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PARKER, John Kilgour

Born: 1895
Died: 1985


Reg No: 362
Year registered: 1927

ARIBA (1923); CPIA (1927); ISAA (1927).

The son of John PARKER of PARKER & FORSYTH, Parker was educated at Rondebosch Boys' High School and, from January 1912 to January 1913, at the South African College studying civil engineering before spending a year in his father's office in Cape Town. He enlisted for active service during the Frist World War and served as a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps. From September 1919 until September 1922 he studied at the Architectural Association in London from where he received a Diploma in Architecture. During his time as a student he spent four months travelling in France, Belgium, Holland and Italy and passed the RIBA final examination in July 1922. He was elected an Associate member of the RIBA in 1923 on his return to Cape Town where he reentered his father's office. He appears to have remained in this firm for the rest of his career and died in Cape Town.

(ARIBA nom papers (1923); Cape Times May 8, 1985:3, obit; 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 PARKER

ISAA. 1927. Register of Members the Institute of South African Architects. Johannesburg: ISAA (Unpublished Record). pp P2

Parker, Howard. 2015. John Parker, 1866-1921 : architect and mayor of Cape Town. Wellington, New Zealand: Howard Parker. pp iv, 22, 23