WA Ritchie-Fallon (1884–1962)
Cape Town, South Africa
Born in England, Ritchie-Fallon travelled to South Africa in his teens
and served an apprenticeship with Cape Town architect Edward Simpkin.
He returned to England for formal architecture training in London. By
he was back in Cape Town, in private practice, designing schools, hostels
and hospitals for the provincial administration and other buildings.
In 1922 and 1929 he was president of the Cape Institute of Architects.
he was vice-president of the South African Institute of Architects.
Ritchie-Fallon’s design places all major buildings north of the
river. Parliament is snuggled tightly up against the slopes of Black
A major avenue leads southeast to the city hall square. This square
is in the centre of a series of concentric circular streets.