Two pillars support this roof (a hyperbolic paraboloid).
1930 - 2011
J. M. Louw was born 29 August 1930 on the farm Oorlogskloof near Nieuwoudtville, District Calvinia.
Schools: Nieuwoudtville Secondary and Jan van Riebeeck High Cape Town, matriculated December 1947.
Universities and degrees:
1948-1952: Stellenbosch , B.Sc.(Eng.) - Dec. 1952
1953-1955: Iowa State University, M.S.(Eng.) -Aug. 1954
1955-1958 : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sc.D.-Febr. 1958.
1953: Junior Engineer South African Railways & Harbours, Bloemfontein
1954-1955: Research Assistant Iowa Engineering Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa, USA
1955-1958: Research Assistant Dept. of Civil Engineering, Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. USA
1958-1960: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch
1960-1978: Partner Van Wyk & Louw, Consulting Civil Engineers, Pretoria & Cape Town
1979-1995: Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch
Marius Louw and his wife Jeanne lived in Stellenbosch. They had three daughters and two sons.
Marius died on 23 October 2011.
Text by Marius Louw
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