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LAKEMAN, Albert

Born: fl. 1934

Architect


Was a British architect. He came to South Africa in about 1934 to design the Dunlop factory at Congella, Durban, for Dunlop & Co. It is not certain how long Lakeman remained in South Africa - DC McDONALD, his chief draughtsman on the project took over responsibilities 'for additional work contemplated at present and also in the near future' (SAAR Nov 1935:343). The RIBA Kalender listed Lakeman as living in Birmingham, England in 1938/1939 and it is likely that Lakeman stayed only a few months in South Africa. In 1938 Lakeman designed the Imperial Airways headquarters in Buckingham Palace Road, London among other buildings, assisted by WH Williams.

LRIBA 1925; ISAA 1934. (ISAA mem list; LRIBA nom papers (1925) 2712, no details; SAAR Nov 1935:343; SAAR Oct 1940:261; SA Archt Jul 1939:112-15 ill)

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.