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Born: fl. 1915
Died: after 1959?


Reg No: 175
Year registered: 1927


CPIA (1927); ISAA (1927).

Was listed as an architect living in Cape Town in 1915. He seems to have acquired fame as an astronomer: 'a well-known Cape Town architect (who) ... discovered a new comet' (AB&E Aug 1929:1). Forbes retired in 1953. In 1959 he is recorded as a retired member of the Cape Institute, of unknown address (perhaps already deceased?)

(General dir of USA 1915; ISAA mem list)

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 citing FORBES-IRVIN

ISAA. 1959. The Yearbook of the Institute of South African Architects and Chapter of SA Quantity Surveyors 1958-1959 : Die Jaarboek van die Instituut van Suid-Afrikaanse Argitekte en Tak van Suid-Afrikaanse Bourekenaars 1958-1959. Johannesburg: ISAA. pp 89, 215

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp F8

Reps, John W. 1997. Canberra 1912 : Plans and planners of the Australian capital competition. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. pp 179, 302