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LLOYD, Rodney Wilfred Thomas (Rod)

Born: 1936


Reg No: 2242
Year registered: 1963

BArch 1959 (Cape Town); MUD 1988 (Witwatersrand)

Rodney Wilfred Thomas Lloyd, was born in 1936 and grew up on the New Kleinfontein Gold Mine near Benoni in the (then) Transvaal, east of Johannesburg. The son of Wilfred Lloyd, a mine Manager, and Constance Mary Lloyd. He attended boarding schools in KwaZulu-Natal, from age nine. Matriculated age sixteen at Michaelhouse in 1952, remaining there a further year of post-matric study. This focused mainly on philosophy and art.

After graduation in July 1959, spent a year under Sike MARGOLES in the practice MARKOVITZ MARGOLES & PARTNERS. He then spent three years working in London, first for Michael Lyle and then Richard Sheppard Robson & Partners.

On return to South Africa in 1963, married to a sculptor and with two children he re-joined MARGOLES for a brief period before starting practicing on his own in 1964. From 1967 until 1969 practiced together with Colin FRASER, mainly on industrial design, and work in Swaziland.

In 1970 he again re-joined MARGOLES as a partner in the firm GLUCKMAN, DE BEER, MARGOLES & PARTNERS returning to private practice in 1973.

In 1980 he was invited to join IRVINE-SMITH, JOUBERT & LENNARD as a partner. IRVINE-SMITH had retired in 1979, the name of the practice became IRVINE-SMITH, JOUBERT, LENNARD & LLOYD. In 1992, during a severe drop in work Henri JOUBERT and Don LENNARD retired from the practice and the firm changed the name to LLOYD ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS of which Rod LLOYD is principal. The practice re-located to Cape Town in 2002.

Conference papers delivered:

ISAA Student Conference in Bloemfontein, July 1997 A Handful of Reeds: A recent a visit to rural Mozambique generated ideas for a totally new way of imagining Architecture and Settlement for traditional African communities.

Sustainability in the Built Environment, Johannesburg August 1998 Sustainable Public Housing Systems: The 2004 Cape Town Olympic Village: Sustainability derives from socially compatible planning structures. This was the a central issue that generated the Olympic Village design concept.

Delivered to Planning History Study Group Symposium on Places, People and Planning; The City as a Communicator of Order. Lessons from the Historic South African Town; Pretoria, 1994, based in European and African historic and cultural settlement.: Paper: An analysis of the different historic streams of urban development in Africa.

University Teaching

University of the Witwatersrand: Master, Urban Design Program: Teaching Lecturer : History of City Design, and Theory of Urbanism. 1989 till 1998 (This Course discontinued in 1989).
Undergraduate B.Sc. Town Planning : External examiner : Theory of Planning and Landscape Design : 1989 - 1999.

University of Cape Town: Dept. of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics : Master of Planning degree : External examiner : City Design Studio work, viva, and Theory of City Design : 1992 - 2005, 2014 & 2015.
Teaching in Urban Design Studio under Prof Dave Dewar : 1st semester 2005 - 2007.

University of Cape Town: Dept. Architecture : 5th year Design Studio : semester 2010.

University of Pretoria: School of Architecture : 4th year Design Studio : one semester : occasional visiting lecturer in Landscape Design.

For a full curriculum vitae in PDF format click here [1,481 KB]

List of projects

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AECI Chemistry Research and Development Laboratories: n.d.. Modderfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
Coal Research Laboratories at MINTEK: 1985. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
Escom Management and Training College: 1977-1980. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Head Offices for the Federated Insurance Co: n.d.. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
House Accone-Huber: n.d.. Gansbaai, Western Cape - Design Architect
House Boshoff-Southworth: n.d.. Scarborough, Western Cape - Design Architect
House Jack: c1965. Hyde Park, Sandton, Gauteng - Architect
House Lloyd: c1965. Morningside, Sandton, Gauteng - Architect
House Lloyd - Hilltop: n.d.. Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape - Design Architect
House Roebert: c1965. Lonehill, Sandton, Gauteng - Architect
House Todd: c1965. Big Bend, Eswatini (Swaziland) - Architect
House Watson: n.d.. Hout Bay, Western Cape - Design Architect
Laboratories for AECI Paints: 1981. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
Mai Mai Bazaar: c1925 : 1992-1994. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
Olympic Village for Cape Town - 2004 Olympic Bid: 2004. Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape - Design Architect
Randburg Taxi Rank: n.d.. Randburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
SAPPI Head Office: 1984. Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect
SAPPI Industrial Training Facility: n.d.. Springs, Gauteng - Design Architect
SAPPI Ngodwana Paper Mill Office Block: n.d.. Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga - Design Architect
St Katharines School: 1919 : 1973-2015. Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Woodmead School - HeronBridge College: 1977-2004. Sandton, Gauteng - Architect

Articles by LLOYD

Lloyd, Rod. 1986. Sappi Headquarters. Architect & Builder. Jan 2-7, Cover

Lloyd, Rod. 1989. Of CBD's, Cities and Change. A Johannesburg CBD Workshop. Planning 103. May 38-43

Lloyd, Rod. 1990. Letter from the Urbs. Northwards Bulletin. Autumn

Lloyd, Rod. 1990. Letter from the Urbs. Northwards Bulletin. Winter

Lloyd, Rod. 1991. Grasmere : City or Barriada ? Opportunities for the Healing City. Planning & Interiors. May no.103

Lloyd, Rod. 1992. Newtown, Johannesburg: Catalyst for a Great City Vision. Architecture SA. May-June

Lloyd, Rod. 1993. Criticism : Die Konferensiesentrum en Verwante Geboue op die Ooskampus-Suid, Univ. van Pretoria. Transvaal Inst. of Architects "Architect"

Lloyd, Rod. 1996. A Concept for the 2004 Olympic Village. Planning. September No 147

Lloyd, Rod. 1996. The Olympic Bid has Opened the Door to Create Cost-effective Urban Housing. Sunday Independent. August 18

Lloyd, Rod. 1997. The Housing of City People. The Urban Green. Nov

Lloyd, Rod. 2000. Book Review - Urban Management and Economic Integration. SA Architect. October

Lloyd, Rod. 2003. Defining Spatial Concepts Toward an African Urban System. Urban Design International. No 8

Lloyd, Rod. 2010. Creative Conservation in Design and New House Lloyd. Architecture SA. March

Lloyd, Rod. 2011. Alvar Aalto. Regionalism and Context: A Quest for Finish Identity. Architecture SA. March

Articles citing LLOYD

Darrell, Leigh. 1990. The Mai Mai Bazaar - a Place of Arrival. Building Magazine. June no. 25

Van Bart, Martiens. 1996. Culemborg kan Straks Vierhonderd Wonings fay. Die Burgher, Kaapse Eindoms. 13 July

Kelly, Stuart. 1996. Winner may Spawn New Architectural Approach. The Star. July 10

Lipman, Alan. 1997. Architecture, a privilege of the Privileged... The Sunday Independent. June 22

Lipman, Alan. 2002. . The Sunday Independent. January 06

Lipman, Alan. ?. Woodmead. The Sunday Independent

Books citing LLOYD

Chipkin, Clive M. 2008. Johannesburg Transition - Architecture & Society 1950 - 2000. Johannesburg: STE Publishers. pp 212-213

ISAA. 1969. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1968-1969 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1968-1969. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 96, 123