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Changing Living Patterns
By WILLIAM T. ARNETT, AIA
President, Florida Association of Architects
Our friends the suburban house-
builders, that segment of the con-
struction industry whose speculative
activities are so intimately identified
with what President Lyndon Johnson
calls "the despoilation of the sub-
urbs," seem to be in trouble.
Like King Canute, they are caught
up in the relentless tide of change
sweeping over our world, transform-
ing our lives and our living patterns.
And, like King Canute, they are not
prepared to accommodate change.
They are discovering to their dis-
may that a home is not necessarily a
house. They are realizing, for ex-
ample, that 33 per cent of all dwell-
ing units built in this country last
year were apartments, and that an-
other 10 per cent were mobile units
built in a factory and transported
on their own wheels.
They are discovering, as are their
financial backers, that the public is
becoming more knowledgeable about
design, and that people are no longer
satisfied with a house whose only
criterion for excellence is "Will it
sell?" rather than the infinitely more
important "Is it liveable?"
They are discovering, as are hard-
pressed urban governments, that
along with houses people require re-
lated things-goods, services, schools,
churches, parks, transportation in
short, a way of life.
Confusion of Means
For some strange reason, our
friends seem bent on alienating the
one group conceivably able to help
them solve their problem-the design
For 50 years Florida has had an
-orderly procedure, through Chapter
467 of the Florida Statutes, for evalu-
ating the qualifications of those who
engage "in the planning or design ...
of buildings for others." This pro-
cedure is still operative. And any
person who aspires to design build-
ings for others ought, in the public
interest, to seek such evaluation.
But, if newspaper reports are to be
relied upon, our friends seem bent on
changing the law in the 1965 session
of the Florida Legislature in a futile
attempt to confer on themselves abil-
ities which they do not possess. Be-
cause they know how to build, they
reason that they know how to design;
because some know how to draw,
they reason that all know what to
How We Live
We live in a crucial era of change
in our urban way of life, for vast
disintegrating and destructive forces
are loose in the world. We make a
fatal mistake in the construction in-
dustry if we assume that the design
and construction of dwellings will
remain static in a world of change.
To assume that the problem is
simply a matter of houses versus
apartments is pernicious over-simpli-
fication. The fact is that new forms
of housing are springing up across
the land because we are seeking new
living patterns just as we are seeking
new social and economic patterns.
Many people, of course, will still
seek single-family houses in the sub-
urbs-hopefully better than the ones
now generally available. But many
others will move into rehabilitated
row houses in the city. Some will live
in new apartments in the city. Some
will live in new town houses or in
atrium houses in both places. Some
will live in entirely new towns, sev-
eral of which have been built with a
hundred more in the planning stage.
Still others will live in special com-
munities of various kinds.
What are the seemingly irresistible
forces that are changing our living
Forces for Change
Chief among these compelling
forces are explosive growth and shift-
ing household patterns, a dramatic
upward spiral in the economy, a
revolution in technology, and a new
concept of what constitutes good
urban living. These seem destined
to make tremendous differences in
the kind of dwellings it is sensible to
design, smart to build, and prudent
The most important single fact
about how we live today is that there
are more of us than ever before-
194 million. The explosive growth of
our population now produces about
1 million new households a year. By
1975 it is estimated that we will
produce 1.5 million new households
a year, and 2.2 million a year by the
end of the century. This means that
we will need to produce dwellings
two or three times as fast just to
keep up with the population explo-
Another important factor is the
relative gains made by two distinct
categories of people-the young mar-
ried and the elderly. The young
marrieds have special and obvious
characteristics which make apartment
living desirable. Moreover, persons
over 65 years of age-who now com-
prise about 15 per cent of our popu-
lation-have somewhat similar needs.
It is only in the middle years-less
than half of the total years of mar-
ried life when the single-family
suburban house really makes much
sense. And even then, if the lot is
too big or too small, the traditional
single-family dwelling can be a liabil-
ity to homebuyer and community
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74T Issue ---
Our Changing Living Patterns . . .
By William T. Arnett, AIA
Structural Models Seen As Teaching Aids
By Ronald Shaeffer
Florida Association of Architects Foundation, Inc. . .
Bylaws of Foundation . . . . .
Broward Honors Craftsman . .
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UF Student Awards .
ABC's Of FAA .
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Resolution Approved For AIA to Recognize Cuban Architects in Exile
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FAA OFFICERS 1965
William T. Arnett, President, 2105 N.W. Third Place, Gainesville
James Deen, President Designate-Vice President, 7500 Red Road, South Miami
Forrest R. Coxen, Secretary, 218 Avant Building, Tallahassee
Dana B. Johannes, Treasurer, 410 S. Lincoln Avenue, Clearwater
BROWARD COUNTY: William A. Gilroy, George M. Polk; DAYTONA BEACH:
David A. Leete; FLORIDA CENTRAL: Dana B. Johannes, Frank R. Mu-
dano, William J. Webber; FLORIDA GULF COAST: Earl J. Draeger, Sidney
R. Wilkinson; FLORIDA NORTH: James T. Lendrum, Jack Moore; FLORIDA
NORTH CENTRAL: Forrest R. Coxen; FLORIDA NORTHWEST: Barnard W.
Hartman, Jr.; FLORIDA SOUTH: James E. Ferguson, Jr., John 0. Grimshaw,
Earl M. Starnes; JACKSONVILLE: A. Robert Broadfoot, Jr., Harry E. Burns, Jr.,
Walter B. Schultz; MID-FLORIDA: John B. Langley, Joseph N. Williams;
PALM BEACH: C. Ellis Duncan, Kenneth Jacobson, Hilliard T. Smith, Jr.
Director, Florida Region American Institute of Architects
Robert H. Levison, 425 South Garden Avenue, Clearwater
Executive Director, Florida Association of Architects
Fotis N. Karousatos, 3730 S.W. 8th Street, Coral Gables
Roy M. Pooley, Jr., Verner Johnson, Joseph M. Shifalo
The North Tower of the Royal Palm Plaza Building, Boca Raton, Florida, by
Robert E. Roll, A.I.A., Boca Raton, Florida. A part of a regional shopping
center under development by Archer Investment Company, Inc. The quasi
Spanish motif has been recreated throughout the complex in an effort to effect
a homogeneous relationship with the familiar, adjacent Boca Raton Hotel and
Club. Although basically a contemporary architect, Roll found this challenge
as programmed by the client a rewarding experience and has succeeded in
recreating a part of Spain in what promises to be one of the few shopping
centers devoted to relating the architecture to the visual enjoyment of the
shoppers. Lavish landscaping, broad vistas and lawns complete with statuary
and fountains make shopping an aesthetic sojourn.
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President's Message . .
(Continued from 2nd Cover)
Another major factor in our chang-
ing living patterns is the dramatic
increase in what people can afford to
pay for shelter. In our affluent soci-
ety, a home now means more than
just shelter-it means all the amen-
ities that help make the good life.
And it means that all but the best
of today's nearly 60 million dwelling
units will need to be completely re-
habilitated or replaced with much
Finally, the increasing emphasis on
multi-family dwellings in our living
patterns stems from two other rea-
sons: the growing scarcity of land and
its spiralling price, and the provision
of mortgage insurance and other
forms of government subsidy for
Is There a Way Out?
What is to be done? Obviously
one of our greatest shortcomings in
the construction industry is failure
to communicate. We still have build-
ers complaining about architects and
architects complaining about builders,
without enough effort to work out
their mutual problems together. We
still have lenders insisting they are
just investors with no responsibility
for the industry into which they pour
billions of dollars. And we still have
regulatory agencies of government
maintaining that restrictive zoning
requirements and antiquated building
codes are intended to protect buyers,
when often they actually penalize the
In many ways our far-flung con-
struction industry is not really an
industry at all, because industry im-
plies coordinated effort. It is high
time we tried action by our full team
The participants in a recent na-
tional round table considering the
problems of better living for Ameri-
can families concluded:
"To develop new patterns of land
use, to put them on a firm economic
basis, to win official approval, to trans-
form raw land into building sites, to
design structures to take proper ad-
vantage of the sites, to get them fin-
anced and then built, to landscape, and
finally to get people to move in-all
this is far more than one man's job,
far greater than the scope of a single
profession. . We have a vast reser-
voir (of talent) to fall back on, and
all we have to do is to use it."
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-- I 1 -1 r V
Structural Models Seen As Teaching Aids
By RONALD SHAEFFER, Instructor
College of Architecture & Fine Arts
University of Florida
During the winter trimester, 1964,
a new type of teaching device was
introduced in the Department of
Architecture at the University of
Florida. Structural models of balsa
wood were constructed and tested by
the third-year students enrolled in
AE 352, the second in a sequence of
five courses concerned with the anal-
ysis and design of architectural struc-
tures. The initial idea for this project
came from an article by Boyd C.
Ringo in the February, 1964, issue
of CIVIL ENGINEERING maga-
zine. In this article Professor Ringo
describes a model balsa-wood project
undertaken by students in the Civil
Engineering Department at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati.
The project as assigned to the
architecture students involved the de-
sign and construction of an efficient
transversely loaded structure. The
two equal concentrated loads at the
third point. This loading results in
and area of pure moment or zero
shear between the loads. The depth,
width and rise or depression were all
limited to a maximum of four inches.
The only materials permitted were
balsa wood and glue, the brand of
which was specified.
The problem was assigned as a
practical supplement to the relatively
rigorous treatment of elementary
theory involved in the course. Balsa
wood, a material that is definitely
not isotropic and really not very
homogeneous, seldom behaves in a
manner precisely consistent with basic
theory. Since these models were to
Fig. 2 A barrel vault solution. Note load receivers.
Fig. 1 A combination truss and plate solution.
major design goal of the project was
the achievement of the highest pos-
sible ratio of superimposed load to
dead weight at collapse. The class of
nineteen students was organized into
two- and three-man teams for this
one-week assignment, and certain spe-
cifications controlling the design of
the models were adopted to insure
a reasonable basis for competition
among the teams. The structure was
to be designed to span 33 inches be-
tween simple supports and to carry
be loaded to their ultimate capacity,
the plastic nature of the material was
of prime importance. Unfortunately,
it is in this strain region that the be-
haviour of balsa wood becomes most
erratic. For this reason an empirical
approach to this problem was adopted
by most of the teams. All of the
teams built and tested several pre-
liminary models to locate and remedy
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Fig. 3 An underslung truss design which weighed
only 0.215 Ibs. but supplied a load of 157.6 lbs.
Teaching Aids ...
(Continued from Page 7)
weak features of their designs. Suc-
cessive refinements usually resulted in
higher load to weight ratios. The
solutions finally arrived at by the
seven teams were quite diverse in
nature and ranged from truss-like
configurations through various plate
solutions to a barrel-vault approach.
Some of these shapes can be seen in
the accompanying photographs.
The structures were tested to fail-
ure using a steel double-tree system
which can be seen in Figures 4, 5,
and 6. Failure was defined as a com-
plete loss of load-carrying ability, i.e.,
a total collapse. Local failures and
deflection limits were not considered.
Midspan deflection was measured,
however, and varied from about 0.25
inches to 0.70 inches (at approximate
ultimate load) for the various de-
The dead weights of the structures
ranged from 0.130 lbs. to 0.459 lbs.,
and the superimposed collapse loads
ranged from 38.2 lbs. to 319.5 lbs.
The load to weight ratios achieved
ranged from 227 to 733 with an
average value for all seven models of
Most of the failures occurred just
outside of one of the load locations
where the flexural stresses were still
rather high and combined with shear-
ing stresses to maximize on a diag-
onal plane. In only one of the de-
signs, the barrel-vault type, did fail-
ure occur near midspan. These results
tend to substantiate the weakness of
the material in shear. It is interesting
to note that no glue failures occurred
and that when a joint did fail, the
fault lay with the material.
The assignment was well received
by a large majority of the partici-
pating students and proved very bene-
ficial to the learning process because
of its tangible nature. The student
was dealing with a real structure,
something which he helped to con-
ceive and construct. During the pre-
liminary "design" tests and the final
tests the student observed a great
variety of structural behaviour. He
was able to compare and contrast the
actual behaviour with his own pre-
dictions of strong and weak points in
the design. Some of the observed
behaviour included the elastic insta-
bility of slender compression mem-
Fig. 4 A folded-plate
design, (w cross-section)
under partial load.
Fig. 5 -A
semi-elastic arch solution with loading brackets
Fig. 6 The barrel-vault model under partial load.
bers, lateral buckling of the entire
structure, plate buckling and shear,
diagonal tension, compression crush-
ing (perpendicular to grain), and
torsional effects due to the concen-
trated line loads and the inconsist-
ency of the material.
In conclusion it is important to
recognize that this type of problem
can in no way replace the traditional
approach to the study of theoretical
structural behaviour. It can, however,
serve as a very dynamic method of
illustrating the validity or the lack of
validity in applying certain theory to
certain design situations. This type
of problem very readily points up
both the complications and simplifi-
cations involved in the application of
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The 1964 Convention directed the
FAA Board of Directors by Resolu-
tion to take all necessary action to
establish a Florida Association of
Architects Foundation to fulfill the
objectives as indicated under Article
I, Section 2 of the Foundation's By-
laws (See Page 11-12 of this issue.)
The Foundation has become a re-
ality and as of April 1, 1965 the treas-
ury contains $2,336.94 which has
been received from the following:
the FAA, by action of its Board of
Directors, has transferred $2,000 to
the Foundation; the Palm Beach
Chapter, AIA, has contributed S300
earmarked for Scholarship, which the
Chapter obtained from the recently-
held "Beaux Arts Ball"; and Richard
Boone Rogers, AIA, contributed
The Board of Trustees is composed
of Forrest R. Coxen, C. Ellis Dun-
can, Dana B. Johannes, James T.
Lendrum, Robert H. Levison, H.
Samuel Kruse', FAIA, and Hilliard
T. Smith, Jr. The Trustees elected
Fotis N. Karousatos, Executive Direc-
tor of the FAA, to serve as Treasurer
of the Foundation.
The first project of the Founda-
tion is the preparation of a 16 mm.
sound, color film on the subject of
"Community Ugliness." Copies of
this film will be available within 30
days for use by AIA Chapters, civic
groups and other organizations.
The Foundation requests local
Florida-based Corporations to give
consideration to contributing funds
which can be earmarked if desired for
a specific purpose. Contributions
should be directed to The Florida As-
sociation of Architects Foundation,
Inc., and forwarded to 3730 S.W. 8th
Street, Coral Gables, Fla. 33134.
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and Builders'Representative -
while you're still in
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Florida Association of Architects
ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE
Section 1. Name.
The name of this Corporation is the Florida Associ-
ation of Architects Foundation, Incorporated.
In these Bylaws the Corporation is called the Founda-
Section 2. Purposes.
The purposes of the Foundation shall be to solicit,
receive and expend gifts, grants and legacies, to provide
architectural scholarships, establish professorships, and
assist architectural, educational and research projects; to
establish awards, prizes and medals for meritorious work;
to provide for the disseminating of literature and infor-
mation of use and advantage to the profession of archi-
tecture and the arts and services allied to it; to assist by
cooperation and association in any activity that shall
result in the improvement of the profession of architec-
ture; and to do all of this without pecuniary profit.
ARTICLE II. ORGANIZATION
Section 1. Membership.
The members of the Foundation shall be the Officers
and Directors of the Florida Association of Architects
during their terms of office. The Officers and Directors
of the Florida Association of Architects shall automatically
become members of the Foundation and shall cease to
be members of the Foundation automatically when they
cease to be Officers and Directors of the Association.
Section 2. The Board of Trustees.
a. The Board of Trustees of the Foundation shall
consist of not more than fifteen Trustees, of whom not
less than six shall be corporate members of the Florida
Association of Architects, and who shall be elected by the
members of the Foundation. The Secretary and the
Treasurer of the Florida Association of Architects shall
be Trustees throughout their terms of office in the Asso-
ciation. Other Trustees shall serve for a term of two years
or until their respective successors shall have been elected
and qualified, whichever is later. A Trustee may serve
for two consecutive two-year terms but not for more than
two terms consecutively, except this restriction shall not
apply to the Secretary or Treasurer of the Association.
Terms shall be arranged so that the terms of approxi-
mately one-half of the Trustees expire each year.
b. The Trustees shall assume their terms of office
at the annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees following
the annual meeting of the Members at which they were
c. If a vacancy occurs in the membership of the
Board of Trustees other than on account of the regular
expiration of a term of office, the vacancy shall be filled
for the unexpired term of office by appointment of a
successor by the President of the Foundation.
d. Any proposed action to be taken or things to be
done by or on behalf of the Foundation shall be taken
or under the authority of the Board of Trustees, which
shall have the powers conferred or allowed by law.
ARTICLE III. MEETINGS
Section 1. Annual Meetings.
a. The annual meeting of the Members shall be
held at least 60 days in advance of the Annual Meeting
of the Board of Trustees so that new Foundation Trustees
may be elected in time to be notified to attend the annual
meeting of the Board of Trustees.
b. The annual meeting of the Board of Trustees
shall be held on the day after the organization meeting
of the F.A.A. Board of Directors and at the same place.
c. At all meetings members may vote by proxy.
Trustees may not vote by proxy.
Section 2. Other and Special Meetings.
One other meeting of the Board of Trustees shall
also be held at the time, place and date each year as
determined by the President of the Foundation. Other
meetings may be called at any time by the President or
any four Trustees.
Section 3. Notice of Meetings.
At least twenty days written notice of any meetings
should be given by the Secretary by mailing the same to
each member or Trustee at his last known post office
Section 4. Quorum.
The majority of the number of members and of the
number of Trustees shall constitute a quorum at any
meeting except where otherwise provided by law; but a
less number may adjourn any meeting from time to time,
and meetings may be held, as adjourned, without further
Section 5. Executive Committee.
The President of the Foundation may appoint an
Executive Committee of three members of the Board of
Trustees who shall have and exercise the powers of the
Board of Trustees between meetings of the Board of
Trustees and shall regularly report to the Board of
Trustees its actions at each meeting of the Board of
Trustees for review by the Board of Trustees or for such
further action as may be deemed advisable by the Board
(Continued on Page 12)
Foundation Bylaws . .
(Continued from Page 11)
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
Section 1. Election of Officers.
The Officers of the Foundation shall be a President,
Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. All of the
officers shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from
among the members of the Board of Trustees at their
annual meeting, except that in June 1964 the President
shall be elected by the members of the Foundation for
a two-year period. The terms of office of the officers
shall commence at the annual meeting of the Board of
Trustees and, except as set forth in the preceding sen-
tence, they shall hold office for one year and until their
respective successors are elected and qualified, whichever
shall be later.
Section 2. The President.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Board of Trustees and shall have general power to execute
all contracts and other instruments in the name of the
Florida Association of Architects Foundation, Inc.; and
in addition such other duties as the Board of Trustees
may, from time to time, direct.
Section 3. The Vice President.
The Vice President shall perform the duties and
shall have the powers of the President during the absence
or inability of the President.
Section 4. The Secretary.
The Secretary shall keep a record of all the acts and
proceedings of the Board of Trustees and shall have charge
of all books and papers, except those which are herein-
after directed to be in charge of the Treasurer, and shall,
in general, perform such other duties as the Board of
Trustees may, from time to time, direct.
Section 5. The Treasurer.
a. The Treasurer shall have and exercise the powers
and duties usually appertaining to the office of Treasurer.
He shall receive all contributions to the Florida Associ-
ation of Architects Foundation, Inc., and have the care
and custody of all the money, funds, valuable papers or
documents of the Foundation. He shall invest and keep
invested the funds of the Foundation in such securities
as the Board of Trustees shall, from time to time, direct.
He shall deposit or cause to be deposited all its funds
in and with such depositories as the Board of Trustees
may, from time to time, direct.
b. He shall have authority to sign all checks, drafts,
or other obligations for payment of money, but such
checks shall be countersigned by the President or Vice
President. He shall endorse for deposit or collection or
otherwise all checks, drafts and other negotiable instru-
ments payable to the Foundation or its order. He shall
keep accurate books of accounts relating to the moneys
and financial affairs of the Foundation and shall render
an account of its funds at meetings of the Board of
c. Non-Liability of Treasurer:
The Treasurer shall not be personally liable for any
decrease of the capital, surplus, income, balance or reserve
of any fund or account resulting from any of his acts
performed in good faith in conducting the usual business
of his office.
d. Release from Liability:
When a new treasurer takes office, the retiring
treasurer shall turn over to his successor a copy of the
closing audit of the Treasury and all the records and
books of account and all moneys, securities, and other
valuable items and papers belonging to the Foundation
that are in his custody and possession. The incoming
treasurer shall check the same and, if found correct, shall
give the retiring treasurer his receipt therefore and a com-
plete release of the retiring treasurer from any liability
thereafter with respect thereto.
Section 6. Books of Accounts.
If directed by the Board of Trustees, the books of
accounts may be in charge of and kept by a person or
agency appointed by the President after consultation with
the Board of Trustees. Such person or agency shall be
under the direction of the Treasurer.
ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
Section 1. Appointment of Committees.
The Board of Trustees, acting through its President
or Vice President, shall have power to appoint such com-
mittees from its own membership as they deem desirable
and shall give such committees such authority and power
as is within the right of the Board of Trustees to grant,
except that no such committee other than the Executive
Committee shall be empowered to incur on behalf of the
Foundation any obligation or liability not specifically
provided for in the resolution empowering such committee
ARTICLE VI. AMENDMENTS
Section 1. Amendments.
These Bylaws may be amended, altered, added to or
modified, or repealed at any time by the Members, at any
meeting thereof, by the two-thirds of those Members,
at the time in office and present at a meeting duly called
for that purpose; provided that such notice of any such
amendment, alteration, addition, modification or appeal
be given to the Members at least twenty days before the
PROPOSED RULES OF FAA BOARD RELATING
TO FAA FOUNDATION
1. Staffing for the FAA Foundation will be provided
and paid for by the Association under the direction
of its Executive Director within the financial means
authorized by the Board of Directors, FAA.
2. The Board of Directors of the Association will submit
annually to the FAA Foundation a list of projects for
consideration by the Foundation for funding and
3. It is understood that should a potential contributor
wish to support a project not on the FAA project
priortiy list, this project would be referred to FAA
with a request that a special project be prepared with
the help of an appropriate FAA committee for ap-
proval of the contributor.
4. The FAA Foundation alone will solicit funds from
others than corporate members of the FAA, except
as may otherwise be specifically authorized by the
Board of Directors of the Association.
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Prestressed concrete, today, provides exceptional
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APRIL, 1965 15
- Miami Chapter Producers Council
Information Meeting Coral
Gables Country Club 6 P.M.
- State Legislature Convenes
- Broward County, AIA Monthly
Meeting Ocean Manor Hotel,
Ft. Lauderdale Time 12 Noon.
- Florida South Chapter, AIA -
Joint Meeting with the Home
Builders of South Florida -
- Miami Chapter Producers Council
Information Meeting Coral
Gables Country Club 6 P.M.
- FAA Committee on Committees
Meeting Daytona (Chair-
men of Commissions & Executive
- Miami Chapter Producers Council
Information Meeting Coral
Gables Country Club 6 P.M.
- FAA Seminar "Water
Penetration" Lanford Hotel -
- FAA Board of Directors Meeting
-Langford Hotel Winter Park
-Time 9:00 a.m.
- AIA National Convention & 11 th
Pan American Congress of Archi-
tects Sheraton Park Hotel -
Washington, D. C.
- FAA Committee on Committees
Meeting-Vero Beach- (Chair-
men of Commissions & Executive
- FAA Board of Directors Meeting
-FAA 51st Annual Convention -
Jack Tar Hotel Clearwater
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Broward Honors Craftsman
Certificates of excellence were pre-
sented to Broward County's "top 10"
construction industry craftsman of
1964 at the annual Craftsmanship
Awards dinner Saturday night, Janu-
ary 31, at the Governors' Club Hotel
in Fort Lauderdale. The awards are
a joint activity of the Broward Coun-
ty Chapter, AIA, Broward Builders
Exchange and the County Chapter
of the Florida Engineering Society.
Accomplishments of the men were
chosen from a field of 53 nominated
jobs received by the Awards Com-
mittee. The annual event is designed
to encourage and recognize outstand-
ing workmanship on construction in
the Broward County area.
Recognition also was given to the
architect, engineer, general contractor
and sub-contractor on each of the 10
selected examples of outstanding con-
Robert C. Kerley, AIA, of Fort
Lauderdale chairman of the Awards
Committee presented the awards.
Clinton Gamble, FAIA, empha-
sized The Importance of Craftsmen
in his address delivered to more than
two hundred persons attending the
The craftsmen honored included:
Donald Peters, carpenter, employed
by Cuomo Construction Company in
Ft. Lauderdale, received his award for
the finished carpentry at the Charles
E. Allen residence, 1515 S. W. 15th
Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale. He was cited
for "exceptionally fine workmanship
on the paneling and trim." The resi-
dence was designed by architect Dan
C. Duckham and the general contrac-
tor was Cuomo Construction Com-
pany. (See Photo 1 below)
Larry J. Abbate, stone mason, of
Rudy's Stone Company of Ft. Laud-
erdale, received his fourth award in
the past five years and holds the title
"Craftsman of the Year" for the
State of Florida, having been chosen
by the Florida Association of Archi-
tects at the 1964 annual convention
His citation was for the stone work
on the Miami Rug Company Build-
ing in Ft. Lauderdale. The jury com-
mented that his installation produced
a "striking three-dimensional effect
simulating a rough cliffside." The
building was designed by architect
Seymour Drexler of Coral Gables
and built by Miller & Solomon also
of Coral Gables. (See Photo 2 page
Leslie M. Willson, carpenter, em-
ployed by Kenneth B. Pautz of Holly-
wood received an award for his out-
standing work on the cedar shingle
roof on the John A. Kellner residence
in Dania. The home was designed by
architect James M. Hartley, AIA, and
built by Kenneth Pautz. Willson was
praised for the "careful placement of
each shake to create the desired rus-
tic effect." (See Photo 3, 4 and 5
Commending the craftsmen and
their employers on behalf of the
sponsoring organizations were Bro-
ward Builders Exchange First Vice
President, W. J. Hower; Victor A.
Larson, AIA, immediate past presi-
dent of the Broward County Chap-
ter AIA and William Flewellen, im-
mediate past president of the Brow-
ard County Chapter of the Florida
Prior to the award presentations
colored slides, covering all ten awards
were shown and narrated by. Harrison
Donald Peters -
Dan C. Duckham -
Broward Craftsman . .
Striking three-dimensional effect
Larry Abbate Craftsman
Seymour Drexler Architect
Shingle Roof Creating
Leslie M. Willson -
James M. Hartley, AIA -
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT
UF Student Awards...
For its March meeting, the Florida
North Chapter joined the students
and faculty of the Department of
Architecture, College of Architecture
and Fine Arts, University of Florida
in honoring award-winning students
at the Annual Awards Luncheon.
Professor Dan P. Branch, AIA, was
chairman of the Awards Luncheon
Committee and Professor Walter
Raymond, AIA, was master of cere-
Egbert Jacobson, author of Basic
Color, co-author of Sign Language,
and art critic of the Tampa Tribune
was the luncheon speaker.
Professor R a y m o n d introduced
Chris C. Benninger, Gainesville, as
the University of Florida competitor
in the Portland Cement Association's
regional competition for a Summer
Fellowship at the Fontainebleau
School of Fine Arts, Fontainebleau,
France, and announced the selection
of John R. Nichols for a teaching
assistantship at the University of
Professor William Wagner, AIA,
introduced the students selected to
represent the College in the competi-
tion for the Lloyd Warren Fellow-
ship (Paris Prize). They are: Clyde
Brady, Panama City; John Fullerton,
Fort Myers; John R. Nichols, Miami;
Craig Salley, Orlando; Edward T.
Professor Dale Everett announced
the winners of the Florida Chapter,
American Institute of Interior De-
signers 1965 Student Competition:
First award, $100-Nancy R. Mitch-
ell, Nashville, Tennessee; Third
award, $75 Suzi Rank, Miami
Beach; Honorable mention- $25,
Ronald Pedonti, Daytona Beach. The
winner was selected on the basis of
Professor Raymond introduced Jim
McElroy, District Manager of the
Solite Corporation who made the
awards of the Solite prizes: First
Prize, $75.00-Chris C. Benninger,
Gainesville; Second Prize, $25.00-
Carlos R. Gonzalez, Cuba.
President William T. Arnett, AIA,
Florida Association of Architects,
awarded the Florida Association of
Architects medal to Richard K. John-
son, and Professor James T. Lend-
rum, AIA, presented the Alpha Rho
(Continued on Page 26)
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a primer for politicians
Someone once observed that the
ideal committee would be composed
of three people-two to disagree and
one to make the decisions. And it may
have been a committeeman on the
losing side of a vote who voiced an-
other observation of the action-by-
committee system to the effect that,
"With enough power delegated to a
three-man committee, one man could
rule the world!"
Even the nameless genius who
devised the first committee would
undoubtedly regard such a conclu-
sion with horror. Legislators, particul-
larly, know the power than can re-
side in a small, but authorative
group. But they also know the value
of the committee system; and they
have developed this system into an
organization of such effectiveness that
it vastly simplifies legislative routine
and virtually controls the mechanics
of law-making operations.
The commtitee idea, however, has
spread far beyond legislative cham-
bers and hearing rooms. It has been
expanded, refined, adjusted, variously
applied. It has been consumed by
the fire of conflict, controversy and
conversation; and out of this fire has
risen a phoenix of a new type-a kind
of super-committee called an Asso-
ciation. Like the committee idea, the
Association concept has spread to
almost every category of human ac-
tivity. To the extent that an Associa-
tion acts for its membership under
certain delegated and combined au-
thorities and within certain special
fields of activity and interest, it can
claim kinship to a committee. But
legislators, at least, properly recognize
a great difference between the two.
In spite of this recognition, many
of the values inherently a part of
Association organization, activity and
representation are not being utilized
by legislators to the fullest extent
possible-or even desirable. Associa-
tions today are more than fact-finding
bodies, more than sources of special
information relative to the technical
activities of trade or professional
groups. And they are certainly more
than lobbying fronts for pressure
groups that some legislators unfortu-
nately still regard them to be. Associa-
tions in general and Professional
Associations in particular-are formed
and continue to exist predominantly
on the basis of an ethical system that
is closely geared to a sincere, collec-
tive urge toward public service and
Basically, this is the same urge
that motivates legislators-the petti-
ness of "practical politics" notwith-
standing. Thus, the Association and
the legislator can, and should, be-
come partners under the skin. Each
has the same general objectives; and
each has experienced the generally
similar difficulties of attaining these
objectives. The teamwork of legis-
lators and Associations who have
realized this has accomplished great
things in the past-and will do the
same in the future. More than ever
now this "partnership" opportunity
exists in Florida. Our jet-speed growth
and the growing need for physical
developments to match it have cre-
ated problems of extraordinary size
How can this partnership be
formed? How can it work to the
benefit of the people and communi-
ties of our State? And what results
can we reasonably expect from this
joint interest and activity? Answers
can most easily be framed by using
an active Association the Florida
Association of Architects-as an ex-
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT
The Florida Association of Architects is not the only
professional association in our State. But it is one of
the very oldest and most active. It is not the largest in
our State; but through its various committees and the
very wide range of its professional interests and con-
tacts, it is a real and vital force in the progressive im-
provement of Florida communities . Here, in brief
form, is a sketch of what the FAA is, how it works and
what it does. Like Legislators, the FAA's concern is
largely with affairs at the State level. Many problems
with which legislators must deal involve the safety and
welfare of the public; and many of these also involve
some facet of land improvement and building construc-
tion . To aid in solving these problems in the best
interests of all concerned, the FAA invites full use of
its knowledge, experience and facilities . .
This year the FAA will hold its
51st Annual Convention. Its first
Convention was held in 1914 shortly
after the Association was incorpor-
ated in May of that year. Then there
were less than 100 architects prac-
ticing in Florida compared to over
1,400 today. Not all were of similar
stature relative to technical ability,
ethical behavior or community inter-
est. No legal standards of technical
competency existed; and thus the
public was largely at the mercy of the
less competent and less scrupulous of
those practicing, or offering to prac-
Need for both ethical and techni-
cal standards was obvious, and it was
primarily to fill this need that the
FAA was first organized. It became
active immediately. Largely, through
the efforts of the FAA a bill to
regulate the practice of architecture
was drafted and signed into law in
1915 as Chapter 467 of the Florida
The partnership between the FAA
and the legislators of Florida was
formed at that time. The basis for it
was service to the people of Florida;
and in establishing, with legislators,
a statute of self-regulation, the archi-
tectural profession in Florida not
only demonstrated its interest in the
public good, but bound its member-
ship to high standards of competency
as a continuing safeguard.
Development of the FAA has re-
flected the overall growth of the
State. Now, as when its was formed,
the FAA is the spokesman for the
architectural profession in Florida.
Though numerically small in com-
parison with the total membership
of the engineers, contractors, material
and product suppliers and the con-
struction trades that make up Flori-
da's huge building industry, archi-
tects occupy a unique position in that
industry. Their responsibilities are
varied and wide. They are, of course,
agents for owners of buildings and
thus are the dominant factor in the
design of buildings. In addition, other
elements of the building industry
look upon the architect as the co-
ordinator of the many and varied
trade activities and products neces-
sary in the production of any modern
structure. Thus, when architects
speak through the medium of their
professional association, the FAA,
every phase and segment of the build-
ing industry listens.
Thus, as representing the architec-
tural profession in Florida, the FAA
is in an excellent position to work
with legislators along many avenues
of public service. As a State Organiza-
tion of the American Institute of
Architects, it can offer Florida legis-
lative groups helpful information on
many matters touching the construc-
tion industry relative to both policies
and procedures that have proved
practical and advantageous elsewhere.
Through the work of its various com-
mittees-currently there are 25 in-
cluding several of direct legislative
concern such as Urban Design, Re-
search, Environment Design and
Joint Cooperative Council-the FAA
can strengthen its working partner-
ship with legislative groups in the
support of a wide range of public
Like most state Associations, the
FAA is composed of the various chap-
ters of the American Institute of
Architects in Florida. These are eleven
in number; and in each one, indi-
viduals and various committee groups
are working at both community and
county levels to help solve local prob-
lems that involve their field of spe-
cialization and to aid in the enlight-
ened administration of local affairs.
These chapter activities reflect those
of the FAA at state levels. Thus in
the cooperative efforts of the FAA,
legislators can find not only an inti-
mate knowledge of local situations
and problems, but also an informed
comprehension of the part that local
matters necessarily must play in the
development of state-wide policies
All this suggests a constant and
close contact with all elements of the
building industry on the part of the
FAA and its component chapters.
This is one of the most significant of
FAA activities Among its working
groups are liaison committees with
other design professions, with en-
gineers, with contractors and -
through the FAA's participation in
the program of the Joint Coopera-
tive Council, Inc.-with home build-
ers and material suppliers. The FAA's
architect-members have been instru-
mental in efforts, with members of
the Associated General Contractors
chapters in Florida, to solve some of
the problems connected with bidding
procedures. They were active with
the legislative committee reviewing
the old lien law and subsequently
replaced by the 1963 Legislature with
a new, workable, easily-understood
statute that provides fair protection
to all concerned with any building
Through its committees the FAA
works with a wide variety of groups
in such special interest fields as the
preservation of our State's historic
buildings, urban redevelopment, pro-
fessional education and zoning.
Thus the interests and activities
of the FAA encompass a very broad
range of subject matter that is also
the concern of the Florida legislature.
Perhaps more ;than ever before, the
FAA is ready and able to work with
legislators in supporting progressive
actions in any of the many phases
of its professional concern. To shape
this possibility into a program of
practical cooperation the FAA Com-
mittee on Government Relations un-
der the able guidance of its Chair-
man, Barnard W. Hartman Jr., of
Panama City, has already organized
his committeemen as legislative con-
tacts throughout the state. Theirs is
the job of developing and maintain-
ing liaison with local legislators; and
the purpose of this FAA Committee
is to make available to legislative
committees or individual legislators
whatever advice and counsel may be
helpful relative to any matter that
touches the field of the committee's
It has an important additional pur-
pose. Many agencies of our State
Government are in some measure
concerned with building construction.
Since this concern automatically in-
volves contact with some phase of
architectural service, the Committee
has been organized to function not
only as a liaison with such govern-
mental groups, but also as a source
of specialized assistance on matters
of operating policy and of advice on
the development of programs.
Thus the FAA is now more than
ever openly available as a working
partner not only to legislators, gov-
ernmental agencies and administra-
tive officers. It gladly offers its
interest and facilities to any state-
level group for the promotion of any
worthwhile program wherein its spe-
cialized professional background may
prove helpful and that has been de-
signed as a valid service to the public
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7or A1,A t- R"ecgie 6Sban Archrct4 ie SEie
Frances E. Telesca, President of the
Florida South Chapter, AIA, received
the following letter and resolution
from H. Samuel Kruse, FAIA who
was assigned the responsibility to
draw up the appropriate resolution
supporting the Cuban Architects in
exile. The Chapter's Executive Com-
mittee adopted the Resolution on
March 9th and forwarded to AIA
for consideration at the June Con-
vention in Washington.
February 26, 1965
Dear President Telesca:
Having assembled certificates and
other papers supporting the conten-
tion that Colegio de Arquitectos de
Cube en el Exilio is the actual and
legal organization to represent the
architects of Cuba, and having met
with the leaders of the Colegio to
discuss their contention, it is be-
lieved that the Colegio actually rep-
resents the architects of Cuba, the
majority of which are in exile.
Because there is much evidence to
support the Colegio's position and
because similar organizations of
Cuban professionals in exile have
gained recognition from their USA
counterparts, it is believed that the
Florida South Chapter, AIA recom-
mend to the American Institute of
Architects serious consideration be
1. Recognition of the Colegio de
Arquitectos de Cuba en el
Exilio as the true representa-
tion of the Cuban architects;
2. Recommendation to the Fed-
eracion Panamericana de Aso-
ciationes de Arquitectos that
it also recognize the Colegio.
Please present the attached resolu-
tion and supporting papers to the
Executive Committee of the Florida
South Chapter, AIA at its next meet-
H. Samuel Kruse, FAIA
Resolution Regarding The Colegio
de Arquitectos de Cuba en El Exilio
1. The Architectural profession in
Cuba has been absorbed in Sin-
dicato Unico de Trabajadores
del Ramo de la Construccion
(Union of Construction Work-
ers) and no truly professional or-
ganization remains in Cuba for
2. Resisting dissolution 409 Cuban
architects, a great majority of
Cuban architects and all members
of their Colegio de Arquitectos
de Cuba, fled Cuba, retaining
their professional organization
and status, but redesignating the
organization Colegio de Arqui-
tectos de Cuba en el Exilio to in-
dicate their absence from Cuba.
3. Other Cuban professional organi-
zations have been similarly relo-
cated, namely Colegio Medico de
Cuba en el Exilio, Colegio de
Abogados de la Habana en el
Exilio, Colegio de Contadores
Publicos y Privados en el Exilio,
Colegio de Periodistas Cubanos
en el Exilio and Directorio Mag-
isterial Revolucionario, and have
gained recognition by the counter-
part USA organizations.
4. The Colegio de Arquitectos de
Cuba en el Exilio entreats the
Florida South Chapter to assist
the Colegio to gain the recogni-
tion from The American Insti-
tute of Architects as have other
Cuban professional organizations
in exile from their USA counter-
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT
1. The Florida South ,Chapter, AIA
request The American Institute
of Architects to give serious and
earnest consideration to the en-
treaty of the Colcgio de Arqui-
tectos de Cuba en el Exilio for
(a) recognition as the true repre-
sentation of the Cuban Archi-
tects and (b) a recommendation
to the Federacion Panamericana
(Continued on Page 26)
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT
196.5 e~ae~ 74ne, Aeotoem~ed
"Quality or Mediocrity" is the
is the theme for the 51st Annual
Convention of The Florida Associa-
tion of Architects as announced by
the Florida Central Chapter, AIA,
which is hosting the 1965 Conven-
tion. The site of the Convention is
Clearwater, Florida, at the beautiful
Jack Tar Hotel, which has the most
modern convention hall facilities on
the West Coast.
The Convention Committee, in its
announcement of the theme, pro-
vided the following:
1. The intent of the conference is
to awaken State interest in its
aesthetic condition and stimu-
late community leaders to work
with architects in improving it.
2. Goal of the Conference: The
overall theory is to place the
architect in the community at
large as a responsible, contribut-
ing member, taking the leader-
ship in the fight against ugliness,
and to achieve the widest pos-
sible publicity for this effort.
3. Statement of Purpose: This con-
ference was conceived for the
purpose of inspiring community
activity to fight our State's ugli-
ness. We must engage in this
struggle if we are to develop
culturally as well as scientific-
ally. We are fighting immensity,
the corporate mind a total
machine society, in defense of
our democratic life.
We are fighting the pressure
for cheapness in the midst of
our greatest period of prosperity.
We have never been richer and
poorer at the same time. More
production and consumption
seems to lead to lower stan-
dards of workmanship instead
of longer lasting and more beau-
tiful products and buildings.
We believe that broad citi-
zens' Committees on Aesthetic
Responsibility must be estab-
lished throughout the state to
arouse public awareness of aes-
thetics, to reeducate people to
see, to bring pressure on every-
one responsible for our visual
environment to stop this dese-
cration of our Country.
Members of the Convention Com-
Program-William Webber, Mark
G. Hampton, J. Arthur Wohlberg.
Architectural-Robert C. Wielage,
Frank R. Prince.
Registration-Ira Bount Wagner.
Public Relations-John R. Howey.
Arrangements-James Y. Bruce.
Hospitality-James R. Dry.
Awards and Prizes-Eliot C. Flet-
Entertainment-Sanford M. Gold-
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Resolution . .
(Continued from Page 24)
de Asociaciones de Arquitectos
for recognition and acceptance
in the family of Pan American
2. The Florida South Chapter, AIA
forward along with the request
the certificates, documents and
rosters in support of the Colegio's
entreaty for The American Insti-
tute of Architects to use in their
UF Student Awards . .
(Continued from Page 21)
Chi Medal to John R. Nichols,
Myrl Hanes, AIA, President of the
Folrida North Chapter, presented the
AIA Silver School Medal for general
excellence in architecture to Edward
T. White, Pensacola, and the runner-
up award to John R. Nichols, Miami.
Mr. Hanes made the Reynolds Met-
als Prize, $200, to Terry G. Hoffman,
Norwalk, Connecticut. Mr. Kalil of
Reynolds Metals, who was to have
made the award was injured in an
automobile accident and was unable
The Awards Luncheon was held
in the Blue Room of the Student
Service Center, University of Florida.
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Sanford W. Goin
Architecture was both a cause and a pro-
fession to Sanford W. Goin, FAIA. As a
cause he preached it everywhere as the basis
for better living and sound development in
the state and region he loved. As a profes-
sion he practiced it with tolerance, with
wisdom, with integrity and with humility.
He was keenly aware that in the training
of young people lay the bright future of the
profession he served so well. So he worked
with them, counseled them, taught them by
giving freely of his interests, energies and
experience. . The Sanford W. Goin Archi-
tectural Scholarship was established for the
purpose of continuing in some measure, the
opportunities for training he so constantly
offered. Your contribution to it can thus be
a tangible share toward realization of those
professional ideals for which Sanford W.
Goin lived and worked.
The Florida Central Auxiliary has
undertaken, as a special project,
to raise funds for the Sanford W.
Goin Architectural Scholarship.
Contributions should be addressed
to Mrs. Archie G. Parish, President
of Women's Auxiliary, 145 Wild-
wood Lane, S. E., St. Petersburg 5,
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY, FLORIDA CENTRAL CHAPTER, AIA.
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0, 1965-JACK TAR HOTEL CLEARWATER