter Battiss, in a ceremony held in St John's, Bathurst. A special label was designed for the wine bottles by Dick Latimer.
List of projects With photographs
|Bus Shelter: 1992. Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Enoch Sontonga Memorial: 1996. Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|House 4 (House Seftel), Seven Houses Project: 2008. Parkview, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
|Jalamba Clinic: 2011. Tafalehashe, Willowvale, Eastern Cape - Design Architect |
|Mlungisi Community Commercial Park: 2013. Stutterheim, Eastern Cape - Project Architect |
|Rifle Brigade Memorial, Berg-en-dal: 1994. eMakhazeni (Belfast), Mpumalanga - Architect |
|Wits Art Museum (WAM): 2011. Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect |
Articles by MARTINSON
|MARTINSON, WA. 1992. Beersheba. Cura 1:92 Newsletter of the National
Monuments Council in the Orange Free State |
|MARTINSON, WA & LEGER, JP. 1992. The Newtown Compound: Reconstruction
or Restoration?. Wits History Workshop: Myths, Monuments, Museums; New
|MARTINSON, WA & JACKSON, L. 1993. Aburrow and Treeby. Architects of
Parktown. The Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust |
|Martinson, W A & Bruwer, J. 20 November 2015. Heritage Scoping Report in respect of the property commonly known as Tlhabane Town Centre, (Portion 2 of Erf 3582, Portion 5 through to portion 8 of Erf 3582, Portion 10 through to portion 13 of Erf 3582 + Remainder of Erf 3582 Tlhabane Unit 1 Township), Rustenburg, North-West Province.. |
|Bruwer, J.J. & Martinson, W.A.. 2012. Heritage Impact Assessment – Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square, Mamelodi.. |
|Bruwer, Dr. Johann J & Martinson, William, A. February 2018. HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPOSED UPGRADE OF THE SWIMMING POOL PRECINCT, OLYMPIA PARK SPORTS GROUNDS, (STAND 1226 GEDULD EXTENSION 4), SPRINGS.. |
Books by MARTINSON
Books citing MARTINSON