THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
B U L L E T I U
October 9 1%7 Vol. 14 o, 0
Presidents Franklin S. Bunch, 306 Florida Theatre Building, Jacksonville,
First Vice-Presidentz Marion I. Manley, 335 University Drive, Coral
Second Vice-President: Lee Hooper, Roc 500, 218 V. Church Street,
Third Vice-Presidents Donovan Dean, P. 0. Box 310 Lakeland, Florida
Fourth Vice-Presidents E. F. De La Haye, Jr., 326 South Beach Street,
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fifth Vice-President: Frederick G. Seelran, Paramount Building, Palm
Secretary-Treasurer: Sanford V. Goin, P. 0. Box 677, Gainesville,
Florida North Chapters Walter Schults, 10 S. Laura Street, Jacksonville,
Alternates William K. Jackson, 306 Florida Theatre Building,
Florida Central Chapters Felix Senton, I04 Franklin Street, Tarpe,
Alternates F. Earl DeLoe, 6 W. Church Street, Orlando, Florida
Florida South Chapters Robert M. Little, 605 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach,
Daytona Beach Chaptert Francis R. Walton, 532 Magnolia Avenue, Daytona
Palm Beach Chapters Willwan I. Celer, 206 Plasea Circle, Panlm Bech,
OBJECTSt...The objects of the Association shall be to unite the architeo..
tural profession within the state of Florida to promote and forward the
objects of The American Institute of Architects; to stimulate and encourage
continual improvement within the profession, cooperate with other pro-
fesalons, promote and participate in the matters of general public welfare,
and represent and act for the architectural profession in the States and
to prznote educational and public relation programs for the advaneraent
of the profession.
THIRTT-THIRD AIUUAL CWVEOTION
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHIThCTS
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Before we make any apologies for a mimeographed bulletin instead of
the usual printed one, let us remind you that the business of the architec-
tural profession as a whole is of more importance to you over the long haul
than any individual Job or other business which might otherwise prevent you
from attending the convention.
There are a good rany reasons why this should be the biggest and best
convention we have ever held.
1. It is the first state convention of the A.I.A. During the past year
and for the first time the direction of the state organisation has come
directly from the chapters. The unification program has given an oppor-
tunity for the Association to make progress. A convention well attended
will add further impetus to a unified professional front for the coning
2. This is the first convention at which an open meeting of the Executive
Boardis specifically planned to afford the airing of controversial
points that might otherwise take up a considerable amount of time on
the floor of the convention. This meeting is scheduled for Thursday
night and when it is finished it is hoped that any points can be
boiled down so that the remaining convention time can bhe devoted to
short business sessions, so that
3. FPr the first time a coqprehensl7e educational program of interest to
all architects can be included in ths przgran in the forn of a Se nar
on Florida Schools. Thia Semin~r, under the sponsorship cf the Uni-
versity of Florida, is intended to provide interesting information on
how school construction will be financed under the revised educational
set-up in Florida as adopted by the last Legislature, pertinent infor-
mation on surveys which lead to the intelligent planning of construe-
tion programs, and many important features of school planning. Many
well qualified people in the educational and planning fields have con-
sented to give their tiae to this Seminar and it is expected that a
considerable number of people other than architects interested In the
planning of school programs and school construction will attend. De-
tails will be provided in the printed program which will soon be off
the press. You should receive your copy about November 3.
In order to break up the usual monotony of steady business meetings,
this convention will provide for short business sessions on Friday
and Saturday, at which time specific subjects will be handled for
each session. In between these sessions the different subjects of
the Seminar will be presented.
4. A representative of the State Improveoent Cocnission will outline the
new Federal Hospital Program for Florida. Several million dollars of
federal money will be used in the state in the next five years and it
is hoped that most of this coney will be spent for work planned by
Florida architects. Information coming froo such reliable sources
as to how this money can be obtained and speab will prove of value
to erohitects interested in hospital planning.
Now that the awtua s side of this convention has been outlined, your
secretary drifts back into his core noeral state of mind and requests that
you Join bin in pleasant contemplation of suoe of the lighter nooenta of
the convention (and if you are anything like I an, there xust be lighter
moments at any convention which I attend).
THB BANUETs Not that this coces first on the lighter moment program but,
because M. H. Johnson and his cohorts from the Gargoyle Club can hardly
contain themselves from divulging the program, we know it is going to be
good. The program promises never a dull noawnt and there will be no
serious after-dinner speeches.
fSPECIALLY FOM THE LADISs W hope that this convention will be a par-
tiwularly pleasant one for the ladies. The location and grounds of the
Hotel Thcoas provide an ideal place for any get-togethers which they cay
have planned or, if they prefer, (and my wife says that a lot of then do)
Just to come and relax away frcn the hubbub of big cities (or the little
The University of Florida has grown by such leaps and bounds that
it can hardly be recognized as the same place it was when our last con-
vention was held here. The Flavet Villeges for the housing of veterans
and their wives, the new construction, and the temporary educational
buildings will provide points of interest to be seen in a tour which is
planned for the ladies.
We also call to the attention of the ladies the feet that the ben-
quet is planned as ruch for their entertainment as for the men. In fact,
the whole scheme has been based around the foot that most convention ban-
quots are rather dry affairs for the wives.
INCIDENTAL UNDS ROOMs In Alachua County there are many waters, Alachua being
an old Indian name meaning, for this particular purpose, "Jug without a bottom.
We have Rattlesnake Branch, Sweetwater Branch, Hogtown Creek, and many
other beautiful streams frcc which from tire innecrial Southern Gentleman
have drawn inspiration. Of course the amount of inspiration which you
draw from branch water is largely determined by the proportion in which
it is mixed with other ingredients. Our particular reason in mentioning
the beautiful streams of Alachua County is to dispel any fears which might
have arisen in your mind from hearing that Alachua is a dry county. It
isn't that dry, and Art Campbell and Stew Morrison in charge of the
*Incidental Fluds Room" are versatile boys.
Ub cannot give you any specific room coots but have been advised by
the Manager of the Hotel Thomas that the costs will average 43.50 per day
per person. And while speaking of costs, though the program will also
furnish this information, we quotes
Corporate Members $6. If accompanied by wife, $10. Includes dinner Friday.
Practicing Associates. Same as corporate members.
Associates and Student Associates. None. Dinner Friday, $3.50.
There may have to be so doubling up in sane of the rooms but judging
front past experience this shouldn't really matter. The last convention I
attended, six of us set around in one rooa all one night.
Jin Garland, Chai man of the Rooms and Luncheon Coittee, will have
information concerning eating places and how to get there.
Don't forget that registration with the Credentials Cozmittee starts
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
There is important business to be attended to and lots of fun to be had.
We' ll be seeing you.