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 Table of Contents
 Office compensation for public...
 The FAA convention -- ten years...
 A new century beckons
 It's a year for action
 The chapter presidents speak
 Design awards, 42nd FAA conven...
 The chapter presidents speak (continued...
 News and notes
 A new century beckons (continued...
 Producers' council program
 Editorial: Good custom for a New...
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Title: Florida architect
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Publication Date: January 1957
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Table of Contents
    Copyright
        Copyright
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Office compensation for public school work
        Page 2
        Page 3
    The FAA convention -- ten years ago
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    A new century beckons
        Page 7
    It's a year for action
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    The chapter presidents speak
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Design awards, 42nd FAA convention
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
    The chapter presidents speak (continued from page 15)
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
    News and notes
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
    A new century beckons (continued from page 7)
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Producers' council program
        Page 35
    Editorial: Good custom for a New Year
        Page 36
    Back Cover
        Page 37
        Page 38
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Board CuOmy. WiIhm F. Ilenl~sy Jr.
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JANUARY, 1957


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Florida Architect


VOLUME 7


JANUARY, 1957


NUMBER 1


CONTENTS
Office Compensation for Public School Work-- 2
The FAA Convention-Ten Years Ago 4
"A New Century Beckons"_ 7
By Leon Chatelain, Jr., FAIA
President of the AIA
It's A Year for Action____ 8
Interview wtik Edgar S. Wortman, AIA
President of the FAA
The Chapter Peqsidents Speak -
Florida South-by Wak 'Swyder 18
Florida Central-by Roland W. Seew- -. 18
Palm Beach-by Hiliard '. Smith._ 15
Florida North-by Arthur Lee CampbeU_ 15
Florida North Central-By David W. Potter-21
Jacksonville--y A. Eugene Cdl/ar -
Florida Northwest-by Hugh J.. Leitclh
Student Associate Chapter-by R. Wedding .2
Mid-Florida-by Joseph M. Skifalo. 2S
Daytona Beach-by Wi Jwa P. Greening--
Broward County-by Morton T. Ironmonger_.27
Design Awards, 42nd FAA Convention 18
News and NotesM 9
Producers' Council Program a8
Advertisers' Index- __
Editorial Good Custom for a New Year 8 6
THI COVU
The FAA's mew PraMet for 1957, Edgar Weima, wa fwrmai
take over the adminisktrtlv reia from Calme Gm- e, at the fl( t
1957 meotilg of ek. FAA Board of Didrcto Jamry 12. Tkhe rir-
INgl PrMde, who has srvd te FAA for two term esec as et
retwy amd PresiMdet, amo a a dvebory poet -sa ur memb-a-
mlre of thM AA Ieard.


PUBLICATION COMMITTEE H. Samuel KrusI, Chairman, G. Clinton
Gamble, Igor B. Polevitzky. Editor Roger W. Sherman.
The FLORIDA ARCHITECT is the Official Journal of the Florida Asociation of
Architects of the Amrian Itu of Archiect. It s owned ard opad by the
Florid Asocation of Archt Inc. a Florida C ration nt fo and is
publhd month under th authority an dicton of the FJU Ibicule
Committ 7 S. W.2nd Court. lami 43, Florida. Teu MOhawk 7I0
. Correspondence ad editorial contribution am welcomed; but publication cnot
be guaranteed and all copy s subct to approval by the Publication Connttee.
Opinir epresed by contributor are not na lari y those of the Publication
Committee or th Florida Association of Architects. Editorial content may be freely
rprintd by othar official A.IA. publlution, prvidad cndit s borded The
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Office Compensation


for Public School Wi

Spot survey of County School Board procedures
shows lack of standard policy, wide percentage
variations in service compensation schedules.


Average rates of compensation for
architectural services on Florida's pub-
lic schools are generally in line with
schedules recommended by AIA
Chapters throughout the State. Rates
vary somewhat in different regions
and sometimes vary from county to
county in the same region. These
variations apparently represent a sat-
isfactory working compromise between
architects and local school boards.
But there seems to be no standard
schedule of compensation that is reo-
ognized either by the State Depart-
ment of Education or the majority of
Sthe State's 67 county school boards.
These facts were recently brought
to light in an informal survey con-
ducted by the FAA Executive Secre-
tary's office at the request of Herbert
C. Millkey, AIA Regional Director
for the South Atlantic Region. This
was a "spot survey" in that no attempt
was made to assemble nor tabulate all
minute details of the school compen-
sation picture. A three-point ques-
tionnaire was sent to corporate mem-
bers of the FAA's roster. It requested:
first, copies of "typical or recom-
mended schedules of compensation
for public school work"; second, a no-
tation on "what services are covered
by the fee schedule"; and, third, indi-
cations of any special services or lim-
iting provisions "customarily made a
part of the contract between public
school boards and architects."
Replies represented all sections of
the State, but did not reveal specifi-
cally the architectural compensation
policies of all county school boards.
However, they did indicate that rela-
tively few county boards have any
definite compensation schedule which
is customarily made part of an archi-
tectural service contract. Many either
follow practices of neighboring coun-
ties, accept recommendations of local
AIA groups on an informal basis, or
designate compensation on the basis
of negotiations covering each build-
ing project.


Generally speaking, architectural
supervision is included in most com-
pensation schedules or board policies.
But, except in cases where boards have
formally adopted such schedules, pol-
icies on this important part of archi-
tectural service are apt to be neither
constant nor firm. Unfortunately
school board personnel is sometimes
bemused by the wand of local poli-
tics, but sometimes also a policy
against supervision is merely the re-
sult of inexperience and lack of under-
standing on the part of board mem-
ben.
Oddly enough, the seat of the most
decisive. stand against full architq-
tural service is in a booming Gd
Coast county. Broward County archi-
tects have long struggled not only for
adequate compensation schedules, but
for recognition of their supervisory
function as necessary to the fully-
rounded development of the county's
school building program. Progress
toward this end has been made; and
indications are that ultimately the
Broward County board will appreci-
ate the many-sided values which can
result from a reversal of their present
position.
As indicative of compensation
practice throughout the State, here
are facts as reported by the survey
replies:
Dade County:
Schedule of minimum fees ranges
from 6 percent for projects under
$100,000 to 5 percent for projects
costing $1-million and over. Higher
percentages are allowed, subject to
negotiation, for alterations and addi-
tions to existing buildings or for
design of buildings composed entirely
of special-purpose rooms. Reductions
of 1 percent for each $100,000 in-
crease in building cost are set forth
in schedule.
In cases where a building is to be
duplicated on a new site, compensa-
tion equal to 15 percent of the basic
(Contimed on Page 4)
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These 25 people mde up th FAA's
32nd Annual Convetim, held at te
SeCre He*d in St. PetersboL, Novem-
ber 15 and 16, 1946. This picture, cn-
tributed from the files of Franklin S.
unchL, idenfie all but two of the 25.
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Frani R. Wallt; 5, Wiafield Lo 6,
Felx Boato; 7, Undenified; 8, Mal-
calm Johnson; 9, William T. Armet; 10,
Henry L Roblom; 11, Jack McCadlem;


Public School Work ...
(Continud from Page S)
schedule is allowed for re-use of draw-
ings and specifications. For construc-
tion supervision of such a project a
sum equal to 30 percent of the basic
schedule is allowed. Where changes
in drawings and specifications are re-
quired in view of new building condi-
tions, the architect's compensation is
subject to individual negotiation.
Architectural services under the
Dade County schedule include engi-
neering services necessary to the
school design and complete architec-
tural supervision of construction.
Polk County:
The school board's schedule here
is specific enough to designate propor-
tions of the architects total fee for
preliminary drawings, working draw-
ings and specifications, and supervi-
sion. The base schedule does not in-
clude all engineering services which
may be necessary; and when mechan-
ical or electrical engineers are required


by the board, the architect is allowed
an extra .75 percent of the building
cost for such services.
Total architectural compensation
ranges from 5 percent for projects
costing $100,000 or less to 3 percent
for those costing $1-million and over.
The contract schedule also contains a
re-use clause which provides for an
adjustment downward "to a total fee
of not less than 2.50 percent", the,
final amount being subject to nego-
tiation on the basis of "the scope of :
adjustment required' for each in-
stance of re-use.
This schedule is comparatively re-
cent, having been adopted in its pres-
ent form in March, 1955.
Orane County:
Provisions of the schedule adopted
July, 1955, allow 6 percent of the
first $50,000 or less; 5W percent of
the second $50,000 or part therof;
5 percent for the third $50,000 or
part thereof; and 43 percent of all
(Continued on Page b1)


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1957-2057


"A New Century Beckons...


By LEON CHATELAIN, JR., FAIA,
President, the American Institute of Architects


I am delighted to have this oppor-
tunity to send a message to the Flor-
ida architects in this special "Presi-
dents' Issue" of your splendid publi-
cation. Firstly, I would like to express
my deep appreciation for the warm
hospitality you showed me when I
had the great pleasure of attending
your fine Annual Convention a few
weeks ago. It was an excellent meet-
ong and I certainly enjoyed being
with you for that occasion.
By the time this message reaches
you we will be in our Centennial
Year. I think we all can look back
With pride on the many accomplish-
ments of The American Institute of
Architects and realize what our orga-
nization has done over the years to
establish and maintain the very con-
siderable prestige we now enjoy.
The high regard in which our pro-
fession is held today is largely the
result of the efforts of many dedi-
cated individuals who have given un-
stintingly of themselves towards its
advancement. Through the years they
have devoted much of their time and
serious thinking towards improving
the techniques and practice of archi-
tecture.
The little group of architects who
met in New York one hundred years
ago set forth these objectives of the
Institute:
. to organize and unite in
Fellowship the Architects of the
United States of America; to com-
bine their efforts so as to promote
the aesthetic, scientific, and prac-
tical efficiency of the profession; to
advance the science and art of plan-
ning and building by advancing, the
standards of architectural education,
training and practice; to coordinate
JANUARY, 1957


"I look forward to weoming you to
Wakiwtol in th o rifl ... We look
ahead with confideue to a glorious
future.... "
the building industry and the profes-
sion of architecture to insure the ad-
vancement of the living standards of
our people through their improved
environment; and to make the pro-
fession of ever-increasing service to
society."
These high purposes appear in our
by-laws and are just as challenging to
a national professional organization
of more than eleven thousand mem-
bers in today's changing world as they
were to the little society in New York
City in 1857. We are a dynamic orga-
nization and we shall continue to
work towards attaining them. Our
Centennial year not only gives us
the opportunity to share with the
public our own pride in the achieve-
ments of the profession; it also will.
serve to focus attention on the im-
portant role to be played by the archi-


tect in shaping the environment for
the future.
Most of you are probably familiar
with the great plans that ALEC ROB-
INsON's Committee on the Centen-
nial Observance have been developing
over the past several years, so I'll
merely touch on highlights of the
year-long program. The actual date of
the organization meeting of The
American Institute of Architects will
be duly commemorated with a cere-
mony in New York City. On Febru-
ary twenty-third, a bronze tablet will
be unveiled on the exterior of the
building now occupying the site of
RICHAR UPJOHN's office, where the
organization meeting was held.
Of major interest in the Centennial
year will be the dramatic photographic
exhibition at the National Gallery of
Art tracing the progressive develop-
ment of architecture in the United
States over the past one-hundred years.
This exhibition, which will open dur-
ing the Centennial Celebration in
Washington, D. C., in May, will re-
main on view in the gallery for sev-
eral months. Subsequently it will be
adapted for traveling and will be
shown in important museums in the
United States, Europe and Asia.
All arrangements for scheduling
and handling the traveling exhibit in
this country are being made by the
Traveling Exhibition Service of the
Smithsonian, so inquiries about it
should be directed to MRs. .Jona
POPE, the director of that service,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington
25, D.C.
It is expected that the handsomely
illustrated catalog of the exhibition
will be sold at a nominal price on
(Continued on Page Ss)












l with EDGAR S. WORTMAN, AIA,
President, The Florida Association of Architects







IT'S A YEAR FOR ACTION


Q Let's talk first about the or-
ganzation of the FAA. Do you plan
on continuing the efforts of the past
two years to-ward integrating our State
organization with the AlA's opera-
tional structure?
A-Clint Gamble made progress
toward this end as far as he was
able to go. I hope we can carry on
the idea through a committee and
finally achieve what Clint was work-
ing for.
Q- Do iou see the possibility of
this being accomplished dunng this
Year?
A I'd hesitate to say it could be
done that quickly. We can hope for
that result; but from the hours of
work 1 know Clint spent with the
problem I doubt that FAA-AIA inte-
gration can be completed this year.
Q In the meantime, what is your
feeling about improving coordination
between various Chapters in our A.A
region toward the end of developing
a closer-knit regional set-up which
AlA Director Alillkey has spoken of?
A-By other chapters. iou prob-
ably mean the five chapters in Georgia
and the Carolinas which with Flor-
ida's ten, make up the South Atlantic
Region as it now exists. General co-
operation, of course, is a fine thing
for everybody concerned. But to me
there are only certain phases of this
inter-State chapter cooperation which
could mean a great deal to us in Flor-
ida or to chapters in the other states.
We are entirely different from them.
Our areas have entirely different prob-
lems.


In that fact is one of the great rea-
sons wh\ the State of Florida should
become a self-contained region of the
AIA. On almost e\ery basis of com-
parison Florida is different from the
rest of the U.S.- especially South
Florida including our South At-
lantic Region states. We're constant-
ly faced with problems that don't
come up with them; and they have
problems we never have.
Q In these differences, then, vou
feel Florida is somewhat akin to Tev-
as so far as the need for a regional
set-up is concerned?
A--Right. We should ha\c our
own region here. Actually we have a
chapter majority of two-thirds in the
present regional area. I believe there's
a better recognition of Florida's AIA
position now than formerly. Mr. Mill-
kem gave evidence of that in Miami
during the 42nd Con\ention. I think
his apparent change of attitude has
been due to the fact that he has at-
tended three FAA conventions now
and has seen what the FAA is doing
and how it operates. Actually the
FAA is right now a larger and more
enthusiastic organization than the re-
gional organization of the AIA.
0 Do vou think the district set-
up for FAA wiill be useful in strength-
ening organization activities during
this lear? Do iou hope for more act-
ive participation of F.AA district vice-
presidents along these lines?
A-The job of president of the
I-AA means nothing unless exery FLA
officer. evcr\ Chapter, every chapter
officer and etery chapter member gi\e


fullest cooperation to the workings of
this ogranization. I am not going to
tri to do the %%hole job alone. I ex-
pect and hope and feel sure that ever
vice-president, every director, every
committee member will do his utmost
to help the FAA operate as an effi-
cient, vigorous and productive organ-
ization.
They have all indicated their will-
ingness to do just that. So a great
deal of the FAA's work load is going
to fall on them. lMy real function
isn't to sit at the top as "dictator."
It's to coordinate the \work of others.
to let them do their jobs and help
when I can.
0 Does that mean you're going
to delegate execution of an FAA pro-
gram to officers and committees and
directors almost entirely?
A--That's really the only wa\
they can do their jobs. We can de-
velop an overall FAA program. But
the actual carrying out of that pro-
gram has got to be done on a district
basis, a chapter basis, a committee
basis. People in charge of such FAA
units know their own areas of re-
sponsibilities. They know who people
arc and what's happening in their lo-
calties so the\ can carry through
and do the lob that need, to be done
right there.
Q - wouldn't this kind of staff-
and-line organization tend to rein-
force the self-sufficiency of the FAA
along lines of regional operation'
A That's exactly right. But let's
go a little further on that. \\ith every
FAA officer and director and com-


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ORGANIZATION: Florida should become self-contained region of the
AIA . FAA PROGRAM: The actual carrying out of that program has
got to be done on a district basis, a chapter basis, a committee basis . .
PUBLIC RELATIONS: This is a legislative year so we're likely to be faced
with almost anything .. A fully State-wide program can be only as good
as each Chapter and each chapter member wants to make it . The FAA
should have a member on every State board or commission which touches
our professional interest . JOINT COOPERATIVE ACTIVITY: I'd like
to see it become fully State-wide by the end of this year....


mitteeman doing a real job in his own
area or community, both the job and
the individual are going to become
better known not only in a particular
community, but throughout the FAA
district involved. And that's going to
be a tremendous help in carrying on
our public relations program.
Q Do you think the FAA needs
any new or different organization
structure to carry through the pro-
cedure you've outlined?
A I don't believe so. We already
have a vertical committee set-up
which should work well if everyone
will do his own job with interest and
cooperate with his associate commit-
tee-men. This vertical committee idea
is still new. But so is our district vice-
president setup. Both seem very good
in theory- and I see no reason why
they shouldn't work out excellently in
practice, provided again that every
individual involved shoulders the re-
sponsibility of actually completing the
job he undertakes to do.
Q As you outline it, this vertical
committee structure should work par-
ticularly well in carrying on an FAA
public relations program?
A-Right now it's hard to say
what our public relations program
will be for this year. This is a leg-
islative year, so we're likely to be
faced with almost anything. Natur-
ally we ought to be prepared for it.
FAA officers and directors. Chap-
ter officers and directors these
should make it a point to know every
legislator, and to let them know in
turn that Florida's architectural pro-


fession is strong and won't hesitate to
ask for what it believes is right for
the public and right for the profes-
sion. And legislators should also
know that we expect their support of
what we may be asking.
Now, a State-level program of pub-
lic relations can only be as good as
these FAA representatives make it.
And certainly a fully State-wide pro-
gram can only be as good as each
Chapter and each chapter member
wants to make it.
Q Are you suggesting that in or-
der to be successful at the State-level
any FAA program would need to be
filtered down through the districts,
chapters and committees-and would
then necessarily depend for its suc-
cess on individual chapter members?
A-That's right. It's going to be
up to the individual chapters to actu-
ally carry out a public relations pro-
gram for the FAA.
Q What about professional reac-
tion or opinion on various public
questions? Will the FAA act as a
spokesman for architects in this State?
A \ell, I believe that the FAA
should have a member on every State
board or commission which touches
our professional interests. I hope we
can soon come to the point of even
insisting on this. Professional policies
could then be expressed by such
members through guidance of the
FAA Board of Directors. If a big
problem arose, it's probable that any
architectural representative would
want an opinion from the FAA Board
before making a stand for or against


it. Through such a procedure I think
the FAA could be of practical and di-
rect assistance on many various mat-
ters concerning the State's welfare and
development.
Of course, exactly the same pro-
cedure would hold good for matters
at local Chapter levels. It's up to each
Chapter to see that its membership is
represented on building committees,
zoning and planning boards, etc.,
right through the State in every com-
munity. That's one of the most ef-
fective ways to improve architects' re-
lations with the public that I know of.
It's really a part of a public relations
program. And one of the most im-
portant parts, too. There is much
more value in the personal contact
part of any public relations program
than there is in newspaper publicity.
Q -Do you have a comment on
the need for better internal public re-
lations-closer contacts and more
active cooperation between both
groups and individuals in the FAA?
A-There's certainly a need for
that and I can think of two ways to
meet it. One is by the greater use of
editorial pages in The Florida Archi-
tect by chapter officers and commit-
tee people to report chapter affairs
and discuss matters of value and in-
terest to all FAA members. Much
along these general lines can also be
accomplished by more frequent meet-
ings of the FAA Board possibly
with attendance of the various Chap-
ter officers. By getting together more
often, I believe we can keep on top
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JANUARY, 1957 9






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of many matters of general public re-
lations character.
The more work, the more responsi-
bility we can give to each FAA di-
rector, the more interest he will have
in doing a better job at both Chap-
ter and State organization levels. Out
of that will grow, I think, a better co-
ordination between local Chapter in-
terests and overall FAA activities.
Also, as each Chapter officer and di-
rector learns about the interests and
problems of other chapters, I think
we'll get all the interest and coopera-
tion we may need automatically.
Q -It's largely a matter of better
communications then?
A- Well, communication in per-
son rather than by correspondence is
what I have in mind. FAA directors
have a direct responsibility in this
connection. They are the link be-
tween chapter and state activities.
They should actually represent their
chapters in state affairs--and to do
so they've got to be active in Chapter
affairs and know what's happening.
Then they can act effectively as Chap-
ter representatives.
Also, they should be FAA repre-
sentatives to their own individual
chapters. Communication is a two-
way street. Through FAA directors
each chapter membership should be
kept informed as to FAA Board act-
ivities, proposals, programs, etc. Then,
as time goes on, the director can in-
form the Board of his chapter's stand
on each question as it comes up.
Q That sounds like one method
for achieving the coordination of
Chapter activities brought up at the
Miami Convention. Does that sug-
gest you favor a more definite central-
ization of FAA administrative opera-
tions than has been generally possible
in the past?
A--That's the only way I know
of to do this job. I think the office
of the FAA Executive Secretary
should be used as a channel for all
information from Chapters to the
FAA Board, and the other way round.
Naturally that's going to add a much
greater work load on this office. That
means help will be absolutely neces-
sary-additional personnel and a
bigger budget to meet such added ex-


penses. It means adequate office
space and equipment.
Q-Do you see the possibility of
accomplishing that this year?
A-The possibility is there, of
course. I can't say yet whether it can
be fully realized within a year. I un-
derstand that office needs will be met
in the new DuPont Plaza Building
next fall through the fine coopera-
tion of the building management and
the Florida South Chapter. With
architects' continued support of The
Florida Architect and with future con-
ventions showing the successful re-
sults of that in Miami, we can ulti-
mately get everything we need.
Certainly I think additional person-
nel and facilities should be provided
in one way or another just as soon as
the FAA can possibly do it.
Q Hqve you any plans for effect-
ing a stronger tie with other elements
of the construction industry than now
exists with general contractors, en-
gineers or other such groups?
A--I would like to see our Joint
Cooperative Committee FAA-AGC-
FES become even more active than
in the past. A great deal of progress
has already been made. But many
problems still need to be solved. Ar-
chitects can't solve them alone; and
the more cooperation we give the
more we're going to get toward their
eventual solution.
Q-What particular problems
have you in mind?
A- Those involving such matters
as legislation, planning and zoning
procedures, building codes. Working
together with the FAA, AGC and the
FES can generate a lot more power
than any group working alone. Jointly
much can be done; and I hope the
year will be very active along these
lines.
Q- In order to effect a cooper-
ative stand on the kind of public
questions you've mentioned, isn't it
necessary to resolve differences which
may exist between the individual
groups?
A-We've gone a long way on that
point already at both the State
level and local level in certain quar-
ters. Many differences that seemed
big have proved to be minor when we
actually got together to solve them


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in a joint fashion. And we've im-
proved public relations while doing
so by avoiding bad publicity.
Right here I'd like to urge every
FAA Chapter that has not already
done so to take the initiative in start-
ing a joint-cooperative activity with
general contractors and engineers in
their localities. The idea is too good
and too productive of good results
to be confined to just one State
Committee and a few local ones. I'd
like to see it become fully state-wide
by the end of this year.
I believe that most differences be-
tween our three cooperative groups
can be best worked out locally -as
indicated by the success of the Palm
Beach program. If this became gen-
eral practice throughout the State, we
would need to deal only with prob-
lems of policy and overall public in-
terest at the State level.'
Q- Would you advocate expan-
sion of this joint-cooperative move-
ment into a construction industry
council to include practically every
element of building?


A- That may come in time. But
right now I feel there's enough of a
job to do with what we have to work
with. Our joint group should be al-
lowed to accomplish some of the
things already planned before we at-
tempt to expand it a great deal, I
think.
The FAA has much to do along
many different lines. But if we spread
out too fast, in too many different
directions, each separate effort is go-
ing to be weak. I'd like to build up
the strength and influence of what
we've already started, then let ex-
pansion develop as needed.
Q-As you know, the AIA has a
committee now working on the mat-
ter of "package deals". Do you think
this is a matter of important FAA
concern in our State?
A--I have little personal knowl-
edge about this subject. So I can't
answer the question until the FAA di-
rectors can give their views for the
rest of the State. If it is as prevalent
as some appear to think, then we'll


get a committee together and really
fight it.
Again, we come back to the need
for each FAA director representing
his own group on the Board. And the
need also, for the directors to make
their chapters take on jobs that are
really within the Chapter's responsi-
bility to do. A good example of that
is the matter of professional mal-
practice we've all heard about. The
FAA should be kept constantly in-
formed on situations in chapter areas
possibly even more than in the
past. But prosecution of mal-practice
is up to the State Board.
The Chapter's job is to collect data,
background information actual
proof of mal-practice or violations of
the statutes -and turn it over to
the State Board for prosecution. But
chapter directors should keep the FAA
Board fully informed on all points. In
this way all chapters can have the
benefit of knowing how such situa-
tions have been successfully handled
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Florida South

By WAHL SNYDER, AIA
President


1957-The Centennial Year--
seems to me to be the year to acquire
new bristles for the old broom and
clean up all unfinished items that
have been so nobly started in the past
but time has not permitted their com-
pletion.
To start it off, we-as a Chapter
-have worked many years toward a
unified Building Code for Dade
County. I would like to see that a
reality.
Secondly, there is the Student Loan
Fund to be financed and established
for the purpose of encouraging new
students in the architectural profes-
sion and to assist those already affili-
ated to continue their education.
We should strive to develop a
higher standard of ethical practice
among our members and to further
their understanding of the responsi-
bilities and obligations of an architect.
We must continue to develop and
improve our public relations program
not only to assist our government offi-
cials in their planning problems, but


to bring to the public, in general, a
better understanding of the value of
the services of the architect.
Florida South Chapter has "grown
up" is now an adult chapter and
has proved in every way to be capable
of being one of the leading chapters
of the Institute. We have attained
this enviable position through our
great increase in membership and our
active interest in civic affairs. We can
retain this position by our members
continuing to give of their time and
talents to public matters, and by en-
couraging closer fellowship and unity
of members within the Chapter, act-
ing as a solid front, free from small
cliques and sectional controversies.
We must look forward to and work
diligently in sponsoring more Fellows
in the Institute. We must learn to
know each individual member of the
Chapter better and understand his
problems. Encourage him when he
has proven himself worthy and help
him if he wishes to progress.
For the first time in our history, we


will have the fortune of having our
own private offices, meeting and exhi-
bition rooms in the new DuPont Plaza
Building. This suite will contain not
only all facilities for our own Chap-
ter's functions, but also the offices
of our official journal, The Florida
Architect.
The year ahead may not prove to
be the most spectacular one in our
history. But I sincerely hope it will
be one of the most satisfying years
and one to which we can look back
with a feeling of a job well done.


Florida Central

By ROLAND W. SELLEW, AIA
President


As long ago as the early months of
1956 Florida Central Chapter has
been laying the ground work for its
1957 Centennial Year observance. At
its January, 1956, meeting FRANKLIN
O. ADAMS, FAIA, was designated as
Centennial Committee Chairman. It
was hoped that the year's activities
might be climaxed by bringing the
1957 FAA Convention to the Chap-
ter area, this hope having been real-
ized by the selection of Clearwater
for that event.
Two important committees have
been set up. The first is making ar-
rangements for an Anniversary Meet-
ing to be held in Tampa on Satur-
day, February 23rd, 1957. This meet-
JANUARY, 1957


ing will take the place of the usual
January meeting. The committee is
co-chairmanned by ERNEST T. H.
BowEN II and ANTHONY L. PULLARA
and its membership comprises the
entire Chapter Executive Committee.
An outstanding speaker of State-
wide stature will be the principal at-
traction at the evening banquet ses-
sion. Every effort is being made to
accomplish live television coverage
for a one-hour period during the in-
troduction and address of the eve-
ning. The afternoon business ses-
sion of the Chapter will be preceded
or followed by a seminar. While the
topic of the latter has not been set-
tled upon at this writing, it may well


take the form of a discussion by civic
administrators and architects of the
architect's contribution and poten-
tialities in civic affairs.
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(Continesd from Page 15)
This Anniversary Meeting will be
the kick-off of the observance of the
Centennial Year and the Centennial
Year Observance Committee, com-
posed of the Chapter Executive Com-
mittee and augmented by a chairmen
of all Chapter committees, will take
over at that point. The Chapter Pub-
lic Relations Committee, under the
Chairmanship of EULioTT B. HADLEy,
will contact all Chambers of Com-
merce in the Chapter area and ob-
tain lists of all service clubs and sim-
ilar associations.
These groups will be contacted
and a speakers' bureau will be set up,
to the end that every service club
may hear a talk by at least one archi-
tect during the time from February
23rd to the 1957 Conention. A sim-
ple speakers' guide will be prepared
which will outline a suggested list of
items that may well be touched upon
in each talk delivered. This will not
be laid down in a manner to restrict
the speaker's own topic selection or
content of his talk, but merely as a
possible means of achieving some sem-
blance of a coherent theme to attach
to each talk.
The part-time services of a public
relations counsel may quite possibly
be acquired to insure that good news-
paper coverage is attained as to each
talk delivered. By this means Florida
Central Chapter hopes, and with good
reason, to bring the architect into
the public eye in a continuing fash-
ion throughout the entire observance
period such as has not been hereto-
fore accomplished. The officers of
the Chapter will expect and insist
that every committee assignment is
carried out in such manner as will
insure the desired results.
The grand finale of the Centennial
Year activities will, of course, be the
FAA's 43rd Annual Convention in
Clearwater, November 7, 8 and 9,
1957. Needless to say, specific ar-
rangements for the Convention have
not been made, but they will be re-
ported on just as rapidly as available
for publication. It also goes without
the saying that no effort will be spared
in making the next Convention an
outstanding one. May I close this
by saying, "We'll be seeing you in
Clearwater"?
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT





Palm Beach

By I4ILLARD T. SMITH, AIA
President


The officers and executive commit-
tee of the Palm Beach Chapter, at
this time, have not formulated a spe-
cific program of operations for the
coming year. This is partly due to a
contemplated change in the number
and type of meetings to be consid-
ered at a meeting subsequent to this
writing. However, this writer would
take this opportunity to set forth
some of the philosophy which will
guide our chapter organization dur-
ing the coming year.
The true value of any professional
organization is to provide a medium
through which the members may bet-
ter know and understand each other;
improve professional standards, and
render service to the community. We
believe that the Palm Beach Chapter
in past years has met this test and
that by concerted effort of the mem-
bers, together with thoughtful leader-
ship, we can improve our position in
the coming year.
We shall try to stimulate thought-
provoking discussion at our meetings
so as to provide the membership a
forum for an exchange of ideas.
To provide a better service to the
building public, we must be well in-
formed on modem materials and
techniques. Therefore, we are plan-
ning several programs dealing with


technical subjects of professional in-
terest to the membership, because
we feel that a better service means
more satisfied clients and that satis-
fied clients are still the best public
relations.
It has been said that community
service is the rent we pay for the
space we occupy in the community.
The Palm Beach Chapter has, in the
past, been instrumental, singly and
through joint effort with others, in
performing such community service.
Outstanding in this was the study and
recommendation of a uniform build-
ing code which has been adopted by
most communities in Palm Beach
County. Even more notable are the
contributions made by individual ef-
fort through service on planning
boards, zoning boards, contractor-ex-
amining boards, park commissions,
etc., as well as members holding elec-
tive office. These efforts not only
help the communities by providing
knowledge and experience which one
trained as an architect can offer, but
serve also to demonstrate to the peo-
ple of our communities what archi-
tects are and can do. It therefore
is our feeling that a successful ad-
ministration must encourage the
membership to a more active partici-
pation in such community activities


as well as use the full influence of our
organization to see that such positions
are made available on an even broad-
er scale than at present.
We shall continue our policy of
inviting all who are associated with
our profession in this area and sub-
scribe to the AIA standards of prac-
tice to join with us through mem-
bership in our organization to main-
tain and propagate such standards.
Only through such an "open door"
policy can we expect our ideals to
grow and flourish as the new replaces
the old.
No organization can be successful
without an objective and ideals.
Through the philosophy expressed
here we sincerely hope, in the com-
ing year, to have the strength and
foresight to keep our ideals objective,
and our objectives ideal.


Florida North

By ARTHUR LEE CAMPBELL, AIA
President


We plan for a big year in 1957,
primarily because of the Centennial
Birthday of the Institute. Florida
North is fortunate in having TOM
GRAND head up the Centennial Ob-
servance committee. Tom has been
most energetic in preparing for the
week of celebration. Presently the
chapter plans to present DR. TURPIN
BANNISTER, FAIA, the new Dean of
the College of Architecture and Fine


Arts, to the people of Gainesville in
a reception which is planned to take
place Sunday of the celebration week.
Later on during the week, Dean Ban-
nister will be invited to speak to dis-
tinguished citizens .in government,
business, science, education and the
Arts at the regular chapter meeting.
Tom Grand is also preparing the
way for Architects who are chapter
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Design Awards,



42nd FAA Convention


The architectural exhibit feature of
the 42nd Annual FAA Convention
last November was not as represen-
tative of work in all sections of the
State as have been former exhibits -
or as the Convention committee for
the 43rd Convention is planning to
develop at Clearwater. Much of the
work shown--in photographs, sev-
eral excellent models and many out-
standing renderings represented
offices of the greater Miami area.
Thus it is understandable that six of
the seven citation awards given by
the exhibit jury went to architects
local to the convention site.
Subjects of six of these seven cita-
tions are shown on the following two
pages. The seventh was shown in
last mouth's Florida Architect. It was
the DuPont Building, now under con-
struction in Miami, the design of
which was represented by the same
model displayed at the Producers'
Council meeting last May in Los An-
geles. Architects for the new build-
ing, which will house FAA offices and











A seven-man jury picked
the award winners. Shown
here, during one of their
deliberative discussions
are, left to right, Heobert
C. Milikey, AIA Regional
Director; Leon Chatelain,
Jr., FAIA, AIA President;
William A. Stewart; Sadi
S. Koruturk; Edwin T.
Reader and James Branch.
The other jury member
was Edward J. Coughlin.

JANUARY, 1957


a lounge-meeting-room for the Flor-
ida South Chapter, are John T. Peter-
sen and Frank H. Shuflin.
The jury awarded only one other
citation. This was in the field of craft
design and was an exhibit of the near-
ly-lost art of stained glass.
The Miami convention committee
voiced disappointment that the archi-
tectural exhibit was not as varied nor
as fully representative of current work
as they had hoped for. High point in
architectural exhibits sponsored by
the FAA was that first shown in St.
Petersburg at the 1953 annual meet-
ing. This was of such excellence that
it only recently ended an extended
tour of many cities in the South At-
lantic Region of the AIA and a num-
ber of South American countries -
the latter tour under the auspices of
the U. S. Department of State.
The Florida Central Chapter is al-
ready making plans to break their
own record of 1953. Hope is that
1957 will bring about an architectural
exhibit worthy of another internation-
al tour.


A special ciaion went to Meyes
Associate, Tampa, for this design
in stained glass for the Palm Cois
Baptist Church, Tampa.


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Citations


were given


these buildings


Above: The Chastain residence,
Tampa, for which Mark Hamp-
ton was architect.


Right: Miami's Bal Harbour
Club won another design cita-
tion for Alfred B. Parker.


Below: Watson and Deutsch-
man, architects and engineers,
were awarded a citation for
their design for the University
of Miami Library.































Above: New shopping center for
Sears-Roe-bck, currently under
coetruction inTampa, for which
Weed, Russell, Johnon Associ-
ates were archites.















Right: Another citation went to
Weed, Ru ll, Johnson Assci-
ates for their design of the
Biscayne Federal Savings and
Loan Building, Miami.



















Right: The Jerome H. Weinkle
residence won another citation
for Watson and Deutschman.
The design was presented in
model form, shown hee, and
alo a series of renderings.
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members, to speak to various ci\ic
groups during the week. Further, we
plan that the Florida North Chapter
will prepare exhibit materials, which
will be shown in downtown shop \ in-
dows during Architects' week.
Since the forming, last year, of
the Jacksonville Chapter and later
the Northwest, Florida Chapter, our
membership is much more central-
ized. We experience good attendance
at all regular meetings, but this is also
due in good part, we feel, to the fine
leadership that JACK MOORE has pro-
vided for us the past two years.
M. H. JOHNSON, with program ma-
terial made available by the Univer-
sity, has helped considerably in pro-
viding, entertaining and educational
programs for our meetings. Outstand-
ing among these programs was one
presented by the students of the De-
partment of Building Construction,
and an illustrated lecture by DAVE
REAVES on Mayan Architecture, the
results of a trip Dave took to the
Yucatan Peninsula.
Florida North Chapter makes a
scholarship grant available to a
worthy student each year. We intend
to carry thru this program again in
1957; and we earnestly recommend
to the other chapters of the state a
like undertaking.
It is customary for our chapter to
cease activity during the summer va-
cation months. At the beginning of
each school year in September, how-
ever, we get things started again with
a social meeting to which all the
ladies are invited. We feel sure that
this event will be a big success in
1957.
Florida North Chapter owns a copy
of the film, "Architecture, U.S.A.",
which has been shown only a few
times locally, but with enthusiastic
reception each time. We plan to
make even more use of that film in
the coming year.
We have found that our commit-
tees function more readily since be-
coming a small more closely knit
chapter, and consequently we hae
reduced the number of committees
by combining functions to the fol-
lowing: Committee of Chapter Af-
fairs; Practice and Education; Public
Relations; Industry Relations; Com-
munity Development and Special ,
Design.
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT


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Florida North Central
By DAVID W. POTTER, AIA
President


In beginning, I wish to thank The
Florida Architect for this opportunity
to greet the readers of this fine pub-
lication in behalf of the Florida North
Central Chapter. We think the idea
of a presidents' issue is good and it
should be continued next year.
Our chapter is a very active one
despite the fact that very few news
items about it have been sent to this
magazine during the year. Our pres-
ent membership roster shows thirteen
corporate and eleven associate mem-
bers. During the past year we lost
three corporate members when the
Florida Northwest Chapter was or-
ganized. At this point, I would like
to say, "Good luck and success to
them and the new chapter to the
west."
Future outlook for new members
here is good, especially as to associ-
ates. An increase of at least one or
more corporate members also is in
prospect.


Plans for chapter activities for next
year are already being formulated at
this writing. ALBERT P. WOODARD
will serve as Centennial Week chair-
man and CHARLES J. BENDA, JR., will
be in charge of programs at meetings.
Our chapter hopes to take full ad-
vantage of Centennial Week to gain
publicity for our profession and the
AIA in particular. The program will
generally follow the recommendations
of the FAA committee as it appeared
in The Florida Architect for Novem-
ber, although final plans have not
been made.
As I look forward to 1957 there
are a few things I would like to see
accomplished by our chapter during
the year. One of them is the initia-
tion of a practical program of public-
ity and public relations that would
bring to the local area a more definite
appreciation of the local architect
and the services that he has to offer.
Another goal is the establishing of


better relations with local groups ot
the building industry. Lastly, I want
to see better cooperation between the
chapter and FAA, especially on the
part of the chapter.
In conclusion, I want to say that
visitors are always welcome at our
chapter meetings. We would par-
ticularly like a visit from our district
vice-president or any of the newly
elected FAA officers.
Best wishes to all for 1957.


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By A. EUGENE CELLAR, AIA.
President


Due to the good ground work set
up last year by President Meehan
and his efficient officers, next year's
officers feel that the Chapter can go
forward and do an excellent job for
the profession in 1957. The Charter
Dinner Dance held last January 20th
helped unite the Chapter members
and showed the vast need to delve
into community affairs and come up
with some positive solutions. Also,
the regular weekly Executive Com-
mittee meetings helped break down
certain barriers that seemed to exist
between some members and paved the
way for better cooperation and inter-
est. The dinner meeting honoring
MELLEN C. GREELEY, FAIA, in May
helped show some of the younger
members what an architect can do in
unselfish service to a community.
Perhaps one of the finest things
accomplished was in August when
we were able to perform our first
positive step in the field of com-
munity affairs when the Chapter
voted against the combined Auditor-
ium, Sports Coliseum and Library
project proposed by the Jacksonville
City Council. This one step has given
the Chapter confidence as a group;


and we all feel that the new officers
are eager to go forward and render
an unselfish service to the com-
munity.
SThat is the excellent background
which the 1956 officers set up for the
officers and Chapter members for the
year 1957. The 1957 Executive Com-
mittee has met several times and has
spent considerable time in setting up
new committees for 1957. All of the
Committee Chairmen have been no-
tified and several have already started
planning their programs for next year.
In addition, a questionnaire has been
sent out to all members regarding the
type and time desired for regular
Chapter meetings so that, if possible,
a calendar of the meetings and events
can be prepared for the entire year.
These are some of the mechanics
which have already been set up by
the officers-elect so that the new year
can be started off in high gear. It is
also proposed to have at each busi-
ness meeting a topnotch guest speak-
er to discuss allied fields which will
be of interest to the profession. Some
of us feel that architects are not well
enough acquainted with some of the
subjects which are closely allied to
our profession. Therefore, we are
planning to have speakers who can
probably enlighten most of us on
such matters as financing new con-
struction, real estate appraisals, in-
surance in building, school planning,
F.HA., structural and mechanical en-
gineering and legal matters. It is also
planned that we have several meet-
ings devoted to tours or exhibits
through manufacturing companies
which might further enlighten some
of us, such as paint companies, con-
crete products companies, steel com-
panies and others.
Perhaps one of the most important
matters which the new officers pro-
pose to pursue this coming year will
be that of the "Civic Improvement
Committee." This Committee, head-
ed by ROBERT C. BROWARD, has
started the ball rolling toward the
Jacksonville Chapter using its influ-
ence and help towards comprehensive
planning and recommendations to
the City Commission; all leading to-
ward efficiency in civic improvements.
With the support of the young,
energetic members, including the
grand slate of officers, the president-
elect of the Jacksonville Chapter feels
that great things will be done in 1957.
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Florida Northwest


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By HUGH J. LEITCH, AIA
President


The Florida Northwest Chapter,
formed in 1956 with an initial mem-
bership of eleven, can now boast a
membership of 10 corporate and 22
associate members. The Chapter was
formed by the joint efforts of some
of its Charter members, since the
distance between Pensacola and the
meeting places of the Florida North
and Florida North Central Chapters
was so great that few Pensacola mem-
bers attended meetings.
Although we were unable to con-
vince the City Council that one of
our members might be helpful in fill-
ing a vacancy in the City Planning
Board, the Board of County Commis-
sioners agreed to make use of a local
architect's advisory services on the
recently formed Escambia County
Planning Committee. We feel this
will be beneficial not only to the
Community, but to our Chapter in
the field of Public Relations
This committee has met recently
and will soon make recommendations
to the County Authorities regarding
county sanitation facilities, zoning,
traffic controls, and other critical mat-
ters. We have more than our share
of these problems due. to the rapid
growth of the immediate area -
though most of this growth is occur-
ring outside the City limits of Pensa-
cola, where few controls apply. For
this reason, the planning exercised by
this committee will be most import-
ant and we feel fortunate that one


This fall has been a record-breaker
in all respects. We have raised our
membership to an all time high; we,
through spectacular aid from the FAA
and the Producers' Council, were able
to have the largest representation of
students at the annual convention ever
recorded. In other respects we have
sponsored an excellent lecture on
"Yucatan" by DAVID PARu REAVES,
JANUARY, 1957


of its members is a member of, and
represents, our Chapter.
We have encouraged all members
to become more active in Chamber
of Commerce and other community
affairs. Our plans include a joint
meeting with the Associated General
Contractors in the near future; and
we hope this will result in improved
performance on everyone's part by
improved relations between architects
and contractors.
The most important immediate
project which we expect to pursue
for 1957 is-as is probably the case
with all chapters the observance of
the Institute's Centennial during
February. Our tentative plans include
a series of radio and TV programs
during that month; and, with the
aid of professional Public Relations
Counsel, we hope to present for pub-
lic consumption some information
about the Institute's activities, the
organization of AIA and FAA and
incidentally what our Chapter and its
members is trying to accomplish in
the practice of architecture. This ob-
servance offers a challenge to us to
educate the public while "grinding
our own ax" and our plans are to ex-
ploit this opportunity to the fullest.
Those of us from our Chapter who
attended the FAA Convention this
fall are naive enough to have been
deeply impressed with the quantity
of the "Miami" type architecture and
the tremendous tourist industry that


AIA, of Gainesville; a field trip to
Tampa and the Portland Cement Co.
has proven most successful. In repre-
senting our school at the AIA spon-
sored National Association of Students
of Architecture in Washington we
have gained and exchanged valuable
information with student groups from
all of the 66 recognized schools in
the nation.


the Miami Beach construction rep-
resents. The area our Chapter em-
braces is in its infancy in tourism ac-
commodations, but we look forward
to the design and construction of
projects of this nature which will at
least give evidence of the fact that
the architects in this area have been
employed in their design. The dif-
ferent "look" between our architec-
ture here and that of South Florida
generally demonstrates that archi-
tects' services have been used much
more extensively in the lower part of
the state than here.
Correcting this situation is, of
course, our long range goal; and it is
hoped that 1957 will see some defi-
nite progress in this direction. We
look for a busy year and one that will
be productive in improving our Chap-
ter's service to the Community, in its
performance as individual members
and as a body, and in its public rela-
tions program.


As for the spring, the slate is even
more crowded. Our big event will, of
course, be the annual Home Show and
Exposition to be held on April 25,
26, 27. The competition for the resi-
dence to be constructed in the stadi-
um is based upon an 800 sq. ft. week-
end retreat; and, from the quantity
of the entries, appears to be an un-
usually excellent center attraction. In
the embryonic stages are plans for
education of the public as a whole
through a program and slide lecture
to be sent out by the Student Chap-
ter to various high schools and civic
organizations.


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By JOSEPH M. SHIFALO, AIA
President



To the members ofi the Mid-Flor-
ida Chapter the Orlando-Winter Park
area is becoming more and more a
challenge. The new Glenn L. Martin
plant and its influx of manufacturing
will produce problems which present
a challenge to all concerned with plan-
ning. Our school system, already over-
crowded, will need the architect with
vision enough to plan expandable
structures for the minimum cost.
Housing for our increasing popu-
lation continues to be our major
source of economics. The young arch-
itect with his beginning practice
should make every effort to work with
the home builders to produce better
design to house this new population.
Much can be said for the amiable
relationship between the architect and
home builder, and the young architect
can gain much needed experience as
a stepping stone to bigger projects.
The architect's relationship with
his community becomes the upper-
most problem for all of us to face.
At present the real estate profession,
the general contractor, the home
builder and eventually the individual
client will feel that the need of an
architect's services is only a waste of
money unless each architect, in his
own way, contributes to the better-
ment of community living by joining
and contributing to the various civic
bodies.
The Mid-Florida Chapter has en-
joyed a very successful first year. At
present there are 17 Corporate mem-
bers, 6 Associate members and 17
Junior Associate members, and prom-
ise of more to come. Our Public Re-
lations program for the past year has
produced a much better feeling with
the newspapers and with the tele-
vision and radio media, and has gained
for the architect a much better status
as a professional man.
JANUARY, 1957


Winter Park and Orlando have
both secured the services of City Plan-
ners who are in need of the advice
and information that the local Chap-
ter can give. It was with this in mind
that the Mid-Florida Chapter has
offered its services to the City Plan-
ners of both Orlando and Winter
Park.
Our Chapter has initiated a school
for the preparation of architectural
people aspiring to take the Junior ex-
amination for registration. The course
has been set up to run one year
touching upon all the phases of archi-
tectural- training. We have solicited
the help of both practicing architects
and specialist members of the build-
ing materials trades, all of whom have
contributed very freely of their own
time.
The Ladies Auxiliary is eager to
contribute in any way our Chapter
sees fit, and it is felt that much good
can be gained from the use of the
Ladies in the public relations field
whereby talks to ladies' clubs, meet-
ings and other groups could acquaint
the "boss" of the family with the
advantages of architectural services.
The East Coast from Melbourne to
the south and Titusville to the north
continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
As members of the Mid-Florida Chap-
ter architects in this area can con-
tribute greatly to our Chapter activity
and all architectural people in this
area are urged to join the Mid-Florida
Chapter. It is hoped that 1957 will
give us a Chapter of some 75 mem-
bers and that our Chapter will con-
tinually promote the betterment of
man's environment with the contri-
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Dadtona Beach Chipter looks for-
ward to .n a alii \ear.
E\ r,,-mnmber participation is the
outstanding chuarateriktic .,of this
chapter. which h ii small enough to al-
low each of its twenty-eight member-
to serve acti\e'l on committee work
and chapter business. A steak dinner
at Halifax River Yacht Club and a
business meeting followed by timnil
program ch.aractrizc the minthl,
inceting!. whichh are almost 100 per-
cent attended.
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a definite up .iard trend, wih seven
new men joining the ranks. Seven
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In this era of apparently bound-
less construction, it behooves every
one of us to try his level best to % orlk
in harmony with his professional as-
sociates and to promote the best pos-
sible good-% ill among all with whom
he may come in contact. Our respon-
sibilities as both architects and citi-
zens involve not only the wider
development of our own profesisonal
interests, but also the progressive


improutnlllt of our honIe conlmmun-
ities. During the sear ahead \\e can-
not fail to continue the progress that
our Broard Chapter h.s already
made along buth lin.s of action.
There is still much to be done-
and much that %\e can do. On our
professional front. \\c must continue
efforts to promote the public under-
standing of and the public's good
will toward our profession and our
\ork. \\e must set high standards
of st'r\ict and performance for our-
sehes and all our associates; and %\e
must demonstrate through such sern-
ice that the architect's position of
building industry\ leadership is full\
justified. That is the best t pe of
public relations program possible.
Though the Chapter itself can help
promote it, actually it is up to each
individual member to make it \\ork.
\\e have a responsibility also to
the Noung people in our profession.
This year I hope to see our scholar-


ship program in full operation. And
I hope also that \e mia\ be able to
follow the example of other Chapters
and begin an active program of train-
ing courses for our junior nl mbItrs
and office associate..
This \ear also should be one of
especially\ closet contacts \ith other
AI. groups in Florida-and also
\\ith groups representing other ele-
ments of the building industry. \\e
should gi\e freely of our interest and
effort on \\ork \\ith and for our
State Association: and I hope that
this year ma\ also see the start of
a closer coopcr.ti\e contact with our
engineer and contractor friends in
Bro:)\ard Count).
Relative to our community the
matter of inmpri\ ing and coordinating
our building codt. is an urgent one.
We need to \\ork closer \\ith official.
of our variouss public boards to estab-
lish better and mo-re equitable working
(Coitituted oi Pagt 28)


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relationships. And we ha\e the con-
tinuing responsibility as trained plan-
ners to take active interest in our
community grot th and de elopment
-and by cooperative means I hope
we can make that interest e\idcnt
this year as our professional contribu-
tion to the overall physical improve-
ment of our area and towards the
solution of its many difficult and
pressing development probkms.
These are only some of the things
that call for action during the coming
year. Toward thes- :arlious ends I
pledge myself to do my utmost- not
only for my Chapter, but for the
general public as %ell. I'm sure that
I speak also for every member of
the Broward Chapter. On such a
basis, 19' cannot help but be a
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Use of Architect's Seal
Is Covered by State Law
Recently the State Board of Archi-
tecture had occasion to comment on
the proper use of an' architect's seal
as covered in Section 467.15 of the
registration law (Florida statutes of
1955, Chapter 467).
The law designates that ever reg-
istered architect shall have a seal
"with which he shall stamp all draw-
ings and specifications issued from
hisoffice for use in this state." Note
this clause does not include "all doc u-
ments issued from an architect's of-
fice." But it is specific on the matter
S of plans and specification for use in
the state. It is an open secret that
not all architects' dra\\ings or speci-
fications are being sealed. Thus the
Board thinks it timely to stress the
legal use of the seal and to suggest
that all architects registered in londa
take special pains to see that require-
ments of the law are met.
Another clause in the same section
prohibits an architect from using his
seal "unIlss holding at the time a
certificate of registration and all re-
S quired renewiials thereof.' Thus, an\
:i.: architect h ho fails to obtain a renewal
within the time limits designated by
: rules and regulations of the Board is
actually 'nlating the State Law, if
during that time he continues to
operate an. office and use his seal.
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News & Notes


Polk County Architects
Organize Local Group
On December 12 a group of eight
architects held an organizational meet-
ing to form the Architect's Association
of Polk County, with headquarters in
Lakeland. Members include all reg-
istered architects in the county; and
the stated purpose of the new group
is "to do all we can to lift the pro-
fession to a higher standard."
Officers, who were elected to serve
for six months, are: A WYNN How-
ELL, president; GEORGE LEES, vice-
president; ALF O. BARTH, secretary-
treasurer. Membership also includes:
BRAXTON L. BRIGHT, DONOVAN DEAN,
CHARLES N. JOHNSON, RICHARD P.
JONES, GEORGE LEE KRAMER, GENE
LEEDY and THOMAS V. TALLEY. Reg-
ular meetings havebeen scheduled for
the second Thursday of each month.

Florida South Meeting
Following what has now become
an established custom, Florida South's
December llth meeting at the Urmey
Hotel was highlighted by presenta-
tion of yearly craftsmanship awards
and designation of Craftsman-of-the-
Year. The Chapter was dinner host
to ten craftsmen selected as outstand-
ing by a committee headed by JEROME
SCHILLING who presented each with
a certificate.
T. TRIP RUSSELL, retiring next
month as Chapter president, pre-
sented a report which stressed the
continuing need for architects to


fight collectively against infringe-
ments of their professional position
and called for closer watch of and
contact with municipal boards which
show "an increasing tendency to make
the architect's road a hard one."
Next month presidential duties will
be taken over by WAHL SNYDER, with
IRVIN KORACH as vice-president, ED-
WARD G. GRAFTON, secretary and C.
ROBERT ABELE, treasurer.
The Chapter's Annual Inaugural


Reuben J. Carter, marble
mason with Bernhardi,
Heaton and Hill, was
chosen Craftsman-of the-
Year by the Florida South
Chapter committee head-
ed by Jerome Schilling,
left. Here he is being
congratulated by T. Trip
Russell, right. The Chap-
ter presented Carter with
an engraved and beauti-
fully chrome-plated trow-
el as tangible evidence of
his skill and ability and
the architects' gratitude
to people like him who
produce what architects
design.


Ball will be held January 19, 1957,
at the La Gorce County Club, Miami
Beach. By custom it will be a formal
affair, with cocktails at 7, dinner at
9 and dancing until 1 a.m. The In-
augural Ball Committee, headed by
JAMES DEEN has developed a program
themed on the AIA's Centennnial ob-
servance. Reservation will be neces-
sary and can be obtained from SCOTT
B. ARNOLD, 803 Douglas Entrance
Building, Coral Gables.

Broward County
At its annual election meeting, No-
vember 30, 1956, at Ft. Lauderdale,
the Chapter voted to return MORTON
T. IRONMONGER as president for 1957.
Other officers named are: DONALD
H. MOELLER, vice-president; JOHN M.
EVANS, secretary, and JOSEPH T. Ro-
MANO, treasurer. Members also voted
to set aside $1,000 of their funds for
use as an architectural scholarship
fund; and an additional $1,000 for
expenditure toward improving the
public relations techniques of the
Chapter. Recommendations for the
administration of programs made pos-
sible by the two funds will be pre-
sented by committees at the Chap-
ter's next meeting.
(Continued on Page 30)


JANUARY, 1957


The Auxiliary of the Florida Central Chapter is already formulating plans for
helping the Chapter act as hosts for the FAA's 43rd Annual Convention at
Clearwater. Recently elected offices for 1957 as shown above are, left to
right: Mrs. Donald Jack West, secretary; Mrs. Ernest T. H. Bowen, II, treas-
urer; Mrs. Archie G. Parish, vice- president; and Mrs. Elliott B. Hadley,
president.









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It means the diversified technical
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News & Notes
(Continued from Page 29)
As one means for highlighting the
AIA's Centennial, plans were started
for a dinner meeting of the Chapter
to which County and civic leaders
would be invited, with a committee
to be named charged with developing
an impressive and constructive pro-
gram for the affair.
General discussion stressed the urg-
ency for Chapter action on revision
and improvement of existing building
codes. CHARLES MCKIRAHAN and
WILLIAM VAUGHN are now serving
on the Ft. Lauderdale city Code
Committee, with JAMES M. HARTLEY
serving similarly in Hollywood. These
men were included in a committee
named to work with all county mu-
nicipalities toward establishing a uni-
form code now vitally needed.
Establishment of a Chapter news
letter was vetoed in favor of reporting
Chapter affairs regularly in columns
of The Florida Architect.'A magazine
representative from the Chapter will
be named for this purpose. Among
the guests was MAc TAYLOR, engineer
with the R. H. Wright & Sons Com-
pany, who showed slides of the Blank-
er school roof collapse in Orlando.

New Aluminum Award
One of the most sweeping award
programs ever developed for the rec-
ognition of advanced design has been
announced by the Reynolds Metals
Company. Called the "R. S. Reynolds
Memorial Award," the program in-
volves the sum of $25,000 which will
be given annually to "an architect,
anywhere in the world, who has made
an outstanding contribution to the
use of aluminum structurally or es-
thetically."
The award will be made for com-
pleted work only; and submissions
will be judged by an independent
Committee on Awards to be named
each year from a list of outstanding
architects. According to the announce-
ment, the intention of this program
is to encourage an exploration of the
great potentialities of aluminum as a
structural and esthetic material. Thus
the Committee's chief consideration
will be to evaluate the creative char-
acter of work submitted rather than
the size or type of structure.
The Committee on Awards will
work under procedures established
(Continued on Page 35)


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Public School Work ...
(Continued front Page 4)
construction costs above $150,000.
This would result in an aggregate fee
of 4.65 percent for a $1-million proj-
ect, slightly less than that provided in
the Dade County schedule.
Hillsborough County:
From a Tampa office this com-
ment was received:
"The recommended guide of proper
minimum architectural fees, Schedule
'A' (developed by the Florida Central
Chapter, AIA) is the generally ac-
cepted schedule in this area, the fee
being further interpolated between the
limits set up in the schedule. In rare
instances the fee is as much as 10
percent of the cost of the work."
The schedule referred to covers
"complete architectural, structural
and mechanical engineering services,
including supervision of construction"
and provides for 6 percent for proj-
ects costing up to $100,000; 5V2 per-
cent for those from $100,000 to
$250,000; 5 percent for those from
$350,000 to $500,000; 4Vz percent
for those from $500,000 to $1-mil-
lion; and 4 percent for all projects
with costs over $1-million. The sched-
ule further provides that "A fee from
2 to 3 percent higher than those
listed is proper on alterations or re-
modelling work . ."
Pinellas County:
Following is a quotation from a
Clearwater architect's answer:
"There is no recommended sched-
ule of compensation for public school
work in use in Pinillas County. How-
ever, we understand that the compen-
sation has been increased from the
2/4 percent of a few years ago to ap-
proximately 6 percent today. We be-
lieve 6 percent, to be the minimum
practical fee, regardless of the size of
the project.
"It is customary in this area to
include the services of consulting en-
gineers in the stated fee. Cost of
these services varies from one-quarter
to one-third of the total fee. We as-
sume that complete service would be
furnished on public school work, in-
cluding preliminaries, working draw-
ings, specifications and supervision."
Sarasota and Hendry Counties:
A Sarasota architect comments:
"In neither county has there'been
a published schedule of architectural
(Continued on Page 83)
JANUARY, 1957


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"A New Century Beckons...
(Continued from Page 7)


newsstands and in bookshops through-
out the country, thus making avail-
able to a large public a comprehen-
sive review of American architecture
of the past century.
Dean JoHN E. BURCHARD of the
School of Humanities and Social
Studies at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is writing a book on the
social aspects of American architec-
tural development. Dean Burchard's
brilliance as an observer and com-
mentator was clearly demonstrated
when he delivered the keynote ad-
dress on Architecture for the Good
Life-a highlight of the Los Angeles
Convention last year. We can look
forward to a stimulating commentary
that will be of great interest to the
public as well as to the architect.
A competition was held for the
design of a U. S. postage stamp hon-
oring the Centennial year. There were
more than one-hundred entries and
the winning design has been sub-
mitted to the Postmaster General.
We have every reason to believe that


the stamp will be issued, although at
this writing we have not received of-
ficial notification.
Our own HaENR SAYOR is writing
an anecdotal history of the Institute
that will appear in a special issue of
the Journal.
Regions and chapters are holding
appropriate ceremonies in their own
areas throughout the year.
I look forward to welcoming you all
in Washington in the spring when
we will come together from all parts
of the country and abroad to cele-
brate our one-hundredth birthday
from May 14 through 17. As a sali-
ent part of this Centennial Celebra-
tion Program, the Institute is invit-
ing as participants a number of
distinguished persons who are emi-
nently qualified to discuss the forces
which shape man's environment.
Since our interest is directed to the
future rather than to the past, and to
the influences of society upon archi-
tecture rather than to the practice
of architecture itself, these discussions


will explore the predictable potentials
of such elements as our new tech-
nology; the international problems
created by the shrinkage of time and
distance; the pressures placed on re-
sources by changing economics and
expanding population; the status of
the arts in a dynamic civilization; and
the impact of these interrelated move-
ments upon our environment of to-
morrow. We are confident that these
discussions will lead to both thinking
and doing, and that they will indicate
the paths which we must tread if we
are to mould, rather than simply en-
dure, the events of the future.
The theme of this Centennial
meeting, "A New Century Beckons','
is evidence that we are a forward look-
ing profession. While honoring those
who have made possible the high
position we have achieved, we shall
consider the Centennial year as the
beginning of a new century. We look
ahead with confidence to a glorious
future and we will continue to carry
out the original objectives of The
American Institute of Architects -
"to make the profession of ever-in-
creasing service to society.'


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Public School Work ...
(Continued from Page 81)
fees, but it has been the policy to pay
a fee of 6 percent based on the actual
value of the work built. Normally,
alternates which are planned for but
not built into the work are not re-
flected in the architect's fee, unless
such alternates involve a major item
of planning.
"The architect is not reimbursed
for engineering fees. The services of
the architect cover preliminary stud-
ies and specifications, cost estimates,
and normal architectural supervision
of the work under construction."
As an additional comment he
writes:
"There is a vast difference in the
costs of planning an elementary
school as compared to those in the
secondary level. A fee of 6 percent
is satisfactory for elementary schools
in this area, but the fee for secondary
schools, either junior or senior high,
should be at least 6V2 percent, prefer-
ably 7 percent. On remodeling or
additions, the fees should be increas-
ed by not less than an added 2 per-
cent."

Daytona Beach:
The following is from a Daytona
Beach office which does much school
work in that and several other mid-
state areas:
"We receive 6 percent of the total
cost of the work in all counties except
one, which is presently at 5 percent
and which we are attempting to ad-
just upward. The services covered by
the fee are those contained in the
standard AIA B-102 contract between
owner and architect; and all of our
contracts are written on that form
without changing contents therein."

Palm Beach:
For complete architectural service-
but including also the cost of engi-
neering services necessary for provision
of required mechanical and electrical
systems-the prevailing compensation
is 6 percent. In the case of altera-
tions and additions, the rate is in-
creased to 8 percent.

Alachua and Nassau Counties:
Fee schedules were established by
negotiation in 1953 and have been in
effect since. To quote from a Gaines-
ville office:
(Continued on Page 34)
JANUARY, 1957


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JOHN F. HALLMAN, President JACK K. WERK, Vice-Pres.
MARK P. J. WILLIAMS, Vioe-Pres. JAMES H. BARRON, JR., Secy-Treas.
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Avant Construction Co., Inc.
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C-John L. Avant, Pres.-AGC
Edward M. Fleming Construction
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Phone: NE 5-0791
C-Ed. M. Fleming, Pros.-AGC
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T. J. James Construction Co.
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Phone: MU 8-8621
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Henry G. Dupree Co.
1125 Kings Ave., Jacksonville
Phone: FL 9-6622
C-Henry G. DuPree, Pres.-AGC
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Arnold Construction Co.
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Phone: TE 3-8424
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Public School Work...
(Continud from Page 5s)
"The schedule is on a sliding scale,
but should not be confused with one
that provides different fixed percen-
tages for different cost jobs. It is: 6
percent on the first $500,000 of cost
of any project; plus 5 percent of the
next $250,000 of cost, plus 4 percent
of the next $250,000 of cost. This
provides for a fee slightly in excess of
5 percent on a $1-million project,
but insures 6 percent on any project
costing less than $500,000.
"With reference to services cov-
ered by the above fee, it does include
services of consulting engineers on
ordinary parts of the work such as
plumbing, heating, etc., but would
not include the cost of any special
consultants which might be required
because of unusual circumstances.
The fee also covers both architectural
planning and supervision. The only
special provision included in our usual
contract is to the effect that reim-
bursement for travel, etc., will not
be made unless such travel is specifi-
cally authorized by the owner. Our
contract also provides that any repro-
duction costs beyond ten sets is to
be borne by the owner."
Duval County:
The Board's compensation sched-
ule is the same as that of Alachua
County, with the added stipulation
thatthe fee shall be 3V percent of all
amounts exceeding $1-million of proj-
ect costs. The Board's architectural
contract includes these special provi-
sions: A time limit is set for prepara-
tion of drawings. The architect is
held responsible for the correctness of
his work; and, with certain provisos,
he is also held responsible for design-
ing within a budget.
Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties:
The following is from a Pensacola
architect:
"Our office has observed the cus-
tom in this area of charging 6 percent
for school work in this county, which
fee includes preliminaries, working
drawings and specifications, and su-
pervision. The 6 percent also includes
engineering fees, but does not include
clerk-of-the-works, or full-time super-
intendent if one should be required.
Our Chapter has not established any
well-defined policy regarding fees or
proposed fees."
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT





News & Notes- -
(Contitued from Page sO)
with the counsel and cooperation of
the AIA. Full information relative to
the new program can be obtained
from: The R. S. Reynolds Memorial
Award Committee, Third and Grace
Streets, Richmonds, Virginia.
Study Course Follows-up
42nd Convention Theme
The Florida Planning and Zoning
Association is co-sponsor of a two-day
course on street and highway planning,
parking and traffic control to be held
in the National Guard Armory at
Clearwater, Janaury 31 and February
1. Other sponsors of the sessions,
which are open to all architects, are
the Florida State Road Department
and the Southeast Section of the In-
ternational Signal Association. The
course will be presented by the Gen-
eral Extension Division of Florida.
Detailed information rewarding it
and applications for attendance are
available from FRED BAIR, J., Exec-
utive Secretary, Florida Planning and
Zoning Association, P.O. Box 783,
Aubumdale, Fla.
FAA Directors' Meeting
First 1957 meeting of the new
FAA Board of Directors will be held
in Jacksonville, January 12, at the
Riverside Club in the new Prudential
Life Insurance building. It will begin
with a 12:30 luncheon as usual.
President Wortman is especially
anxious that all directors attend.
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Aluminum Insulating Co., Inc. 31
Armor-Flex Products . . 22
Bruce Equipment Co. . 4
Builders' Roster . .. 34
Cement Enamel of the
Caribbean, Inc. . . 24
Dallet Equipment Co. 24
Dunan Brick Yards 3rd Cover
Electrend Distributing Co. 28
Executone Distributors . 26
Farrey's Wholesale Hardware
Co., Inc. . . 35
Florida Foundry and Pattern
Works . . .. 26
Florida General Supply Corp. 16
Florida Home Heating Institute. 6
Florida Portland Cement 12
Florida Power & Light Co .. 32
Florida Steel Products . 30


Producers'

Council

Program

The Miami Chapter's biggest party
of the year was held at the Coral
Gables Country Club the evening of
December 13th. Attended by more
than 300 producers, architects and
engineers from the Greater Miami
area -most of whom were accom-
panied by their wives-the gala
affair started with cocktails at 6:30,
progressed through an excellent roast-
beef dinner and wound up with danc-
ing.
It was strictly a fun-night following
a policy which has become almost a
custom of the Producers' Council pro-
gram in Miami. The yearly event is
given, according to Chapter President
NICHOLAS NORDONE, "to show the
appreciation of Producers' Council
members to architects and engineers
whose interest in improving the qual-
ity of building design has made pos-
sible the growth of Producers' Coun-
cil firms in the Miami area."
The Chapter will continue its pro-
gram of informational meetings for
architects during 1957, with the next
one scheduled for January 22. Host
will be the Arcadia Metal Products
company.
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Gas Institute of Greater Miami 11
George C. Griffin . . 10
Hamilton Plywood & Lumber Co. 21
Hollostone of Miami . . 3
Interstate Marble & Tile Co. 20
Magic City Shade & Drapery Co. 2
Maule Industries. . 2nd Cover
Miracle Adhesive Sales Co. .. 30
Palmer Electric Co. ... .34
Perlite, Inc. . 5
Prescollte Mfg. Co. . 35
A H. Ramsey Sons, Inc. . 14
Satchwell Electric
Construction Co. ... .30
Sistrunk . . .. 28
Southern Venetian Blind Co 25
Unit Structures . . 27
Vun-Russ Company, Inc. 4th Cover
F. Graham William Co., Inc. 33


JANUARY, 1957


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for A New Year


The making of New Year's resolutions seems to
have gone the way of the antimacassar, so far as
popularity is concerned. No modem-day architect
would seriously wish back the clutter that certainly
must have tempered the gaiety of the Victorian
nineties. But if a few resolutions were made right
now and then kept, unbroken, through years to
come several practices which are hurting architects
as a professional group would pass into welcome
oblivion automatically.
Here are a few. They come as suggestions from
a number of different sources so in each case there
are more reasons than one for their adoption.
STOP CTrrrI FEEs . This is for the architect
with a big volume of work and a small balance in
the bank. Any compensation lower than that gen-
erally recognized as professionally adequate can bring
but two results to the architect who offers it. One
is a net income too small to pay him properly for
practicing his profession. The alternate is shoddy
service that fosters poor building values and high
building costs.
Unfortunately, there's a wide field for adoption
of this resolution.
STOP BENG A PIATE . This, too, is one for
the architect who pays only lip-service to professional
ethics. Such men will raid established offices of skilled
personnel. They will sometimes offer over twice the
going salary rate to turn out a "special job." Then
they charge their client on a "cost-plus" basis- as
little as double their personnel costs.
Nobody- but nobody- benefits here. The client


pays less than a professionally adequate fee. But the
service he gets is expensively meagre. The architect
barely makes an operating overhead on the basis of
his "cost-plus" charges. And the employee, once a
responsible member of a soundly-operated office, is
more than likely to find himself and his doubled-up
salary out looking for another business home after the
"special job" has been completed as cheaply and
as quickly as possible.
KEEP QUALITY UP . This is a resolution for
everybody. If the public is to regard the architect
as the captain of the construction team, it's justified
in demanding his best efforts on every phase of his
work. If a product is good enough to be selected and
specified, it's what should be built into the building.
Substitution is becoming more than a nuisance. It
is rapidly growing into an evil which is skyrocketing
the costs of building maintenance because it is low-
ering the standards of good construction.
That alone is bad enough. But the architect who
allows substitution as a regular routine of office oper-
ation is doubly guilty. First, he has not properly
researched the technical needs for the buildings he
is designing. And second, he is giving his client a
building value based on one specification, but per-
mitting a lesser value to be delivered through use of
materials and equipment other than those specified.
Most important of all, how can a client depend
on the judgment of a professional coordinator of
building products and trades if that judgment can be
shaken and the product specification changed merely
at the insistence of a beguiling tradesman?
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT


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