Worked in Johannesburg from 1929, Duncan was articled to A Murray Hardie, LRIBA, Edinburgh, from 1919 until 1924. He remained in the office as a junior assistant until 1925, when he joined AK Robertson's office in Edinburgh, leaving to work for Frank Wood, also in Edinburgh, in 1926 as a senior draughtsman. He left for South Africa in 1929 and came to Johannesburg where he worked as a senior draughtsman for KALLENBACH, KENNEDY & FURNER. In 1933 Duncan took the RIBA examination at the University of the Witwatersrand, qualifying for membership of the RIBA of which he was elected an Associate in 1933. He became a member of the TPIA the following year. About this time he left Kallenbach, Kennedy & Furner and set up in independent practice. He joined JA MOFFAT after JH HARVEY's death in 1936 and took over the practice of MOFFAT & HARVEY in 1939 on Moffat's retirement. At some point (n.d.) he entered into partnership with WG WHYTE, the partnership being dissolved in 1948 (cf DUNCAN & WHYTE). In 1959 he was practicing as TN DUNCAN & PARTNERS. Duncan had retired by 1969 and resigned from the Institute of South African Architects in 1972.
There is also a listing of this practitioner on the Dictionary of Scottish Architects.
(ARIBA nom papers (1933) 5154; ISAA mem list; see MOFFAT & HARVEY; SAB&AT Mnl 1937:11)
Publ: The new building for the Union Castle Company, Johannesburg, SAAR Dec 1939:499, 504
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 With photographs
|Union Castle Building: 1937-1939. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Design Architect |
|Victoria Hotel: 1939. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect |
Books citing DUNCAN