A. A. BULLETIN
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ELLIOTT B. HADLEY
211 Taylor Arcade,
ROBERT LAW WEED
1777 Biscayne Boulevard
E. F. 'DE LA HAYE
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
1--R. Daniel Hart Pensacola 8--Donald R. Pierce Lakeland
2--James A. Stripling Tallahassee 9--Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
3--Sanford W. Goin Gainesville 10--Bruce P. Kitchell West Palm Beach
4--FrederickW. Bucky, Jr. Jacksonville 11--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
5--G. M. Peek DeLand 12--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
6-Richard B. Rogers Orlando 13--Gerard Pitt Miami
7--Archie G. Parish. St. Petersburg
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 the State.
THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD
MAY 4, 1940
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
To Kenny Miller: . A bride may make sacrifices
for her husband but should avoid burnt offerings.
Message to over 100 architects who pay their dues
at some time during the year, . "REGULARS", and
loyal supporters of the Association, every one of them
.. How about sending dues in during March and mak-
ing it a banner month?
NOTICE TO VOTING MEMBERS . Quoting
ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS of the BY-LAWS
S. Section 1. Amendment Proceedure . "These
By-Laws may be amended at any meeting of the Asso-
ciation by the concurring vote of not less than two-
thirds of the total Voting Members accredited at the
meeting; provided that a notice stating the purpose of
each proposed 'amendment is sent to every member
entitled to vote thereon, not less than thirty days prior
to the date of the meeting at which the proposed amend-
ment is to be voted on."
AMENDMENT NOTICE regarding Section 4.
Honorary Members. Of ARTICLE II. MEMBER-
SHIPS . To make the first sentence read:-"Any per-
son who has rendered the profession valuable service,
and who is not' eligible for voting membership, may,
upon nomination by the Executive Board and election
by three-fourths ballot of the Voting Members present
at any regular meeting, be elected an Honorary Mem-
'The italicized words being added to more clearly
define Honorary Membership conferred upon those
persons not practicing architecture.
AMENDMENT NOTICE to change sucti parts of
the By-Laws as conflict with the Charter, or to order a
change in the Charter, so that both the Charter and the
By-Laws will agree.
Subject to change will be the following items:
The Charter contains the old objective of the Asso-
ciation. Classes of membership vary in the Charter.
The Charter calls for a Second Vice-President. The
Charter calls for four (4) members of the Board of
Directors, whose term shall be two years long. The
Charter sets forth the second Thursday in- December
as the time for the annual meeting, ajd sets the second
Thursday in June as the time for the semi-annual meet-
Together with other similar changes as may be
The above items will come up for vote at the semi-
annual meeting which will be held in Peabody Hall,
University. of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 4,
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DISTRICT NO. 2 ... James Stripling, Tallahassee,
reports:-"The architects in District No. 2 had a night
meeting February 13. Attended by all members of the
district except one. Excellent meeting. Several pro-
jects under way for which committees were appointed.
Next meeting March 13. Hope the spirit of this meet-
ing prevails throughout the profession."
QUALIFIED . One reason why President Hadley
placed Henry P. Whitworth of Miami on the Educa-
tional Committee was that he had heard about Whit's
fine work with his class of draftsmen of the Miami dis-
trict. . And, as one of the main objects of this
Association and its BULLETIN is to create a friendlier
acquaintanceship with each other we give you the fol-
lowing letter from Whit . Believe it delivers the
message better than anything we could write:
It seems that in this world of storm and strife one's
sins give him away and loom up to prick and sting him:
At any rate a few months ago I started a very modest
class in architectural sketching, hoping to give a few
draftsmen a better appreciation of the elements of
design and contribute what little I know toward stirring
their interest in becoming more efficient draftsmen.
How this got out I do not know, but the new president
has taken great risks upon himself and appointed me
to the Committee on Education. Now that the fat is in
the fire, I might as well make a clean breast of it and
tell the rest of my methods and progress.
It started like this:-Some ambitious men came to me
and asked if I would take on a class in sketching. I
consented. The class grew to about fifteen. We meet
every Tuesday night and I give them a sketch problem
which I have previously tried out. Just like a Beaux-
Arts Esquisse. They work up the solution on tracing
paper, freehand, and when they have developed it far
enough they make a finished, rendered sketch on a pad
of heavy sketching paper, 12x18.
The problems are small motifs such as:-
A Simple Doorway to a Cottage.
A Chimney in a Gable.
A Window in a Studio Living Room.
A Fireplace in a Living Room.
A Fountain in a Garden.
A Connecting Loggia.
A Dining Room Treatment.
An Outside Stairway.
A Window with a Balcony.
A Garden Tea House. etc. etc.
When the sketches are all done they are mounted on
the wall and a different crit comes in each time to judge
and comment on the designs. Have used such noted
talent as Richard Kiehnel, Jack Skinner, Bob Smith,
George Spohn, Ed Reeder, Don Smith, Francis Tar-
louski, and last but not least ,ur charming and compe-
tent Marion Manley.
Well, the students have made progress. Slow but
definite. Some more than others.
One thing I have given them to understand in no un-
certain terms is that I am not' interested in trying to
assist anyone toward their preparation for state exami-
nation. To make them better draftsmen, to quicken
their powers of observation and to cultivate an appre-
ciation for more pleasing design, is my purpose.
Now, inasmuch as this modest attempt has been
noised about ai bit, I thought you might as well have
the low-down first hand. You might like to give it
publicity in hope that other men in other parts of the
state, where there is no school, might like to try a simi-
lar stunt, or perhaps a better one.
Jack Skinner feels that in time we may be able to
evolve a real atelier out of it and have something worth-
In the few weeks we operated last year, there were
some fifteen problems given and about 150 sketches
The class lasts about two hours. They are informed
as to the next problem but allow them to use no docu-
ments during the class. Paper, a scale, pencils and
If this dope is any good to you, use it; if not, file it
in the waste basket.
Very truly yours,
COMMENT: . .You know it is hard to determine
the shadow you cast if you remain in the shade, so
thanks a lot for that letter, Whit, and hope that at the
end of the year we can have a good report as a sequel
. .Incidentally, in 1931 the local Y. M. C. A. con-
vinced your secretary he should teach drawing to a class
of about six to ten high school boys. Well, it wasn't
long before we had from eighteen to twenty-five boys
using up paper, and when 1932 ended some of those
boys had absorbed quite a number of the fundamentals.
Only trouble we found was that they didn't want to quit
when 9:30 arrived and often it was 11:00 P. M. when
we turned out the lights. Illness in 1933 caused the
program to be discontinued, but we will always remem-
ber the enthusiasm that prevailed and the difficulty we
had in convincing some of those youngsters that a com-
plete set of house plans was not the proper subject
after the fourth lesson . But, after all that is a
typically American characteristic and is not to be treated
lightly . .Sort o' convinced them, however, that if they
started at the top the only way left to go was down,
and that would never do.
If you stick your foot out in the aisle, there's always
someone ready to kick it.
Mr. Frederick G. Seelmann announces that he has
terminated his partnership with the firm of Treanor
and Fatio, Architects, with whom he has been associated
for the past fifteen years and is establishing his own
office for the practice of architecture on February 1.
1940 in the Paramount Theatre Building, Palm Beach,
AFFILIATION: . .Under date of February 14, a
letter from Charles T. Ingham, Secretary of the Insti-
tute, gives tentative approval of the new By-Laws
Such minor changes as are necessary are noted elsewhere
in this BULLETIN . and will come up for action at
the semi-annual meeting .. as By-Laws cannot
legally disagree with items set forth in the Charter, and
as the old 1914 Charter contains numerous items that
do not fit in with scheme of things in 1940, perhaps
the best thing will be to file a new charter.
IMPORTANT RULING .. The 1939 and ninth
report of the State Board of Examiners of Registra-
tion of Architects in Kentucky, contained the following
several paragraphs which we believe worth printing for
the benefit of our readers: "The Court of Appeals of
Kentucky has recently handed down a decision of far-
reaching importance to the profession of architecture
-and the building industry at large.
Kentucky's highest Court has ruled that: No one but
a registered architect can collect fees for architectural
services; no one but a registered architect can sign a
valid contract for such services; and even if a non-
registered person has plans prepared by a registered
architect he can not deliver them to a client and have
any valid grounds to collect fees for architectural serv-
ices or sign a valid contract therefore.
The important latter part of this decision is perhaps
the first time this point has been decided in any case
directly connected with the profession of architecture.
The initial parts of the decision follow the general
conclusions of all State and National Supreme Courts,
upon the basis of which the Kentucky Board has con-
tinually cautioned both clients and potential offenders."
From the Northwest Architect, December, 1939, Min-
nesota Association of Architects' Monthly Publication.
Sent in by Frederick Seelman.
Due to the interest and suggestion of George Haas,
A.I.A., of Plymouth, Michigan, we now exchange The
F.A.A. Bulletin with the Weekly Bulletin of the Michi-
gan Society of Architects through its Editor, Talmadge
C. Hughes, Detroit. More about this in next issue.
COMMITTEES FOR 1940
Rudolph Weaver, Chairman Henry L. Taylot, .Chairman
William T. Arnett Jame" Gamble Rogers, II.
Keith G. Reeve Jefferson D. Powell
George H. Spohn, Chairman
Harry Milton Griffin
John L. Skinner
A.I.A. Committee on Sttte Organizations
Robert Law Weed
Charter Committee for City Groups
Fred W. Bucky, Chairman
Britton Kirton Ivan H. Smith
SSign Boards Control
William A. Young, Chairman
Richard W. Rummell, Jr. Arthur Beck
Previously given-60. This List-21. Total-81.
Felix Benton Sanford H. Pendergrass
Franklin S. Bunch A. H. Pierce
John M. Crowell, Jr. W. Oakley Raymond
Robert A. Danison Edwin T. Reeder
Maurice Fatio F. G. Seelman
E. D. Fitchner LeeRoy Sheftall
Harry M. Griffin Cedric Start
S. Martin Ives George J. Votaw
Wm. K. Jackson Robert Law Weed
Herbert D. Mendenhall Frank A. Winn, Jr.
Victor H. Nellenbogen
MEMBERSHIP . The month of February main-
tained its quota of memberships, thus keeping the total
far ahead of last year for the same period. Total roster
to-date consists of 56 "regulars", 17 reinstated, and 8
new members. March is the month that always shows
a large number paying their dues,-just why we do not
know,-but the books prove it is so . 55 sent in their
dues during March last year . Directors, as mem-
bers of the Membership Committee, will have to get
busy to beat it.
E. F. DE LA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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