15 Jul GLEN GALLAGHER
THE EXCLUSION OF CONCLUSION IN ARCHITECTURE
len John Brown Gallagher worked in London and New York after completing his architectural studies at the University of the Witwatersrand where he was joint winner of the university’s AS Furner Prize for the most original design in all years. He received a design award in London at the Earls Court Furniture Exhibition for the best exhibit in all classes, while employed by Dennis Lennon & Partners in 1959. He subsequently completed his Masters degree under Louis I Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. On his return to South Africa in 1962, Glen joined in partnership with Willie Meyer and later with Manfred Hoffrichter and Dierk Volavsek. From 1979 he was a partner in the firm Gallagher Aspoas Poplak Senior (GAPS); and later GAPP after a merger with their Cape Town associates. His work has been published locally and internationally.
He was invited to exhibit as part of a selected group of students’ work at the 1991 exhibition: “Legacy of Louis Kahn” in Philadelphia. Glen Gallagher’s services to the profession in South Africa are legion and he has, amongst many portfolios, served as President of both the Transvaal Provincial and South African Institutes of Architects; as alternate Councillor of the World Council of the International Union of Architects, and member of the Habitat Working Group of the International Union of Architects. He maintained membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects and defended South African interests during the years of isolation. Glen has also made a direct contribution to the education of young architects as design lecturer and visiting critic at national and international schools of architecture. His work has been repeatedly honoured by the profession through the peer reviewed Awards of Merit, as well as numerous other awards, including the Silver Medal of Excellence of the Institute of South African Architects (1993) for his service to the profession.
Born 11 November 1935; † 10 April 2010
Education 1961: Masters in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; 1958: Bachelor of Architecture, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Projects featured House Gallagher, Johannesburg, Gauteng (1970); Sandton Library and Art Gallery, Johannesburg, Gauteng (1992)