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BULLETIN


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Vol. 7, No. 2


Officers:
President: James A. Stripling-State Department of Ed-
ucation, Tallahassee, Florida
Vice-President: Marion I. Manley-University of Miami,
Miami, Florida.
Secy-Treas.: Frederick T. Hannaford-Box 2696, Univer-
sity Station, Gainesville, Florida
District Directors:
1. R. Daniel Hart-Thiesen Building, Pensacola, Fla.
2. Robert H. Brown-P. O. Box 1116, Tallahassee, Fla.
3. R~obert Bittner-119 East Union St., Gainesville, Fla.
4. Franklin S. Bunch-1610 Inwood Terrace, Jackson-
ville, Fla.
5. Alan J. MacDonough-P. 0. Box 910, Daytona Beach,
Fla.
6. Donovan Dean-607 Easton Drive, Lakeland, Fla.
7. Archie G. Parish-213 Hall Building, St. Petersburg,
Fla.
8. John L. Volk-206 Plaza Circle, Palm Beach, Fla.
9. A. Courtney Stewart-Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
10. Coulton Skinner-736 Ingraham Building, Miami 32,
Fla.
11. Upton C. Ewing-803 Douglas Entrance, Coral Gables,
Fla.

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.

DEDICATION: . This issue of the bulletin is dedicated
to our fellow architect, E. F. De La Haye. The architects
will little know-and soon forget-the long years of labor
which Del put forth freely and without a murmur in our
behalf.

SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING: . The date of the spring
meeting of the Association has been set for the week-end
of May 5, 1945. The place, as determined at the Tampa
meeting, is Gainesville, Florida. Sessions will be held
on the third floor of Peabody Hall, University of Florida
Campus. The Board of Directors and the Committee shall
meet on the evening of May 4, 1945, at one of the hotels.


Because of the limitations on travel promulgated by
the government this meeting will have to be of a reduced
type. Not over fifty members outside Gainesville may
attend as voting members. To take care of this situation
the districts have been notified to hold district meetings
at which two delegates, not including the director, are
elected to represent each district at the meeting. Because
of the importance of their duties, the officers, the Board
of Directors and the following committees are expected to
attend: None of these men should be elected delegates.
(a) Joint Committee on Unification; (b) Legislative Com-
mittee; (c) Committee on State Capitol; (d) Committee
on Relations between Architects and Engineers; (e) Com-
mittee on Secretary and Magazine. The Board of Directors
and Committee members are as follows: R. Daniel Hart,
Robert H. Brown, Robert Bittner, Franklin S. Bunch, Alan
J. MacDonough, Donovan Dean, Archie G. Parish, John
L. Volk, A. Courtney Stewart, Coulton Skinner, Upton C.
Ewing, James Gamble Rogers, II, Jefferson Powell, Carl
N. Atkinson, Walter De Garmo, Lee Roy Sheftall, M. Leo
Elliott, John L. Skinner, W. Kenyon Drake, F. Earl De
Loe, Marion I. Manley, Eugene Cellar, Gerard Pitt, James
A. Stripling, Arthur Beck, Russell Seymour, Norman
F. Six. Consult the February Bulletin for committee as-
signments. This is a total of 26 members and adding two
delegates from each of ten districts we will have a total
possible attendance of 46 members. You will notice that
all parts of the state are well represented on the com-
mittees as well as by the delegates.
All the members named and the delegates are urged
to be present. There are many important matters to be
settled. The State Legislature will be in session, the
Unification Committee, and the Secretary and Magazine
Committee should have important reports. We must
decide on the place and time of the Annual Convention.
There should be an important report from the State
Capitol Committee.
The local committee on arrangements will consist of
Robert Bittner, Guy C. Fulton, John E. Pierson and
Frederick T. Hannaford. Please notify the secretary in
advance of your intentions to come or not to come.

NEWS AND COMMENTS: ... Your editor earnestly re-
quests that if you have an item of news, send it in. What is
news ? If you have designed a building and have gotten it
under construction past the W.P.B., O.D.T., F.H.A., O.W.I.,


APRIL, 1945


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etc., that's news! If you have an addition to the family,
that's news! If you have recently returned from building
docks and hangars in Timbuctoo, that's news! If you and
a group of fellows have started a new and worthy project,
that also is news!
F. Earl De Loe writes that they have recently organ-
ized a builder's exchange in Orlando. It is a going con-
cern with 135 members who pay $30.00 per year. They
are publishing a bulletin which is paid for entirely by
advertising, including mailing. (Let's see, $30.00 a year
from 596 architects-what couldn't we do with that ? You
can see where my mind runs.)
Coulton Skinner writes that on March 1, at the regular
meeting of the Florida South Chapter of The Institute,
their principal speaker was Mr. M. M. Parrish, head of
the F.H.A. in Florida. He gave a very interesting talk
relative to the G. I. program. After his remarks he sug-
gested questions from the membership. There were plenty
and they led to a most interesting discussion and clari-
fication of the building situation. (I assume Mr. Parrish
got away with a whole skin as I saw by the papers that
he gave a similar talk on the Gulf Coast and the thunder
still roars.)
The South Florida Chapter Committee on Practice is
working with local A.G.C. and National Homebuilders to
try and arrive at certain specification paragraphs re-
lating to bidding by general contractors. It is the intent
that architects include these paragraphs in their speci-
fications thereby achieving better bidding conditions and
results. Also, owners will have greater assurance that
qualified contractors and sub-contractors will be employed
on building projects prepared by registered architects.
(We have asked Coulton to furnish us a copy of the para-
graphs, believing that they will be of general interest
and benefit to the profession.)
Mr. George Haas, formerly of Detroit where he was
one of the original founders and a very active member
of the Michigan Society of Architects, is now located in
Miami and has been elected secretary of the Florida South
Chapter of The Institute. Mr. Haas is a Director of the
National Producers Council, an organization closely allied
with the architectural profession and to which many archi-
tects as well as manufacturers of building construction
products belong. (We might add that the Michigan
Society of Architects is one of the most progressive
architectural organizations in the country. They have
completed a program of Unification with The Institute
and more than 80 percent of the architects in their area
have become Institute members.)
The American Institute of Architects will hold a "re-
duced" convention at Atlantic City, New Jersey, April
24 and 25, 1945. Because of O.D.T. restrictions the num-
ber of delegates is restricted. Florida has been allotted
one delegate but his voting power will be equivalent to
eight, the normal number of delegates.
We have a letter from Mr. R. Daniel Hart of Pensacola
stating that he intends to attend the Semi-Annual meeting
of the Association in Gainesville and will try and bring
along an extra delegate. (Pensacola is a "fur piece" but
we will try to get Dan and his delegate to come to the
Annual Meeting at Miami Beach next fall.)
Russell Seymour, secretary of the Florida North Chap-
ter of The Institute, writes that he has been so busy
with his private practice that he has not had time to


attend to chapter business. (With all deference to the
O.P.A., how does he do it?)
President Stripling spent a recent Sunday in Gaines-
ville going over Association affairs and getting set for
the semi-annual meeting.
We received a nice letter from Mr. H. George Fink,


Miami Architect, along with his dues for 1945. George
has the following to say:
"After closing my Architecutral Offices in Coral Gables
in April 1942, for the duration of the war I was associated
with Robert and Company until July 1943 when I left them
to accept a position with Bell Aircraft Corporation (build-
ers of the 'B-29').
"I am in charge of the Architectural Division and like
the work very much. I am, however, looking forward to
the time when I may resume my private practice in the
Greater Miami area.
"Upon my return to Miami I sincerely hope I will
have the time to be more actively associated with the
F.A.A. than I was in the past."

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: . To the Architects of
Florida: The year 1945, I believe, will be a "permanent
winning" year for the Florida Association of Architects.
It is obvious that we will be unable to accomplish all we
would like to; however, the things left as unfinished busi-
ness will challenge us in the future and be the basis for
continued interest in the Association and the profession.
I am of the opinion that the public is more conscious
today of the value of the architect than it has been for
several years. As I travel about over the State I learn
of architects who are serving on important committees
set up in their respective communities for the benefit of
its citizenry. More people are thinking about employing
an architect. Even in the small house field, owners are
turning to the architect for professional advice. We are
today at the threshold of the post-war era and such a
position will be a challenge to each member of the pro-
fession. Our services to the client must be launched upon
a high professional plane, and the job must be completed
on the same basis. Petty jealousies and professional in-
fringement upon the rights of our associates should not
and must not be tolerated.
The semi-annual meeting has been tentatively set for
Saturday, May 5. The meeting will of necessity be
streamlined in conformity with the request of the Federal
Government. Secretary Hannaford and I have gone
over the matter and we have decided on certain com-
mittees that should be present, along with the Board of
Directors. Details will be given to you in the bulletin
by Mr. Hannaford.
In the affairs of the Association all committee work
is important; however, there are three committees that
should be functioning very actively due to the interest
of the architects in the subject matter they cover. For
your information a brief description of the functions of
the three committees is outlined below.
Joint Committee on Unification: You are quite fam-
iliar with the work this group is to do. Unification is a
subject being discussed not only in Florida, but through-
out the country. It is proposed to unify all of the archi-
tects into one strong group. The American Institute of
Architects has approved such a movement. A committee
from the Florida Association is working with representa-
tives of the three A.I.A. Chapters in the State on a work-
able plan to unify the architects of Florida under the
banner of the A.I.A. We will not lose our identity as a
State Association. More will be given to you later on
the plan which, of course, must be approved by all groups
before it can be put into operation.


State Capitol Committee: This Committee was set
up to work out a plan whereby the architects might best
serve their State in the post-war development of the
capitol center. As this Committee develops its proposed
plan I am certain its members will take into consideration
the part we might most effectively plan in a state-wide







ding development program as well as in the capitol
er improvement program.
secretary and Magazine Committee: From time to
Sat our meetings the question of having a full time
Secretary and regularly issued magazine has come
The question was discussed at the Tampa meeting
the President was instructed to appoint a committee
investigate the possibilities of such a program. The
mittee is to propose to the Association a workable
Giving estimated cost figures of such a program.
In addition to the above committees there are certain
ers that must be active during this Legislative year;
ely, the Committees on Legislation and the one on
tions Between the Architects and Engineers.
Just a word regarding the bulletin. I hope you like
new style. Fred is doing his best to give you some-
g good. He may call on you for some news. If so,
pond promptly and enthusiastically. The Florida As-
iation of Architects is what we as individuals make it.

IFICATION: . Your editor has been doing a bit
cogitating on the true meaning of "Unification," and
the similarity of objectives and purposes of our pro-
sional organizations. He has re-read the object of the
rida Association of Architects as stated herein and
objectives of The American Institute of Architects
stated in A.I.A. Document No. 285: "Its objectives
entirely professional. They are to promote the prac-
a, the scientific and the aesthetic efficiency of the pro-
sion, to advance education in architecture, the allied
Sand the sciences, and constantly to increase the
vce of the profession to society." Both statements
succinct, they cover the ground like a bird dog does
ay field. And with the exception of state affairs, you
ht interchange them without a great variation in
waning.
Some years ago the Association affiliated itself with
e Institute. It was agreed that the Association (which
its members) would not directly or indirectly nullify
contravene the general purposes of The Institute. The
titute requires that every architect becoming a mem-
Ssubscribe to their code of ethics. The Institute has
strong judiciary committee which has acted in many
dances to enforce compliance where necessary. Our
t constitution of the Association required that the
rd of Directors annually elect a Judiciary Committee.
is committee to hear and adjudge all complaints against
members, and its findings to be conclusive on all
estions submitted. The State Board also has powers
d retains a lawyer. Just why do we need all of these
lice? Is it that the flesh is weak and under adverse
editions we lack moral stamina? If you have read
asterman Ready" by Captain Marryat you will re-
ember the old boatman on the Thames who attributed
1 actions, good or evil, to "human nature." And it
ems to be human nature for us all to differ in many
aspects. We do need laws. We also need standards of
hics even as we need religion and its standards of be-
vior to help and guide us in our dealings with our
low men. This all gets us back to "Unification."


Unification, to us, means the right, the privilege and
e obligation of every architect registered in the State
Florida to become a member of our national organ-
tion, with the obligation of subscribing and conform-
g to the code of ethics which has been adopted. Uni-
ation means the right, the privilege and the obligation
every registered architect to become a member of our
te organization. Then, Unification means that we will
le one organization, national in scope, representing and
eluding all the architects, and within that organization


there will be the state groups and the local groups per-
forming their respective duties.

MEMBERSHIP: . The following is an analysis of the
1944-45 Roster of the Florida State Board of Architecture.
and a report of their membership status in The Asso-O
ciation:
Registered Architects ..................... 596
Resident in State .................................. 275
In Armed Services ................................ 102
Non-Resident ...................... ................. 219
Many of the non-resident architects are Florida resi-
dents temporarily out of the state because of the war
conditions.


Potential
Association
Membership
Resident Architects................. 275
Non-Resident Architects ...... 219

Totals ....................... ...... 494


Paid-up
Members
100
30

130


s6%
14%


We are looking forward to announcing three hundred
members in the next issue of the bulletin. The following
is the roster of members in good standing up to April
4, 1945:


Adams, Franklin 0.
Adams, John F.
Aldrich, William T.
Bail, Frank W.
Bailey, Joseph
Barrett, L. M.
Baxter, Wallace M.
Benjamin, Roy A.
Betschick, A. E. R.
Bittner, Robert
Bond, George H.
Bordeaux, William
Bunch, Franklin S.
Cellar, A. Eugene
Charn, Victor L.
Chilton, Thomas H.
Chisling, Elliott L.
Christen, W. M.
Christie, Louis R.
Close, Bernard W.
Cole, Albert N.
Dean, Donovan
De Garmo, Walter C.
De La Haye, E. F.
De Loe, F. Earl
de Minicis, Ivo A.
Drake, William Kenyon
Eggers, Otto R.
Elliott, M. Leo
Ewing, Upton
Ferendino, A. J.
Fetner, S. Ralph
Fink, H. George
Forrest, Alfred L.
France, Roy F.
Fullerton, F. D.
Fulton, Guy C.
Fulton, Harry A.
Gambier, R. B.
Gamble, Harry E.
Geiger, August
Greeley, Mellen C.
Griffin, Harry M.
Haas, George J.
Hadley, Elliott B.
Hamlin, Horace H.
Hannaford, F. T.
Harris, Clyde E.
Hart, R. Daniel
Heim, William J.
Henderson, T. Hunter
IHentz, Hal F.
Hettel, Joseph N.
Higgins, Daniel P.
Hitt, Lawrence W.
Hogner, Pierre R. L.
Hohauser, Henry
Hollingsworth, F. A.
Holman, H. L., Jr.
Holmes, George O., Jr.
Hopkins, Abner C.
Huddleston, Prentiss
Husson, William M.
Iredell, Leslie N.
Ironmonger, M. T.
Jacobson, Nels S.


Jacques, G. J. P.
Jahelka, Robert G.
Joseph, Alfred S., Jr.
Keck, Bert D.
'Maass, Gustav A.
MacDonough, A. J.
Manley, Marion I.
Marsh, W. Mulford
McCormick, William ). '
Mendenhall, H. IY.
Meyer, Theodore A.
Mizrahi, Ralph S.
Morse, Harry L.
Morgan, Lloyd
Moughton, E.,J., ..
Murphy, Frederick V.
Nieder, Charles P. ,.,
Pancoast, Russell T. :
Parish, Archie G.
Parman, Clarence J.
Perring, H. G.
Pfau, A.,L., Jr.
Pierson, John E.
Pitt, Gerard
Polevitzky, Igor B.
Pope, Henry V. I ",
Powell, Jafferson D.
Raymond, Newman H,
Rogers, James G., II
Saxelbye, H. F.
Schein, Sumner
Schneider, Roy J.
Schultz, Leonard
Seelman, Frederick G.
Severud, Gordon M.
Seymour, Russell
Sheftall, Lee Roy
Shepherd, S. Linzy
Simdelar, Frank J.
Six, Norman F.
Skinner, Coulton
Skinner, John L.
Skislewicz, Anton.
Smith, Robert F.
Snyder, Wahl J., II
Sparklin, William 0.
Stamm, Hans R.
Stevens, Willis L.
Stevens, Raymond C.
Steward, Harold D.
Stewart, A. Courtney
Stripling, James A.
Swartburg, B. Robert
Tanner, John R.
Telchin, Charles S.
Tilden, H. A.
Troxel, Lynn
Virrick, Vladimir E.
Volk, John L.
Walker, Frank R. .
Winn, Frank A.
Wyeth, M. C.
Yonge, Chandler C.
Zachar, Stephen H.
Zimmerman, William W.


There are a number of young fellows who are at pres-
ent architectural draftsmen and who are looking forward
to becoming registered architects. Four of them have
indicated their interest and their wish to support our




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e^pie signall society by joining as Junior Associate
Betachick. Gordon A. Caylor, Floyd N.
*t .Butroughs, Ai G. Toske, Le Roy
'e .', welcome them to their state association and ex-
,ten4 dthe invitation to all other young men who expect to
{'become: architects and wish to keep up with architectural
: affairs. We invite them to our meetings and urge them
toget up and speak if the spirit so moves them.

PSR=O$ AL:. '. A' parting shot from your secretary.
4I^ #ember a group of you gentlemen unanimously
1.qt~9daye when we were "had" for secretary-treasurer.
Other of you could not be there in body but we are sure
that you in spirit voted "aye" and passed the buck right
;'along wihh: the others. Since that time our books show
:,we have/average4-tep hours a week of our evenings and
Sywgek-end afternoons doing the routine association work.
As:we value our overtime at Two Dollars an hour, this
SI-total not less than Three Hundred Dollars worth. (Yes,
Swe probably are.) In return we are asking each of you
Swho have not paid your dues to cross our palm with a
i phcck for'a'1paltry Five Dollars payable to the Association.
SAnd' further, if we occasionally twist a few tails, just
"'beartwithtlus; remember we must have some fun to go
i';thl the tedium of the work.
"RILANNING' AND DEVELOPING THE SCHOOL
' BUILDING PROGRAM
S "',, Part I
S(The following article is taken from the "Florida School
`BluUltin": published by the State Department of Educa-
tiqn *of which, Mr. Colin English is Superintendent of
Public Instruction. We hope to include such articles in
Zf+uture bulletins.., If members have a preference of content
fartic please send your ideas to your secretary.)
SE F4C NG SIThS:. . A well ilanned building in
itselfdoes' not constitute a good school. The site is as
a uchlapart of the school as the building itself. A modern
educationall program extends beyond the enclosure walls
Sod e building.': Through supervised play of group games
and, athletic sports in the open air, the school program
reaches out to;'promote the physical health and social
f.lingof ,he .Jhild and the community.

IZ pSHPE: '. The optimum space necessary
withh thetype and number, of activities that
p'ca'ried, on, as well as with the size, type, and
tlinopoftha school. The number of buildings
anedi to: house 'the educational program, as well as
'upp mentary buildings such as a janitor's home and a
h&qea for' the. teachers, must be. considered in addition to
:actual play areas.
]ecause of.he. many factors to be considered, it is
udif4tsitoi.have a set"rule relative to the size of a site
-whichji+ toservei given number of pupils. The minimum
^ standard as set forth in the Florida School Code are as
follows:i "Each school site shall contain a minimum of
two" acres for a one-teacher school. At least one acre
shallabe added to this minimum size of the site for each
: fifty ',pupils enrolled in the school after the first fifty


PIz pils .and until the enrollment reaches five hundred."
:.i In determining the size of a 'proposed site, consider-
tatiqnumugt' be given to the ultimate size of the building
S:,to: allowkfo*p additions. The space for play should be
adapted~for,.re''-play, as well as for as many sports as
possible.usually: played by children and adults, such as
toe i,~i basketball baseball, softball, football, track, and
eld# vents.. Consideration must be given to proper space
~fo etba~c of-thef building to allow.for landscaping, and
t4he' building a sufficient distance from the
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street to eliminate as many street noises as possible. Car
parking space should be provided for the teachers and
pupils; for the parking of school buses if transportation
is provided for the children; and, in addition, some park-
ing space should be provided for the public.
The shape of the site is almost as important as the
size. Usually a site that is retilinear in shape is pre-
ferred; however, care must be taken to prevent selecting
a very narrow strip.

ENVIRONMENT: . School centers should be as free
\as possible from source of danger, dust, noises from rail-
roads, arterial highways or streets, taverns, mills, fac-
tories, or any objectionable distractions. Since such an-
noyances are usually associated with crowded or con-
gested areas, it is well to consider rural or open residential
surroundings when looking for a site. Activities that are
carried on within a school or on the grounds call for quiet
surroundings, clean air, and abundant sunshine. It is
unquestionably true that the cheerfulness and beauty of
the school site will be reflected in countless ways in the
work and attitudes of the pupils.

LOCATION: . The people within a school district
usually conclude that the school should be located in the
exact center of the district. There is justification in the
demand for a, central location, but only when more im-
portant demands are not in conflict. It is best to sacri-
fice exact centrality in favor of other desirable qualities,
such as: larger areas that are well drained and where
there is ample opportunity to secure a sanitary water
supply; areas that have pleasant surroundings and that
are easily accessible from all parts of the attendance area
by good streets or roads.
The approaches to the school should not be by streets
or roads over which heavy traffic passes. Such approaches
are dangerous, particularly for children who must walk
to school. The children should not have to cross railroads
and arterial highways, or pass through business or in-
dustrial areas which might in any way prove a menace
to the physical and moral health of the child.
When we take into consideration environment, topog-
raphy and soil types, it is best to sometimes sacrifice
centrality of location for a site that more nearly fits the
ideal condition.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE: .. Quite often the
effort expended in designing a building that is archi-
tecturally pleasing is nullified because of the lack of
effort spent in developing a setting that is attractive and
useful. Since the activities carried on outdoors are a part
of the total educational program and are intimately asso-
ciated with the child's everyday work and play, it is only
natural to assume that the school grounds should be
developed in an attractive manner. Certain areas should
be definitely set aside for play, and others, usually around
the building, should be set aside for beautifying, so that
the total program on landscaping and development will
serve a utilitarian and aesthetic purpose.
In developing the playgrounds, emphasis should be
placed upon areas that will provide play space for the
children rather than upon spectator sports. This involves
careful planning so as to provide and distribute the area
properly for different age, sex, and interest groups, and
so that different types of games can be played through-


out the year as seasonal games come and go.
In developing the beautification program, special em-
phasis should be placed upon selecting grasses and shrub-
bery adaptable to growth in that particular section and
to the types, sizes, etc., that will enhance the total aesthetic
appearance of the building and grounds.




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