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).
||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
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.
|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 |