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Vol. 7, No. 5
President: James A. Stripling-State Department of Edu-
Scation, Tallahassee, Florida
Vice-President: Marion I. Manley-University of Miami,
Secy-Treas.: Frederick T. Hannaford-Box 2696, Univer-
sity Station, Gainesville, Florida
1. R. Daniel Hart-Thiesen Building, Pensacola
2. Robert H. Brown-P. 0. Box 1116, Tallahassee
3. Sanford Goin-230 E. Main, South, Gainesville
4. Franklin S. Bunch-1610 Inwood Terrace, Jacksonville
5. Alan J. McDonough-P. 0. Box 910, Daytona Beach
6. Arthur Beck-1507 East South Street, Orlando
7. Archie G. Parish-213 Hall Building, St. Petersburg
8. Donovan Dean-607 Easton Drive, Lakeland
9. No Director
10. John L. Volk-206 Plaza Circle, Palm Beach
11. A. Courtney Stewart-Fort Lauderdale
12. Coulton Skinner-736 Ingraham Building, Miami 32
18. Upton C. Ewing-803 Douglas Entrance, Coral Gables
OBJECT: . The purpose of this Association shall be
-to*stimulate -and encourage continual improvement within
the profession, co-operate with other professions, promote
and participate in the matters of general public welfare,
and represent and act for the architectural profession in
Plans for the annual convention are well advanced and
from the information we have, it will be a fine one. This
will be the 31st Annual Meeting of the Association. It
is the first post-World War II convention and we believe
will be one of the best attended in recent years. The
convention committee is composed of Andrew Ferendino,
Chairman, Igor Polevitzky and Harry Nelson. They have
a varied and interesting program prepared.
The dates are November 9th and 10th; the place is
Miami Beach, Florida. The Roney Plaza Hotel has been
chosen as the official convention hotel. Room rates are
$6.00 single and $9.00 double. The tennis courts, swim-
ming pool and gardens at the hotel will be available,
without charge, to the members and their guests who are
attending the meeting. Also the Normandy Isle Golf
Course will be open to members and guests without charge.
Bring your tennis rackets, swim suits and/or golf clubs
for a little relaxation between the strenuous business
The meetings will get under way with a pre-convention
get-together on Thursday night, November 8th. This
meeting will be held at the Officers' Suite of the Roney
Plaza Hotel. If this meeting compares with the one held
at the Hotel Thomas in Gainesville, we are sure none of
you will wish to miss it. Refreshments will be furnished
by the convention committee.
Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. Friday, November
9th, and the first meeting will be called to order at 10:00
a.m. Mayor Herbert A. Frink of Miami Beach will make
an address of welcome.
Friday morning's business meeting should be taken
up with reports of the directors and of the standing com-
mittees. The noon luncheon will be "catch as catch can"-
each member or group of members making his own plans.
An afternoon business session, followed by a period for
recreation and ending with a cocktail party at 6:30 p.m.,
with the members and their guests being entertained by
the Florida South Chapter of The American Institute of
Architects, will wind up a very full day. Of course those
members who are full of atomic energy and used to work-
ing all night can spend the rest of the evening doing the
Saturday's meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and we
hope to have the business part of the program completed
by noon. In the afternoon the convention committee has
chartered the sight-seeing boat "Nikko" for a tour around
Miami and Miami Beach. This will give the visiting
architects an opportunity to view the architecture of the
resort cities from the vantage point of ocean and Biscayne
The annual banquet will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday
evening in the Imperial Room of the Roney Plaza Hotel.
The principal speaker at the banquet will be the Honor-
able Colin English, State Superintendent of Public In-
struction. Mr. English is a very forceful speaker and
always has a worthwhile and inspiring message. The
banquet will be informal for the men and formal for the
Members are urged to bring their wives along to the
convention. A ladies committee composed of Mrs. Coulton
Skinner, Chairman, Mrs. Igor Polevitzky and Mrs. Robert
Fitch Smith are planning a program of entertainment for
the business meeting hours.
Enclosed with this issue of the bulletin is a general
program of the convention, which we request each member
to bring with him to Miami Beach. We enclose also a
postal card which is to be sent to the convention committee
stating your intention to attend or not attend. The card
should be mailed as early as possible in order that the
committee can make the necessary hotel reservations.
The hotel situation is such that the committee earnestly
requests that each member send in his reservation require-
ments at the earliest possible date. (The park benches
are not furnished with cushions.)
RICH'S, INC.: . Your editor has received copies of
programs for two competitions. Both are for residential
designs. Both competitions are approved by the Com-
petitions Committee of The American Institute of Archi-
tects. The first is sponsored by Rich's, Inc., a department
store in Atlanta, Georgia. This competition is titled, "A
Realistic House for a Family in Georgia." The profes-
sional advisers are Henry J. Toombs, A. I. A. and Kenneth
Reid, A. I. A. Prizes range from a $3,000.00 first prize
to $100.00 mentions. The program calls for a house for
a family of four, with an annual income of $3,000.00.
Programs can be secured from the Reinhold Publishing
Company, publishers of Pencil Points. The competition
closes January 21, 1946.
CHICAGOLAND PRIZE HOMES COMPETITION:
This competition is sponsored by The Chicago Tribune.
The professional adviser is Boyd Hill, A. I. A. of Chicago.
There are three separate problems or competitions, each
with eight $1,000.00 prizes. Problem No. 1 is a house
with a maximum area of 1,100 square feet for a family
of three. Problem No. 2 is a house with a maximum area
of 1,400 square feet for a family of four. Problem No. 3
is a house with an area of 1,700 square feet for a family
of five. Your secretary has a dozen programs and will
furnish a copy to anyone interested as long as they last.
We do not personally believe that an architect should
sell his ideas to organizations who will so publicize them
that other people, both competent and incompetent, can
use them free of charge. There are no association rules
governing properly sponsored and conducted competitions,
therefore, each of you can use your own judgment.
ASSOCIATESHIP: . The Board of The American In-
stitute of Architects, at its annual meeting in April, 1945,
took the following action with regard to Chapter Asso-
RESOLVED, That previous rules of The Board with
respect to qualifications of chapter associates be and
hereby are revised to read as follows:
Any architect, or any skilled architectural draftsman or
any other technical employee or associate in an architect's
office, or any 'professor in a recognized school of archi-
tecture, having his legal residence or principal place of
business within the territory of the chapter who is not
a corporate member of The Institute may be admitted by
it to associateship as an "Associate" of the chapter.
NEW CHAPTERS AND ORGANIZATIONS: . The In-
stitute has issued the following charters since the 1945
convention: The Pennsylvania Society of Architects as a
statewide chapter; The Staten Island Society of Architects
as a chapter; The California Council of Architects as a
state organization of The Institute, upon ratification by
the present Institute chapters of the state. The Council
is not a chapter of The Institute, but a state organization
chartered under the provisions of the amended By-Laws;
The Nebraska Architects Association as a state association
member; The Architects' Society of Ohio as a state or-
ganization of The Institute.
DUES OF MEMBERS RELEASED FROM MILITARY
SERVICE: . With reference to demobilization, The
Board has adopted the following policy:
That the remission of dues of a corporate member
engaged in military service shall be for the period of his
service while in uniform, and such iem!ssion of dues shall
terminate on that June 30 or December 31 which follows
the date of the member's return to civilian life.
HELP WANTED: . Many requests are being received
by the secretary's office from architects over the state
seeking draftsmen. At the present time we do not know
of any men seeking employment. The graduates of the
School of Architecture and Allied Arts who have been
in government service are returning to private work. All
of them with whom we have had correspondence already
have jobs to go to. The graduates who are in the army
and navy have not been released. The great majority
of these young men are officers and their return will be
delayed for some time yet. If architects needing drafts-
men will keep us informed of their needs we will furnish
them with information about men seeking work as we
receive it. If draftsmen seeking employment will list
their experience and qualifications with the secretary's
office we will forward it to interested architects.
INFORMATION ABOUT ARCHITECTS
From time to time, we have received numerous requests
for information about Florida architects. A recent one
was for information about architects who had designed
hotels for a sub-tropical climate. The request was from
Tata, Ltd., an organization representing India. We do
not have the information but will be glad to furnish them
the names and list of hotels designed, if any architects
will send them in.
We have requests within the state for architects with
experience on hotels, schools and commercial buildings.
There does not seem to be a method through which such
information can be handled. It may be that it is better
that way. A discussion of this matter at the Miami Beach
meeting might be worthwhile.
THE SMALL HOUSE
The problem of the design of the small house is before
us in the state. A number of systems have been proposed
by groups of architects, whereby services might be fur-
nished at a cost that can be paid by the prospective small
house owner. Various groups of architects have made the
small house field pay a profit. The Memphis, Tennessee,
group gave a very complete explanation of their plan in
the March 1945 issue of the Journal of The American In-
stitute of Architects. This plan has been successfully
used for six years by the group. The problem might well
be discussed at the Miami Beach meeting.
F. A. A. MEMBERSHIP
Since the last bulletin was issued the following mem-
bers have paid their dues:
C. K. Baylis Charles F. Irish
Sanford Goin A. Folger Snow
F. Arthur Hazard HIenry P. Whitworth
We have 175 paid up members. This is 46% of the
resident architects and 18% of the non-resident architects.
Lists of architects in each district have been sent to the
district directors. We hope that more of you will join
us and will work to improve the benefits of the organiza-
THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
Miami Beach, Florida
November 9, 10, 1945
Convention Committee: Andrew J. Ferendino, Chairman;
Harry 0. Nelson; Igor Polevitzky
Convention Hotel: Roney Plaza, Miami Beach
Registration: Delegates, members and guests should
register with the Credentials Committee upon arrival.
The Committee will be on duty in the main lobby of
the Roney Plaza Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, November 9th. 'Prompt registration upon ar-
rival will assist the committee and will save its time
Registration Fee: A registration fee of $7.50 per person
will be charged, however, a member accompanied by
his wife will be charged a registration fee of $10.00.
This fee will cover all planned events and will include
the annual banquet to be held Saturday night, Novem-
ber 10, 1945
Ladies Committee: Mrs. Coulton Skinner, Chairman; Mrs.
Igor Polevitzky; Mrs. Robert Fitch Smith. The Ladies
Committee will be in charge of entertainment of the
visiting ladies during the business meetings.
Thursday, November 8, 1945
7:00 P.M. Pre-convention get-together in the Officers'
Suite at the Roney Plaza Hotel. (Parlor
and refreshments furnished by the com-
Friday, November 9, 1945
9:00 A.M. Registration starts
10:00 A.M. Official opening of annual meeting. President
James A. Stripling presiding
Address of welcome by Mayor Herbert A.
Frink of Miami Beach
12:30 P.M. Members make their own arrangements for
2:30 P.M. Business Meeting continues
4:30 P.M. Business Meeting recesses. Followed by com-
mittee meetings and recreation period for
members and guests
Golf-Normandy Isle Golf Course
Tennis-Roney Plaza Courts
Swmming-Roney Plaza Pool
Walk-Roney Plaza Gardens
6:30 P.M. Cocktail party sponsored by the Florida
South Chapter, The American Institute
of Architects. All members of the Flor-
ida Association of Architects and their
guests are invited to attend
8:00 P.M. Meetings of the Ancient and Honorable Order
of Nite-Owls at various and sundry places.
Saturday, November 10, 1945
10:00 A.M. Continuation of F. A.A. Business Meeting
12:30 P.M. Business Meeting adjourns. No group lunch-
2:00 P.M. A boat ride on the sight-seeing boat "Nikko."
There will be no charge for the trip.
Please make your reservations early. The
ride lasts approximately two hours.
7:00 P.M. Annual Banquet in the Imperial Room of the
Roney Plaza Hotel. Informal for men,
formal for ladies.
REMINDER: . All members and guests, who are so
inclined, are requested to bring their swim suits, golf.clubs
and/or tennis rackets.