President: James A. Stripling-State Department of Edu-
cation, Tallahassee, Florida
Vice-President: Marion I. Manley-University of Miami,
Secy-Treas.: Frederick T. Hannaford-Box 2696, Univer-
sity Station, Gainesville, Florida
1. R. Daniel Hart-Thiesen Building, Pensacola
2. Robert H. Brown-P. 0. Box 1116, Tallahassee
3. Robert Bittner-204 Peabody Hall, Gainesville
4.. Franklin S. Bunch-1610 Inwood Terrace, Jacksonville
5. Alan J. McDonough-P. 0. Box 910, Daytona Beach
6. Arthur Beck-1507 East South Street, Orlando
7. Archie G. Parish-213 Hall Building, St. Petersburg
8. Donovan Dean-607 Easton Drive, Lakeland
9. No Director
10. John L. Volk-206 Plaza Circle, Palm Beach
11. A. Courtney Stewart-Fort Lauderdale
12. Coulton Skinner-736 Ingraham Building, Miami 32
13. Upton C. Ewing-803 Douglas Entrance, Coral Gables
OBJECT: . The purpose of this Association shall be
to stimulate and encourage continual improvement within
the profession, co-operate with other professions, promote
and participate in the matters of general public welfare,
and represent and act for the architectural profession in
DEDICATION: .. This issue of the bulletin is dedicated
to the unity of all our professional organizations: the
F.A.A., the A.I.A., the State Board of Architecture and
our local groups. During the days of the American
Revolution and before the national flag was designed,
some units of the colonial army carried a flag upon which
was depicted a dismembered snake and the motto, "United
we stand, divided we fall." The essence of this saying
is as true today as it was in the revolutionary times. May
we all work together, not only for our own good, but for
the welfare of all our people.
ANNUAL MEETING: . The annual meeting has been
set for the week end of November 8-9-10; the place is
Miami Beach. With the lifting of the gasoline rationing
and the easing of convention limitation we sincerely hope
that all architects will plan to attend. Coulton Skinner
and his committees are working out a varied and inter-
testing program. We expect to be able to publish a com-
plete outlne of the plans in an October pre-convention
number of the bulletin.
THE FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
In order that the architects of the state may become
more familiar with the work of the State Board, we
publish herewith excerpts from the thirtieth annual report
made by the Board to the Governor of Florida. We include
some editorial comment in parenthesis where we think it
will clarify subsequent events.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD: ...
Name Residence Commission
James Gable Rogers, II, Expires
A.I.A ................................... Winter Park July 1, 1945
John L. Skinner, A.I.A. ........ Miami July 1, 1947
Archie Gale Parish, A.I.A.... St. Petersburg July 1, 1947
Mellen C. Greeley, F.A.I.A... Jacksonville July 1, 1947
Rudolph Weaver, F.A.I.A..... Gainesville (Died November
10, 1944. Com-
(Upon recommendation of the F.A.A., and the Florida
A.I.A. Chapters, Frederick T. Hannaford, A.I.A., was ap-
pointed to fill out the unexpired term of Mr. Weaver.
He was reappointed in July 1945 to serve until July 1949.)
(Mr. Rogers' commission expired in July, 1945, and a new
appointment has not been made to date. We hope that
Mr. Rogers will agree to serve another term.)
MEETINGS: . During the period covered by this re-
port the Board held four meetings. The annual meeting
was held January 12, 1944, and the semi-annual meeting
was held June 8, 1944, both in Jacksonville, Florida. In
addition, two special meetings were held, one in Daytona
Beach, December 4, 1943, and one at Jacksonville, May
APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION: ... At the regu-
lar meetings of the Board, twenty new applications
for registration were given consideration, including three
applications for reinstatement. In addition two applica-
tions which had been received and considered at previous
meetings were reviewed and given further consideration.
At the date of this report there are sixteen new
applications on file for consideration at future meetings.
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REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE: . Of the
twenty-two old and new applications given consideration,
registration was'granted and certificates issued to fifteen
Architects of whom ten made application under Sec.
467.11, Florida Statutes 1941, which did not require their
personal appearance before the Board; two of whom ap-
plied for reinstatement; and three of whom successfully
passed the Junior (or written) examination.
Five applicants will be required to pass the Junior
examination before registration will be granted, and two
applications are held in abeyance for further consider-
CANCELLATIONS: . On November 30, 1944, the
certificates of twelve registrants were revoked and can-
celled for the following reasons:
ON ACCOUNT OF DEATH (7):
Cert. No. Name
Eskridge, Fred A.......................Key West, Florida
Fatio, Maurice..........................Palm Beach, Florida
Kennard, Francis J.........................Tampa, Florida
Martin, Clarence A....................Sarasota, Florida
Nice, Everett W .................................Miami, Florida
Reynolds, Howard M......................Orlando, Florida
Welch, S. J....................................Pensacola, Florida
BY THEIR OWN REQUEST, OR, FOR NON-PAYMENT
OF ANNUAL RENEWAL FEES (5):
1336 Levi, Julian Clarence............New York, New York
1115 Park, L. H...............................Avon Park, Florida
1246 Spencer, Robert C...........................Orlando, Florida
384 Treanor, Wm. A.............................New York, N. Y.
1283 Underwood, Gilbert Stanley......Washington, D. C.
NUMBER OF ARCHITECTS REGISTEREI)D: . On
December 1, 1943, there were five hundred eighty-six
Architects holding certificates of registration in Florida.
During the period of this report fifteen certificates were
issued and twelve certificates were cancelled, leaving a total
of five hundred eighty-nine registered for practice at the
date of this report.
(The latest compiled list includes six hundred one
names. This list was submitted to your editor two weeks
EXAMINATIONS: ... At the time of the annual meeting
in January, and the semi-annual meeting in June, Junior
or written examinations were conducted. These examin-
ations each occupied three days of eight hours each and
one day of twelve hours-thirty-six hours total.
Three applicants were in attendance at the January
examination and two at the June examination, including
applicants who returned for re-examination.
Three applicants were successful in passing upon
original or re-examination, and one failed to pass.
At the regular meetings two architects who already
were registered in Florida without examination appeared
for Senior examination in order to change their classi-
fication from "registered by exemption" to "registered
by senior examination." These examinations were con-
ducted under the rules of both the Florida Board and the
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
CONTACT WITH BOARDS IN OTHER STATES: . .
This Board has continued its membership in the National
Council of Architectural Registration Boards and has
maintained contact with the Architectural Registration
Boards in other states, thereby gaining for its members
valuable knowledge and experience in legal and other
matters affecting registration, through an exchange of
ideas and record of practice.
HISTORICAL: . This thirtieth annual report completes
the records of twenty-nine and one-half years of service
of the Florida State Board of Architecture.
The Board was authorized by Act of the Legislature
approved May 20, 1915, and the first meeting for the
purpose of organization was held July 15, 1915.
Florida was one of the first ten states to have regis-
tration for Architects. In 1944 there are forty-two states
which have laws governing the examination and registra-
tion of architects and in addition four territories and
the District of Columbia have similar laws.
This Board operated under the act of 1915 until this
act was revised by Chapter 20651, No. 443 House Bill,
No. 758, referred to as Chapter 467, Florida Statutes 1941.
The original members of the Board were:
George L. Pfeiffer--1915-1934 (Deceased)
Murry H. King--1915-1925 (Deceased)
B. C. Bonfoey--1915-1923
Emil E. Ehman-1915-1923
W. C. Frederic-1915-1929 (Deceased)
Other architects who have served on the Board, with
date of their service, are:
Fred J. James-1923-1932 (Deceased)
Mellen C. Greeley-1923 to date
Rudolph Weaver-1923-1934 (1941-1944) (Deceased)
Alvin R. Moore-1929-1935
Franklin 0. Adams-1932-1939
Harry M. Griffin-1934-1941
Chandler C. Yonge-1935 only
James Gamble Rogers, II-1935 to date
Philip F. Kennard-1936-1941
John L. Skinner-1939 to date
Archie G. Parish-1941 to date
Up to November 30, 1944, seventeen hundred twenty-
four applications have been received, including applica-
tions for reinstatement.
Three hundred sixty-five applicants have taken the
Junior (or written) examination. Fourteen hundred six-
teen certificates of registration have been issued.
The roster of architects registered for practice in
Florida, issued annually, is sent without charge to all
registrants, and to registration boards of all other states.
The roster is also sent to a great many public and Uni-
versity libraries, and upon request is sent to many manu-
facturers and agents for building products. These rosters
include both the names of architects with permanent
offices in Florida and those who have offices in other
states and who only occasionally practice in this state.
Those without permanent offices in Florida constitute
practically thirty percent of the whole list.
In addition to the annual roster the Board has for
distribution, to those who are qualified to receive them,
copies of the "Circular of Information," which contains
the Rules for Conduct of the Board, Rules for Examin-
ations, Schedule of Fees, etc.; "Laws of Florida concern-
ing the Practice of Architecture"; "Application Form".
The Board has adopted a number of standard form letters
for use in obtaining information relative to applicants,
and for the routine conduct of business. The Board has
also developed, and perfected books of record of applica-
tions, and records of receipts and expenditures, and has
file records of the transactions of the Board and of all
Registrants for the entire period of the Board's existence.
The Act which created the Board, provides that surplus
funds above those needed to operate the Board shall be
paid to the state treasurer "for the purchase of reference
books, permanent equipment and supplies for the school
or department of Architecture of the University of Flor-
ida." The Board has paid into this fund, during its exist-
nce, the sum of six thousand nine hundred fifty dollars
($6,950.00), of which amount one hunderd eighty-seven
and 21/100 ($187.21) is now available.
The Board is entirely self-sustaining and draws no
support from the State. Its income is derived entirely
from fees paid to it by members of the Architectural
profession in the form of fees for application, examina-
tion,.registration and annual renewal of registration.
The minutes of the meetings of the Board indicate
that the members have at all times been diligent and
conscientious when there were applications on file requir-
ing such action and there is no record of the members
failing to attend meetings in proper number to constitute
SPECIAL FUND: .. No requisitions were made from
the special fund created for the purchase of books and
permanent equipment for the use of students of the
School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University
of Florida, and no deposits were made to this fund, there-
fore the balance remaining in the office of the State
Treasurer as of November 30, 1944, is one hundred eighty-
seven and 21/100 dollars ($187.21).
REPORT OF THE TREASURER: . Attached is the
report of the treasurer for the period commencing Decem-
ber 1, 1943 and ending November 30, 1944. The balance
remaining in bank at the beginning of the fiscal year was
four hundred sixty-seven and 87/100 dollars ($467.87).
Total amount of receipts for the year was three thousand
thirty-four and 00/100 dollars ($3,034.00); disbursements
amounted to three thousand two hundred twenty-nine and
91/100 dollars ($3,229.91), leaving a balance on deposit
in the Atlantic National Bank of Jacksonville, of two
hundred seventy-one and 96/100 dollars ($271.96).
RESERVE FUND: . Inasmuch as the time for payment
of annual renewal fees, (the main source of income), does
not coincide with the time set for the transfer by the
Board to the State Treasurer of surplus funds for the
Special Fund there is a period of time during which the
Board cannot anticipate receiving sufficient funds to pay
current expenses; therefore, as has been the custom in
the past, the Board has retained, as a reserve fund, the
sum of two hundred seventy-one and 96/100 dollars
($271.96) for the purpose of defraying current expenses,
and for expenses incidental to regular and special meet-
ings and for conducting examinations.
FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURE
December 1, 1943 through November 30, 1944
Balance (Cash in Atlantic National Bank of
Jacksonville) .............. ......................... $ 283.89
Application Fees-25 @ $5.00 ............$ 125.00
Examination Fees-19 @ $5.00 ........ 95.00
Registration Fees-19 @ $15.00........ 285.00
Reinstatement Fees-5 @ $10.00........ 50.00
Recording Fees-24 @ $1.00.............. 24.00
1944-45 459 1--8 @ $5.00 ........ 2,445.00
Check returned laterr m ade good)... 10.00
Total Funds Available ................ .............. $3,501.87
Rent of Office .....................................$ 190.00
Travel Expense of Board Members... 538.31
Secretary of State, Recording Fees 15.00
Withholding .. 200.00 1,200.00
Salary ............ 504.00
Withholding .. 157.00 661.00
Engrossing Certificates-.. 21.00
Audit of Books, C.P.A....... 50.00
Legal Services ............... 100.00
Stationery, Printing and Supplies.... 185.91
Advertising, Legal Notices of
M meetings ........ ...... ..-.. .......-.... ..... 25.94'
Postage, Express, Telegrams, etc..... 45.75
Bond Premium (Secretary-Treas-
urer) ............................................. 5.00
Dues, Membership in N.C.A.R.B........ 100.00
Reinstatement--2 @ $10.00 ............ 20.00
Recording-2 @ $1.00 ..................... 2.00
Renewal-Chapter 21885 ................ 5.00
Checks returned (later made good).... 10.00
Miscellaneous, Petty Cash ............... 55.00
Total Disbursements ........................... ........... $3,229.91
Balance (Atlantic National Bank of Jackson-
ville, November 30, 1944) ................................ $ 271.96
AN EDITORIAL ON ACCREDITING AGENCIES
This is not a part of the State Board report, but has
a bearing on it. Your editor has been very interested
in the actions and reactions caused by accrediting agencies.
Such agencies are set up with respect to the various de-
partments of our schools, our hospitals and other institu-
tions. Our State Board subscribes to the National Council
of Architectural Registration Boards, which is serving
as an accrediting agency. Many benefits accrue from
such memberships and also many ills are thrust upon us
in order to maintain the accrediting. It is to our ad-
vantage to retain the beneficial items and to work to
eliminate those which are detrimental.
We know of schools which teach courses that are of
no earthly benefit to the people or the students; but these
comuress are 1prescriIbed and the school must teach them,
the students must take them and all in order that the
school may maintain its accredited standing. Some re-
strictions are often so inclusive and confining that the
faculties have no freedom in developing the needs of the
students and citizens of the state. Students in Florida
take courses which may fit situations in New York or
Michigan, but do not fit Florida conditions.
The National Council requires a division of time for
junior examinations for architectural registration of five
hours for structures, four hours for history, sixteen hours
for design and eleven hours for other subjects. In this
we see the subtle hand of certain groups in this country
who believe that the architect should be a picture drawer,
an artiste. They do not believe that the architect should
have more than a bare passing knowledge of practical
construction or of the structural safety of his buildings.
We are sure that such beliefs are not held by the prac-
ticing archlitects of Florida. We personally believe that
before we subscribe to any such a limitation, it would
be Iciter to give up our accredition with the National
THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
THE CHAPTERS: .There are at present three chapters
of The Institute in Florida. The Florida North Chapter
centers in Jacksonville and includes such cities as St.
Augustine, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Tallahassee and
Pensacola within their chapter area. The Florida Central
Chapter centers in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area and
includes Clearwater, Fort Myers, Lakeland, Orlando and
Ocala within the chapter area. The Florida South Chap-
ter centers in Miami and includes the Palfn Beaches, Fort
Lauderdale and other lower east coast cities within their
The chapter officers for this year are as follows:
Florida North-President, Frederick T. Hannaford; Sec-
retary-Treasurer, Russell Seymour. Florida Central-
President, James Gable Rogers, II; Secretary-Treasurer,
Archie G.' Parish. 'Florida South-President, Coulton
Skinner; Secretary-Treasurer, George Haas.
MEMBERSHIP: . Membership in The Institute chap-
ters of Florida has increased by leaps and bounds within
the last two years. We are proud of this fact and include
herewith a survey of the membership based on the latest
list of the Forida State Board.
The Florida North Chapter now has 51 members and
associates. There are 90 architects who give North
Florida addresses. We, therefore, have 56.7% of the
architects affiliated with the chapter.
The Forida Central Chapter now has 21 members and
associates. There are 75 architects in the area. We have
28% of the architects affiliated with the chapter.
The Florida South Chapter has been increasing rapidly
in membership. Our latest information lists 76 members
and associates. There are 173 architects who list their
addresses in that area. We have 44% of the architects
affiliated with the chapter.
The number of architects who are affiliated with The
Institute Chapters represent approximately 44% of those
resident in the state. New members admitted during
this year include:
Mongomery Atwater, Miami-Florida South
Joseph Bailey, Miami-Florida South
Leslie M. Barrett, Miami--Florida South
Henry K. Harding, Palm Beach-Florida South
Gustav A. Maas, Palm Beach-Florida South
Donald B. Macneir, Fort Lauderdale-Florida South
John R. Tanner, Miami Beach-Florida South
Henry V. Pope, Delray Beach-Florida South
Edward T. Rempe, Miami-Florida South
Donovan Dean, Lakeland-Florida Central
John F. Adams, Jacksonville-Florida North
A. E. R. Betschick, Jacksonville-Florida North
At present the Florida North Chapter has five new
chapter approved applications which have been forwarded
to national headquarters in Washington. Applications for
membership can be obtained from any of the chapter
A LETTER FROM MR. OBERWARTH: .. Dear Mr.
Abbott: The Kentucky Chapter wants you to join The
American Institute of Architects and suggested that I
add a word to their invitation in case you might be in
doubt-as I once was. I live in the "sticks" a long way
from The Institute. I like to spend my spare time at
my cabin on the river or walking through the woods
with my family, so I'm not much of a joiner.
The question was could we really have a better pro-
fession, and more public respect, if we all supported the
national organization ?
In order to be entirely fair I decided to have at look
at Institute records and was surprised to find that it
had spent a lot of money on publicity for all of us; that
the small fee I received for a government job would
have been smaller but for The Institute; that my contract
forms were just variations of those it had produced; that
a case I won in court would have been lost without it;
that everything I held to be right in professional relations
was born of its teachings; that its officers and committees
(and cash) were all hard at work for ME, and had brought
about advancements in education, registration, public
It had bought and paid for headquarters in Washing-
ton, employed a skilled clerical staff, paid the expenses
of officers, directors, committees, taxes, upkeep, printing.
All with no money or help from me! Yet now I was
invited to come behind the counter and help run the out-
fit; to share its reputation for integrity and its ownership
of all that had been accumulated with years of labor!
These assets are now, roughly, $800,000 in trust funds,
with income for scholarships and education; $42,000 in
reserves; $70,000 at interest for general expenses; $450,000
in property; a growing annual income of $70.000!
How could I face these facts and say, "What will I
get out of it?" I began to feel, instead, a sense of obli-
gation to my profession. I thought, "If so much has been
accomplished by 3,000 architects, what could be done with
8,000 or 10,000?" Thus I was changed from an honest
doubter to an impassioned booster.
About four years ago the Board of Directors decided
to broadcast the facts instead of leaving knowledge of
its good work to hearsay. The result has been a sudden
increase in membership from 3,000 to 5,000-an astound-
ing response in time of war!
Almost with the same stroke the activities of The
Institute were broadened. A Washington Representative
was employed. A Journal has been started, with a full
time editor. Beginning August 1, 1945, $1,000 per month
will be spent for professional public relations counsel.
A program of structural service is being studied to pro-
vide unbiased information on material and methods and
exchange of ideas.
In fact The Institute and its program have been grow-
ing so fast that a reorganization is now being considered
to solidify the work of officers, committees and staff,
add a Director of Education, and set up a Foundation
for the general advancement of the art and science of
There you have, in perspective, some of the things
the organization has done, is doing, and wants to do.
It is gambling much upon its belief that every reliable
architect will support this kind of program.
The Institute isn't perfect. Nothing is. It is literally
what its members make it, but therein lies the key to
a lot of fun and satisfaction in which your fellow archi-
tects are inviting you to participate because they want you
and trust you.
Your reply to the Chapter will be of genuine interest
to all of us and I would be most grateful if you would
care to send me a copy.
/s/ C. Julian Oberwarth
Membership Secretary, A.I.A.