FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
B. --U IL, T 1. I
May 30, 1951 Vol. 5, No. 2
OBJECTS: The objects of the Association shall be to unite the archi-
tectural profession within the State of Florida to promote
and forward the objects of The American Institute of Archi-
tects; to stimulate and encourage continual improvement
within the profession, cooperate with other professions,
promote and participate in the matters of general public
welfare, and represent and act for the architectural profes-
sion in the State, and to promote educational and public
relation programs for the advancement of the profession.
DISTRIBUTION: To all members of the FAA and to other registered
architects in the State of Florida.
4My 30, 1951
A.I.A. CHICAGO O0NVENTIOI
Quoted below is a release from the American Institute of Architects National
Convention held in Chicago this month:
"Chicago, May U Glenn Stanton, Portland, Oregon, architect was elected today
president of the American Institute of Architects for the coming year. The architects
national professional society closed their 83d annual convention here after establish-
ing a new record for attendance.
Stanton. heads a new group of officers that includes Kenneth E. Wischmeyer, St. Louis,
first vice president; Norman J. Schlossman, Chicago, sedand vice president; Clair W.
Ditchy, Detroit, secretary; and Maurice J. Sullivan, Houston, treasurer.
The new president of the Institute is a tall, 56 year-old bachelor who has distin-
guished himself in architecture and in Institute activities. He is well known in
Among his buildings in Portland are the Oregon Journal Publishing Company plant, and
the J. J. Newberry Company store. He was also architect for buildings at Lewis and
Clark College, and a number of Christian Science churches and school buildings in
Stanton has served in recent months as a member of the National Production Authority'-
building industry advisory group. For the last two years he has been first vice
president of the A.I.A.
Regional directors elected to serve to 1954 were: Leonard H. Bailey, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, Central States District; G. Thomas Harmon, III, Columbia, South Carolina,
South Atlantic District; Charles 0. Matcham, Los Angeles, California, Sierra Nevada
District; EdwardL. Wilson, Fort Worth, Texas, Texas District."
The following is a report from Francis R. Walton, delegate from the Florida Associa-
tion of Architects to the Chicago Convention:
The convention was presided over by President Walker, who in his opening remarks
announced the theme "Humanity is our Client." Mr. Walker pointed to the danger to
the profession of the present emergency and cautioned that we must organize the small
offices for survival, must study and know our cost of producing our services and
should in the chapters keep cost records on construction in order that we may become
the source of cost information in the community. Also, we were cautioned: Every
eligible architect should be a member of the A.I.A.,and the Institute is to be recog-
nized for what it is--the national organization of a great profession.
Some of the highlights of the Boards report and the resolutions resulting are as
1. Whereas, the architectural profession is a key factor in the construction
industry and thereby in the general economy, and
Whereas, the architectural profession of itself and within its ranks is competent,
through training, experience and ability, to contribute to the welfare of the country
in these days of uncertainty and difficulty, and
Whereas, the democratic American way of life demands the fullest participation
and cooperation of the private citizens as opposed to a philosophy of blind regimenta-
tion and direction; therefore, be it
May 30, 1951
A.I.A. CHICAGO CONVENTION CONTID.
Francis R, Walton's report cont'd,
RESOLVED, that The American Institute of Architects in Convention assembled
request the Federal Government and its agencies to indicate clearly without further
delay a pattern of economy to which we can adjust ourselves, and that the architec-
tural profession and the construction industry be afforded definite schedules in
order that they may participate in the national effort and that the American way of
life may continue to be enjoyed,
2. Whereas, departments, agencies and bureaus of the Federal Government are contem-
plating construction programs and have, in some instances, already initiated these
Whereas, Services of architects in private practice are essential to the success
of these programs, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That The American Institute of Architects in Convention assembled,
reaffirm its position that architectural services on Federal public works should be
rendered by architects in private practice and that The American Institute of Archi-
tects support and encourage the establishing of those offices in the Federal depart-
ments, agencies and bureaus which are concerned with initiating, programming, schedu-
ling, and carrying out the construction programs, and which recognize the appropriate
position and services of the architect in private practice.
3,. RESOLVED, That The Institute's National Defense Committee be commended for pub-
lishing its recommendations without waiting for further public action,
RESOLVED, That The Institute supports the Committee's philosophy that, in pro-
curing architectural services in conjunction with civil defense measures, normal
business relationships of architect and client shall prevail, save that as a profes-
sion our advice is at all time available to public officials and agencies.
RESOLVED, That the construction industry among other industries in the nation
should not be penalized in the national effort to conserve materials, but that its
efforts in behalf of national defense be second to no other industry.
RESOLVED, That architects wish to make their maximum contribution in the national
effort to conserve materials needed for defense, and desire forms of public regula-
tion that recognize their creative contribution in devising structural systems which
conserve materials, and in specifying substitute materials, and that under the con-
trolled materials plans we shall seek, as we have in previous forms of building
industry regulation, modes of control that will allow contribution to count to the
Discussion and resolution were heard concerning the present US Engineer Practice in
awarding architectural contracts. Opposition is being continued and resolutions
forwarded in this regard. The only occasion for the delegate to take the floor in
business session was during the review of public relations policy of the Institute.
The press release program was criticized and a suggestion made that these releases
be coordinated with and released through chapter committees at the local level and
that AP-UP releases over wire services be timed to coincide with this.
The graduated dues step has heretofore been $5 and was changed to $10 through by-law
Election procedure for the regional directors -was discussed at length but the writer
is not clear as to the outcome because of the many amendments and the parliamentary
May 30, 1951
AIA CHICAGO CONVENTION CONT'D.
Francis R. Walton's report cont'd.
Mr. Greeley of the Florida North Chapter took the floor at one point to contribute
to one resolution which is as follows, with Mr. Greeley's words underscored:
"A Corporate member who transfers his principal place of business to or who
conducts any office for the practice of architecture in another state shall forthwith
take and complete steps to conform to the registration laws governing the practice
of architecture of such state.1"
Seminars were heard on the architecture of Civil Defense, Fundamentals of Design
Acoustics and The Education of Architects. The work of Bernard R. Maybeck was
reviewed by W. W. Wurster. Mr. Maybeck was awarded the Gold Medal of the Institute
at the annual banquet. Building under controls was the subject of another series
of discussions including working with builders. Some delegates were unable to
attend these portions of the meetings because the valuable inspection tours were
planned to occur at the same ti~e.
The writer was appointed to the enlarged committee on the chapter affairs for the
next year which will have a larger place in the Institute program in the future.
This committee includes twelve -members representing all parts of the country who it
is intended will be able to draw from the chapt ers their problems and circulate to
all chapters the methods and solutions in practice to cope with these. In each
region these committee members are to work closely with the Regional Directors and
concentrate on the chapter level of activity. The Florida delegation included
Skinner, Pancoast, Petersen, Little, Gamble, McCandless, Lott, Moore, Greeley,
Bob Smith, and the writer.
Our own Mr. Pancoast was elevated to Fellowship at tho Banquet ceremony.
Your delegate received inspiration from the fine talks heard and from the masterful
way our President conducted the meetings. As chairman of your .FAA committee to
explore-the Executive Secretary idea he lost no time nor opportunity to question
those who have conducted such programs and has sorn material for his committee.
Our new President is Glenn Stanton and our new Director is Tom Jarmon. Although
our FAA votes were cast for Walter Hook, Mr. Ditchy was re-elected.
STUDENTS ATTEND CONVENTION
Those architects who contributed toward the attendance of some of the Student
Associate members to the Convention in Chicago have been duly thanked in a gracious
letter, dated 16 May 1951, from Charles L. Crunpton, Secretary, Student Associate
Chapter, which is quoted below:
"The Student Chapter wishes to thank you for the money to help finance delegates
from our Chapter to attend the National Convention. We received the Check
thru Mr. Sanford Goin.
"At present four of our members: Bill Potts, President; Sid Kotkin, Director,
Don Rogers and Bob W. Davis are attending to affairs in Chicago.
"Thank you again."
May 30, 1951.
President Goin has made all the Committee Appointments as of now and they are attached
hereto for the information of all concerned. Your Committee must function to make
this a live organization and the members should assist these Committees in every way
THE LAST EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
This meeting was held in Jacksonville on April 14, 1951, was well attended and a
considerable amount of business was handled. Your Executive Board is at work.
THE NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
At the request of representatives from the Palm Beach Chapter the next Executive
Board meeting will be held on July 28, 1951 in Palm Beach.
REPORT FROM FRANK BUNCH. CHAIRMAN, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
"The greatly improved and expanded work which we are able to accomplish in the Legis-
lature at this session and which will be reported to you by Benmont Tonch in the next
Bulletin is due almost entirely to the fine work which has been accomplished by many
members of the architectural profession in contacting their legislators prior to the
opening of the session. When these legislators go to Tallahassee after having been
told that the architects are interested in legislative activities and will be repre-
sented by a full time man, they are much more receptive to our requests when we make
them through Benmont Tench. What might seem to some architects to be rather inconse-
quential contacts with their legislators at home oft-times spell the difference be-
tween victory and defeat on some issue in Tallahassoe. Please keep this in mind
and if the occasion arises and the circumstances indicate the wisdom of such action,
make it a point to contact your legislators when they return from Tallahassee to
express your appreciation for their assistance. The increased political awareness
amongst our own members should be continued and expanded. If every member of the
profession will do his small part along this line we will find that we can secure
almost anything which we desire in Tallahassee as long as it is reasonable and in
the public welfare. So just because the Legislature is now coming to an end for
1951, don't forget the necessity for continuous political action leading up to the
1953 session of the Legislature.
Signed: Franklin S. Bunch"
THE JACKSONVILLE CONVENTION
We understand that an important meeting of the Florida North Chapter is being held
to iron out some of the details of the Convention scheduled in Jacksonville in the
late Fall. The Florida Association of Architects needs the support of every man in
it. It further needs the membership of many architects in Florida not now members,
The Convention in Jacksonville is the responsibility of every member and we cannot
see why it will not be the largest and best we have ever attended. Transportation to
Jacksonville is good from all part of the State. Start planning now to be there.
More about the exact dates and headquarters later,
COMMERCIAL STANDARDS FOR PLUMBING FIXTURES
The Vitreous China Plumbing Fixtures Association advises as follows:
"Pursuant to a conversation with Mr. Theodore I. Coe, Technical Secretary, AIA, I am
pleased to enclose copy of 'Brass Trim for Water-Closet Bowls, Tanks and Urinals,r
Commercial Standard 172-50 just released by the Government Printer. It represents
the culmination of several years of work to provide dimensional interchangeability
for the threaded parts and key dimensions of the various items of brass trim."
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS 1951
COMMITTEE ON ALLIED ARTS:
COMMITTEE ON RELATIONS WITH
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION
AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS:
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND
COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM BUILDING
COMMITTEE ON RELATIONS BETWEEN
ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS:
Laurance W. Hitt (Central) CHAIRMAN
Theodore A. Meyer (Broward)
Byron Simonson (Palm Beach)
T. Trip Russell (South)
Walter K. Smiths Jr. (Daytona Beach)
William T. Arnett (North)
Robert H. Maybin (North Central)
Raymond H. Plockelman (Palm Beach) CHAIRMAN
Geo. Haas (South)
L. Alex Hatton (Central)
W. R. Gomon (Daytona Beach)
Win. G. Crawford (Broward)
W. S. Morrison (North Central)
Jefferson D. Powell (North)
Herbert H. Johnson (South) CHAIRMAN
Geo. J. Votaw (Palm Beach)
Richard Jessen (Central)
Edwin M. Snead (Daytona Beach)
Lee Hooper (North)
James Stripling (North Central)
Courtney Stewart (Broward)
Gustav A. Maass (Palm Beach) CHAIRMAN
Cedric Start (Broward)
Archie Parish (Central)
Alfred B. Parker (South)
Prentiss Huddleston (North Central)
Joel W. Sayers, Jr. (Daytona Beach)
P. M. Torraca (North)
Ralph Spicer (Daytona Beach) CHAIRMAN
Wmn. Manley King (Palm Beach)
Robert E. Hansen (Broward)
Marion Manley (South)
Wk. Jackson (North)
Albert P. Woodard (North Central)
James Gamble Rogers, II (Central)
Van W. Knox, Jr. (Broward) CHAIRMAN
David Leete (Daytona Beach)
Winfield Lott (Central)
Russell Pancoast (South)
L. Phillips Clarke (Palm Beach)
Win. D. Kemp (North)
H. D. Mendenhall (North Central)
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Committee Appointments 1951 cont d.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, U OF F FUND:
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR
COMMITTEE TO STUDY NEED FOR
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY FOR
SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO RESTUDY
HOTEL COMMISSION LAWS, CODES
J. L, R. Grand,
Jack Moore, CHAIRMAN
P. X. Torraca
Francis Walton, CHAIRMAN
Robert M. Little
M. Xhtield Lott
Francis Craig, CHAIRMAN
Franklin S. Bunch (North) CHAIRMAN
Harry M. Griffin (Daytona Beach)
Igor Polevitzky (South)
Elliott B. Hadley (Central)
Charles Saunders (North Central)
Clinton Gamble (Broward)
Wt. A. Ste-wart (Palm Beach)