Contact Artefacts
please if you have any comments or more information regarding this record.

List of Projects

FROLICH, Arne Gunnar

Born: 1901 11 26
Died: 1982

Architect

SACA:
Reg No: 674
Year registered: 1937

An architect who practised in Durban from around 1930 and was at one time in partnership with LT OBEL (cf OBEL & FROLICH), in 1939 R OPPENHEIM worked in partnership with them. Frolich was born in Norway and trained at the State School for Arts and Crafts in Oslo from 1923 to 1925. He was chief assistant architect to Nordviken Bruk Hamar in Norway from 1925 to 1927. He then attended the Glasgow School of Art (1927-1929) before coming to South Africa. He was employed as a draughtsman with AAR McKINLAY in Durban from 1929 to 1930 and left McKinlay's office to work for G LE SUEUR, who had also been working for McKinlay. He remained with Le Sueur from 1930 to 1933. For a year (1933-1934) he continued his architectural studies in Durban before taking up the post as chief assistant to LT OBEL in 1934. He took the RIBA examination in Durban 1936/1937 and joined Obel as a partner in Durban about 1937, in that year he joined the Institute of South African Architects.

He was admitted ARIBA on 4 April 1938, his proposers being Ernest Marston POWERS , James Wallace PATON and Godfrey Thomas HURST.

In 1959 he was in partnership with F KASS (cf FROLICH & KASS) and in 1969 with DW GOLDING (cf FROLICH & GOLDING).

Frolich resigned his RIBA membership in 1980, at which time he was still practising in Durban.

There is also a listing of this practitioner on the Dictionary of Scottish Architects.

ARIBA 1938. (ARIBA nom papers (1938) 6767; UNSAL)

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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes


Flats for PEP Rorvik: 1933. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
Grandborough Court: 1935. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect

Books citing FROLICH

Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910 1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pp 443

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 91, 221

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 93, 180