BArch 1976 (Pretoria) - Final design title: Student Shopping Environment
Llew BRYAN was invited to participate in the 50 year Anniversary of the University of Pretoria School of Architecture Alumni Exhibition held at the Pretoria Art Gallery on 7-25 July 1993. The following is a short biography which was published in the catalogue at the time.
Matriculated from Pretoria Boys' High school in 1967.
Trained as an Executive Officer in the South African Navy in 1968 - 1969.
1970 - Registered to study Architecture at Pretoria University in 1970 and received Bachelor of Architecture degree (Cum Laude) in 1975.
1974 - 1975 was employed as a post graduate research officer at Pretoria University. A member of the "Project Po" team working with Allan KONYA.
1976 - 1979 completed state bursary commitments by working for the Department of Community Development doing low-cost housing, housing and community centre projects.
1980 - Started in private practice as "LLEW BRYAN ARCHITECT". By August of that year was joined by Jon Mehl and formed "LLEW BRYAN JON MEHL" architects which continued to 1989. During this time the practice concentrated its efforts in institutional type work and won recognition through an award of Merit in 1984 and winning the Founders Monument Competition in Cape Town (project only).
1989 - Joined David HUGHES and John TODD to form "HUGHES TODD BRYAN" Architects Inc. in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. Acting as design principal in the new practice started extensive work in the commercial arena. Jeffares and Green and Nedbank Plaza that form part of the Exhibition are typical examples of work completed in Pietermaritburg durinq this time.
John TODD retired from private practice in 1991 and Michael BIRSS amalgamated with Hughes BRYAN to form "HUGHES BRYAN BIRSS" Architects cc in 1991. The commercial flavour of the practice is unchanged. With South Africa in the throws of general social upliftment we have diversified our skill and service to include work done for the Natal Midlands Educational Trust with a series of rural and semi-rural schools. These are also illustrated as part of the exhibit material.
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.