Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Arne Gunnar Frolich |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||26 November 1901 |
|Died: ||1982 |
|Bio Notes: ||Arne Gunnar Frolich was born on 26 November 1901, presumably in Norway, and attended the State School of Arts & Crafts in Oslo from 1923 to 1925. In the latter year he obtained employment as chief assistant architect to Nordviken Bruk Hamar. Two years later he left that post to study for two years at Glasgow School of Architecture. |
In 1929 he was appointed draughtsman to A A R McKinlay MIA, of whom no details are known. The following year he took up a position as chief assistant to Geoffrey Eustace Le Sueur of Durban, South Africa. After three years in that office he undertook a year's formal study in Durban, before joining L T Obel of the same city as chief assistant. He passed Part I of the Special Final in Durban in 1936, and Part II in 1937, while still in Obel's office. He was admitted ARIBA on 4 April 1938, his proposers being Ernest Marston Powers, James Wallace Paton and Godfrey Thomas Hurst.
Frolich resigned his RIBA membership in 1980, at which time he was still practising in Durban.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|47 Norfolk Road, Durban, Natal, South Africa||Private||1938 *|| || |
|31-32 Oamam Buildings, Smith Street, Durban, Natal, South Africa||Business||1938 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|www.artefacts.co.za|| ||www.artefacts.co.za|| ||Website of artefacts, for the recording of South African buildings||Accessed July 2010|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no6767 (combined box 159)|