FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OP ARCM
TIE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OP ARCI
B U L L E T I N
December 10, 1951
Vol. 5, No. 5
OBJECTS: The objects of the Association shall be to unite their
architectural 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 pro-
fession, cooperate with other professions, promote and partici-
pate in the matters of general public welfare, and represent and
act for the architectural profession in tihe State, and to pro-
mote educational and public relation program for the advance-
ment of the profession.
As is customary, this Bulletin is being sent out as soon after
the November Convention as possible. The Bulletin of the Minutes
and happenings at the Convention are long, and1 therefore, these
Minutes include only the business sessions.
y, 5 MERRY CHRISTMASI
OPEN MEETING OF Z-ECTIrT/E 90aDw
FILOIM ASSOCI&uTON ARCHITECTS, AIA
November 1, 1951
This Pre-Convention Meeting of the Exeoutive Board was called to order by President
Goin at 8:30 p.m., and the following officers and directors were present;
Sanford W, Goin, President
R, Daniel Hart, Secretary-Treasurer
Franklin S. Bunch, First Vice President
George Spohn, Second Vice President
Jamee A. Stripling, Fourth Vice President
Herbert H. Johnson, Fifth Vice President
Gustav A. Maass, Sixth Vice President
Clinton Gamble, Seventh Vice President
Lee Hooper, Director, Florida North Chapter
Laurance h. Hitt, Director, Florida Central Chapter
Francis R. altat Direotor, Daytom Beach Chapter
RayBood H. PlocWkean, Director, Palm Beach Chapter
Bewont Tenach, Jr., FAA Counsel
Alan Borg, representing Student Chapter, AIA, University of Florida
President Goin introduced Glenn Stanton, President of The American Inatitute of
Architects, and G, Thomas Harmon, Director of the South Atlantic District of The
American Institute of Architects.
Minutes of the last Executive Board Meeting were read by Secretary Hart and these
Minutes were approved as read,
President Goin reqwuted Secretary-Treasurer Hart to present the Financial Report.
Bunch moved that the rinencial Report be accepted and acceptance reeImended to the
Convention, Spohn seconded the motoan and motion carried umnimoualy.
President Goin asked Franklin Bunch, Cairman of the Legislative Camdittee, for a
report, and Bunch reported that certain controversial matters, which were in connec-
tion with the Florida State Lien Law, had been handled by our Legislative represen-
tative in Tallahassee during the last session of the Legislature and his actions were
based on directions from the Chairnan of the Legislative Committee. The controversy
was between members of the profession and the Chairman of that Committee, and as a
result of the action taken in Tallahassee the bill under consideration was killed.
Bunch stated that the matt:r was discussEr in the Legislative Committee meeting this
afternoon and the group endorsed tho action baken by the Chairman. Bunch reported
that one of the major actions of the Legislative Committee during the year was to
sponsor several meetings of a committee of professions for the purpose of influencing
legislation in Tallahassee to the effect that Frofessional Boards remain as they ne
exist. Bunch also reccemexnded that the Association continue its activities along
this line in promoting the activities of the joint professional group. Bunch
stressed the fact that there is mre influence in several professions working to-
gether than if working indtepederuntly. Bunch also stated that the Legislative Com-
mittee considers it extremely desirable that the Associlation employ an Executive
Secretary, since the Executive Secretary could net only surve in an executive capa-
city within the Association and as a public relations ran, but he could also serve
as full time representative in Tallahassee. Discussion followed as to possible
option of the Legislature in 1953, and President Coin asked for a report frao FAA
Counsel, Benmont Tenchr Jr., who reported that the greater part of his activities
had already been published ip the Bulletin and circulated throughout the State, and
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suggested that the Association should address themselves to the future and not to the
past. He nentioDed that there would still be concerted effort on the part of o ifin
formed legislators to abolish the majority of the State Boards, as the legcisators
do not know what the Boards do and it is up to the professions to educate th;r., th7
best way to so being by concerted action through the Committee of Florida Frft. iLrn4J
Tench said the proof of his statement is in the meeting that took place just hbe w' .
the Legislature convened in the last session. At that time Representative n.~'- ot
Orlando had prepared a governmental reorganization bill which had the backiig o: the
Retail Merchants Association of the State of Florida, a very potent organization
politically. Representative Ardrews was contacted by -our Fid. Counsel, and mcni; L
of the other professions, ard Russell Pancoast representing the State Board. After
lengthy discussion Reprmsentative ,Atdrews agree d to rannft his bill along lines that
were Tore compatible with the best interests of the State of Florida. Tnch urged
that members of the Association go back to their legislators and zake thma aware
that architects ar-c a force in their coraunity, and conait thae to a policy of keep-
ing our State Board in place.
President Goin stated that at the last convention a special committee was set up by
direction of the convention to study the possibility of the employment by the Associa-
tion of an Executive Secretary. President Goin mentioned the fact that for around
forty years the FAA has always gone along by asking one of its practicing mtbers to
serve as Secretary to the Association, and that practice .orked out fine in the past,
but in lato years the Association hks grown ard it now appears that it may rn longer
be quite fair to call upon a practicing architect to give so much of his time, as is
required by the Association. For that reason, an executive secretary was recamienied
at the last convention and a ccamittee vwas established headed by Francis Walton, of
the Daytona Beach Chapter, as Chairman; Alex Hatton, of the Florida Central Chapter;
and Robert M. Little, of the Florida South Chapter, as mmburs. As Robert Little
could not be present for the Convertion, President Goin asked Russell Pancoast, of
the Florida South Chapter, to serve in his place. President Goin called on Francis
Walton for a report, and he reported that the comvittoee got ogther a factual report
and submitted it to the Scaretary and the Fresident and this report was circulated
to the mcmbLrship so that those members interested could brief themselves on what
sort of a person an executive secretary is, and what the duties arc. The report did
not contain recamncndation as to how the noney is to be raised for the executive
secretary, but did set out six general suggestions as to how money for such a program
might be raised and the Co mittee proposed to the Executive Board a resolution for
presentation to the Cozmention. As this resolution is to be included in the Minutes
of the Convention its text is not given here.
James Stripling moved the adoption of the afaoro-mentioned resolution and that it be
placed on the agenda of the Convention as the first order of business Friday morning,
Discussion followed, with President of the AIA, Glcnn Stanton, giving information as
to the experience of other AIA organizations. Walton mentioned that the fund raised
by subscription would be the beginning fund and after the first year the Association
would know how much our publication, which would logically flow from this thing,
would be worth to advertisers, and possibly there might have to be a small increase
in dues. Further discussion relative to fund raising and the type of person to be
employed as executive secretary, if ani whvE the funds are raised. Stripling's
motion was not. seconded. Stripling mved the adoption of the resolution and that it
be placed on the Convention agenda at the cmvenience of the President. Walton
seconded the motion. Bunch mentioned that in several states such an executive main-
tains his entire office by the publishing of a bulletin with advertising in it and
this seems to be the thought of the Committee and most of the officers of the Associa-
tion that such a bulletin would be instituted in this state. After further discus-
sion, the motion carried unanimously.
Minutes of Open Meeting of
President Coin brought up the matter of dues and mentioned that they have been $15
for corporate, $15 for registered associate members and $1 per year nominal meamber-
ship for all non-registered associates of the Chapters. Stripling moved that the
Board defer action on making recommendation as to dues until after the execubItve
secretary problem is settled. This notion was not seconded. Fu-ther d.s.ts !1i o:
followed and Stripling made a new motion that the Board not make any recamena.ton
to the convention and that the dues would be settled on the floor of the acnrention
upon decision or disposition of the matter of the executive secretary being empl.oyed.
Motion seconded by Maass. Motion did not carry. Gamble moved that the E ecmitib
Board recommend to the convention that dues be kept at the same aounat as they were
last year, Plockelman soconded. Discussion followed and the motion carri'd- Bunch
mentioned that there have been repercussions from sources as to the inequality of the
dues, both practicing architects and registered architects who are working in other
offices pay the same amount of dues to the FAA, and moved that the Board recommend
to the convention the establishment of a special committee to study the problem of
equality of dWes, based on the income of the individual members of the Association.
Motion seconded by Hooper, and after discussion the motion carried.
Applications for membership of the following student associates were approved:
George C. Asklof
Lewis R. Biggerstaff
Alex W. Browning
Kenneth Bryce, Jr,
James R, Clarke
Robert D. Gunn
Robert S. Hensel
Charles F. Knight
Inman H. Leff
Charles V. Lowery
Edward E. McClure
Charles T. Phillips
Frank T. Pinard, Jr.
Paul L. Reiner
Edward J. Robarts
Fred W. Schlotterlein
James B. Sullivan
William R. Upthegrove
All 0. Barth
Francis G, Bonsey
Willard F. Burgess
James J. Casey
Leland A. Fisher
Maynard C. Hamblin
James T. Hughes, Jr.
Glendale F. Leaich
Ralph M, Lemley
Willian H. Mason
George R. McElvy
Rosswell 'W., Munson
Richmond H. Peek
Eugene J. Randall
Walter B. Rise, Jr.
Newton L. Sayers, Jr.
Miss Joan Shumaker
Raym6nd A. Thayer, Jr.
Douglas E. Croll
William B. Wright
Angus A. McRae
Jack S. Rilling
Sheldon P. Gans
Johann K. Eyfells
John E. Piercy
Jeroms J. Kurth
Edward J. Seibert
Burton L. Shata
Charles E, McGoy
Andrade Gabriel LLeras
John B. Marion
Coburn C. Eason
Emil Grant Ball
Dan Paulk Branch
President Coin called for new business and Dean Arnett gave a report on the situation
which has arisen in the Department of Architecture at the University of Florida. He
said the school has lost a third of the entire faculty in architecture to other insti-
tutions, to practice and to architects' offices and possibly will lose several others
in February, due to the financial status, and that he brought this up simply as a
matter of information and not requesting action.
Stewart Morrison submitted a resolution concerning the Association censuring those
Jacksonville architects involved in alleged unprofessional conduct. The Board recom-
mended that the resolution be re-worded for presentation on the floor of the Conven-
ticu rud President Goin appointed George Spohn, Franklin Bunch and Clinton Gamble to
serve as a committee with Morrison arnd Tench to re-draft the resolution.
Hooper moved and Stripling seconded that it is the sense of this meeting that Conven-
tion precedent be changed in that the general expenses of the convention, as well as
the i7-itar expenses which are now budgeted, be borne by the membership at large and
that tih collnctions at the Convention be limited to such specific expenses as are
cause ? or determined by the individual's attendance. Motion carried&
R. Daniel Hart, Secretary-Treasurer
Meeting adjourned at 11:35 p.m.
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION l F LICHITIECTS, AIA
November 2 aid 3, 1951
The 37th Anmal Convention of the Florida Association of Architects convened at
9:00 a.m., November 2, 1951, in the Grand Ballro of the Roosevelt Hotel,
Jacksonville, Florida, President Sanford Goin presiding.
The Jacksonville architects and other members of FAA with the assistance of the
College of Architecture and Allied Arts of the University of Florida cooperated to
make this GConention both enjoyable and instructive in the.z precsrtation of the
Seminar on "Your Client," vwich was scheduled on both November 2 ani 3--the business
meetings of the Association being arranged in short sessions betwu,-e the sessions of
the Seminar. Since the papers presented during the Semirar arec being msdu available
through another source, these Minutes are confined to the busineau sessions. High-
lights of the Seminar were addresses by President of the AIA, Gle:'.n Stanton, and
AL Director of South Atlantic District, Thomas Harmon.
FULRIDA NORTH CH&PTEr
Willian T, Arnett !N. hay Roddenberry
William E. Saber H. F. Saxolbyc
Joseph H. Bryson Walter 5. SchultE
Franklin S. Bunch Olof E, Segerberg
Arthur L. Campbell, Jr. (Ls.)LeeaRDy Sheftall
A. Etwene Cellar 1-llis L. Stephens
Logan S. Chappell ivan H, Smith
Wellington W. Gamer W,. P. Stults
Bernard Wells Close
W. Kinyon Drake FLORIDA SOUTH CHAPTER
Ralph S. Fetner
F. Duane Fullerton Herbert Johnson
Guy C. Fulton Marion Manley
John L. R. Grand Russell T. Pancoast
Mellen C. Greeley Alfred B. Parker
Sa-Sord W. Goin A,. J. Simburg
William Stanly Gordon J.ck Skinner
Joseph Brooks Haas Robert Fitch Smith
MyrT J. Hanes Robert L. Weed
Clyde E. Harris PAJE BEACH CHAPTER
R. DHarel Hart
Willamn HwkLns GuLtav A, Maass
George 0. Holmie, Jr. R,. I- Plockerlan
Lee Hooper Frrtcriek G. Seelmann
Abner C. Hopckin Jo-'. SLctson
Willirn K. Jackson
Forrest H. Kellcy, Jr. DATrCNA BEACH CHAPTER
William D, Kemp
H. J. Klutho F. 1L Craig
Thomas Larrick W:-lii- R. GaCmon
Harry Lee Lindsay Ha-rry M. Griffin
Glenn U. Moore Desac A. Lcete
Jack Moore Francis R. Walton
Harry C. Powell
Jefferson D. Powell
FLIORIDA NORTH EJTRAL CHAPTER
Chester Lee Craft
James R. Stripling
Wi. Stewart Morrison
EnOnMRD OTWr CHAPTER
Norton T, Ironmonger
J, K. Pownall
FLORWDA CENTPL CHWPTER
Robert B, Orowe
Elliott B. Hadley
Horace HRamlin, Jr.
L. Alex Hatton
Laurance W. Hitt
W. Kenneth Killer
Arehio G. Parish
G. M. reek
Jas, Gamble Rogers, II
George H. Spchn
Kendall P. Starrett
WM. A. Stewart
Arthur W. White
STUDENT ASSOCIATE CHfTER
James M. Barker
Francis G. Bonsey
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STUDENT AS3CIATE CHAPTER CO&T'D,
C. Ernest Daffin
W. B. Easton
Lelani A. Fisher
Miss Glenna L. Greene
Glendale F. Leaich
John E. Fiercy
Don C. Rogers, Jr.
Kiss Joan R- Sh-iaker
Richar H, H:,a+.& :
Kenneth L. Warrin.er
FRIDAY MTORNIO BUSINEss SEssION
President Goin called the meeting to order and requested alter Schults, Pressdent of
the Host Chapter, the Florida North, to introduce Glem Stanton, President of Tie
American Institute of Architects, and Iirector of the South Atlantic District of AIA,
G. Thcaae Harmon, III.
Minutes of 1950 Convention were read by Secretary. Minutes were approved as read.
President Coin announced the appointment of the following committees:
William T. Arnett, Chairman
Gustav A. Maass
Willis Stephens, Chairman
William Stewart Morrison, Chair an
Frederick G. Seelmajn
Archie G. Parish
As Frank Watson was not present, Iresident Goin asked Russell Pancoast tb substitute
for hmi on the Nominating Commdittee.
President Goin gave his annual report. This report is attached hereto as Appendix A.
The Secretary was requested by the President to give his report and the financial
report. These reports are attached as Appendix B. The financial report was approved.
Alai Borg of the Student Chapter of The American Institute of Architects reported for
this chapter, and his report is attached as Appendix C.
Meeting adjourned for Seminar at 10:45 a.n.
FRIDAY AFTERNOC JBUSI ESS SEION
President Goin called the meeting to order at 1:45 p.m. and appointed the following:
Robert Fitch Smith, Chairman
President Gain asked Franklin Bunch. OGwirdan of the Legislative Committee, for his
report and it is attached hereto as Apperdix D.
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Bunch moved that the Convention endorse the recamnadaticaw as made by his crmni+.tt"
and authorize the new Legislative Committee to proceed along the lines as ou a.nd it
this COeittee Report. Motion seceded by John Stetson. After discussio no'sion
President Coin called on Francis W'alton, Chainan of the Cammittee to Sti]y the Nese
for an Executive Secretary for a report, and Walton asked Rusaell Fancoast to make
osa opening remarks about the background that led to this committee's work.
Pancoast mentioned that practicing architects are too busy now to devote enough of
their time to do the work of the Association as is now needed to continue our accom-
plishments, that this organization needs a political organization on a State level to
get things done, and thai. a yv amount invested is going to help. The committee has
come up with a suggesoio.: that it be pui. upon a contribution level, and if the
Association is worth itl salt the members will invest in their own future,
After a few words of expla-ation as to what an executive secretary is and does,
Walton, gave his report, and moved the adoption of the following resolution formu-
lated by his committee. Walton'-s report is attached hereto as Appendix E.
WHEREAS, the officers and members of the Florida Association of Architects have noV
brought the Association to a high point of achievement, it now becomes apparent that
to realize the full potentiality of this organization as an instrument of service to
the profession, it is i-practical and undesirable to further extend the duties of the
practicing architects who are officers and directors, and,
WHEREAS, the present officers, directors and a special committee of its menbers, feel
that the Association can acocap-lish mach greater service to the profession only by
engagLng a qualified person or persons to augment and extend the acconmlishaents of
the elected officers and directors,
NOW, THEREFORE, HE IT RESOLVED:
1. That by action of this convention of the Association on the 2nd day of November,
1951, the President is authorized to appoint a committee whose duty it shall be to:
(a) Conduct a campaign to raise by contribution from members or others, any sum
up to 3-10,000 for the purpose of engaging an Executive Secretary, or other persons
who can augment and extend the accomplishments of the Association, and
(b) Make recommendations to the Board of Directors as to how the sun raised may
be best employed, and
(c) Make recommendations as to suitable personnel available to carry out the
1E IT FURTEER RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors shall approve the means of soli-
ciaticn; that all fundsr collected shall. be kept by the Treasurer of the Association
as a sepa rate account, and that all funds collected in said account shall be returned
to the donors if, in the opinion of the Directors, the total collections are not suf-
ficient to accomplish a worthwhile addition to, or enlargement of, the activities of
Bunch seconded the motion for the adoption of the above resolution,
Prepideri Goin asked for an expression from Bemnnont Tench, Jr., FAA Counsel, and
Tenz'h tressedd the considerable need for an executive secretary. After further
discussion, the motion carried,
A apeaal committee composed of George Spohn, Franklin Bunch, Clinton Gamble was
appointed by President Goin at last night's executive board meeting to assist
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Stewart Horrisn and Benmont Tench, Jr. in re-wording a resol'itiz pre-ea'x' by
Morrison. President Goin requested Spohn for a report anP too resoluldon 1.-* .':.-d
by Spohn and caved by him for adaption follows:
RESOLVED that the 1951 Convention of the Florida Association of ArMh'zrt c., ~e
the action taken by the State Board of Architeature in investigate i2 tix ,-it.x c.i 1fl
aronitects involved in alleged unprofessional conduct with referen-c to t4 ;.w--.
County School Bond Construction Program.
BE FUR HER RESOLVE that this Convention strongly urge the Board of Directors of the
A.I.A. to take action with reference to the same matter, as it applies to the
Institute membership of the architects involved.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the practice of payment by any architect of special fees
directly or indirectly to public officials for the purpose of obtaining architectural
camnissi a is hereby strongly condoned.
Motion for the adoption of the above resolution was seconded by Morrison. After
discussion, the motion carried u=animusy,.
President Goin called for a report from PFanoi Craig, Chainan of the Ccimttee on
Unifom Building Codes. As Craig was not present, Jas. Gamble Rogers, II read a
resolution formulated by this committee, and moved for adopting of the resolution.
Kotio was seconded by Miller, but after discussion motion was tabled. Report of
Committee on Uniform Building Codes is attached hereto as Appendix F.
President Gaoin asked for a report from Ray Ploakelman, Obairman of C
Relations with the Construction Industry. This report is attached hereto as
Professor Grand, Chaizman, Board of Trmutees, Florida Association of Architects Loan
Fund, gave his report and it is attached hereto as Appendix H.
As Van Knox, Chairman of the Coemdttee on Relations Between Architects & Engineers
was not present, President Goin asked Russell Pancoast, member of the committee, to
present the report. The report is attached hereto as Appendix I.
Alan Borg, of the Student Associate Chapter, requested that liaison be nade between
the Committee on Education and Registration and the Student Chapter.
Dean Arnett, of the Auditing Comittego reported that a preliminary check had been
made of the books and this check indicates the books are in good order and that an
audit by a C.P.A. will be procured as soon as possible after the close of business
Meeting adjourned for seminar at 3:45 p.m.
SATURDAY MORWI=G RJSINESS SESSIOf
President Goin called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.M, and since saom of the members
had to leave called on Robert Fitch Smith for report frcm the Resolutions Committee,
and Smith presented the following Resoluticas:
1. FESCLVE1 that the Florida Association of Architects wishes to recognize the loss
to thi profession of members who have died during the past year, and hereby directs
the Scretary to write an appropriate letter to the nearest relative expressing our
2. RESOLVED that the Florida Association of Architects in Convention recognizes and
appreciates the privilege and pleasure of having the District Director, Mr. Tom
Ern-on, and the President, Mr. Glenn Stanton, with us.
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3. HESOLVED that the FloM da Association of Architects camcmnd the Producers Govnr--i
for the excellent exhibit which filled the gallery of this hotal during oar Cv n-
4. RESOLVED that the Florida Association of Architects wishes to thank the members of
the Florida North Chapter for the arrangements and fine hospitality extcndedi o *"-'
and our families at this meeting. They have left no detail incomplete, and hny-2 prn-
vided us with a high standard for future conventions.
5. RESOLVED that the Florida Association of Architects wishes to thank the officers
of the past year for the great amount of personal time and effort expended in carry-
Ung out a most successful year in this organization. Through their concerted effort,
we have reached beyond anticipated goals, and today find ourselves on the threshold
of greater service to the profession and architecture, and our clients.
6. RESOLVED that the Florida Association of Arehitects wishes to thank the General
Extension Division of the University of Florida, the College of Architecture and
Allied Arts of the University of Florida, for their work in assisting to make our
programs at this meeting so successful.
7. RESOLVED that the Florida Association of Architects recognizes the plea of archi-
tectural students of the University of Florida at this meeting by requesting that a
working arrangement be made by the Florida Association of Architects and the faculty
to enable the members of the Florida Association of Architects to make their services
available to the University of Florida for professional consultation. That the mem-
bers of the Florida Association of Architects consider themselves on call for this
most important emergency duty to students and faculty. (Copy to the Student Chapter
of the A.I.A., University of Florida.)
8. BE IT RESOLVED by the Florida Association of Architects in Convation that the
Executive Committee be instructed to draw an amendment to the By-Laws of the Florida
Association of Architects, and to then place this before the membership for action.
Subject: To reduce the dues for members actively engaged in the teaching of archi-
tecture in schools and colleges within the Stato to a minimum sufficient only to
cover administrative costs involved.
Miller moved the adoption of the Resolutions as presented by the Resolutions Cun-
mittee in their entirety, motion seconded by Stewart. After discussion, Resolution
Vo. 3 was amended to read: "for the excellent exhibit and luncheon," and No. 6 was
amended to eait "General Extension Division of the University of Florida." After
these amanments, the entire group of resolutions were adopted.
Herbert Johnson, Chairman of Committce on Public Information and Governental Rela-
tions, gave his report and it is attached hereto as Appendix J.
Laurance Hitt, Chairman of the Committee an Allied Arts, gave his report and it is
attached hereto as Appendix K.
President Goin asked for a report from the Nominating Committee an& Stewart Morrison,
Chairman, reported the recommendations of this committee, as follows:
For President: R. Daniel Hart
For S crotary-Treasurer: Francis R. Walton
For l'-ce Presidents:
Fi0t Vice President, Florida Central Chapter: Jack McCandless
Sec ord Daytom Beach Chapter: Francis W, Craig
'ni.d Fla. North Central Chapter: Prentias Huddleston
FoL.-th Florida South Chapter: Igor Polevitzky
Fifth Palm Beach Chapter: Ray Plookelman
WSIxh Broward County Chapter: Clinton Gamble
Seventh Florida North Chapter Walter B. Schultz
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Miller moved that the order of Vice Presidents as recommended by the Nominating Conm-
mittee be accepted, motion seconded by Grand, and motion carried,
President Goin called for nominations from the floor for Socretary-Treasuroer MHlLer
that the nominations be closed, seconded by Stetson. Schultz moved to aa n.a thr
motion and moved tIvt the Secretary be instructed to cast a unanimous ballout, ,it
was .tarried as amended.
President Coin called for nominations from the floor for President, Gamble Rogerp
moved that the nominations be closed and the Secretary instructed to cast a unauimnus
ballot. Motion seconded by Miller and motion carried.
As Gustav A. Maass was not present for this Saturday morning session, President Goin
asked Secretary Hart to read the report from the Committee on Education and Registra-
tion, of which Maass is Chairman, This report is attached hereto as Appendix L.
President Goin announced that the Executive Board has recommended that the dues for
the coming year be set at the same figure as they were last year; essentially that is
$15.00 per year for all corporate members, and all registered associate mombors.
Non-registered associates, regardless of their associate status, $1.00 per year.
Discussion followed concerning the resolution that the Executive Board consider an
amendment to the By-Laws providing for a reduction in dues to members of the faculty
of the College of Architecture and Allied Arts. To effect this change
the Constitution would have to be amended; therefore, no definite action on the
reduction of dues for this group could be taken. Miller moved that the dues be set
in due course with the recommendations of the Board at $15,00 and further that the
Executive Board study and report to the next Convention the recommendation as to the
establishment of the dues for teaching members of the F. A. A. and further that
they consider dues to be based on office, not size, but some basis for determination
based on office production. Notion seconded by Grand. Motion carried.
President Goin asked for new business, and Parker of the Florida South Chapter
mentioned that the Chapter is an indirect sponsor for a television program to run
for 52 weeks, The purpose of the program is to do something in the way of education
for the general public and at the same time promote ideals of the Institute. Parker
suggassted that the College of Architectiure and Allied Arts of the University of
Florida might contribute some of the talent for the show.
There being no further business, meeting adjourned for seminar at 10:45 a.m.
R. Daniel Hart, Secretary-Treasurer
EPORT OF TIE PRESIDnT TO0 TMH AWMOAL O00WiEi ION
FLORIDA ASSOCIATEGN OF ARCHISC~, AIA
In presenting my report on the activities of the Association during the year past,
I do not feel it necessary to elaborate in retail. Dan Hart, our able secretary,
has done .an excellent job of keeping the membership informed through the medium of
the Bulletin. Reports of the various committees of the Association will be presented
in considerable detail during this convention.
While it is to be expected that any president would officially report good work on
the part of the officers and committee members, I feel particularly proud of the
complete support that I have received from every manber of the Executive Board and
the several camittees winho have been called upon to extend themselves during the
As has been custowry in the past, the meetings of the Executive Board have been held
in various sections of the state: Gainesville, January 13; Jacksonville, April 14;
and Palm Beach, July 28. It is a source of considerable pride to me to be able to
report that the atterndane at these boord meeting was good regardless of the loca-
tion and the distance which the members had to travel at their own personal expeme,
I would like to present for your special commendation D.n Hart, for his meticulous
handling of all the multitudinous duties of the secretary-treasurership; Francis
Walton, for the considerable tin and study given by him and the =embers of his
con ittee in presenting their report on the epuloynent of an executive secretary for
the Association; Frank Bunch, for his chairmanship of the legislative committee
and particularly his efforts in organizing a statewide cordittee consisting of mem-
bership from the various professioml organizations which was so effective in stop-
ping any untoward action of legislature that might have led to the elimination of
professional examining boards in the state; Benmoat Tench, Association Counsel, for
his representation of the Associat ion during the Last session of the Legislcture.
In addition to winning passage of special legislation desired by the Association, I
feel it particularly worthy of note that he made so rany friends for us in Talla-
hasses that on a number of occasions he was consulted by members of the Legislature
regaitimg the reaction of the Association to matters being presented by group
representing other elements of the construction industry. This to ty tind is a real
evidence of the position to which the profession has been elevated in the eyes of
the lay public2
One of the most pleasurable aspects of my term of office has been to observe the
growth and activity of the Student Chapter at the University of Florida. I consider
it a great honor to see the charter of The Institute granted to this chapter during
my term of office, particularly in view of the fact that I served on the first com-
mittee which worked with the students in setting up the constitution and by-laws
under which they first organized as a atvdent branch of the Florida North Chapter,
Spornorship of this group was later assumed by the Association and from this sponsor-
ship has grown the organization which tonight will receive its official recognition
frnyu The Institut e.
I world also like to present for your special coraeation C. Ernest Daffin, Presi-
dtTr. of the University of Florida Student Chapter, A.I.A. Mr. Daffin and the otber
mrmbzno of the chapter have doe an outstanding job in publicizing the profession in
_-u,_:, that reflects credit to themselves and adds prestige to the profession.
Thn.. irchit actual field day held on September 29th waa own of the outstanding
events of the year at the University of Florida. In my opinion their sponsorship
Appendix A Cont'd.
of an address by Frank Lloyd Wrigh+, on October 23rd was their greatest contribution
to the profession as a whole- sin.e thiU 1an i thy brought statewide publicity to the
Student Chapter, the Univervity =id the O ;-fessior anri ss dwna by tih s;,rfdcs
themselves without any assistance from the Univrsiry or the Associ.tion.
It is only a fow shbrt years before the murbership of this Chapter will constitute
the leadership of the Associ-ation rin its chptcrs througfhut the state. It is
heartening to predict the possibilities of the future from such an auspicious
SECRET'S P HEFORT TO THE ANNUAL cOAlVENVION
FLURIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS, AIA
The Secretary submits this Annual Report, together with a statement of the financial
standing of the Assoelation.
I believe that the past twr yuars have been vital ones for the Florida Assoeiation
of Architects and tint what has been achieved is due te the President and thso mren
whom he hIs appointed and who have worked so hard. President Goin and the members
of the Executive Board seemed to me to approach the problems confronting our Associa-
tion with unusual via ion and are leaving to those who are to guide its future pro -
gram a record of real achievement and a basis for the building of an association even
greater than many of us had ever dared dream of. Holding no brief for visin~ar.-
attitudes of progress, this Secretary bases his belief of achievement on the st:might
thinking and unadulterated brd work of our President, Sarford Goin, of our Legis-
lative Comittee, headed by Frank Bunch, with the able assistance of Berront Tanch,
of our Oosuittee for studying the need of an Executive Secretary, head by PFrncis
Walton, and of other conuittees, each deserving of special praise.
All of the meetings have been attended by the Secretary and it is gratifying to
report the increasing interest evidenced at each of these meetings, not only by the
Board members but by the other Association members in the city in which the Board
meeting was held.
Although a special committee will report on the matter, I feel that I cannot conclude
-my report without referring to the matter of the need for a fall time Executive
Secretary. I do not feel that a practicing architect can do the job that needs to
I am grateful for the assistance given me by the members of the Association through-
out the State,
FLRIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
THE AEBRICA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
AS OF OCTOEE 31, 1951
Broogt* toward fitrm the year 1950
Dues Broward County Chapter
Dues Florida Central Chapter
Dues Florida North Central Chapter
Dues Daytomn Beach Chapter
Dues Florida North Chapter
Dues Palm Beach Chapter
Dues Florida South Chapter
Dues Student Associate Chapter
Legislative Quota Broward County Chapter
Legislative Quota Florida Central Ghapter
Legislative Quota Florida North Central Chapter
Legislative Quota Daytona Beach Chapter
Legislative Quota Florida North Chapter
Legislative Quota Palm each Chapter
Legislative Quota Florida South Chapter
Bernont Tench, Jr., FAA Co,'nsel (1950)
Fla. State Chamber of Cnmeree, Dues
Powers Go. (Mimeo paper, 1950)
Mayes Printing Co. (Frinting & Envelopes, 1950)
Powers Co. (Kineo paper)
Western Unio Telegraph
Peninsula Put. Co. (Fla. Bldr.)
Yonge & Hart (.iddrsse3rette plates & W.U.)
The American ITstitute of Architects, Dues
Mayes Printing Co,, Stationery
Berenice W. Hannah, Postage, Stamps & Misc.
Penmont Tench, Jr,, FAA Counsel
Benmont Tench, Jr., Legislative Expense
Benmont Tench, Jr,, Reporting Service
F. R. Walton, Travel ALL Convention
Bemrnice W. Uannah, Clerical
R. Daniel Hart, Secretarial xprens e
L. G. Palfour, FAA Medal
Franklin S. Bunch, Legislative Expense
Bernont Tench, Jr., Legislative Expense
Gainesville Letter Shop, Report of Exee. See. Ccan.
Douglas Printing Co., Certificates Past-Prcs.
&atLeCE FOR YEAR
REC-PT LOTION OF RECEIPTS:
206 Corp. i 415
2 J $10
2 I 1
Collection of 1950 Dues
RECAprJuir Ii- O 3u'JDGLt 2 An EHE95ES
,s of Oct. 31, 1951
Dues and Fees
Stationary and Printing
Postage, Miscellaneous & Petty Cash
Eud g ed amount
*The amnout of ,256,87 paid out on last year's billUs not included in the
above. .liso~ iuLia- of $1i.CO refunded to Florida North Contral Chapter
A rr tn b.xk sh r-lng as betn_ paid out includes the above-mentiored
figw-es %n- C.200'00 t+lat was returned fIrom bank because of cheeks not being
REGAPIjTU~'TON OF DUS Bj_ -CHAPTERS
rI COP-rtate R ES 0J0t2. Associate Jr. Asoc,
1 Total i Total Pai T Tobal Paid L Total Paid
.. .,___________ ___-a__-_-_- A.----
;.WARLP COUNT' CHAPTrER
FLOLIA CETRATL CHATERm
FLOtIDA NORTH CENT:iL CHAP.
DpA^ OIA BEiCH cHAPTER
VD'DRID NORTH C.APl'TR
PLM BLE il CHAPTER
FLORIDT" SOUTH CHAPTER
STWENT ZSSOCLTEE GAHPT;R
*i in rarn
*3 in Arm
I I I
5 7. 3 2
ted Service entire year, I entered in Sept.
ted in Sept.
4 u 4
STU'ETW ASSOCIATE CHAPTER
The Student Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has experienced a rebirth
in the past few months. Always active in the past, it iu going on to now he-g'-s
this year. The membership, an average of 45 in the year past, has soa.red t.': 9-
members from the Upper Division and approximately 30 Junior Associate nmriben -fo'm
the Lower Division. That means that close to ninety per cent of the students in
Upper Division are Chapter members.
The reason for the rebirth and strong membership is two-fold, the first being the
able leadership and unbounding enthusiasm of C, Ernest Daffin, President, an the
other reason being a general feeling for the need of Leadership in the College of
Architecture and group effort to promote activities beneficial to the education of
an arohiteo not undertaken by the administration. The group feels if the adminis-
tration cannot foster those activities due to financial or other reasons, they must
undertake them themselves.
So far this year two huge projects have been undertaken and successfully completed,
one being the Architectural Field Day, which needs no reiteration other than to say
that Ralph Gully, A.I.A., came to the University from New York at his own expense,
and the other being the sponsorship of an address by Frank LLoyd Wright.
The Wright lecture was a staggering undertaking that required group faith in their
purpose power and pocketbook. It was not s o much a matter of how much personal good
they would gain from Mr. Wright's appearance, but, rather, the good that such an
effort would do in making people aware of the Student Chapter and the College of
Architecture and the need that exists there.
The entire affair cost in the neighborhood of $ i1,500 and was attended by approxi-
mately 2,500 people, a good percentage of them being from cities other than Gaines-
ville. Publicity was sent out through the entire Southeast. Twenty-five hundred
brochures were sent out to architects, art clubs, civie groups and educational insti-
tutions. In addition, fifty invitations were sent out to state luadera and digni-
A complete financial statement is not available as yet, since all the tickets and
funds have not been returned. However, ticket sales have amounted to $1,314.50 to
date. The deficit incurred, if any, will be paid by the members out of their own
Our> future plans are quite extensive. Kr. George Nelson, noted architect and furni-
ture 4dezi ncr, is coming to the -r.choo- for a few days starting January 7, we recently
recotLved word from WillTn I.es.e-zs ih t he would be interested in coming during March,
and A.Lfrod Roth, Swiss architert crzd author of several books on school design, indi-
cated that he aight be tble to ret- with us in May.
In addition ve are planining 3 ar.-ange cciange trips with other architectural
schc.e's, broadening the scope of 7ield D-ay to br.Lng students and faculty members
frrm othcr schools, looking inL..' the o.rpslbiliAties of working out a cooperative
scheme with architects to tf.-h suade:;s& jri!nLK the sur=er months on an apprentice-
ship -ystpe, and brianginrg sur cl. cr it..-Atn atd cooperatict between the students
in i' ilding construction. engrcer_.s aina architecture.
The stir-lonts have the ambition annd the ability to bring all these beneficial plans
to r.alaty, but to do so wil3 require the wh-iehearted cooperation and support of
thb Florida association of .Architects. Ttis we hwibly request.
Alan C, Borg, Vice President
Student Associate Chapter, F.AA., A.I.A.
xEEORT OF TiE L-EGISATIVE COMITTE
FIFERIL ASSDOCTIQM OF ARCHITECTS, AIA
November 2, 1951
If you have kept up with what has been published in the Bulletin and sent to you by
the Secretary, you. kow pretty well wtat went on in the Legislature. There was only
one matter that took place in the Legislature that created any controversy within the
profession. As you know, the Legislative Committee was given authority to act on any
legislative matter as they saw fit, aid that committee gave the Chairman the autho-
rity to act in such cases where time would not permit the polling of the entire com-
mittee, and in one case it was necessary that the legislative representative in
Tallahassee be directed to take certain action which subsequently turned out to be
of some controversial nature within the profession.
That matter was discussed at the Legislative Coamittee meeting yesterday at sacm
length, and that committee has ratified the position taken by the Chairman in direct-
ing the activities of the legislative representatives with respect to that particular
So, unless there is someoi here who wishes to open the matter again, we'll let the
matter rest and forget it until it comes up next time. It happened to deal with a
subject which was not available to us for study prior to the legislature, and we hope
that before the next legislature convenes the sponsors of this particular legislation
will present to the Legislative Comnittee, whoever they are next year, enough informa-
tion about this type of legislation so that it can be studied and the general member-
ship polled if necessary to determine the consensus of the opinion of the architects.
One of the major activities which the Legislative Committee has indulged in in the
past year or two has been to endorse and support and practically sponsor a joint
Florida Professions Committee with informal representation from nine Florida profes-
aimns, nmeting in informal, irregularly called meetings to organize concerted action
to keep our various state regulatory boards and licensing boards frn being curtailed
in their activities, and even in some cases perhaps, being eliminated almost entirely.
The Legislative Counittee would like to reccmrend to the conveLtion that it endorse,
support and extend the activities of the committee in this connection. We recamnerd
this to the convention because we have very definite indications that such activities
will be even more in evidence prior to the next session of the legislature, and we
have found that where we can bring to bear on the legislators involved the concerted
opinions and feelings of not only one profession but as many as nine professions
they will listen and we can really get some action the way we want it, rather than
the way some misguided legislator wants it with respect to our state boards.
The Legislative Committee also wishes to recommend to the convention the establish-
met of an Executive Secretary as most desirable from the standpoint of this particu-
lar cusmittee. You will hear more about this Executive Secretary matter a little
later on fron a special committee which has been studying it.
We are particularly interested because our legislative representative, Mr. Benmoun
Tench, who has so ably taken our part in tih legislature and between sessions of the
legislature, with some of the legislators for the past three or four years, now
wishes, because of personal reasons, and casting no reflection at all on the Associa-
tion, to be relieved of his duties along that line.
So we have got to firi somebody to take hia place, if he will be unable to serve us
in the 1953 session of the legislature, and we think the logical person would be
Legislative Committee Report, -2-
November 2, 1951.
a full time paid Exeacutive Secretary of the Association.
I want to mention one other thing. In connection with this Joint Florida Professions
Committee, the Legislative Committee is finding it increasingly necessary to put out
some turds utich in the past have been in soae cases the persoini funded from the
members of the committee, nid we would lile to recoarend to the new ExEcutive Board
that item be placed in the budget for the legislative Committee during this off year
of the legislature to assist in that organisation of that all Florida Professions
It wouldn't need to be very much, but some minor amount in the budget would be of
great help to us.
Franklin S. Bunch, Chaiman
Members of Ccnmittee:
Harry K. Griffin, Daytona Beach Chapter
Igor Polevitzky, Florida South Chapter
Courtney Stewart, Palm Beach Chapter
ELliott Hadley, Florida Contral Chapter
Charles Saunders, Florida North Central Chapter
Clinton Ganble, Browand County Chapter
COWITE TO SITDY MTE IEE PFOE AN KEECUTIVE SECRETARY
I'd like to start with the objects of the FAA, that is the point at which I began
the study of the thing, first of all, to fitd out what the FAA is supposed to be
The objects of the FAA are:
1. To unite the architectural profession within the State of Florida.
2. To promote and forward the objects of The Aierican Institute of Architects.
3. To stimulate and encourage continual inprovement within the profession.
4. To cooperate with other professions.
5. To pr.rote aid participate in the otters of general public welfare.
6. To represent and act for the architectural profession in the State.
7. To promote educational and public rel tons programs for the advancement of the
I didn't write that, that is in your by-laws, it is the objects in the forefront of
your Bulletin that carries the same statement. That is what we are supposed to be
doing and -e are doing it at some great expemre to some of the individuals on the
Board anM officers who have been trying to carry on this program; most of them have
become dissatisfied with the results they havo achieved. They have achieved some
results, but they realized they didn't have time enough to do the job right. They
have done the boost they could.
It is this feeling, coupled with a little feeling of resentment on the part of some
of the people who had to be officers, because of the load they had to carry for the
membership, that is what sponsored or prompted this movement.
I'd like to translate those objects of the FAA into the terms of activities which
might be called a working program, and I have tried to make a little mare elaborate
explanation of these points:
1. Maintain a Bulletin; to acquaint members with activities and problem of the
Chapters and the members, ard to act as a sounding board for members' opinion
and report on methods used in solving our problems.
2. Promote best possible attendance at conventions.
3. Maintain liaison with The American Institute of Architects and support their
4. Act as an educational and ethical stimulus through the use of the Bulletin and
the convention floor and its attendant semirar sessions.
5. Report the activities of other professions through bulletins, report our activi-
ties to the other professions and secure active cooperation with them on com-
mittees of a joint and collaborative nature. Bring to us and take to them
speakers for our mutual benefits.
6. Support publicly through press ani speakers various public welfare programs.
7. Circularize our state representatives and bring our message to thim forcefully.
Maintain counsel actively attendant to all sessions of the legislatn-e.
8. Secure proper coverage in the public press, encoumge essayists ani speakers
=o.ng the profession and place them and the photograplW of work done before the
pu-lie at best advantage.
9, G:i, advice ard counsel to Chapters.
I0. Awd-ist in starting Chapters.
UJ., Ma.-rtan legal counsel.
12. Support work of State Board.
Report of Comaittee to Stud;y th3 -2-
Need for An Executive Secretary
That more or less spells out the duties that would fall to an Executive Secretary,
were we to hire one. Our membership has a rather pecull.ar characterri.3sti; which has
to be taken into account. Since our Association is a feduriton of Chprbara. the
problem of membership is resolved at the Chapter level Howev-..r, int order tb. p-o-
vide sufficient funds and strength the Association mfrst por3sor TEh. grtctt chapter
activity and the most intensive chapter and membership develop--ret pos~5ole r..
Form. Although the Association is of the nature of a federation, it iz artii1l y
governed through individual membership and all officers are elected at con ', iton.
Although our Vice Presidents arc nominated from the chapter, their P'.tIficskti.'n and
election depends on the convention. Since delegation at conventions i rot li j ited,
this acts to reduce the federation effect. The behavior of the elected officers has
always in the past indicated more of the federation attitude, however, and we find
on all matters of serious nature, the Board seeks to take the level of decisioQ back
to the Chapters before action is taken. In terms of the objects of the FAA and the
required activities, the membership and the form our organization has developed, the
following suggests itself as the first approach to the problem of hiring an Executive
The Work of the executive Secretary. "The success of the Association depends in
large part on the care with which policies are formulated, adopted, and executed."
It is at the execution level that the executive can do the most work.
The executive must work for the realization, of the objects of the FAA through activi-
ties such as those suggested above. Much of this work will be carried out by the
members through their individual and coaeittee work and the executive will merely
be the goad to activity and the cement between the bricks. In an attempt to clarify
this picture here are spelled out some of the probable duties of the office:
1. Coordinate the work of committees.
2. Prepare and manage conventions,.
3. Organize Board meetings,
4. Coordinate work of chapters.
5. Effect liaison with State Board.
6. Effect liaison with legal counsel.
7. Assist chapters.
8. Draw supporting efforts from members.
9.- Maintain accounts.
10. Develop a budget for Board approval.
11. Handle public relations amd press work.
12. Obtain audit of books.
13. Obtain understanding and acceptance of the program by Boand and Chapters.
14. Keep minutes and records.
15. Take care of official correspondence and Bulletin.
16. Represent the FAA as directed.
With the employment of an Executive Secretary a pressure toward stabilization of the
Board with perhaps longer staggered terms will be felt.
Any Executive Secretary who was confronted with the possibility of a complete change
of officers every year would be at somewhat of a loss to kecp an organization moving
in a constant direction, and I feel that as an outgrowth of this, we might find it
desirable to arrange for some staggering of office sterns in order that the man
wouldn't be confronted with a whole new set of officers occasionally.
Report of Committee to Study the -3-
Need for an Executive Secretary
Saoe of the above items of work call for a person who is a good writer. Others call
for a hard driving organizer. Some call for a good salesman. The difficulty of
finding all these diverse qualities in one person accounts for the fact that dif-
ferent solutions to the problem are in use. The following list is suggested as
I'd like to tell you how these were arrived at. We sent a circular, a questionnaire,
to the 12 Districts of The American Institute of Architects, and I asked the mecmers
of the Chapter Affairs Committee in each of those Districts, to forward these ques-
tionnaires to any organizations, AIA, or state organizations in their areas, who
might have an Executive Secretary who could cast a little light on the subject.
And fro that, I got several replies which indicate the manner in which other states
and other large Chapters have solved this problem.
From that, I constructed three possible solutions, ways, that derived from those.
(a) We could employ a full-time Executive Secretary who would be equipped to do all
our jobs with the aid of a stenographer and with a budget for office costs and
travel. s. above stated the talents must be broad involving handling people, writing
effectively, organize meetings, keep records and accounts, and above all be able to
think like an ethical professional in all his contacts and writings. This is a big
order and is going to take a big person to fill it. If the person can be found and
if we can finance it, this is the ideal solution.
Here is a rough estimate, an architect's estimate is usually too low, but this is a
rough estimate of what it might cost:
The Executive Secretary salary, 46500 to $8000 a year. That was arrived at by con-
sulting with several Executive Secretaries and finding out what they drew. They
weren't architectural Executive Secretaries, they were in other lines. I finr that
his salary range for a starting person, a fellow who realizes he has got to make
a showing and maybe he can build up his salary as time goes on. That would draw a
qualified person, I am told.
For stenographer, 2000, Coast of office, $2000, other expenses, $3000, making a
total of 1l3,500 to $15,000.
We might be able to shave it a little if we got down to cases. Some of those other
costs might be whittled.
(b) A s second solution suggests itself. We might prevail on one of our own members
to take part of these duties, Item 1, uniting the profession within the State of
Florida; Item 3, to stimulate and encourage continual improvement within the profes-
sion; Item 4, to cooperate with other professions; Itcin 5, to participate in matters
of general public welfare. Sore of the other general aspects of the job could be
carried by one of our own members, in other words, who would be elected to this
office and paid a modest salary just to take the curse off from having to give up
some of his time, I suggest 01500 a year.
Then we could have a press secretary and convrition manager. He would be actually
a public relations man working under this man. He would probably be drawn from the
Report of Committei e tZ ..I ncy ti'e -14-
Need for AOn Executv.e SeZ.etaiy
I have suggested a $4000 salary a year, for that as a starting salary. The other
office costs, 41500 and $3000 rnie a total cost of I10,000.
That would give us two people, one of our own professionals who would guide th work
of this other person, and the other one working full time as a press secret--i ud
public relations man to do the leg work.
Another possible solution to the broad scope of talents required for the j$ob I two
persons with a different relationship, as follows: A half time Executive Set.rdA.ry,
perhaps an architect, to handle everything except the press releases and E':.il .Ain
and to cover these two on a contract basis (as we had considered in a pre-iore
negotiation) to a publisher or public relations counsel working closely with our
The cost of this solution, Secretary, $40O, public relations counsel, '3500, ex-
penses of office, 63000, stenographer's time, $1000, or a total of $11,500.
That is an expansion of the second step, assuming that we would never consider the
public relations counsel ever becoming any more than just that. That would be
strictly a public relations counsel and could be done unier contract with sre
larger firm. I understand some state organizations have contracts in about this
amount for just such jobs. Some large advertising agency vill take the job and
delegate one of their personnel to be the exoert on that account, set up a file and
manage the thing '.-thin their office just as a contract.
That would anticipate that we'd have to pay sonm architect about a half time job
to do the balance of the job, do all the other work.
With each of these schemes in operation, there would be the same sources of revenue
to offset these costs. Here is an enumeration of these possible sources with aside
remarks by the commii'tee on how they may be increased or achieved.
1. Dues. They may be increased by enlarging membership and by increasing dues.
2. Advertisements in Bulletin. (A large possible source if the program is put
through and a snappy publication results.)
3. Convention re.TistrAition fees. (Can be increased by building larger attendance
at ccm ertion and slight increase in fee,)
4. advertisers ani exhibitors fees at conventions. (Gn enlarged and souped up
co'ar-ntion will draw willing exhibitors whose toll might well carry the major
5. Incnie frm= Services. (Our executive -dglt well render survey ad mailing list
s.'_2vces to advertisers at a small profit to the organization.)
6. Donations, beacsts, and grants. (Kay architects could donate to the cause and
soUMe eight be atlo t- remember the PAA in their wills. The obtaining of grants
front vari-ous found utions would depend on the value of our projects and our
exncutiv-e's initiative in obtaining thot contacts,)
The committee reoomnrds that the program suggested by scheme (b) holds the most
fert.~Te riossibilities for the Asscciation and its cost might be whittled down by
tl. ..'- advantage of some specific situation such as attaching the work office to the
ar,.uitect's offLice who accepted the job as part-time executive. With this scheme
Report of Coemittec to Stiriv the -5-
Need for An Executive Sc'et.Lary
we have the additional advantage that we can train our press socretary to better
repre ent us by being under the direct supervision of the nernbr Exe ut-tve Se3ro--
tary. If we are careful in selecting our mplcyee this person mg.%, =I. tnls situa-
tion, grow to the full capabilities of the person required for sct.as (a) and the
Association income and wellbeing nigit also grow to be able to absorb it.
On the other hand, a two man office with broad talents, available to the Association
and with a member representing us, perhaps in the modified title of Executive Vie
President, has much to recommend it.
With the employment of an Executive Secrotary the Association will have an office,
however small, which will have to be equipped and maintained.
Respe tfully submitted,
Francis R. hahlton, Chainan
REPORT OF OOMMTlEE ON UNIFORM ILDING CODES
Ralph Spicer (Daytona Beach) CHAIlEAN
V.. Manley King (Palm Beach)
Robert E. ansen (Broard)
Marion Manley (South)
William Jackson (North)
Albert P. Woodard (North Central)
James Gamble Rogers, 11 (Central)
The Chairman of your committee on Uniform Building Codes, appointed for 1951, has
been instructed by the committee to submit and to move the adoption of the attached
Whereas, the need for unification of building codes is an established and accepted
Whereas, in recognition of this fact, the ne.jority of the local Building Codes in
force in Florida embody, in general, the principal provisions of the
Southern Standard Building Code, and,
Whereas, the Rules Governing the Construction of Buildings, coming under the juris-
diction of the Florida State Hotel Commission, are often different than
and in conflict with the majority of the local Building Codes in force in
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that, The Florida Association of Architects recom-
mend, and do everything within its owner, to the end result that:
1. The Florida State Hotel oidrassion adopt and include by reference
thereto, the Southern Stamdard Buildixg Code, with suitable modifica-
tions relative to planning, as the principal part of its Rules Govern-
ing the Construction of Buildings, coming under its jurisdiction.
2. All municipalities and governing bodies, contemplating the adoption
of building codes, adopt the Southern Standard Building Code as their
REPORT (OF CMITTEE ON RELATIONS FITH THE COSTlUCTLION PEJST1r
Due to the conditicms that exist in the State of Florida in the past vear; nanely,
the a&mut of construction work that has been performed ard the complete '
of all crafts, this Cainittee has had no particular problems or grievanz s s u:3Yitted
to their attention. Therefore, this report will consist of suggestionE fcr ot-.tlnued
good relations between contractors and architects in the construction industry.
It is obvious that architects, contractors or builders, and their respective control-
ling organizations have cooperated very well in the past year. As an example, inr the
Palm Beach area throughout the past year the Architects, Associated General Contra:-
tors, Engineers and Realtors have a Joint Cooperative Committee appointed from their
parent organizations which meet monthly to discuss the problem that arise affect-ing
the construction industry, The solutions and suggestions of this Joint Canmittee are
carried back to the parent organization for dicussico and approval. aso, semi-
annually these four organizations have a joint meeting at which time recommerdations
and resolutions are passed on all the ipoartct matters affecting the construction
industry and current municipal or public improvement projects in which these organi-
zations might be of assistance to local governing bodies. The results have been out-
standing in this area, ani the Palm Ieach Chapter would recommnd a similar procedure
to other chapters of the AI,.A.
In the Central Florida area similar meetings have been held in which the local Archi-
tects Comnmittee meets at intervals with the Contractorst organization to discuss
their problems. This, 'with the cooperation of the Builders Exchange, which is com-
posed of all branches of the building industry, handle the problems that arise very
successfully. Therefore, it is the opinion of this Committee that conditions as they
exist throughout the State of Florida are being aided by the building industry which
is contributing mah to the growth and happiness of the State not only as it directly
affects the industry but as it would affect the growth of the municipalities in which
The only problem that has been reported to this Cormittee has been the feeling that
builders are not only taking on their own responsibilities as contractors, but are
also gradtialy assuming the responsibilities of the architect in the building indus-
try, and the architect is losing control of the work that he should be responsible
for. Mainly, the contractor are furnishing designs and estimates before contacting
an architect, and they are then presenting the clients to the architect and asking
for a reduction in fees stating that much of the preliminary work has been done and
full architectural services are not required. This has been done, I bellevn, pri-
marily for the reason that the contractor wants to retain the client without having
to go through the usual competitive bidding to secure a job.
R. H. Plockalman, Chairman
REPORT CF ThS 3-E1D OF IMJSTEES
FLORIDA ASSOClATION OF ARCHITECTS LMN rUND
Mr, Sanford W. Goin, Presidern
Florida Association of Architects
518 N. E. Fourth Avenue
In response to your request and in discharge of our duty as Trustees of the
F.A.A. Loan Fund at the University of Florida, we submit this the annual report of
the fund's status as of October 23, 1951:
Cash on hand $783.65
(Principal amount) 66.
Fund value T50.15
The accounts receivable item represents one account only which has been out-
standing and due for some time. Steps have been taken to encourage the borrower
to formulate a plan for the systematic liquidation of this loan.
In recent years students seem to be disinclined to make use of the loan fund.
Their tendency has been to seek part-tine work in order to follow a pay-os-you-go
plan. Perhaps the recent trend toward earlier marfrage in this social group accounts,
at least in part, for the distaste for such additional indebtedness, or it may be
that students are enrolling for curricula in which scholarships are available.
In that connection, I believe it appropriate to call your attention to the
extent to which the realtors of the state have encouraged students to pursue the
curriculum in real estate. Attached are pages 87 and 88, taken from the University's
1951-52 catalog, which list and describe the eleven scholarships now availabJe.
Obviously, a student given the choice between seeking a loan or a scholarship will be
inclined toward the latter course. whilee we are not making any specific recm-renda-
tion, it is safe to say that highly desirable as a loan fund is, it is at the moment
the least attractive course of action from the students viewpoint.
The problem of student aid is but one facet of the larger problem of architec-
tural education. Inasmuch as this larger problem of architectural education is be-
coming increasingly one of the major concerns of the profession, it appears appro-
priate that the Board of Trustees should urge upon the Association the need for con-
tinued and comprehensive study in its own interest. Whether it is said on the higher
level of a civilization or the lower one of a profession, it is not too strong a
statement to make that the problem of education is one of survival.
JOMW L. R. GRAND, Chairman
Board of Trustees,
Florida Association of Architects
JLRG/m University of Florida
cc: Mr. George Spohn
Mr. Warren Hendry
Mr. R. Daniel Hart
REPlOfR % .F TW-7
COMKrEs ON RtEITILT3 TM W I Al&C62TSCTS ALM E2INEERS
Mr. Sanford W. Goin, President
The Florida Association of Architects
518 II. E. Ath Avenue
Dear Nr. Goin:
It now appears that I am not going to be able to attend the Convention in Novemaber.
I am therefore writing you with reference to the Committee on Relations between
Architects and Engineers, of which you appointed me Chairman for this year.
Some time ago I wrote all members of The Committee asking them to advise me of any
matters which either they or bheir respective chapters thought we should consider.
The only suggestion which anyone could offer is contained in a letter from
Mr. Panceast which is enclosed.
It seems to me that Kr. Pancoast's proposal is a very constructive one. As this
year is very nearly gone, I believe it can be a>-ted uron to greater advantage by
the new committee which will be appointed in 1952.
With best regards, I am
Van W. Knox, Jr.
The above-referred to letter from Mr. Pancoast to Mr. Knox is included below:
Mr. Van W. Knox, Jr.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Dear Mr. Knoxt
This will acknowledge your letter of October 9 in regard to the proposed F.A.A.
committee meeting Thursday afternoon, November 1, in regard to relations between
architects and engineers.
In case I am not able to be at the meeting, I would like to bring up one subject
for committee discussion. Ccrmmittees on relations between the two professions never
seem to acecolish very much because each profession overlaps the field of the other
profession to such an extent that it is difficult to draw definite lines between them.
I understand tint the engineers are planning to get legislative action on changes to
the law thaint governs the practice of engineering. At the present time, their law
allows theb to design any type of building without an architect. The best profes-
sioao. nmen amongst the engineers do not want to practice architecture, but others
have no hesitancy in entering the field and aro so doing in increasing numbers. The
engineers claim that the architects have the right under the law to do engineering
and that imny of them are doing engineering work who are not capable. Again, the
best professional men amongst the architects always engage engineers to do their
, -" 7IX J
REPORT QJF T'S
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFQOR'TION & GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Herbert H. Johnson, CHilIRMAN
Gemo J. Votaw
Edwin M. Snead
It has come to the attention of the committee during the past year that architectural-
engineering organizations have been and are being set up within State Agencies far.
the purpose of preparing plans and specifications for the construction of State
build. ings, This matter was brought before the Executive Board in -Lpril by Stripling
and was reported upon brief]J; at the July meeting by Mr. Tenoh, At Mr. Tench's
request a special committee was appointed to serve with him in investigating this
matter. The results of this investigation have not yet been submitted.
It is recommended that this special committee be continued into the next year and
that an attempt be made to meet with the Florida Engineering Socitty and the Florida
Society of Professional Engineers for the purpose of enlisting their support in cor-
recting this situation.
The Committee on Public Information and Governmental Relations wishes to congratulate
Mr, Hoopor and the Covrrention Committee for arranging a program of seminars that will
do more to acquainb the membership with their relation to governmental agencies,
both state and Fuderal, than any action that could be taken by this committee.
Herbert H. Johnson, OChairman
REPORT OF TWE
COMMITTEE ON ALLIED ARTS, F.A.A.
FO. THE MYELR 1951
The past year has rot been notable for any large scale cooperation between artists,
sculptors and architects. Nearly all the architects spend most of their time wonder-
ing how they can build any buildings at all after becoming enmeahed in the maze of
goverrnent control and red tape, which has descended upon us like a h-avy smog.
However, the Florida South Clhpter is now sponsoring a show of Centraporary Painting
8t the Art Gallery of the University of Miari. I understand that Bob Little, as the
chairman of the co mi:ttec on allied arts for the Florida South Chapter is the prime
mover behind this show.
It is a pleasure to quote from a latter sent to me by Bill Arnett, oam of the members
of this Committee.
"Probably the most active agency in Florida in fostering and prcnoting closer
relationships b.twcen architvc:s, scaultors, .z-inttrs and other artists prac-
ticing the- arts of design allied with archittutur, is our mow College of Archi-
tecturo and Allied hrts at rho University of Florida.
"Here, working side by side, are the young men and women who plan to devote their
lives to the irprovecfcnt of man's physical environment and the enrichment of his
life through architecture and the arts.
". .Two ten, John L. R. Grand, head of the Department of Architecture, and
Stuart R. Purser, head of the Department of art, one an architect and the other
an artist, arre working together with the closest kind of cooperation to advance
the cause of architecture and the arts in Florida. I know of no more active
integration any where in the country."
This is a good sign. Let us hope that the young men and women, now attending the
University, will carry on the good work, after they leave.
Laurance W. Hitt
Chairman of the Coidttoe on Allied Arts
.4PIrrL L *
AWIAL RflORT CF COMfITTS OK EDUCATION AM) REGISTrATION
Mr. R. Daniel Hirt
Secretary-Treasurer Re-Annual Report
The Florida Association of Architects Committee on Education
Pensacola, Florida and Registration
I wish to submit this report from the Committee on Education and Registration.
On July 5th I sunitted a letter (see enclosed copy) to each manber of the Committee.
I received answers from four. Their letters are attached. The others have not re-
plied to date.
I also have contacted the A.I.A. Department of Education and Research, Walter A.
Taylor, Director. His letter, in reply, is attached, also the "1950 Survey of the
Architectural Profession, Progress Report." Enclosed also is the "Report of the
Committee on Education," the title "The Education of the Architect."
We find that the education of a future architect is divided into three distinct
periods, as follows: Student, Apprentice and then the Practitioner. The profes-
sional education of an architect is not peculiar to a certain period or type, but
a continuing and constantly enlarging process. The collegiate educational program
prepares the young graduate to enter the period of apprenticeship. This period
moulds his thoughts and actions, which will have control over his works during
actual practice. We find that in many cases the student is filled with theories
. that are being fostered in schools through the instructors, who have come under the
spell of overadvertised professional architects. We find that in many cases that
their ideas of design has lowered the high standards of architecture, rather than
to raise the standard.
The period of apprenticeship depends on the character of the office in which he is
employed and the type of man under whom hc works. Some are satisfied to be of a
type, others strike out on their own to follow their dictates.
When he enters his own private practice, his education then enters the definite
period of his lif a. His actions then make him directly responsible to his clients,
the public and to the architectural profession. Ho must be ethical, sure and sound.
We find that there should be a closer contact with the Schools of Architecture by
the practicing architects and that at all times he should be willing to give his
advice, as gained through years of practice. He should give his time each year to
take active part in some school program. He should take time out to vibi"; the
schools, see their design programs and study the character of instructions given.
We find that the practicing architects should always lend their ears and give advice
to the draftsmen. He should encourage them and help them prepare a program for the
future. They should be prepared on subjects that will assist them and prepare them
for the state examinations.
We should keep in closer contact with the State Board of Architectural Exaniners to
assist them to promote higher aesthetic, scientific and practical qualificticns.
We should keep in closer contact with the A.I.A. Committees on Education and
Members: Respectfully submitted,
Cedric' Start (Broward)
Archio Parish (Central) Gustav A. Maass, Chairman
Alfred B, Pairkcr (South) Committoee on Education and Registration
Prentiss Huddleston (North Central)
Joel W. Sayers, Jr. (Daytom Beach)
P. M, Torraca (North)
Report of CGmnitLee on -f'.atn-s -2-
Between Architects & E.gineers
engineering work if they are not capable of doing a good job in their own
In spite of these claims ond counterclaims, this F AA. committee, or the next ow
to be appointed, should make an effort to ask the engineer -when -aking chanCes to
their law, to qualify the provision which allows them to design all bype:; of billd-
ings. Some individiul engineers are well qualified to design some types of tut l_-
ings and I feel that the architects have no legitimate objection whore tbhi i0 the
case. In general, however, the engineer is a specialist and has not had thi nicers-
sary background of experience and education which trains him in the problem of over-
all design of all types of buildings.
If the engineers could be persuaded to confine the types of buildings which they
design to those buildings which are predominately an engineering problem. I believe
that that is about the cost we could accomplish. The exact wording in sieh a con-
trolling regulate on is xtrermejy difficult to determninE, but pe:-haps a j in',t Oam-
mittee could establish something that wouid be satisfactory to both professions,
Russell T. Pancoast