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VERMOOTEN, Hendrik

Born: 1921 05 20
Died: 2013 01 03

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 813
Year registered: 1943

DipArch (Witwatersrand)

Son of Bastiaan Jacobus Vermooten and Petronella Susanna (nee Prinsloo). Attended the Potgietersrust Hoƫrskool, matriculating in 1937. He enrolled in 1938 at the University of Pretoria for the Diploma course in Architecture, boarding at Kollege Tehuis with the theology students, later to become clients for many of his churches and other projects. He found part time work for GEERS & GEERS in Pretoria and was in turn offered a position in their Johannesburg office in 1939, where he registered with the University of the Witwatersrand, the only Afrikaans speaking student of architecture there at the time, finding boarding in a wood-and-iron room in Braamfontein where other Afrikaans-speaking students of engineering, medicine and others boarded. He received a Diploma in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1942. On qualifying the younger GEERS suggested they set up a Pretoria-based partnership, GEERS, VERMOOTEN & GEERS. He set up practice in the home of his parents in Colbyn, but this terminated a year later on the untimely death of GEERS Jnr. He had Tommie (TW) BAKER who had taught him draughting in the Johannesburg office join him in Pretoria as junior partner, but BAKER then set up practice on his own account. He set up partnership with Izak Petrus DU PLOOY (cf HENDRIK VERMOOTEN & DU PLOOY), two juniors who had worked in his office. By 1987 the name had changed to HENDRIK VERMOOTEN DU PLOOY OOSTHUIZEN ARGITEKTE, now VDO. He married Maria Magdalene de Wet in 1950 09 08. His commissions in the eastern Cape and Natal required extensive travel so in 1947 he obtained a permit to import a plane from the USA, the first of five he was to own, all named 'Kiewiet' numbered 1 to 5. He became a member of the Air Force Commando and served during the period of the Border Wars.

Vermooten was married on 8 July 1950 in the NG Kerk Quaggapoort, Pretoria, which was one of his first church designs.

Click HERE for an Afrikaans autobiography (97 KB)

List of projects

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Andries Hendrik Potgieter Gedenksaal: 1945. Ohrigstad, Limpopo - Architect
Hostel complex: n.d.. Acornhoek, Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk: 1950. eMakhazeni (Belfast), Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk: 1950. Ermelo, Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk: 1956. Koster, North West - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1946. Atteridgeville, Gauteng - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Balfour, Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Bloemheuwel, Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Bultfontein, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1963. Danielskuil, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. East London, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1955-1956. Fraserburg, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1950. Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1962. Griekwastad, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Humansdorp, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1959-1960. Mahikeng, North West - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1954. Marble Hall, Limpopo - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1954. Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Mossel Bay, Western Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1949. Oranjeville, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1914 : 1948. Paul Roux, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1952. Perdekop, Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1946. Quaggapoort, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1961. Riviera, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1953. Senekal, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1952. Tweeling, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk: 1957. Zeerust, North West - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Albertyn: 1957. Lephalale (Ellisras), Limpopo - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Gamtoosvallei: 1950. Patensie, Eastern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Noord: 1955. De Aar, Northern Cape - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Noord: 1946. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Noord: 1955. Ladybrand, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Parys Oos: 1952. Parys, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Second: 1951. Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Vrede Wes: 1959. Vrede, Free State - Architect
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk - Wes Suiderlig - Second: 1950. Krugersdorp, Gauteng - Architect
Nederduitse Hervormde Kerk: 1955. Klerksdorp, North West - Architect
Nederduitse Hervormde Kerk: 1952. Zeerust, North West - Architect
Wonderboom Airport: n.d.. Wonderboom, Pretoria, Gauteng - Architect

Books citing VERMOOTEN

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 102, 136

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 99, 192