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60th annual convention
Building products exhibits
1974 architectural awards
Who needs an architect?
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Quest For Excellence
A search with inward and outward
directions... a pursuit that is
the purpose of our lives. The
quest can be achieved. Those who
reach achievement are to be honored.
One of them was Louis Kahn.
B The Florida Architect
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The Florida Architect
Volume 24 Number 5 September/October 1974
COVER: The 60th Annual Convention
and Building Products Exhibit -
Quest for Excellence
60th Annual Convention
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
FAAIA OFFICERS FOR 1974
Frank R. Mudano, AIA, President
1189 N. E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33515
James E. Ferguson, Jr., AIA, Vice President
2901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Nils M. Schweizer, FAIA, Secretary
P.O. Box 1120
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Arthur A. Frimet, AIA, Treasurer
208 South 28th Avenue
Hollywood, Florida 33020
1974 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John M. Barley, II
Bill G. Eppes
Robert G. Graf
Mays Leroy Gray
Robert B. Greenbaum
James A. Greene
F. Jack Harden
Al G. Kemmerer
Robert H. Levison, FAIA
Steven C. Little
Bryon G. Mclntyre
Robert A. Morris, Jr.
Henry A. Riccio
Roy L. Ricks
William L. Rivers
George L. Rumpel
Craig H. Salley
Nils M. Schweizer, FAIA
Donald I. Singer
Frank F. Smith
Francis R. Walton, FAIA
Building Products Exhibits
1974 Architectural Awards
Who Needs An Architect?
William R. Brockway, AIA
DIRECTOR FLORIDA REGION
American Institute of Architects
H. Leslie Walker
1000 N. Ashley Street, Suite 806
Tampa, Florida 33602
Florida Association of the
American Institute of Architects
Fotis N. Karousatos
7100 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33156
1020 E. Lafayette St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Frank Sheehy, Chairman
Isaac Keith Reeves
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT
Fotis N. Karousatos/Editor
John W. Totty/Assistant Editor
IfHE FLORIDA ARCHITECT, Official Journal of the Florida Associa-
tion of the American Institute of Architects, Inc., is owned and pub-
lished by the Association, a Florida Corporation not for profit. It is
published bi-monthly at the Executive Office of the Association, 7100
N. Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33156. Telephone (305) 661-8947.
Opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the
Editor of the Florida Association of the AIA. Editorial material may
be reprinted provided full credit is given to the author and to
THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT and copy is sent to publisher's office.
Single Copies, 75 cents, subscription, $6.50 per year.
J. A. "Jack" Wohlberg was lost at sea on
August 28 in a boating accident off the
coast of the Dominican Republic. He was
a resident of Tampa for 20 years, and ex-
ecutive vice president of Watson and
Company Architects and Engineers. After
serving as a U.S. Navy pilot during World
War II and during the Korean War, he at-
tended the University of Florida's College
of Architecture, graduating in 1955 with
honors. In 1966 he was cited by the
Florida Central Chapter of the American
Institute of Architects as the outstanding
member of his profession. He was active
in professional and civic organizations as
well as youth activities in the Tampa
area. He is survived by his wife, Lillian
Newell Wohlberg, his son, John Newell
Wohlberg and his daughter, Elizabeth
Baltimore Paint & Chemical Corp.
Bond Agency, Inc.
Caldwall-Scott Construction Co.
Construction Products Division,
W. R. Grace & Co.
Dantzler Lumber & Export Co., Inc.
Dunan Brick Yards, Inc.
31 (Third Cover)
The Feldman Company
Florida Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Institute
General Portland, Inc.
2 (Second Cover)
Pavlow Office Furniture, Inc.
T-Square of Miami
Western Waterproofing Co., Inc.
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WILLIAM MARSHALL JR., FAIA
At th My, 197 AIA cwnonntion, illinm MarshM Jr., was dted
fhrstw president and preidnt-elect of te Institute. He will mucged
to th presideny In Deember, 1974.
Hi pevious- srnin included manorship on mnmerous AIA
committee Including Federal Fe I les Conmittes, Government
Affir Steering Committ and prMiiy, the Pliming CommnitMte
This h bIen coupled with mvio i ~etI a VIe Prmaide
(April-Oe.. 19711; AIA respmnttioi n ta n Commrtt on Fiderl
Proedurmmnt of A ri Irrfn SnII m IWdor.COFPAESI, and
mmie, in 1967, as e l auditor to AIAS national oonlntlon.
He and hi wife, Jan Goodyear Elingston MW aH, have five children.
They rteidd at 124 Blnford CrlCe. Norfolk, Va. 23505.
CARLOS ENRIQUE VALLHONRAT
Carlos Enrique Valhoarat w associated wis the Mt, Louis 1. Kahn.
He worked With Kahn for eiht to nine yers.
Vallhonrat ha been a profawor of Archi 4 Prinoton and now
oches at Maryland. ::
Valhonrat is in chreriof the Louis 1. Kahn M oriul Poundation.
PETER BLAKE. AIA
Petr Bldre is th Editor-inChof of Architecture Plus. He ha had
exteive profisson a expeian including; Apprentice to Swe
Chwnrmueff, FRIBA. Ardchitt London. 1938-3, Practicing architect.
In prtMerhip with Jams Bakor. 164-1972, Preident of ta
Architearl Leegu of New York, 1971-1972, and Editor of
Architerunl Forum, 1964-1972.
He th had many writing published and books Including; "The Mater
BuWlder- Le Corbmer, Mis van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright,"
Alfred Knopf (New York) and Victor Gollan (London) published
in th summer of 190. ITrantloin published in Germany, Italy,
Argentina, Hollnd and Japan), and "Architectur for the New World.
The Work of Harry Sidler," Horwit Australia Ltd., Cemmerwy,
MICHAEL F. VANCE
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specializing in idea and people development from Head Room to a
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Vance started Future Executives for young men and women beginning
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Top." He has worked for numerous US. companies including heading
up organizational development activities at Walt Disney Productions for
He s married to he former Kay Hughes and has a daughter, Vanaesa,
and a son, Mark. Along with her roles a wife and mother, Kay is a full
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415 N.E. Third Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
10:00 a.m. -
10:00 a.m. -
2:15 p.m. -
3:45 p.m. -
6:30 p.m. -
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Registration (Convention Center)
Accreditation of Delegates (Convention Center)
FAAIA Board of Directors Meeting (Ballroom)
FAAIA Business Session (Ballroom)
Official Opening of Building Product Exhibits
Salute to Exhibitors Festive Cocktail Party
On your Own
Hospitality Suites will be Open
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. -
6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Registration (Convention Center)
Complimentary Bloody Mary/Coffee & Danish -
Visit Building Product Exhibits (Convention Center)
Balloting for FAAIA Officers
Tribute to Louis I. Kahn
Carlos Enrique Vallhonrat (Ballroom)
(a narration with slides & film)
Free Beer/Cash bar/Visit Building Products
Exhibits (Convention Center)
ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS LUNCHEON (Ballroom)
Keynote Speaker Peter Blake (Ballroom)
Light Buffet & Cocktail Party with Exhibitors
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* Metallic Waterproofing Joint Sealing e Running Tracks
* Asphaltic Waterproofing
* Joint Sealing
* Concrete & Masonry
* Architectural Concrete
* Colorless Sealing
* Membrane Waterproofing
* Liquid Membrane Water-
* Surface Coatings
* Expansion Joints
* Epoxy Injection Restoration
* Gunite Restoration
* Weatherproof Coatings
* Pointing & Joint Sealing
* Overall Weatherproof
* Building Cleaning
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Complimentary Bloody Mary/Coffee & Danish -
Visit Building Product Exhibits (Convention Center)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast for Fellows of the AIA and Past Presidents
8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon Registration (Convention Center)
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. "CREATIVITY IN ARCHITECTURE" (Ballroom)
(Walt Disney's view of Atlantis)
Speaker: Mike Vance
1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Complimentary Exhibitors Buffet Luncheon/Free Beer
Visit Building Product Exhibits (Convention Center)
3:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. "FLORIDA'S COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATION ACT" (Ballroom)
(Al Bass, Wayne Betts and Al Scaringe of the Dept. of General
Services will review how this one year old legislation is working
and will answer questions. The essence of this rap session is
how to improve the CNA)
4:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. "THE ECONOMICS OF ARCHITECTURE IN FLORIDA" (Ballroom)
(a brief insight of the economic study conducted by
Case & Company, Management Consultants)
7:30 p.m. ANNUAL BANQUET (Ballroom)
Speaker: William Marshall, FAIA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
11:00 a.m. FAAIA Business Session (Ballroom)
Board of Directors Meeting
Official Adjournment of 60th Annual Convention
BUILDING PRODUCTS EXHIBITS
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406 American Olean Tile Company
1000 Cannon Avenue
Lansdale, Pa. 19446
Pregrouted ceramic tile
for floors and walls
201 Ampco Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 4190
Hialeah, Fl. 33014
Plastic Laminated Doors,
405 Anning-Johnson Supply & Manufacturing Company
7001 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando Fl. 32809
Magna/Trac Moveable Partitions
Systems & Radwood Wood/Acrylic Flooring
302 Architectural Glass Products Division
4875 N.W. 77 Avenue
Miami, Fl. 33166
Aluminum Entrance Doors,
205 ASG Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 929
Kingsport, Tenn. 37662
Flat Glass Products
111 Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Bethlehem, Pa. 18016
"Steel in Architecture"
501 Building Materials International, Inc.
502 6454 N.E. 4 Avenue
Miami, Fl. 33138
108 Clearview Corporation
3318 S.W. 2 Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33315
Aluminum Windows and Solarshade louvers
504 Compressed Concrete Corporation
1800 4th Avenue, North
Lake Worth, Fl. 33460
Interlocking Pavers, Control
Block & Cotico Pavers
412 Commercial Modernfold of Orlando, Inc.
413 P.O. Drawer H
Fern Park, Fl. 32730
Don Works Modernfold, Inc.
P.O. Box 23147
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33307
P.O. Box 8664
Jacksonville, Fl. 32211
Modernfold of Miami, Inc.
3641 Park Lane
Miami, Fl. 33133
DivisiFlex 300 Wall Systems
307 Concrete Promotion Council of Florida, Inc.
411 Park Avenue North
Winter Park, FI 32789
Decorative Finishes on Concrete Block
301 Construction Products Division
Zonolite Division, W.R. Grace & Co.
1555 N.W. 1st Avenue
Boca Raton, Fl. 33432
ZONOLITE Insulating Concrete:
polystyrene insulation: Vermiculite
Masonry Fill; Monokote Fireproofing
210 Coppes, Inc.
211 Ocean Reef Club
212 North Key Largo, Fl. 33037
Coppes Napanee Kitchen Cabinetry
Gulf Central Corporation
P.O. Box 16348
Tampa, Fl. 33617
Thermador, Waste-King, Sub-Zero,
Ronson, Jenn-Air, Scottsman, Roper,
109 Dwyer Products of Florida
255 Ottley Drive
Atlanta, Ga. 30324
Dwyer Compact Porcelain Kitchens
207 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc.
Wilmington, Delaware 19898
Du Pont CORIAN
Florida Architects Political Action Committee
Suite 203, 7100 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, Fl. 33156
204 The Feldman Company
612 S. Wall Street
Los Angeles, Cal. 90014
Fine Decorative Lighting Fixtures
Florida Central Chapter, AIA
Sanford Goldman Memorial Fund
Florida South Chapter, AIA
Women's Architectural League allied to the FSCAIA
306 Florida Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Institute
141 Sevilla Avenue/RLA Building
Coral Gables, Fl. 33134
Specification data on tile,marble & terrazzo
213 Gables Blueprint Company, Inc.
4075 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Fl. 33146
Drafting furniture & supplies
505 Guardsman Chemical Coatings, Inc.
20 N. Coburn
Orlando, Fl. 32805
Sealants and Waterproofings
101 Heywood-Wakefield Company
3010 10th Street
Menominee, Michigan 49858
Moveable classroom seating, lecture room
room seating and auditorium seating
206 Interpace Corporation, Inc
1 East 57 Street
New York, N.Y. 10022
Architectural Custom Ceramics,
Ceramic Floor & Wall Tile
110 Jiffy Blueprint Service, Inc.
411 S. Garden Avenue
Clearwater, Fl. 33516
Architectural & Engineering supplies
and whiteprint machines
112 Kawneer Company
P.O. Box 516
Jonesboro, Ga. 30236
I-Line 4000; Panel-Mullion 450; Panic
Guard; V.H.M.; Silica-Bond
407 Keeman Brick & Supply Company, Inc.
1300 N.W. 13 Street
SPompano Beach, Fl. 33061
Brick Stone Fireplaces -
Barbeques Related Items
403 Kenmar Inc.
319 Clemtis Street
West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401
Distributors of Plan Team America kitchen
cabinets; Litton microwave ovens; Jenn-Aire;
Whirlpool appliances; and specializing in
Kenmar #T-1390, apt. and condo. size
411 Kitchen Expertise
2050 E. Oakland Park Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33304
1) Grabill Hardwood Cabinetry
2) DuPont Corian Counters
3) Jennair Combination Range
Grill and Vent
102 Lake Shore Markers, Inc.
654 West 19 Street
Erie, Pa. 16512
Lifetime aluminum, signs, markers, building
letters, plaques, embelems, lighting products,
103 Leaf Fiberglass, A Division of Leaf Incorporated
4865 N.W. 37 Avenue
Miami, Fl. 33142
Fiberglass planters, and shopping mall
accessories for use in interior and
402 Libbey-Owens-Ford Company
1819 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
Vari-Tran Reflective and Heavy Plate Glass
105 Meridian Products, Inc.
104 Tomahawk Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Fl. 32937
Internal, external accent wall facing material
Largostone, Largowood, Largostone 4'x8' panels
for facia application Largo Textured Panels
& Largo Roof Tile
202 Moen/Division of Stanadyne
377 Woodland Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Moen faucets and Excalibur
stainless steel sinks
506 The Neogard Corporation
2732 Empire Central
Dallas, Texas 75235
Fluid-applied Waterproofing and
208 North American Plastics
6303 Power Line Road
Ft. Luuderdale, Fl. 33309
General Electric Lexan, General Electric
Silicone, Uniroyal Royalite ABS, Polyglass Acrylic
106 Nutone Division of Scovill
Madison & Red Bank Roads
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Garage door operator; central cleaning
system; radio-intercom; built-in food
center; alarm systems; bath cabinets;
308 PPG Industries
One Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
PPG Performance Glasses Solarban, LHR,
Solarcool; Total Vision System of
Custom Glazing (TVS)
313 Safe-T-Lawn, Inc.
7800 N.W. 32 Street
Miami, Fl. 33122
304 Setrite Products
15261 N.E.21 Avenue
North Miami Beach, Fl. 33162
Setrite fast hardening anchoring cement;
Setpatch. Setgrout, Setcure, Setfast, (water plug),
Setgrip, Setbond, Setthin
312 Waterproofing Products, Inc.
527 N.E. 189 Street
North Miami Beach, Fl. 33162
Roof Maker Sealer and Insulator
401 Southeast Lathing and Plastering Bureau, Inc., Fla. Div.
4220 Bay to Bay Boulevard
Tampa, Fl. 33609
Veneer Base and Plaster Veneer Systems, Steel
Stud, Lath and Plaster Exterior.Wall Systems
303 St. Charles Kitchens, Div. St. Charles Manufacturing
St. Charles, III. 60174
St. Charles Kitchens
409 Structural Waterproofing Company
744 W. Church Street
Orlando, Fl. 32805
Waterproofing materials and applications
107 Trus Joist Corporation
6085 Cosmopolitan Center
Atlanta, Ga. 30328
Metal plate wood truss manufacturers
311 Wellco Carpet Corporation
P.O. Box 281
Calhoun, Ga. 30701
Wellco's featured products are in the Capital Assets
line, a fashionable, top quality carpet series. The
Capital Assets Program add the final touch to Wellco's
contract operation, providing a truly complete service
and source for the commercial carpet market.
309 Western Waterproofing Co., Inc.
(3 branch offices: Tampa, Jacksonville, & Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.)
Tampa, Fl. 33607
Waterproofing and deck coating
1905 N.W. 115 Street
Miami, Fl. 33167
104 Zaun Equipment, Inc.
3032 44th Avenue, North
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33714
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Donald Singer, AIA, Architect
A deftly executed design that never lets you down. From concept to
final detail, this small residence was executed with obvious control and
For all its evident diminitive nature and fhe realization that there is
some aspects of plan and space and surfaces that appear to be pretty
austere, this house stood against very careful scrutiny. It is a very
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floor plan. This might be construed to be adverse comment, but the
opposite is intended. A lot of comment on this fine house is not needed
as it is fully understandable and we feel most carefully detailed and
St. Mary's Episcopal Church Renovation, Jacksonville
There was some impression that this remarkable accomplishment in
recycling of a simple and not particularly distinguished old building was
almost exotic. Much more study and discussion revealed an
extraordinary creative and whole work of art. Altjurors began to realize
they were seeing the design of all the elements in terms of the way the
congregation and the minister felt about what happened there. The
stichery vestments and altar clothes are high art in every sense and the
courage and understanding of the client that neon can be as beautiful as
marble or gold or silk is absolutely unique in our experience.
A most competent solution indicating strength in statement and
execution. A refreshing and courageous approach to a renovation
Sawgrass Golf Villas, Jacksonville
A jury worries about its judgements when it looked at a dozen
condominium projects and becomes more, critical as their sameness as
feeble variation is revealed. They remember that such projects in
Florida remind them of hundreds of others in California, Texas,
Dayton, Tulsa, etc., etc.
This project seems to have cast off a lot of the tiresome pattern and
perfunctory planning and from floor plans to site plan to the
refreshingly simple way the screen porches fit into the roof slopes was a
It is hoped (and prayed for) that from this very adequate solution
will come more positive thinking about this troublesome design
problem. We hope Florida can find something in this field that has
more indigenous character.
Sawgrass Racquet Club, Jacksonville
Robert C. Broward, Architect
The plan of this simple building quietly reveals a high level of sensitive
space allocation. The very simplicity of it seemed a major
accomplishment and one readily sees that any juggling of the enclosed
spaces (Pro-shop-vending machines-toilets and storage) would disrupt
the seemingly perfect solution. The client is to be complimented for
allowing the architect to do the structure on this plan with the same
simplicity, order, and complete respect and understanding of the
material just wood. There was some regret among jurors that the roof
spout and lighting fixtures were so ingenious approaching something
"Medical Plaza" Office Building, Plantation
Donald Singer, AIA, Architect
This building, from the very essential nature of its plan, the easily
understood and logical structural system, the strong and uncluttered
exterior, was immediately recognized as fully honest and pretty brave.
The color and solid form of the exterior does not create a particularly
inviting atmosphere, but once inside, the use of color, open space, and
natural light adds surprising sparkle.
It takes a sensible client and an architect who is willing to be modest
and unsensational to accomplish this clearly solid answer to the current
regrettable tendency to "shine" at all costs to tamper with structure
- to be whimsical where seriousness is the correct answer.
Miami-Dade Community College, Downtown Campus, Miami The jury must assume that siting of this important building in the
center of activity was a difficult political accomplishment. They also
Ferendino/Grafton/Spillis/Candela Architects feel it is quite evident in the siting and ground plan that it is an
extension of the streets and walks and therefore, successfully fits the
"Community College" connotation. It is a pretty formidable stack of
concrete but it does not exclude or forbid the passage of any
The raising of the building on a low platform and the attendant
excellent low pitch flights of stairs and good subtle break in a flat street
and land situation. There is sufficient space in the green areas to set the
building apart and sizable trees might be a good compliment and relief
from the cold big angles and heavy projecting upper masses.
This is a most important building to the urban area of the city and the
idea of the "see through" and "walk through" approach to the design is
most commendable. The jurors appreciated the architect's desire to
create an urban park but felt the design solution somewhat
overwhelmed the individual with its monumental and architecturally
forced shapes. The making of a cent opening meeting space within
the building is a grand. gesture to the program and the obvious focal
point of the site. The jurors expressed regret that a pair of escalators
became the focus of this space.
Katz Residence, Ponte Vedra Beach
Ted Pappas, AIA, Architect
First look at this home produced several pointed objections. All jurors
felt the "flying lumber" space modulator beams over the upper deck
was just an unnecessary worn cliche. Then there was apparent violent
disparity between the simple and well articulated floor plans and the
surprising broken up roofs and interminable shedding. These are the
only negatives. The house is so essentially wood and the way it is used
is so honest that one is not surprised at the good judgement in all
details and furnishings. It is quite clear that the house was carefully
designed for the client and his special needs and wishes. Very little
architects concert in this one.
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Should everybody live in a house that has been individually
designed by an architect?
Curiously enough, the answer to this question, given in a
recent press release by the prestigious American Institute of
Architects, is something less than a resounding "yes." It was
more like a carefully qualified "no."
The reasons are simple. For one thing, there simply are not
enough architects around to give every American family a
uniquely designed home. For another, the housing needs of
many families can be adequately (if not too imaginatively) met
in other ways.
The AIA points out that an architect will not necessarily be
able to give you a bigger house with more space for less
money. Frequently, you can satisfy these "mechanical" living
requirements more economically by buying an older house or
one of the mass produced builder houses, if, and this is a very
important if, you are willing to put up with the shortcomings
that may exist in either of these alternatives.
If, however, you want something extra in a home an
expression of yourself, a home that is individually designed to
fit in one special place, or a home that will fit your family's
particular style of living and provide a setting of continuing
enjoyment then, an architect is your answer.
Why should you pay a design professional a sometimes
substantial fee to provide a service that is "included in" the
ready built house package. The truth is, you pay for design
services whether you buy a mass produced house or design
your own. The cost is less in the mass produced house, because
it is spread over 10, or 20, or maybe 500 houses just like your
own. The flaw in this procedure is twofold. First, you buy a
house (and remember that this is, for most people, a lifetime
agreement) that is designed exactly like 10 or 20 or maybe
500 others. Hopefully, not on the same block. The second
problem is that not one of these houses will fit the individual
requirements of the owners. They have been designed first, to
sell, and second, to suit a mythical "average" family.
Unfortunately, there is no such thing. If, after careful
consideration, you feel that you would really be just as happy
in this sort of house, then, by all means, omit the architect
from your plans.
Assuming, however, that you really want a home designed
specifically for you, what can you expect the architect to do?
There are five distinct services that the architect provides his
clients in the design and building of any structure:
1. Schematic design The architect, after many interviews
and much snooping into the family's way of living, space
requirements and likes and dislikes in a house, will prepare
rough design sketches for the owner's approval. These are
designed to show what the house will look like, how it will
work and what it can do. The schematics are reviewed and
revised by the architect and owner until all concerned are
satisfied with the design.
2. Design development From the schematics, the architect
will.prepare definitive design drawings, outline specifications
and preliminary cost estimates. The drawings will show actual
room sizes and spatial relationships; the specifications will
describe the materials to be used; and the estimates will give a
fairly accurate idea of what you may expect to pay for the
house, IF built as shown and described. At this point, the
house is designed. The size, shape, color, smell and look of the
house have been agreed upon. But, in order to translate your
paper dream into brick and glass and wood reality, it is
necessary to prepare yet another set of documents.
3. Working drawings and specifications These are the
documents the contractor must follow if the house you and
your architect have labored over so lovingly and long is to look
anything like you have envisioned. They tell him how big and
how small, where and of what materials everything in the
house shall be built. Working drawings and specifications have
been likened to a musical score which the musician (read
contractor) must follow to produce the melody the composer
(read architect) had in mind. Without them, you have no
guarantees that the work invested in the design stages won't be
4. Bidding or negotiation The architect assists the owner,
sometimes through competitive bidding, less often through
direct negotiations, to obtain the best price possible for the
construction of his house, exactly, as designed.
5. Construction During the construction of the house the
architect serves as the owner's representative in dealing with
the contractor. He will make periodic visits to the site to check
on the progress of construction and whether the house is being
built as designed. He reports his findings to the owner
periodically and handles the paperwork involved in changes to
the contract and approves, for the owner, the contractor's
periodic requests for payment. At the end of construction, the
architect will make a detailed final inspection of the project
and recommend its acceptance.
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to one thing an individually designed home for you only,
uniquely suited to your family, your way of living, your likes
and dislikes. Don't expect your architect to compete with the
mass builders on a square foot basis, but do expect him to
regard your need for a home as an individual, unique design
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