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Title: Florida architect
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Florida Association of Architects
Publisher: Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: August 1954
Frequency: quarterly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1996.
Issuing Body: Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Issuing Body: Issued by: Florida Association of Architects of the American Institute of Architects, 1954- ; Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, <1980->.
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Florida Architect

Official Journal of the
Florida Association of Architects
of the American Institute of Architects


AUGUST, 1954 VOL. 4, NO. 4


Officers of The F. A. A.

Igor B. Polevitzky _____ President
250 N. E. 18th St., Miami

G. Clinton Gamble -__ Secy.-Treas.
1407 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Laud.

Directors

Florida North Central Chapter
James A. Stripling David W. Potter
Florida South Chapter
T. Trip Russell Herbert H. Johnson
Palm Beach Chapter
George J. Votaw Edgar S. Wortman
Broward County Chapter
Robert G. Jahelka
Morton T. Ironmonger
Florida North Chapter
Edward M. Fearney Franklin S. Bunch
Florida Central Chapter
John Bruce Smith Lawrance W. Hitt
Daytona Beach Chapter
Francis R. Walton David A. Leete
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THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT is published
monthly under the authority and direction
of the Florida Association of Architects'
Publication Committee: Igor B. Polevitzky,
G. Clinton Gamble, Edwin T. Reeder. Edi-
tor: Roger W. Sherman.
Correspondents Broward County Chap-
ter: Morton T. Ironmonger . Florida
North Chapter: Robert E. Crosland, Ocala;
F. A. Hollingsworth, St. Augustine; Lee
Hopper, Jacksonville; H. L. Lindsey, Gaines-
ville; J. H. Look, Pensacola; E. J. Moughton,
Sanford . Florida North Central Chap-
ter: Norman P. Gross, Panama City Area;
Henry T. Hey, Marianna Area; Charles W.
Saunders, Jr., Tallahassee Area . Florida
Central Chapter: Henry L. Roberts, Tampa;
W. Kenneth Miller, Orlando; John M. Cro-
well, Sarasota.
Editorial contributions, information on
Chapter and individual activities and cor-
respondence are welcomed; but publication
of any particular item cannot be guaran-
teed and all copy is subject to approval
of the Publication Committee. All or part
of the FLORIDA ARCHITECT'S editorial
material may be freely reprinted, provided
credit is accorded both the FLORIDA AR-
CHITECT and the author for prior publi-
cation.
Also welcomed are advertisements of
those materials, products and services
adaptable for use in Florida. Mention of
names, or illustrations of such materials
and products in editorial columns or ad-
vertising pages does not constitute en-
dorsement by either the Publication Com-
mittee or the Florida Assocaition of Archi-
tects.
Address all communications relative to
both editorial and advertising matters to
the Editor, 7225 S. W. 82nd Court, Miami
43, Florida.
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AUGUST, 1954


Double-Barrelled Challenge ....



During one of the Seminars at the recent A.I.A. Convention in
Boston, an earnest and thoughtful man made a number of blunt and
leading statements. The man was Charles D. Gibson, President of
the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction. The subject of
his remarks was the current trends of school planning.
Part of those remarks are reprinted elsewhere in this issue. They
are well worth the reading time for any architect. But even more
worthwhile than the words themselves is the scarcely veiled indict-
ment of "official school board thinking." And with that indictment
a clear and obvious challenge to architects-"Change it!"
That hits pretty close to home from two points of view. First is
,our own situation relative to school planning and the need for it.
In spite of the fact that much excellent work is now being done to
complete this State's current school-building planning, the surface has
hardly been scratched, either in terms of needed construction vol-
umes or the kind of planning our changing communities need for
future growth. County and Statewide, our school plant is, and will
be for many years to come, physically inadequate to meet require-
ments for our new youth. Educators with a conscience and no poli-
tical aspirations know the score. So do some 'of our architects who
have made themselves experts on local school problems.
But the public does not yet fully realize the situation. And because
it does n'ot, elected ignorance can ride roughshod over carefully con-
sidered technical recommendations, vitally needed action can be post-
poned, adequate appropriations pared down often far below the dan-
ger mark.
So Mr. Gibson's challenge hits home from a second point of view.
Here is work that needs to be done. Work that architects can do
away from offices and drafting boards. It's educational work on a
community level. It's directly concerned with raising the standards
and sights of civic leaders and 'officials to get better conditions for
better training for better future citizens.
Yes, it's a public relations job. It's one that's particularly down
the architect's alley. The theme of it is the same as Mr. Gibson's:
"A boor school district cannot afford to build cheap buildings."
Architects can prove the point. They can do so by studying the
basic needs of modern education and keeping constantly abreast of
trends in school administration and teaching methods. Such knowledge
can then be related to available sites, to room layouts, to construc-
tion techniques, to costs and bond issues and tax assessments. There
is hardly another individual in any Florida community better able
to accomplish this than an architect.
But it can't be done by seeking a job; and it can't be done without
fighting. It means educating the mayor as well as the corner grocer,
the farmer, the preacher, the newspaper editor, the housewife as
well as members of the school board. In most cases it means long
hours of extra work. And in every case it requires the ability to take
cuffs and come back for more.
But it brings leadership in the community. It brings the satisfac-
tion of achieving a real contribution which the future will find good.
And a more immediate and tangible reward is usually a contract for
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Power




For Good







The same Florida statute that sets up regulations for the practice of archi-
tecture gives the State Board power to enforce them. This power is in more
constant use than is generally realized. BENMONT TENCH, Jr., F. A. A.
General Counsel, gives a behind-the-scenes account of how the Board's law
enforcement program works.


Even the most casual report of
activities toward the end of enforcing
the Florida Statutes covering archi-
tectural practice must necessarily be
somewhat historical in character. This
one will prove to be no exception, for
it covers a number of violations some
of which had their start-or at least
were brought to the attention of the
State Board-well over a year and a
half ago.
The law is not the most expeditious
of our national institutions. Like the
mills of the gods, it grinds slowly-
sometimes very slowly indeed. But in
the vast majority of cases it grinds
exceedingly fine; and once a case is
brought to the attention of the
Board, the file on it is kept open un-
til a definite conclusion is reached.
That conclusion is not necessarily a
law suit. Indeed, a suit is more often
than not a disciplinary measure of last
resort. In most instances it's not
needed. Our experience has been that
very often the illegal practice of archi-
AUGUST, 1954


tecture is being conducted in all inno-
cense of any regulation against it.
That, of course doesn't change the
illegality of the situation, for, as most
laymen know, ignorance of the law
is in itself no excuse for violating it.
But it does have a bearing on
whether or not an intent to violate a
legal statute is involved. If the intent
is present, it will become evident
rather quickly. And if the violation
does not stop in such a case, the
Board has no alternative but to au-
thorize legal action to end it. But
before this is done, all measures pos-
sible have been taken to make the
culprit see the error of his ways, ban-
ish evil and embrace virtue in the
form of honest business.
These measures vary from case to
case. Strange as it may seem to archi-
tects who are living in the same town
with seemingly flagrant violation
practices, there is hardly a case that
can be called typical. Circumstances
vary widely. Each involves also, a


difference in personality and motiva-
tion. Even the backgrounds of cases
that have come to the Board's atten-
tion form no common pattern.
For this reason no standardized
procedure is possible. Each case is
handled as a separate problem; and
action to enforce the law is decided
upon relative to the particular situa-
tion which may be encountered.
This much, however, can be said
as to procedure. As soon as practical
after an alleged violation has been
brought to the State Board's atten-
tion, the facts and personalities rela-
tive to it are investigated. Sometimes
a letter from an official of the State
Board calling attention to the pro-
visions of the statute is all that's
needed to stop the violation. More
often, however, a personal call is
made, an explanation of the law with
regard to architectural practice given,
and a diplomatic, though none the
less definite, suggestion offered that
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Let's Build Our Future Now



In barely 25 years U of F's College of Architecture and
Allied Arts has become the largest in the South, fourth
in the Nation.

New facilities, desperately needed to replace temporary,
over-crowded makeshifts, will be requested from the 1955
Legislature.

The sooner they are built, the sooner will Florida's con-
struction industry have a top-flight educational plant to
assure adequate, overall development of its technical and
professional future.


If hopes and plans of its faculty
and alumni are realized, the College
of Architecture and Allied Arts of
the University of Florida may shortly
be housed in its own permanent
building.
That possibility, at least, was fore-
cast through a recent announcement
by Acting President John S. Allen
that the University will ask the 1955
Legislature for $1,500,000 for the
first unit of the new building. If the


request is granted, it would be pos-
sible to complete the structure by
1956.
In that event, the College of Ar-
chitecture and Allied Arts, now on(e
of the major educational units of
the University, would have, at least
in part, a physical justification for its
status as the largest architectural
school in the South and the fourth
largest in the entire nation.
It certainly has no such physical


THEY SEE THE BUILDING FUTURE IN TERMS OF PRESENT NEEDS
William T. Arnett, Dean, College of John L. R. Grand, Head, Depart-
Architecture and Allied Arts, Uni- ment of Architecture, University of
versity of Florida, Gainesville Florida, Gainesville


justification at present. The marvel
of its statistical position in the field
of professional education is the fact
that it has been able to achieve any
status at all in view of the almost
overwhelming handicaps under which
is has been forced to operate.
The blunt fact is that this College
-which now graduates more students
from its five professional programs
each year than were graduated during
the entire 18-year period from 1929
to 1947-lives and works in a campus
slum.
It occupies four makeshift wooden
buildings located in three, widely-
separated areas of the University
grounds. Originally built to provide
emergency space during World War
II, all are temporary in character and
should have been razed long since.
Not only are these depressing shacks
scattered, poorly arranged and gross-
ly inefficient in terms of even the
lowest of educational standards. They
are in poor repair, ill ventilated and
poorly lighted; and some are com-
pletely without toilet facilities or even
water, making them not only un-
sanitary but actually unsafe.
All this would be bad enough in
a small and unimportant institution.
But the case of the South's largest
architectural College is a wry, blown-
up dramatization of the shoemaker's
children. A long-time stringent policy
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of make-do and do-without has forced
faculty, staff and students to work
under conditions that are so desper-
ately crowded as to be almost beyond
imagining. Dean William T. Arnett
sums up the existing space problem
like this:
"Students are packed so tightly
that twice as much drafting space per
student would be required to provide
merely 'acceptable' conditions. Three
times as much space as we now have
available would be necessary to bring
our conditions to what the National
Architectural Accrediting Board terms
'adequate.'
"In terms of library and exhibition
space-to say nothing about such
necessary areas as offices, receiving,
work and storage rooms-our situa-
tion is equally cramped. In all the
five temporary buildings which the
College uses wholly or in part,
barely 150 feet of wall area exists
that can be adapted, even inefficient-
ly, for the displays and exhibits that
are so vital a part of current educa-
tional programs. From two to three
times this available space would be
required to provide adequate or even
acceptable conditions."
In view of all this, the general
situation into which the College of
Architecture and Allied Arts has been
shoe-horned represents a gigantic
AUGUST, 1954


paradox. This important unit of our
State University's educational plant
represents, so to speak, the largest
and certainly one of the most vital
and dynamic economic factors of our
State as well as the nation. From
the young men and women who
study the various phases of the build-
ing arts at Gainesville come the fu-
ture designers and builders and crafts-
men and artists needed by our build-
ing industry.
Each year Gainesville graduates
are being absorbed by that industry
into architectural offices, construction
firms and manufacturing organiza-
tions that produce the materials,
products and services which bring
structures into being. Demand for
these graduates is constant-and con-
sistently exceeds the supply. A recent
survey indicates that 98 per cent of
them are now engaged in the building
industry.
This is a record of which any Col-
lege in the country might well be
proud. Yet it has been accomplished


under educational handicaps that are
of amazing proportions when con-
trasted with facilities now existing or
being provided for in the fields of
education and research in Medicine,
Engineering, Law, Journalism, Phar-
macy, Physical Education.
If any additional examples were
needed to prove the point, here's one:
Work of the Department of Archi-
tecture is carried on in two tem-
porary buildings, one originally de-
signed as a hospital, the other as a
library. Students and equipment are
so crowded that even halls are used
for storage areas. And up to now
funds have been so lacking that the
Department is still forced to use 250
postwar, makeshift desks that were
ready for the junk yard years ago.
That's an important illustration of
existing conditions in the Depart-
ment. Any university attempting to
teach chemistry without an adequate
laboratory, or mathematics without a
blackboard, would soon be laughed
out of existence. Yet the University


FIRST PRELIMINARY SCHEMATIC showing space organization of the
initial permanent units for the College of Architecture and Allied Arts at
the University of Florida. The units pictured above in "exploded" form
would provide 200,000 square feet of floor space, of which approximately
half would be built under an appropriation of $1.5 million to be sought
from the 1955 Legislature. The first unit would house all or part of the
Departments of Architecture, Building Construction, and Community Plan-
ning, the Bureau of Architectural and Community Research, and the
University Center of the Arts.






"". ... depressing, unsanitary, poorly arranged, scat- of Florida-with one of the largest
tered ill ventilated, crowded, inefficient, unsafe enrollments in Architecture in the
termed, ill ventilated, crowded, inefficient, unsafe.. nation-is daily attempting to teach
professional students under conditions
almost as hopelessly inadequate.

To what extent is this truly dis-
graceful educational situation gencral-
ly realized-not only by practicing
architects and other building profes-
sionals, but by State legislators and
the public at large? Very little, judg-
ing by the current amount of con-
certed effort to change it. Yet the
need for a new medical school at
Gainesville has been broadly and in-
tensively publicized. Funds for a
University Health Center were made
b s available by the 1953 Legislature and
construction of the Medical Sciences
Building is now well advanced.
Certainly no one would deny the
value of such a new educational
facility to the University or to the
people of Florida. And comment
about it is not to decry the facts of
its financing or construction. But the
existence of these facts should make
MAKESHIFTS are the rule in the space now available to the College of every building professional in Florida
Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Florida. Here is a stop, think, and ACT!
drafting room in Temporary "U" in which beginning students in Archi-
tecture and related fields are now crowded in triple shifts. In this barren, The Medical Center is becoming
dreary structure-built originally as a temporary library building-stu- a reality because authoritative seg-
dents and faculty work under serious handicaps; e.g., without drinking mnents of public consciousness have
water, wash sinks, or toilet facilities. been thoroughly convinced as to its
need. They have been aroused to the
point of providing for this need
._ through a constant and vigorous pro-
--.- gram on enlightenment. It's obvious,
of course, that this program stems
from the medical profession. That's
.the way it should be. The really
notable point, however, is that active
support of the program has grown
and finally blossomed in the ranks of
our State legislators to such an extent
that its objective is now well on the
Nway to complete fulfillment.
Should building professionals have
less interest in the educational facili-
ties for their field than medical prac-
tioners have in theirs?

The answer, of course, is no, they
should not. And if the majority of
Florida's building members could be
.; polled, the facts would probably show
.- a high degree of such interest. But a
passive interest is not enough to
initiate a program or to push its
THE HALLS OF BUILDING "E" are continually cluttered with equipment progress smartly along to completion.
because students occupy every square foot of usable space. Even the progress smartly along to completion.
Building Materials Display Room shown in the background is forced into Action is necessary, purposeful action.
service as a classroom. coordinated action, constant action.
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It could be started through the co-
operative initiative of building in-
dustry leaders in this State. There is
plenty of progressive, public-spirited
leadership in the fields of architecture
and construction in Florida. Many
leaders are influential, even power-
ful, in their communities. All surely
realize that the proper development
of our State, the stability of much
of its economy, the safety and well-
being of its public is quite directly
dependent upon the active progress
of building activity. And they must
certainly appreciate that future ad-
vances in building development must
be made by the young men and
women who are now students. It
takes little thought indeed to under-
stand, with crystal clarity, that the
public, even more pointedly than the
building professional, has a very real
and tangible stake in the improve-
ment of educational facilities and the
progressive development of better
educational standards at Gainesville.
If the interests and vigor of these
building industry leaders could be
coordinated and properly channeled,
the current problems of the College
of Architecture and Allied Arts of the
University could quickly be solved.


BUILT DURING WORLD WAR II as a temporary,
barracks-type hospital, the wooden structures shown in
the foreground (Building "E") house the Upper Division
drafting rooms and class rooms for architecture, building
construction, interior design, and landscape architecture.
AUGUST, 1954


Here also are housed the Heliodon, the College Library,
the Model-making Studio, the Building Materials Display
Room, and offices for the faculty, the department heads
and the dean. The permanent building in the back-
ground is the Administration Building.


IT'S TO EVERYBODY'S INTEREST


Construction of the proposed new educational build-
ing in Gainesville will benefit every phase of Florida's
construction industry. Architects, general contractors,
sub-contractors, craftsmen, even material suppliers, all
have a stake in the future it would help to build. Help
toward its early completion is not a matter of contribu-
tions or committee work. It's simply a matter of interest.
To help, do this:
* Get to know the State Senators and Representatives
who live in your town. Tell them about the educational
needs of the construction industry and how this building
will meet them.
* Write to the State Legislators you don't know or
can't meet not once, but several times on various
angles of the subject.
* Write also to Dean William T. Arnett and Acting
President John S. Allen at Gainesville. Put your approval
of their building program on paper. It will help in pre-
senting the matter to the Legislature.
A little talk, a few letters. That's all but from every-
body in the construction industry it would mean a moun-
tain of significant public opinion.








Power for Good

(Continued from Page 5)
the provisions of that law should, and
must, be obeyed.
This sort of thing is going on all
the time-and all over the state.
Sometimes the call is made via tele-
phone. Sometimes it involves a sub-
stantial amount of travel. But our
greatest success thus far has come not
from formal legal actions, but
through judicious use of the gloved
hand-the process of explanation
conducted on as friendly and helpful
a basis as possible.
Of course, it's not always friendly.
The glove encases a very effective
legal fist which can, and will, be used
where needed. It is impossible to tell
how many would-be, or have-been,
violators are, through this method,
being driven to operate within the
law-simply because they realize they
must be more circumspect in their
activities or face the legal conse-
quences. Statistics would be imma-
terial anyway. The point is that re-
sults are being obtained. Two cases
will illustrate this.
Shortly before Christmas last year,
we learned that a man in the Lake-
land area was apparently designing
houses that exceeded the statutory
limit. He was visited and the law
regulating architectural practice ex-
plained to him. The conversation was
amicable; a copy of the law was given
him; and at the end of the visit he
indicated he would contact his own
lawyers and be guided by their advice.
Since then his activities have not
been brought to the attention of the
State Board by architects in the Lake-
land area and it thus appears we were
successful in handling the matter in
this informal fashion.
Another situation last fall con-
cerned one James D. S- in
Miami. This man apparently had a
seal designating him as an architect-
complete with registration number.
But, unfortunately for S the
number he used was a good thousand
digits above the highest registration
issued by the State Board. He had
been using the seal to stamp, for a
builder, sets of plans originally pre-
pared by one of Miami's prominent
architects and a member of the ATA.


Depositions from witnesses gave us
the information needed on S- 's
operations. But we couldn't find
S- himself, although we made
every effort to do so-even to the
extent of hiring a private detective.
As a result of our investigations,
however, the activities of the builder
for whom S- had been gener-
ously validating plans with a bogus
seal were brought to the attention of
the licensing authorities. He was ap-
propriately disciplined. As to
S- he still remains a mystery,
though now an inactive one. The lat-
est word about him came from a Mi-
ami architect close to the case. It was:
"We can't find S- and we can't
find the private eye who is supposed
to find S----!" And, with the of-
fender vanished into thin air, the
State Board now considers the matter
closed.
All this is not to say that certain
cases have not, or will not, come to
court. The change in the Florida Stat-
utes in 1953 vested the State Board
of Architecture with a much greater
power to enforce the law than it for-
merly had. Now the Board can insti-
tute civil proceedings not only against
those violating the laws regulating
architectural practice, but also those
attempting to contravene "the law-
ful rules, regulations or orders of the
Board."
This gives the Board a new free-
dom of action. It can now take legal
action on its own responsibility to stop
a wide range of statute violations.
Some violations involve attempts to
practice architecture without a license.
These, in general, have to do with
either a disregard of the laws relating
to architecture or attempts to circum-
vent them. Others involve infractions
of the Board's regulations and may in-
volve such matters as the illegal use
of an architect's seal, or failure to
apply for a renewal certificate. The
net effect is to give the State Board
the legal power to stop violations that
are shown to exist as well as to force
compliance with its rules. and with
the laws relating to architectural prac-
tice.
The method for exercising this
power for law enforcement is a rela-
tively simple one. Shorn of legal lan-
guage, it involves court action against
an alleged violator toward the end of


obtaining an injunction to stop him
from a continuance of the violation.
Once the injunction has been issued
by the circuit judge, the Board's job
is done so far as enforcement of the
injunction is concerned. If an indi-
vidual should then persist along his
road of error, he is in contempt of
court-the punishment for which is
up to the court and not the State
Board of Architecture.
Since the statute revisions were
passed, three cases have been brought
to court; and in each one an injunc-
tion has been issued. All were differ-
ent in character; but together they
have provided a good test of the
Board's law enforcement activities.
The first of these involved an in-
dividual operating a planning service
on the West coast. The Board was
able to prove that he was offering
architectural services without the
formality of being registered as an
architect.
The second was first brought to the
Board's attention in December, 1952.
It concerned an unregistered man in
the Pensacola area; and the successful
conclusion against him was due in
large measure to the close cooperation
of Pensacola architects. The battle to
control this man's activities was a
long and arduous one. The case was
pushed as rapidly as possible; but not
until December 17, 1953-almost
exactly a year after it came to the
Board's attention-was the final de-
cree of injunction issued.
The third case involved a most
flagrant instance of architectural prac-
tice without benefit of license in Sara-
sota. It was brought to our attention
early in July last year, fought with
a number of complications that called
for the utmost diplomacy to handle
on the part of the Board's legal coun-
sel. But it was completed in a rela-
tively short time, for the injunction
was issued early in April this year.
There are more such cases pending;
and still others are under the neces-
sary preliminary investigation. There
is little question that the law enforce-
ment program of the State Board is
now on a healthy and practical foot-
ing. In due time and with appropriate
effort, it cannot help but act as a
constructive and stabilizing force for
architectural practice in every section
of our state.


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Chapter News & Notes


Executive Board Meets
As might have been expected,
much of the discussion at the July
10th Executive Board meeting-held
at Miami's Seven Seas Restaurant-
centered about plans for the Novem-
ber F.A.A. Convention at Palm
Beach. The fact that Edgar S. Wort-
man, President of the Palm Beach
Chapter, presided at the meeting had
nothing to do with this fact, how-
ever. He was the ranking F.A.A. Vice-
President there; and in the absence of
President Igor Polevitzky, he logically
took his place in the center of the
head table.
But the Palm Beach Chapter was
there in force. And, when their time
came to open up, Convention Chair-
man Raymond Plockelman let go
both barrels, calling upon a number
of his committee chairmen to tell the
assembled F.A.A. Directors of tenta-
tive plans thus far made. The Direc-
tors approved them: and the general
outline of what F.A.A. members can
expect to enjoy next November is
reported on Pages 18 and 20 of this
publication.
Another important subject was put
before the Board for final approval.
This was the Group Accident and
Disability Insurance Program under-
written by the Inter-Ocean Insurance
Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Basic
approval of this program was given
at the April Executive Board meeting
at Daytona Beach, when Mr. Ben
W. Balay, manager of the Inter-
Ocean company's Florida state office
at Jacksonville presented the plan and
outlined its various provisions.
Since then Mr. Balay's company
has prepared a booklet on the F.A.A.
group insurance program. A pasted-
up draft of this was presented for the
Board's approval by Franklin S.
Bunch of Jacksonville in the absence
of Mr. Balay. The booklet was ap-
proved; and early in August a copy of
it will be mailed to every F.A.A.
member.
Discussion of both the booklet and
the Insurance program itself made
clear the fact-to be relayed by Di-
rectors to their various Chapters-
that enrollment in this program is in


AUGUST, 1954


no way obligatory. The choice of do-
ing so, or not, is up to each indi-
vidual; but in its present form the
F.A.A. plan is, in many ways, superior
-and also less expensive-than many
other types of similar insurance cov-
erage. One of the chief points about
it is the fact that even those F.A.A.
members who are not now "insur-
able" can obtain its benefits as soon
as half the current F.A.A. member-
ship has been enrolled.

Joint Committee, F.A.A.-A.G.C.
Since the suggestion, made by
President Polevitzky last March, that


a Joint Cooperative Committee of the
F.A.A. and A.G.C. be formed at the
State level, much discussion has high-
lighted the idea as being a good one.
The A.G.C. immediately appointed
a committee to work with architects
along these lines. Now two represen-
tatives from each F.A.A. Chapter are
to be named. Representatives from
both groups are currently scheduled
to meet at Orlando on August 14.
No plans have been announced to
include members of professional en-
gineering groups in this first organi-
zational meeting.
(Continued on Page 13)


NOTES FOR YOUR HOSPITAL FILE...


Excerpts from "Design Trends In
Hospitals," an address given at one
of the seminars during the June
A.I.A Convention at Boston. The
author is RICHARD J. ADAMS, of Sher-
lock, Smith and Adams, Montgom-
ery, Ala., architects. The project dis-
cussed 'was a group of 10 hospitals
developed for the United Mine
Workers' Welfare and Retirement
Fund in the coal-mining areas of
Kentucky, Virginia and West Vir-
ginia.

It is very apparent to all those who
are familiar with hospitals that regis-
tered nurses in the average hospital
become administrative personnel.
They are given so many duties, such
as filling out forms and inventorying
and ordering supplies, and are so
saddled with other administrative
functions, that they have little time
left to devote to patients.
We were determined that in these
hospitals this gross error in adminis-
tration would not be repeated. So we
finally developed a system of central
supply through which all sterile and
non-sterile supplies would be issued
to nursing floors by means of specially
constructed carts.
These carts carry a full day's com-
plement of supplies for the nursing
station. They are removed and re-
placed during the night hours by a
full cart carrying the complement for
the next day. This eliminates the
necessity of nursing personnel mak-


ing inventories and turns this duty
over to a clerk in central supply where
the carts are loaded and dispatched
to points of use. Since the carts are
storage units as well as a means for
transporting supplies, there is no need
for intermediary unloading, handl-
ing and storage.
During the early planning stage, a
thorough field study was made rela-
tive to local materials and labor con-
ditions. It was most evident that a
lack of skilled labor prevailed. This
fact, coupled with our knowledge of
atmospheric and climatic conditions
in the area, made it apparent that a
prefabricated exterior wall panel
should be considered.
In view of the presence of coal
dust, smoke, smog and the like, we
felt that a self-cleaning exterior wall
was needed. With the help of the
Truscon Steel Company we developed
a unit which they have named
"Vision Wall."
Built of galvanized steel and porce-
lain enamel, these walls are 15/16"
thick and have the equivalent in-
sulating value of a 12-inch masonry
wall. In our hospitals we found that
their use produced a saving in floor
space alone that amounted to ap-
proximately 5 per cent of the gross
floor area. The wall units measure
5 feet wide by 10 feet, 8 inches high
and are designed to take operating
sash, fixed glass or wall panels. The
exterior surface of the panel is porce-
lain enamel for easy maintenance.











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LEAP prestressed
concrete roof slab
being placed on the
new Dillard Elemen-
tary School at Ft.
.' Lauderdale, Florida.
Of special interest
and importance is
the 6-foot cantilever
a on the south side
and the 4-foot can-


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any building in which low cost and high performance are of special
importance. Standard unit designs are made in long casting beds by
the pre-tensioning bonded system. Each has been tested; and a wide
variety of units is now being made under controlled conditions by the
firms listed below. These prestresse: concrete members are now avail-
able. They can be specified in sizes and shapes to meet a range of
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HARRY H. EDWARDS, Structural Engineer . . . . .
GORDON BROTHERS CONCRETE CO . . . . Lakeland
FLORIDA PRESTRESSED CONCRETE CO., INC. ... Tampa
WEST COAST SHELL CORP . . . . ... Sarasota
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tilever on the north
side . William Van
Knox, Architect.


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Chapter News & Notes


(Continued from Page 11)
Industry leaders see the possibility
oi much constructive action in an
active cooperation of the two groups.

FLORIDA CENTRAL
Because of the area between Chap-
tcrter boundaries and distance in-
volved in travelling, regular meetings
are held only four times a year. They
fall on the second Saturday in Janu-
ary, April, July and October. The July
meeting was held at the Tampa Ter-
race Hotel, Saturday, July 10.
It was an unusually well-attended
one. The Executive Committee met
from noon to 2:30; and the business
meeting of the Chapter followed. At
its close, members were entertained
by a special feature on the making
and use of aluminum products pre-
sented by the Reynolds Metals Com-
pany. At cocktails and dinner in the
evening architects, wives and guests
numbered 80 persons.
In line with the latest recommen-
dations of the Institute, this Chapter
has already taken the necessary steps
toward committee reorganization.
New committee memberships will be
named in the near future.
Next regular meeting of the Chap-
ter will be in Orlando on October 9.
At that time election of new officers
will be held.
Membership is growing in this
group. At the July meeting the roster
showed 77 names: and with the 9 ad-
ditional approved then, now stands
at 86. This represents an 18 per cent
membership increase in the last three
months.
The following members of this
Chapter have been appointed as cor-
respondents for The Florida Architect
in their respective localities: Tampa,
Henry L. Roberts, 164 Biscayne Ave-
nue; Orlando, W. Kenneth Miller,
Washington Street Arcade; Sarasota,
John M. Crowell, 128 South Wash-
ington Street.
BROWARD COUNTY
Those attending the July 2 meet-
ing of this Chapter heard Robert
Hansen and Morton Ironmonger,
their delegates to the National A.I.A.
Convention, report on their trip and
on Convention activities.
The August meeting of this Chap-


AUGUST, 1954


ter will be held with that of the
Florida South Chapter. A suitable
meeting place and program is now
being worked out; and individual an-
nouncements of the joint meeting
will be sent members of both chap-
ters by the secretaries. It was sug-
gested also that the three South Flor-
ida Chapters, Florida South, Broward
and Palm Beach, hold a joint meeting
just prior to the 40th Annual F.A.A.
Convention next November.
The membership roll was increased
by a new corporate member who re-
cently transferred from the Indiana
Society of Architects. He is Maurice
E. Thornton, A.I.A.
Walter E. Pauley, a former presi-
dent of the Broward County Chapter,
can now be called "Emeritus." He
has closed his architectural office in


Fort Lauderdale to enter the machine
screw business there.
A committee has been appointed
to study and report on a matter that
has for some time caused hardship
to architects doing school work in
Broward County. Relations of archi-
tects and the School Board have not
been good. Primary cause of this situ-
ation is a clause in architect-School
Board contracts to the effect that the
architect must assume, as a personal
liability, financial responsibility for
all mistakes and omisisons on school
plans. The clause itself is bad enough;
but it becomes an even worse hard-
ship in view of the fact that archi-
tects cannot exercise full design con-
trol of school buildings, nor are they
allowed by their contracts to super-
(Continued on Page 17)


OVERDUE DUES ARE-OVER DUE!
The heading and paragraphs in this box were written
at the pointed request of F.A.A. Treasurer G. Clinton Gam-
ble.
Like the policeman in Gilbert & Sullivan's opera, a treas-
urer's job is not a happy one! He must be a collector, a dis-
burser, an account-keeper, a check-signer. He has the un-
pleasant duty of saying "No" to nice people whose ideas
cost too much money; for his duty is to keep resources in-
tact for the programs that mean progress.
To do all these things-and in addition report to the
F.A.A. Executive Board a healthy condition of the treasury
-he must receive money. The money comes from treas-
urers of individual F.A.A. chapters. They, poor men, can't
send in that money if individual members don't pay their
dues on time. So-everything gets fouled up!
You can see how it is. And if, by any mischance, YOUR
dues are overdue, won't you write a check for them now?


OBJ ECTIVES
The objectives of the Florida Association of Architects shall be to unite
the architectural profession within the State of Florida to promote and forward
the objectives of the The American Institute of Architects; to stimulate and
encourage continual improvement within the profession; to cooperate with
the other professions; to promote and participate in the matters of general
public welfare, and represent and act for the architectural profession in the
State; and to promote educational and public relations programs for the ad-
vancement of the profession.






74e 57gCt Fr Geood Sedooa


Not Defense


-- Offence!


By CHARLES D. GIBSON

From an address given at the School Design Seminar of the
Boston Convention of the A. I. A. The author is President
of the National Council on Schoolhouse Construction and


Field Representative on School Planning of
State Department of Education.


the California


Many educators and many archi-
tects have assumed a defensive atti-
tude about this clamour for cheap
school housing. One or two jobs
lost on-a cost basis have caused some
architects to take the attitude, "If
they want cheap schoolhousing I can
design it too!" All the brave talk
about functionalism and amenities
fades to a faint whisper.
There is no way to win this battle
by going on the defensive. As one
who is in the middle of this fight
every day, I believe the only way we
can continue to provide adequate,
medium quality-level schoolhousing
for the generations to come is to de-
velop an offense. This offense cannot
be based alone on comparative cost
data compiled to counteract the half-
truths presented by the natural ene-
mies of progress. This offense, in or-
der to win, must also be founded on
basic assumptions which are recog-
nized as such by those in a position
to make final decisions. Here are a
few such Basic Assumptions:
1. Public education is a basic and
permanent part of the continued
existence of our form of government
and the freedom it guarantees. There-
fore the assumption should be made
that our society can and will finance
adequate, permanent school plants
where needed. Current inadequacies
for financing permanent school plants
where needed must therefore be con-
sidered symptoms of poor school dis-
tricting-poor property assessment
practices, poor bonding and taxing
laws or perhaps a combination of all
-rather than a basic inability of our
economic structure to provide the
funds needed for adequate permanent
school plants.


2. There is a vast difference be-
tween a building that is constructed
to meet minimum legal and educa-
tional requirements and a building
that is constructed according to good
practice which has been established
through experience. Each Governing
Board, after full consideration of all
the pros and cons, should establish a
policy for its school district regarding
the minimum standards of school-
housing its community will support.
It should establish a quality level of
schoolhousing for its children and
teachers.
Here is a suggested list of the mini-
mum standards a school should meet:
1. It should be placed on a prop.
erly located and adequate site.
2. It should be master planned to
provide for a saturation enroll-
ment.
3. It should be master planned to
give the saturation enrollment
adequate facilities for a well-
rounded educational program
and to make the greatest pos-
sible use of all facilities for
educational purposes.
4. It should provide the best we
know in terms of structural,
fire, and panic safety; properly
designed and integrated day-
lighting and electric lighting;
heating, ventilation and sound
control.
5. The sanitary facilities should
be adequate in number, of ap-
propriate size and properly lo-
cated.
6. The building should be flexible
enough to provide for future
reassignment of space and the
classrooms should contain the
minimum of fixed case work.


7. The over-all building layout
should provide for decentraliza-
tion of student groups.
8. Traffic patterns should be sim-
ple and direct with lanes of
ample width.
9. Expansion and possible con-
traction of the plant should be
provided for in a planned and
simple manner.
10. The building, once con-
structed, should require a prac-
tical minimum of maintenance.
We feel that a school building
that does not provide these minimum
elements is too expensive even if it
costs only three dollars a square foot.
The first cost of a building in terms
of dollars may be low, but in terms of
the health, welfare and educational
opportunity for children during the
many years of its use, the cost may be
extremely high.
A poor school district cannot af-
ford to build cheap buildings. The
only place money can come from to
pay the constant and excessive main-
tenance costs of cheap school build-
ings is out of the funds intended to
buy a good instructional program for
children. If these already over-
stretched funds are not used to main-
tain the buildings, the cheap school
plant soon disintegrates into a health
and educational hazard for the stu-
dents we compel by law to occupy it.
The physical environment of the
school controls to a large degree the
efficiency of the teachers and students
living and working in that environ-
ment. Because of this fact, it must
be assumed that a reasonable capital
outlay investment to provide an ade-
quate physical environment is a neces-
sity if we are to protect the much
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT







larger operational investment we
make in schools.
Control of education by local
school districts that meet suitable
criteria for adequacy must not be im-
paired by harsh and arbitrary restric-
tions and limitations upon school
plant provisions by the state and na-
tional governments as a condition for
providing funds for capital outlays.
Neither should local school districts
be permitted to escape a substantial
local tax effort toward financing
needed capital outlays.
Local district control of education
cannot be exercised properly unless
the planning for school plants is done
locally by architects and engineers
employed by the district. State stan-
dards can and should be adminis-
tered in such a way as to leave the
greatest amount of latitude and initia-
tive to local districts consistent with
safety of occupants and minimum
educational provisions.
Progress in school plant design
comes by evolving steps. It requires
intelligent evaluation of all the vari-
ous solutions developed over the
years against basic educational con-
cepts. No budding genius will come
up with a miracle solution that is
the end of all searching. It is the
unspectacular mostly unpublicized
improvements made every day in
school planning-that accounts for
the significant progress being made
today. They result from a coopera-
tive analysis of a real problem by
educators, plant specialists, architects,
engineers, and any other competent
source of assistance.
Creating a school plant to meet
the educational and personal needs
of today and tomorrow is a matter
of hard, painstaking work. It is a
continuous process, a significant por-
tion of which is done before the pres-
sure for having more pupils and
teacher stations becomes so great
that constructive planning procedures
give way to the quick answer.
The architects of America face a
real challenge in the crises of the un-
housed and poorly housed pupils of
all ages. The manner in which they
meet this challenge will determine to
a large degree the adequacy of this
nation's school facilities for years to
come.
AUGUST, 1954


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A Client Will Understand This ....

It's an accurately-scaled model, in full color, of the new Music
School of the University of Miami. The architect is Robert M. Little,
A.I.A. He is one of many architects I've served during my twenty
years of experience in model building. They've found that models
pay. Clients can see a design from all angles. Models bring
understanding that a one-view drawing doesn't. And an under-
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One of these, for example, is
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Producers' Council Program


For many years The Producers'
Council, Inc., has been working side
by side with the A.I.A. Basic policy
of the Council closely parallels that
of the architects' organization to
develop and maintain as high stand-
ards in its general field of activity as
do the architects in theirs.
The parallel is a natural one. Bo6th
producers and architects are impor-
tant members of the huge, nation-
wide building industry. The design
of a building comes from architects.
But it cannot be realized without use
of a vast range of manufactured prod-
ucts. Similarly, no manufacturer who
makes products for building can
exist and prosper without the ideas,
drawings and specifications of the
architect to fit them into an overall
building design.
It was this inter-dependence that,
almost 35 years ago, moved a group
of architects to propose the forma-
tion, by product manufactures, of an
organization to work with the
A.I.A., then growing into a profes-
sional body of national scope. The
idea caught on; and ever since its
formation the Producers' Council and
the A.I.A. have worked together, have
exchanged ideas, have each held an-
nual Conventions at the same time
and at the same place.
Today there are Producers' Council
Chapters everywhere that any sub-
stantial group of national building
products manufacturers are repre-
sented by official distributor organi-
zations or branch offices. There arc
two such Chapters in Florida-one in
Miami, the other in Jacksonville.
There is the nucleus of another in
Tampa. And, with construction vol-
umes in Florida continuing to swell
as the development of our state prog-
resses, other chapters will undoubt-
edly be formed.
Much of the Producers' Council
work has gone generally unrecognized
by most other members of the build-
ing industry. The extremely impor-


tant work of establishing safe and
practical material and structural stan-
dards has long been a Council con-
cern. Council members have had an
important hand also in developing
acceptable specifications in almost
every phase of building construction
and equipment. They have helped
greatly to raise technical and business
standards in the entire building in-
dustry as well as in their own fields
of specialty.
More lately, the Council has been
the practical stimulus for vast im-
provements made in technical adver-
tising and literature, both of which
are needed to tell architects what
building products are available and to
give information about them needed
for intelligent use.
Chapter-wise, the Council's activi-
ties necessarily vary relative to local
conditions. In Miami, for example,
the Chapter started in 1947 with
some six distributor representatives
of national firms. Today the Miami
group numbers 50 firms on its mem-
bership roster. At first the group of
representatives met as a kind of
luncheon club. But in three years
membership had grown to a point
that required organization and a plan-
ned program for the year.
Business meetings are held each
month. Every year there is a gala
Christmas party for members, archi-
tects and their ladies. And periodi-
cally during the winter season a series
of "Informational Meetings" are
held, to which all architects are wel-
come. Four such meetings are plan-
ned for this year. Each will offer,
new and significant facts on some
phase of structure or equipment. And
in October, Council members will be
hosts to architects at presentation of
"The Caravan" an elaborate travel-
ling exhibit of member companies'
newest and most novel products.
Announcements on details of all
these events will be posted from time
to time-through the columns of this
publication.


THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT






Chapter News
(Continued from Page 13)
vise the construction of the building.
PALM BEACH
Little is now happening here-
EXCEPT arrangements for the 40th
Annual Convention of the F.A.A., for
which this Chapter will act as Hosts.
John Stetson recently returned from
a five-months trip abroad. He visited
Europe, the Near East and North
Africa. (It is hoped that some ac-
count of his trip and his comments
on some of the new buildings he saw
will shortly appear as a feature in this
publication.-Editor).
And another member, Byron Si-
monson, is planning a trip to Brazil.
This one won't be all pleasure, how-
ever. He's scheduled to design a large
hotel while there.
This Chapter's mark for members
who are carrying their full share of
civic responsibility should be high.
On various boards of the City of
West Palm Beach are: Maurice Hol-
ley, City Planning Board; Harold
Obst and David Scoville, Building
Board of Appeals; and Robert Nev-
ins, Jr., Contractors' Examining
Board.
IT'S NOT ALL SAD WORK!
Members of the State Board of
Architecture have found that a good
laugh now and then breaks the grind
of correcting examination papers. The
papers themselves often provide it.
For example:
In answer to a question on proper
fenestration, the examinee came up
with, among other things, "West
light is best for sunsets."
And here's another one in answer
to a question. "What is meant by
'Placing a Lien'."
Placing a lien is the act of declar-
ing a debt as unpaid and that the
person to whom the debt is owed de-
clares that if the debt is not paid, he
will take possession of the "object."
Said "Object" being the article for
which the debt was incurred.
WHEW!
To which the Board also said,
"Whew!"
Definition: "A gate valve has a flat
gate which is screwed by the handle
closing or opening the hole which
the liquid flows through." No com-
ment here!
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Mark Thursday, Friday and Satur-
day of November 18, 19 and 20 as
red-letter days on your fall calendar.
And plan right now to be absent from
your office during that time.
Reason? That's when the F.A.A.'s
Fortieth Annual Convention will be
held. The place will be Palm Beach;
and Convention Headquarters will be
the fabulous La Coquille Hotel.
To hear committee members of the
Palm Beach Host Chapter tell about
plans for the Convention, it's
destined to be tops in everything.
The location certainly points to that.
Designed by Byron Simonson of Palm
Beach, La Coquille has all that a
group of convening architects could
wish for. It will accommodate 114
guests in one and two-room suites.
It's completely air conditioned. Most
rooms face toward the ocean and
overlook also a terrace court and a
huge and magnificent swimming pool.
Now under construction and sched-
uled for completion by Convention
time is a 40 by 90-foot assembly
hall. All this will be entirely at the
disposal of FAA members and friends
at the Convention.
At the present writing details of the
program are not yet completed. But
here in brief is a general outline.
Thursday, November 18-Execu-


FREDERICK G. SEELMAN, one of
the two Co-Chairmen of the 40th
FAA Convention.


RAYMOND H. PLOCKELMAN, of
Palm Beach, heads planning activi-
ties as Convention Chairman.

tive Board Meeting; Registration;
Opening of Architectural and Manu-
facturers' Exhibitions; Committee
Meetings. In the evening all Con-
vention registrants arc invited to at-
tend a cocktail party to be given by
the Palm Beach Chapter President.
Friday, November 19-Registration
continues; Business Session for Re-
ports of Officers and Committees; a
stag luncheon will be the occasion
for some of the few formal speeches
scheduled. In the afternoon another
short business session is planned, fol-
lowed by a Seminar and Panel Dis-
cussion on the Convention theme,
"Architecture Under the Sun." The
evening is planned for fun-a cock-
tail party and buffet dinner, followed
by an evening of dancing.
Saturday, November 20-Another
business session, the final one, with
adjournment scheduled prior to lunch
time. It will be devoted to Commit-
(Continued on Page 20)


GUSTAV A. MAASS, selected by the
Palm Beach Chapter as other Co-
Chairman.
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40th CONVENTION
(Continued from Page 18)

tee Reports, Resolutions, New Busi-
ness and Election of Offcers.
After that, Convention visitors are
on their own for the week-end. Host
Chapter Committee Chairmen are
right now busily arranging open doors
to all sorts of interesting possibilities.
Tours are being planned, to the Nor-
ton Art Galleries, to some of the mag-
nificent homes that have given Palm
Beach its world-wide reputation.
Guest privileges are being made avail-
able at some of Palm Beach's finest
clubs. There'll be plenty of time and
opportunity for golf, swimming, fish-
ing, sightseeing.
As to expenses, hotel accommoda-
tions are available-while they last-
at $7.50 per day per person. Now
under consideration is an all-expense
"package" to include costs of both
room and meals. Details will be re-
leased later. Also for later announce-
ment are cost details of registration
and various entertainment functions.
Relative to this matter of expense,
Convention Chairman Raymond H.


Plockelman wants all to understand
that its Palm Beach location won't
make the Convention expensive.
As with other Conventions, ex-
hibits of architectural work and
manufactured products will occupy
important places in the Palm Beach
program. It's not too early now to
prepare material for an exhibit. Re-
quirements can be obtained from
Architectural Exhibit Chairman, Bel-
ford W. Shoumate.
The manufacturers' exhibit will be
housed in a great 60 by 100-foot tent,
easily reached from the hotel lobby.
Exhibit spaces will be offered in units
of 10 by 10-feet. This part of the
program is in charge of George J.
Votaw. He will welcome suggestions
for exhibitors.
Here are Convention Committee
Chairmen who are working without
reserve to make the 40th Annual FAA


get-together a success from every
point of view,
Registration Secretary-Maurice E.
Holley, Plaza Circle, Palm Beach.
Treasurer-David S. Shriver, 335
Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.
Architectural Exhibits-Belford W.
Shoumate, 222 Phipps Plaza, Palm
Beach.
Building Products and Student
Exhibits-George J. Votaw, 210
Okechobee Road, West Palm Beach.
Program and Entertainme'nt-Hil-
liard T. Smith, Jr., 1122 N. Dixie
Highway, Fort Worth.
Publicity-Emily and Harold Obst,
289 Hibiscus Avenue, Palm Beach.
Hospitality and Ladies Entertain-
ment-John Stetson, 217 Peruvian
Avenue, Palm Beach.
Transportation WVilliam Ames
Bennett, 361 S. County Road, Palm
Beach.
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