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BURGER, Alewyn Petrus

Born: 1933 10 30
Died: 2021 12 23

Architect


BArch 1956 (Pretoria)

Alewyn Petrus Burger Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria 1967-1985.

The death of Alewyn yesterday morning, after a short illness, brings to the close a life lived both privately and without wish for fanfare. It would, however, be remiss to forget, although he being absent from academia for some thirty-five years, the profound contributions he made both to the profession of Architecture and its teaching in South Africa. He never sought the limelight and eschewed the glare of publicity, but in the Boukunde Building his ghost lingers, both as a rigorous implementer of standards for the curriculum and the physical manifestation of the building itself. The stature that the body of Architecture enjoys today as the vanguard of the profession is in no small part a tribute to his legacy. We remember him with pride, and regret the loss. We extend condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and past students. (Roger Fisher)

Die dood van Alewyn gisteroggend na 'n kort siekte bring 'n einde aan 'n lewe wat privaat en sonder fanfare geleef is. Dit sou egter nalatig wees om te vergeet dat, hoewel hy vir ongeveer vyf-en-dertig jaar afwesig was van akademia, hy 'n diepgaande bydrae tot die argitektuurprofessie en die onderrig daarvan gemaak het. Hy het nooit die kalklig opgesoek nie, en het die glans van bekendheid vermy, maar in die Boukundegebou draai sy spook, beide as streng toepasser van standaarde vir die kurrikulum, as die fisiese manifestasie van die gebou self. Die statuur wat die Argitektuurgemeenskap vandag geniet is in geen geringe mate 'n huldeblyk van sy nalatenskap nie. Ons onthou hom met trots, en met spyt oor die verlies. Ons betuig ons meegevoel aan sy familie, vriende, kollegas en voormalige studente.

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University of Pretoria, Administration Building: 1968. Pretoria, Gauteng - Project Architect
University of Pretoria, Theo van Wyk Building: 1972. Pretoria, Gauteng - Project Architect