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Glen Loudon

11 September 1950 – 30 April 2019

It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that, early on Tuesday morning 30 April 2019, our partner Glen Loudon, passed away after a short illness.

Glen was a Durban boy who loved the sea. He graduated from UCT School of Architecture in 1975 and started working with Kent Miszewski Hockly & Partners (KMH Architects). He became a partner in 1983 under the mentorship of Tony Hockly. Glen went on to become Senior Partner from 1996 to 2001 before stepping down to form Blueprint Architects. Glen believed in passing on the baton and was continually looking for new ways to practise Architecture. In 2004 he left Blueprint and went into private practice working in an ‘open source type’ system of networking and partnering with other Architects and members of the consulting and building industry which eventually lead to Workshop 6 and Loudon Perry Anderson Architects being formed.

Glen shared his wealth of professional skills in Architecture, lecturing Professional Practice as well as Business Management (for Architects) at UCT. He also served on the Main, Financial, Practice and Ethics Committees at CIFA. As well as being a member of the Association of Arbitrators.

But mostly Glen loved design. We remember his hand in designs like:

  • Brand Engineering (C.I.A Award of Merit 1995)

  • 116 Loop Street KMH Architects Façade (1997)

  • Mutual Park West Campus (SAIA Award of Excellence 2004)

  • SACD Distribution Centre (Loudon Perry Anderson Architects 2009)

  • His beautiful handmade joinery.

Glen was somewhere between a friend and a father to us. He was our mentor, as he was to many others. We will miss him enormously and will always remember him for his unwavering values, his professionalism and defence of architecture, his wit and wisdom and the boundless love he had for his family. It was our privilege to work with Glen over the past 20 years.

The Loudon Perry Anderson Team.