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Florida architect

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Title:
Florida architect
Creator:
American Institute of Architects -- Florida Association
Florida Association of Architects
Place of Publication:
Tallahassee Fla
Publisher:
Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Creation Date:
October 1959
Frequency:
Quarterly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Architecture -- Periodicals -- Florida ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )
periodical ( marcgt )

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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 3 (July 1954)-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased in 1996.
Issuing Body:
Official journal of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Florida Association of Architects of the American Institute of Architects, 1954- ; Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, <1980->.

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University of Florida
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Copyright Dawson Publications, Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
06827129 ( OCLC )
80002445 ( LCCN )
0015-3907 ( ISSN )

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74
Florida Architect
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
Is Thi I4se---Convention Program Sparkles with Star-Name Speakers ... ......... 4
Are We Spinning Invisible Cloth? ........ ........ ..... 9
Message From The President By John Stetson, AIA
How To Increase Your Income ...... ................. .11
Report on the Office Practice Seminar
A Cubicle For Concentration ........ .................. 12
The Office of Howard M. Dunn, AIA
FAA Standards Of Good Practice ...... ............... .14-16
Office and Job Forms
FAA By-Laws .. .......... .. .... ............ 19-23
Moisture Penetration Its Cause and Cure ..... ............ 24
Notice of FAA Annual Meeting ........ .............. 25
News and Notes ......... ...................... 32
Convention Business to be Streamlined
Orchids for P/R
Advertisers' Index ......... ..................... 34
An Open Letter to Florida's Next Governor ... ......... 3rd Cover
Editorial By Roger W. Sherman, AIA.
F.A.A. OFFICERS 1959 The FLORIDA ARCHITECT, Official Journal of
the Florida Association of Architects of the
John Stetson, President, P.O. Box 2174, Palm Beach American Institute of Architects, is owned by
Robert H. Levison, First Vice-President, 425 So. Garden Ave., Clearwater the Florida Association of Architects, Inc., a
Florida Corporation not for profit, and is pubVerner Johnson, Second Vice-President, 250 N. E. 18th St., Miami lashed monthly, Suite 414, Dupont Plaza CenArthur Lee Campbell, Third Vice-President, 115 So. Main Street, Gainesville ter, Miami 32, Florida; telephone FR 1-8331.
Francis R. Walton, Secretary, 142 Bay Street, Daytona Beach Editorial contributions, including plans and
photographs of architects' work, are welcomed
Joseph M. Shifalo, Treasurer, Suite 8, Professional Center, Winter Park but publication cannot be guaranteed. Opinions
H. Samuel Kruse, Immediate Past President, C of C Bldg., Miami expressed by contributors are not necessarily
those of the Editor or the Florida Association
of Architects. Editorial material may be freely
Roger W. Sherman, Executive Director, 414 Dupont Plaza Center, Miami 32. reprinted by other official AIA publications,
provided full credit is given to the author
and to The FLORIDA ARCHITECT for prior use.
DIRECTORS . Advertisements of products, materials and
services adaptable for use In Florida are welBROWARD COUNTY: Robert E. Hall, Robert E. Hansen; DAYTONA BEACH: comed, but mention of names or use of IllusDavid A. Leete; FLORIDA CENTRAL: Eugene H. Beach, Anthony L. Pullara, trations, of such materials and products in
either editorial or advertising columns does not
Robert C. Wielage, FLORIDA NORTH: Turpin C. Bannister, FAIA, M. H. constitute endorsement by the Florida AssociJohnson; FLORIDA NORTH CENTRAL: James A. Stripling; FLORIDA NORTH ation of Architects. Advertising material must
WEST: Hugh J. Leitch; FLORIDA SOUTH: James L. Deen, Herbert R. Savage, conform to standards of this publication; and
the right is reserved to reject such material beWahl J. Snyder, Jr., FAIA; JACKSONVILLE: Robert C. Broward, A. Eugene cause of arrangement, copy or illustrations.
Cellar; MID-FLORIDA: Robert B. Murphy, Rhoderic F. Taylor; PALM . Accepted as controlled circulation publiBEACH: Donald R. Edge, Frederick W. Kessler. cation at Miami, Florida.
Printed by McMurray Printers
ROGER W. SHERMAN, AIA- Editor
VERNA M. SHERMAN
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VOLUME 9
NUMBER 101959
2 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




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... FISHER ... HASKELL .. KAMPHOEFNER
Convention Program Sparkles
-With Star-Name Speakers
The Design Omnibus at Jackson- cussion on "The Architect as a Creville next month-A Symposium of ative Teacher" on Friday afternoon. Creativity-will provide Florida arch- JOHN FISCHER, editor -i n chief of itects and their guests with a three- Harper's Magazine, will speak as a day program bursting at the seams panelist on the Omnibus Session Satwith able and provocative commen- urday morning dealing with "The tary. An impressive roster of educa- Architect as a Creative Citizen." tors, editors, artists and fellow-archi- DOUGLAS HASKELL, AIA, editor, tects will examine the professional Architectural Forum, will moderate man's creative function as a designer, the panel discussion on "The Archias a teacher and as a citizen- and tect as a Creative Designer," schedin between these three major sym- uled for Thursday afternoon and conposium sessions conventioneers will be taining such outstanding commentaentertained by the varied talents of tors as GARRET ECKBO, author, eduthe Jacksonville Council of Arts. cator and landscape architect; FLORAmong the distinguished speakers ENCE KNOLL, famed as the talented r. who will address the FAA's 45th An- director of Knoll Associates; JAMES T.
nual Convention are the following: LENDRUM, AIA, Head, Department of SAMUEL T. HURST, AIA, Dean, Architecture, College of Architecture
School of Architecture and the Arts, and Fine Arts, U/F; and HERBERT Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Dean H. SWINBURNE, AIA, member of the GEORGE C. O Hurst will serve as the keynoter of award-winning Philadelphia firm of
G; RIFFIN 0 0 the Convention at its opening session, Nolen and Swinburne.
Thursday morning, November 12. Artists WILLIAM PACHNER and Roy
4201 St. Augustine Road HENRY L. KAMPHOEFNER, Dean, C. CRAVEN, JR. Mr. Pachner, who
P.O. Box 5151, Jucksenville, Flerid. School of Design, North Carolina heads his own art school in ClearState College. Dean Kamphoefner will water and is a recipient of a 1959 serve as a member of the panel dis- (Continued on Page 6)
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Convention ... delayed punch-line, will regale his conA Problem (Continued from Page 4) vention banquet audience on Friday
evening after a convention commenFord Foundation Award, a former art tary by JOHN NOBLE RICHARDS, FAIA,
In C hurches director of Esquire and a winner of President of the' Institute.
an award from the American Academy At other dinner and luncheon meetof Arts and Letters, will contribute ings the entertainment will be in the to the discussion of "The Architect hands of the Jacksonville Council of as a Creative Citizen" Saturday morn- Arts. Details of it have not been reing. Mr. Craven, currently an assistant leased; but the convention committee professor of art at the U/F, has has promised a parade of top-flight
exhibited his work widely in the east- talent at luncheon on Thursday and ern states, has been recipient of Friday and at the traditional Product various fine arts awards and is one Exhibit Award dinner on Thusrday. of nine American artists to be in- This year more than usual emphasis
cluded in the American Federation is being placed on the exhibit of archof Arts exhibit "Forecast" which itectural and student work. The conrecently toured the country. He will vention committee of the Jacksonville join Dean Kamphoefner in the dis- Chapter, the 1959 Convention hosts,
cussion of "The Architect as a Cre- has already issued information and ative Teacher" as a member of the entry slips for the exhibit; and this is
panel which also includes Paul Hef- a reminder that all entry slips and
how to get fernan and Dr. Fredrick Holschuh. exhibit fees must be, in the hands
EMERSON COBLE, editor of Archi- of the committee by October 30. All
heat econ mically tectural Record, will contribute to the exhibits must be received at Condiscussion of "The Architect as a vention headquarters by November.9.
Creative Citizen" as a member of Room reservation and pre-registra0 SOLUTION the panel which will be moderated tion forms are scheduled for distribuby HERBERT C. MILLKEY, FAIA, well- tion early this month. Since the 1. Specify room-by- known to FAA members as a former convention committee anticipates a
room control of heat director of the AIA's South Atlantic heavy response all FAA members are
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Are We Spinning
Invisible Cloth? '
By JOHN STETSON, AIA,
President
Florida Association of Architects
Many years ago, in a land far across Like the creators of the Chrysler and thing proved his undoing. Mrs. Buyer the sea, lived a king, a vain and Dodge automobiles of 1934, they are didn't read architectural magazines, or
wealthy man long weary of mundane years ahead of their time. judge architectural competitions. Even
living. He became quickly bored with JOHN Q. BUYER is a lot like the child the people who bought his creations
everything- his artisans created. One of the fairy tale, particularly MR. AND tired quickly. Today they are very
-day his master tailors were called MRS. HOME BUYER. While architec- nearly unwanted, and our friend adbefore him and ordered to weave tural magazines and competitions hail mits he could not make a living at
material more fabulous than any ever the ultra-contemporary, Mr. Buyer, his practice.
created, then to fashion a completely being unaware of these creative jewels, The smart developer has long since new attire for the King, more beauti- goes out and buys Bastardian Colonial, learned, like the Paris female clothing ful than any heretofore tailored. You French Provincial and even Javanese. designer feature a radical design may recall that they sold the king While educators and editors sing the to get the public to look at your
and just about everyone else on ab- praises of "machinistic functional offerings, but have plenty of the more
solutely nothing. The King donned form", Mrs. Buyer eagerly seeks out conservative styles available for them
nothing but imagination and rode the cute little cottage with the corner to buy. He who refuses to acknowlforth to parade before his subjects, cupboard, picket fence and green edge this fact can find success only barer than the top of Khrushchev's shutters, furnishing it with AUNT if he is an exceptional salesman and
head. Finally a small lad exclaimed: BEssIE's New England Colonial break- is gifted with creative genius ap"Oh look at the king! He hasn't any fast set, GRANDMA LEE'S Southern proaching F.L.W.
clothes on!" Unfortunately he was Delta living room suite, and AUNT Where are we heading? Are we
right, probably equally as correct as a TESSIE's Louis XV bedroom set. She designing for each other? Is it possible professional man who gave me the loads the mantle down with every- that in the foreseeable future we will
idea for this article, thing from an old Ming vase to design ourselves, out of business? It
Our profession, while not weaving GRANDPA SNAZZIE'S shaving mug. The seems to be the concensus of opinion
invisible garments, is rapidly out- floor is probably covered with hook that public acceptance is definitely distancing the buying public in design- rugs, Turkish rugs and a bearskin Pop not keeping pace with architectural ing structures too often not under- shot while on duty at Attu. creation, particularly in the field of
stood, and certainly too often disliked Why has the architect lost out to home design. What are we doing by those to whom we look for our merchant builders, plan services, pre- about it? Mostly complaining that the
daily recompense. We seem to be fabs, plan books, etc.? I may be wrong, public is stupid and cannot recognize
divided into three groups; the largest but I, too, am inclined to feel that good design. being those who jusf want to make we've spun too much of that invisible That may be. Revolutionary trends
a living, but whose creative ability too cloth. A case in point: Several years are slow to be accepted. To expect often is lost in invisibility. A second ago one of our most brilliant young the average citizen to understand group is composed of conservative contemporaries set up shop in a some of our designs, we must educate
men more than able in their profes- southern, city. His production of any- him in that form of art appreciation. sional abilities, but reluctant to bridge thing architectural brought additional If he has always lived in a cluttered the gap from the classics to the con- awards. Just about everything he de- New England Saltbox, don't expect temporary. The third group, mostly signed was published, not once, but him to feel anything but naked in a
younger men, are almost blind to all often. He literally became an idol to cubic or angular, glass-walled, simple design not completely contemporary. young designers and students. One (Continued on Page 30)
OCTOBER, 1959 9




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Seaem Soed Suggestiao4
How To Increase Your Income...
A condensed report of conclusions made during the second panel discussion of the August Office Practice Seminar
Among the most provocative of the improved professional practice. counts: first, by accepting the smallpanel discussions which made up the On increasing business consensus job client, you probably will make a Office Practice Seminar held in Palm of the panel was that no specific convert to the cause of architecture Beach on August 7 was that- on formula existed to accomplish this. as a profession; second, if you do
the subject of "How to Increase Your First point made was that business his small job well, you will have made Income." Though some of the 70-odd grows in proportion to the degree the a friend who will tell others of his people who attended the session were architect accepts responsibility, experience; and, third, in every smallseasoned practitioners, most were "Clients will eventually select you," job commission lies the germ of the
young architects who had practiced said one panelist. "And you have to big project of the future. independently for less than five years accept the responsibility for serving The service-fee is proportionately and maintained offices employing not them instead of your own individual excellent relative to small jobs, Advice more than three draftsmen. It was for whims. The profession of architecture on the proper design of a fireplace, this category of FAA membership that is for everybody. And if you are going for example, may involve only $10. the Office Practice Seminar had been to prgcticeo it you have to accept the But in terms of time, this may be primarily developed. And the after- responsibility of all its varied facets. the equivalent of $50 per hour -in math of enthusiasm for seminar results "One way to increase your income addition to the fact that your advice indicated that both participants and is to increase your knowledge of your has helped a member of your comaudience gained real value from all clients needs and problems specif- munity, has probably made a friend meetings and would welcome future ically and in general. How do things and may have laid the foundation programs of a similarly constructive work? How does a small factory for a very worthwhile future project. character, operate? What's the basis for an The discussion placed heavy emThis morning session was moder- appraisal and how is an appraisal phasis on increasing the quality of ated by HILLIARD T. SMITH, a past- developed? What's a good report-. office work. This has meaning in president of the Palm Beach Chapter. and how do you write one and use depth. Not only the quality of archiPanelists included EDGAR S. WORT- it to serve your client's interests? tectural design is involved or the MAN, Lake Worth, past-president of You can control the application of excellence of the drawings and specifithe FAA; IRVIN KORACH, Miami pure design. But your knowledge of cations issued by your office. The
Beach, past-president of the Florida other things and how they work is quality of service is equally important. South Chapter; ROBERT H. LEVI- probably the measure of how much Clients are entitled to something
soN, president of the Florida Central you'll be able to apply it." tangible -like adherence to deadChapter, FAA Vice-president and A second point concerned ways of lines, promptness at appointments, acchairman of the FAA Office Practice expanding contacts. Community serv- curate job accounting, the rendering Committee, and JAMES L. DEEN, FAA ice was emphasized as one means- of inspection reports in addition to director from the Florida South Chap- work on governmental boards, mem- good design and good working drawter. bership in civic or service clubs, in ings and specifications. Though it was
In outlining the subject of the churches and in country clubs. This conceded that quality of work and meeting, Moderator Smith listed three will help you learn about people and services might be primarily an intopics: Increasing the volume of office affairs and it will also let people direct method of increasing the office business; increasing the efficiency of know about you and the profession volume, it was generally recognized as the office, and what to do about taxes. you represent. Also, it provides oppor- a prime essential to the success of The time ran out before the last topic tunity to "sell" good architecture any architect's office. Said one semeven came up for discussion ,and most through selling yourself as well as the inar participant: of the session concerned the first one. scope, abilities and values of your pro- "When fellows complain to me Much of the commentary was general, fession. that they can't get full fees, I say
for the program was informal with A third point of agreement was, 'Show me a typical set of your plans.'
much give-and-take conversation. But don't turn away the small client. And Then it's easy to see the reason. The out of it came a number of specific a. corollary to this admonition was drawings are too meagre, the specipoints- all based on the varied ex- another to charge for your services, fications too often a mere outline. periences of those present- which however minor. The small job can Both leave too much to the contracstood, out as signs along the'road to be bread upon the waters on three (Continued on Page 17)
OCTOBER, 1959 11,




A Cubicle for Concentration ...
Office of Howard M. Dunn, AIA, This little office, fronting on Miami's heavily-traveled Brickell
Avenue, is living proof that a small space can be equally as Designed by Howard M. Dunn, Architect effective a professional P/R tool as a large one and that
even a quiet and capsule demonstration of 'ingenuity in planning and design can often win a client more handily than claims and clamor . . The open character of this office was deliberate. The architect visioned his working home as a sort of total display concealed by an ingeniously
-7 -contrived sliding plastic screen only when the western sun
. ..takes over and thus a means for letting the passing public
I, see how an architect works. Only the client-conference area
is normally hidden from the street by a door-height divider
. .....t... which acts in both client area and drafting room as a display
panel . . Space was utilized here almost as meticulously .. as in the cabin of a cruiser. One wall is lined with storage
cabinets closed with flush panel accordion doors, fitted with spring-actuated hardware and magnetic catches to keep them neatly aligned. Drawing desks have built-in drawers for drafting supplies. Fiber wastebaskets are suspended from the inch-square tubular steel framing of the desks and tables. In 223 square feet careful planning has made room And a prevailing office rule is that spic-and-span order for a client reception and conference room, sup- prevails at all time. Thus, working or empty this little office
plies, plan files, samples, a secretarial desk and two
drafting tables. is always an architectural show-case ...
12 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




Phoo by Noman Trigg
Opposite. page, the street front, with the plactic yel-
A
low screen closed at the left-hand edge. The design below the architect's name.......... is a Chinese good -luck symbol, now used as an identifying mark on drawings . Above, right, is the client-conference space
-the width of a comfortable sofa bench and paneled on two sides with walnutstained sumara plywood. Plaster here is painted a pale yellow; the carpet is tan; and thee is white
formica, fitted to the same sort of black-painted steeltube frames aerene used for drafting room tables. Trim is solid walnut an Right, a close-up of the storage wall showing how cabinets are fitted behind the folding doors.
OCTOBER, 1959 13




Office and Job Forms...
Forms presented this month, as an ticularly helpful in clarifying client outcome of the FAA Office Practice ideas and needs in confirmation of Seminar held in Palm Beach August preliminary conferences and thus pro7, are office forms. The ones on this vide some realistic basis for developand the opposite page are actually ment of preliminary sketches. It is, part of the same form which was orig- of course, primarily useful for the inally developed for reproduction on architect with a residential practice. a legal-size sheet. Here it -has been But in general character and scope split into two parts, one, on this page, of information it could easily be relating to general space requirements adapted or expanded to serve inforand that on the opposite page relating mational needs relative to other buildto items of construction and equip- ing types. The original form was ment. developed for use in the office of
It is suggested that for office con- JOHN STETSON, Palm Beach. The form venience, these two forms be repro- on page 16 can be used with a wide duced on the front and back of a variety of remodeling jobs. It was
standard, 8V2 by 11-inch sheet. The developed for a specific type of projone below might well be used under ect, but can be easily adapted to the name and address of the office special needs of many offices. on the face of the sheet, providing Both forms may be reproduced for
space below it for additional client's office use on letter-size sheets by the notes as needed. That on the opposite inexpensive photo-lith or multi-lith page would then complete this re- process. Processing should follow the
quirement checklist on the back of suggestions relative to placement the sheet. noted on page 21 of the September
A form such as this can be par- issue of The Florida Architect.
REQUIREMENT CHECK LIST
OWNER Present Address
Site Location Size
Orientation Terrain
Occupants Budget
Other
ROOMS SIZE FLOOR WALLS CEILING OTHER
Living Room Dining Room
tKitchen
Pantry and/or Bar
Service and Laundry Study
Powder Room
Master Bed Room Other Bed -Rooms Bath No. 1
Bath No. 2 Dressing Room
Closets
Storage __Garage or Car Port ,_
Other __14 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




STANDARD O
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Exterior Walls Sash
Floors Roof
CONCRETE, CEMENT AND MASONRY _________________Footings Sidewalks
Foundation Walls Driveway
Walls Fireplace
Patio Walls Patio Paving
CARPENTRY
Siding Insulation
Sheathing Floors
Felt Base
Cornice
Interior Wood Walls
MILLWORK
Doors Bed. Rm. Cabs.
Screens kit. Cabs.
Glass Stairs
Woodwork
TILEWORK AND SPECIAL FLOORS______ ____________Floors Tub,
Wainscot Shower
Soap dish, Towel bar, etc. Stools
_______________________________________________ Kit. Cab. Tops
PLUMBING
Toilets Washer
Lavatories Dishwasher
Tubs Septic Tank
Showers Water- Heater-Sink ________________________ELECTRICAL
Range Water Heater Phones
Refrigerator Washer Door Bell
Vent. Fan Dishwasher Fixture Alw..
Flood Lights ___________________Lighting
OCTOBER, 1959 15




TABULATION OF BIDS
JOB JOB. NO.
ADDRESS DATE
General Contractor Base Bid Time
Renv. plast mas/sy Excv. soil per cy Mass Cone per cy Forms per sf Plast bond per sy
2 coat plast per sy
3 in. tile part/sf
3 coat paint plast/sy deduct
Alternate No. 1 add deduct
Alternate No. 2 add deduct
Alternate No. 3 add
Heating and Plumbing Contr. Base Bid deduct
Alternate No. 1P add deduct
AltQrnate No. 2P add
Electrical Wiring Contr. Base Bid Linoleum Contract Base Bid
Library Equipment Contractors
Base Bid
deduct
Alternate No. 1 add
deduct
Alternate No. 2 add
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Increase Your Income ... Too many, are falling prey to moneymaking propositions."
(Continued from Page 11) "The criterion of your practice is
tor's guess. He will. talk about the the service you render," declared kind of job you do; the job will cost another seminar participant. "If you too much because of contingency fees; render service, you've done archi- 0
and eventually the client will be lost tecture." I
because he wasn't given the service From an experienced member of a
and competence he had a right to successful firm came some words of
expect. Work like that not only isn't warning: worth a full fee, it's not worth a "There are so many things to do
recommendation on the next job." in our profession,, so many opporRelated to this matter of work tunities in such broad fields, that we
competency was the matter of asso- must start thinking about limiting,
ciating with the experts. instead of broadening, our field of
"Too many architects feel they are activity. All these facets of related experts in every field of practice," services can probably be done within declared one panelist. "Actually they the scope of our professional practice.
-can't be: things are too specialized But we must necessarily limit ournow. If your client wants a shopping selves to doing those things we can center or a supermarket, and you've do well. Otherwise we may be sacrinever done any, give him the expert icing what really should be the major knowledge he should have by asso- part of our practice the developciating with a firm who knows all ment of architecture through the dethe details. Lean on the experience signing of buildings." of your fellow practitioners. They The session barely touched on the
won't gouge you and you'll learn subject-. of increasing office efficiency F0R FLORIDA
plenty from the association. Also, you as far as any detailed discussion was ARCHITECTS
will have avoided perpetrating a sorry concerned. Some suggestions were set of drawings and a mal-functioning offered; and the subject of modular AND BUILDERS
result to the betterment of all con- coordination was introduced as a topic cerned and the profession in general." for possible future discussion in line Reinforcing Steel Finally the discussion turned to with this general subject. Matters of Structural Steel
the matter of related services as one saving costs through saving time drew Complete Engineering &
means for broadening the scope of this observation from one panelist: Fabricating Facilities
practice and increasing the volume "All architectural offices, large or Bar Joists
of office work. Fields of related serv- small, use the same basic mechanics," ives mentioned included feasibility he said. "And here both time and e Aluminuo&rSteelras
reports, engineering activities, indus- money can be saved. If your office 0 Steel Doors & Frames
trial and interior designing and land- overhead rate is $4.00 per hour, for Miscellaneous iron &
scape architecture. Commentary was example, five minutes amounts to Aluminum
-varied; but the consensus of opinion eighty cents. How long does it take Ornamental Iron
was to the effect that a practical to letter a title block-or even use Steel Roof Deck
decision on this matter was up to a rubber stamp for the same purpose? Steeltex
the individual concerned. One par- For five cents each you can buy titley o Highway Products
ticipant framed it this way: block decals and in our office their goarruform
"We're basically a design profes- use saves exactly 20 cents per sheet e Couor
sion, and if we're qualified to do of the time of our/fastest man. SonotUbes
anything at all, we're more qualified "This, of course, is a small point. Metal Culverts
to delve into the various facets of But small points like that add up Polyethylene Plastic Film
design than we are to make reports in terms of a better, less costly ope- Florida's only sfeel mill
on financial or legal matters. We ration. How many sheets of stationery,
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furniture or landscapes or even auto- your business -or are you paying a C 0 R P 0 RAT I0 N
mobiles. But to do so we must maid more than you'd pay a good
broaden our educational base. Choice secretary? Those are the things which of the design field is up to the indi- can count up. Sit down and examine W
vidual. But he must know what his your office operation along such lines "Se aeh o e "
goal is; and he must drive straight and you can probably, increase your TAMPA 8-0451
to it. The danger is that young archi- efficiency which means reduce costs ORLANDO GArden 2-4539 tects may confuse a financial goal with also about forty percent in one MIAMI NEwton 4-6576
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OCTOBER, 1959 17




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18 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




BY-LAWS
FOR THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, INC.
Certain revisions to the FAA By-Laws as approved at the 1958 FAA Convention have been proposed for consideration at the 1959 FAA Convention. These revisions are shown here in italics Proposed deletions in certain sections of the 1958 By-Laws are indicated by a series of asterisks. Copies of the 1958 By-Laws have been forwarded to presidents and secretaries of all Florida AIA Chapters as a basis for comparative study and will also be made available for use by Chapter memberships at the 1959 FAA Convention.
ARTICLE I.-NAME OF SOCIETY Student Associates shall consist of under graduate
SECTION I and graduate students in Architecture in Colleges and
Schools of Architecture in the State of Florida who are
(A) The NAME of this organization shall be the members of a Student Chapter of the American Institute
"FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS OF THE of Architects.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, INC.," (C) The Association may sponsor Student Assohereinafter referred to as the "Association," which is a ciate Branches in Colleges and Schools of Architecture non-profit incorporated State organization duly chartered in the -State of Florida as may be recognized by the by the American Institute of Architects and the State Association.
of Florida. Student Associate Branches may function under
(B) Application of terms. All reference in the the sponsorship of Chapters or under the direct sponBy-Laws to "Charter" shall refer to Articles of Incorpora- sorship of the Association. When they function under tion; and references to "Association," "board," "commit- Chapters, their relationship to the Association shall be tee," "officer," "members," "meeting," or other similar through the sponsoring Chapter. When they function
designations shall pertain or refer to the Florida Associa- directly under the Association, their relationship shall tion of Architects of The American Institute of Archi- be directly with the Board of Directors of the Association
tects, Inc. who shall be authorized to approve the Constitution and
By-Laws under which the Student Associate Branch ARTICLE II.-THE OBJECTS OF THE operates.
ASSOCIATION SHALL BE RETIRED MEMBERS
SECTION 1 (D) A member who ceases to practice architecture
as a gainful occupation and further ceases all other
(A) To unite the Architectural profession within gainful occupation shall be eligible for "Retired
the State of Florida to promote and forward the objects Membership."
of the American Institute of Architects.
(B) To stimulate and encourage continual improve- OTHER TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
ment within the profession, cooperate with other pro- (E) Other types of memberships may be created as
fessions, promote and participate in the matters of gen- the necessity arises in accordance with American Instieral public welfare, and represent and act for the tute of Architects chapter By-Laws.
architectural profession in the State. SECTION 2
(C) To promote educational and public relation Corporate and Associate members of the Chapters in
programs for the advancement of the profession. North Florida shall constitute the North Florida District
ARTICLE IlI.-ORGANIZATION of the Association, those in Central Florida shall constitute the Central Florida District, and those in South SECTION 1 Florida shall constitute the South Florida District.
The Association shall be a non-profit organization Student members of the Student Chapters shall constitute
composed of members of classifications and with quali- the Student District of the Association.
fications, dues, and privileges as set forth in these The Districts shall include the counties in the State
Articles. of Florida as follows:
North Florida District: Escambia, Santa Rosa, OkaARTICLE IV.-MEMBERSHIP loosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, CalSECTION 1 houn, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla,
(A) The Association shall consist of all corporate Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lamembers and all associate members 'of all Florida Chap- fayette, Dixie, Columbia, Gilchrist, Levy, Baker, Union,
ters of The American Institute of Architects. Every Bradford, Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Clay, Duval, Nasregistered architect in the State of Florida is assigned sau, St. Johns. to the jurisdiction of the Chapter of the American Central Florida District: Citrus, Hernando, Pasco,
Institute of Architects which covers the area in which Pinellas, Hillsboro, Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Polk,
he practices or resides. Hardee, DeSoto, Highlands, Lake, Volusia, Seminole,
Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Flagler, Lee, Charlotte.
(B) A corporate member shall be defined for use South Florida District: Indian River, Okeechobee,
throughout this document to be a bonafide member in Suth Marida Ds, India eachowgood standing of the American Institute of Architects. St. Lucie, Martin, Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach, BrowA corporate member shall have all of the rights, privi- ard, Dade, Monroe, Collier.
leges and obligations embodied in full membership in- SECTION 3
cluding the right to vote, hold office and represent the Each year the Association shall promote Corporate
Association as a delegate or otherwise. or Associate membership in The American Institute of
An Associate member shall be defined for use Architects for all Registered Architects in Florida who
throughout these By-Laws as any other classification of are not then Corporate -or Associate Members. ApplicaChapter membership recognized by the Institute, includ- tions, as received, shall be referred for action to the
ing Unassigned Corporate members, members Emeritus respective Chapter to which the applicant would be
and Associates. assigned.
OCTOBER, 1959 19




BY-LAWS : ? .. /
SECTION 4 SECTION 4
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP: Any person of good Under the direction of the President, each Vicecharacter who is in sympathy with the objects of this President shall exercise general supervision of the affairs
Association and who has rendered meritorious service of his District. The Vice-Presidents in their order of
to it or the profession of architecture or its allied arts, election shall, in the absence of the President, and Presishall be eligible for Honorary Membership, without the dent-Elect, preside and perform all the duties imposed
right to vote. upon the President.
SECTION 5
The Secretary of each Florida Chapter and of each SECTION 5-THE SECRETARY
Student Chapter in Florida of the American Institute of (A) The Secretary shall be an administrative
Architects shall file with the Secretary of the Associa- officer of this Association. He shall act as its recording tion the names of all members in good standing at the and its corresponding secretary and as secretary of
beginning of each fiscal year or semester and shall keep meetings of this Association and of the Board of Disaid list up-to-date at all times. The Association shall rectors. He shall have custody of and shall safeguard issue to all persons, who have been thus certified, cards and keep in good order all property of this Association, indicating their membership in the Association. except such thereof that is placed under the charge
SECTION 6- of the Treasurer. He shall issue all notices of this
The grant to and the exercise ,and use by a member Association, keep its membership rolls, sign all instruhea gant toeryrigt and perise sed by be ments and matters that require the attest or approval of of each and every right and privilege granted by the this Association, except as otherwise provided in these
Charter and By-Laws shall be conditioned upon the By-Laws; keep its seal, and affix it on such instruprofessional conduct and by payment of Association and ments as require it, prepare the reports of the Board of
Chapter dues of the member in his Chapter. Directors and this Association, in collaboration with the
President, have charge of all matters pertaining to the
ARTICLE V.-OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION meetings of this Association and perform all duties usual
Sand incidental to his office.
SECTION 1
(A) The Officers of the Association shall be a (B) The Secretary may delegate to an assistant
President; President-Elect; Vice-Presidents, one from secretary the actual performance of any or all of his
each District; Secretary; Treasurer; and the immediate duties as recording or as corresponding secretary, but he
Past President of the Association. All elective officers shall not delegate his, responsibility for the property of
shall be corporate members of the Institute. Officers this Association, or the affixing of the seal of this Associshall be elected at the annual meeting of the Association action, or the making of any attestation or certification by a majority vote of the accredited delegates present and required to be given by him, or the signing of any
voting at said meeting. document requiring his signature.
(B) All Officers with the exception of the VicePresidents shall be elected for terms of one year. No SECTION 6-THE TREASURER
officer shall be eligible for re-election to succeed himself (A) The Treasurer shall be an administrative
more than once, except the Secretary or TreasUrer, who officer of this Association. He shall have charge and
may not hold office longer than two consecutive years, shall exercise general supervision of its financial affairs
unless so voted by a two-thirds ballot vote at the annual and keep the records and books of account thereof. He Convention. shall assist the Budget Committee to prepare the budget,
(C) Beginning in 1955, one Vice-President Shall be collect amounts due this Association, and receipt for and
elected for a term of one year, one for a term of have the custody of its funds and monies and make all
etoee for a term of e r e o ea. Disbursements thereof. He shall have custody of its
two years, and one for a term of three years. There- scrte n fisisrmnsadppr novn
after, one Vice-President shall be elected each year securities and of its instruments and papers involving
for a term of three years. The Vice-Presidents, one from finances and financial commitments. He shall conduct each district shall be designated First Vice-President, the correspondence relating to his office and perform
Second Vice-President and Third Vice-President, as such all duties usual and incidental to his office.
Meeting. each annual meeting a t'hs Kssoti anai writtei
(D) Only such members as have been officers or report at each meeting of the Board of Directors. Each
members of the Board for at least one year shall be of said reports shall set forth the financial condition
eligible for the office of President or President-Elect. of this Association, the state of its budget and appropriations at the date of the report, and its income and
(E) Any and all officers shall hold office until expenditures for the period of the report, and the
their successors have been elected and qualified. If a treasurer's recommendations on matters relating to the
vacancy occurs in any office of the Association, other finances and general welfare of this Association.
than the expiration of the term of office, then such
vacancy shall be filled as set forth in the Charter. (C) The Treasurer shall not authorize any person
to sign any order, Statement, agreement, check or other
(F) Officers of the Association shall take office financial instrument of this Association that requires
at the beginning of the fiscal year. his signature, unless such delegation is eitpressly perSECTION 2 mitted in these By-Laws.
(D) When a new treasurer takes office the retiring
The President shall preside at all meetings of the treasurer shall turn over to his successor a copy of the
Association and of the Board, shall exercise general closing financial statement and audit of the treasury,
supervision of its affairs, and shall perform all the all the records and books of account, and all monies,
usual duties that are required to be performed by him securities, and other valuable items and papers belongby law and by the Charter and By-Laws, incidental to ing to this Association that are in his custody and posseshis office. sion. The incoming treasurer shall check the same, and
if found correct, shall give to the retiring treasurer
SECTION 3 his receipt therefor and a complete release of the
(A) The President-Elect ranks the Vice-Presidents retiring treasurer from any liability thereafter with and shall, in the absence of the President, preside and respect thereto.
perform all the duties imposed upon the President. (E) The Treasurer, personally, shall not be liable
(B) The President-Elect shall have supervision of for any loss of money or funds of this Association or all committees. for any decrease in the capital, surplus, income or
20 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




.. .. .. .. . .. .. .B.. Y-LAWS
reserve of any fund or account resulting from any of the Association, or of six members of the Board,
of his acts performed in good faith in conducting the at time and place so designated by Party or Parties who
usual business of his office. called the meeting.
-BOAD OFDIRETORS(C) Notices and-Minutes: A notice of each meeting ARTICLE VI.-B A D O IETR of the Board shall be sent in writing by the Secretary
SECTION I-MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS to each member of the Board .not less than five days
(A) he embrshp o th Bord f Drecors before the -date fixed for the meeting. Minutes of the sAll cniTohe amersi office withd the sametrs meetings of the Board shall be recorded by the Secretary
-shal cnsis ofthesameoffcers wih te sae trms and approved by the Board in its succeeding meeting. of office, as of the Association * * and one or more
Directors elected from each Florida Chapter of the Amner- SECTION 5-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ican Institute of Architects as provided in these articles. (A) Executive Officer: The administrative and
Directors shall be Corporate Members of The American executive offices shall be in charge of an executive
Institute of Architects. The Director of the Florida Dis- officer, who shall be known as the Executive Director. trict A.I.A. shall be Director-at-Large. The Executive Director shall be employed by and shall
(B) The Directors, one or more from each cor- report to the Board.
porate Chapter as provided in Article VI, shall be Upon appointment by the Board the Executive
elected by each Chapter at its Annual Meeting. An Director shall act as Assistant Treasurer,
Alternate Director, one for each Director, shall be (B) Duties of Executive Director: The Executive
elected by each Chapter at its Annual Meeting to Director shall be and' act as the chief executive officer
function for the Director in case of his inability to of the Association and as such shall have general manserve. Each Chapter having up to 19 Institute mem- ,agement of the administration of its affairs, subject to bers shall have one Director; each chapter having from the general direction and control-of the Board and the
20 to, 59 Institute members shall have two Directors; supervision of the, administrative officers of the Asso-.
and each chapter having 60 or more Institute members ciationi.
shall have three Directors. Institute membership shall be The Executive Director shall have general oversight
determined by the current membership roster of the of alJ of the departments of the Association, and in
Institute. general shall be the interpreter of the directives of the
(C) The University of Florida Student Chapter shall Board.
be represented on the Board by a Student Representative He shall be the officer in whom the Board shall
whose duty it shall be to maintain liaison between the place the responsibility for carrying out its general
Association and the Student Chapter. policies.
He shall be charged with the duty of stimulating
(D) Upon tbe effective. date Florida becomes a the programs under the various- departments and shall
regional district of -the Institute, the office of the director check the coordination of all inter-departmental affairs. for the Florida district shall be created and the district He shall maintain contacts with other professional
director shall take office in accordance with the provisions
set forth in the Institute By-Laws of the American Insti- societies particularly those in the fields allied to archituteof Achitcts hen n efect.tecture and with trade associations in the construct Ition tuteof rchiect thn ineffctindustry so that he may be constantly informed as to
SECTION 2-AUTHORITY OF, THE BOARD activities in those, fields, extending the cooperation of
The Board shall be vested with the authority to the Association as circumstances may warrant.
-manage, direct, control, conduct and administer the (C) Assistant to Executive Director and Duties:
property, affairs and business of the Association, and The Board may employ assistants to the Executive
in the interim between. Annual Conventions, within the Director to perform such duties as may be assigned to
appropriations made, therefor, put into effect all general him by the Board and by the Executive Director, includpolicies, directions and instructions -adopted at a meeting ing the details of the administrative work of the Assoof the Association, to issue and mail such bulletins, and ciation. publications to its members and others as it deems
expedient, and shall establish and adopt rules and ARTICLE VII.-COMMITTEES
regulations, supplementing but not in conflict with the SECTION. 1-CLASSES OF COMMITTEES
Charter and these By-Laws, to govern the use of the There- shall be standing committees and special comproperty, name, initials, symbol and insignia of the. Asso- mittees. Standing committees shall be vertical and non-, ciation, to govern the affairs and business of the Associa- vertical; vertical standing committees shall be those tion. Each director (and alternate director in the absence designated 'by the Institute and non-vertical committees of the director) shall convey to the Chapter which he those necessary to the administrative operations of the
represents all decisions and actions of the Board and Association. Special committees may be established by
shall convey to the Board the actions and requests of the the Board of Directors or the President. Chapter he represents. SECTION 2-COMMITTEE STRUCTURE
SECTION 3-VACANCIES ON THE BOARD (A) The vertical standing committees shall be .comVacancy of a Director on the Board shall be filled posed of a chairman and of the chairmen of the chapter
as st foth i theCharer.committees performing the same functions as the Associas st foth i theCharer.ation committee. Whenever functions are combined at SECTION 4 chapter level, the chairman of the chapter committee
(A) Regular meeting of the Board: The Board shall will serve -as a member of each of the Association Coinhold at least four regular meetings each year and shall mittees he represents functionally at the Chapter level. fix the time and place of its meetings. One meeting Committee chairmen shall be appointed by the President
shall be held immediately prior to the opening of the with the advice of the Board of Directors for three year
Annual Convention of the Association and one meeting terms.
within thirty days after the beginning of the fiscal (B) Every special committee shall expire with the
year following the adjournment -of said convention, fiscal year, but any thereof may be recreated. Members
Ten members of the Board shall constitute a quorum, of special committees shall be appointed by the Presiand all decisions shall be rendered by concurring vote dent and their terms of office shall expire with the comof not less than the majority of its total membership mittee.
present, unless otherwise required by these By-Laws. I(C) Regional F.A.A. A.I.A. Committees: These
(B) Special Meetings of the Board: A Special Meet- committees 'shall serve in the Florida district A.I.A. and ing of the Board may be called~ by the President, or parallel national committees. The Chairmen of these comon the written request of a majority of the Officers mittees will be appointed by the Board of Directors
OCTOBER, 1959 21,




BY-LAWS
A.I.A. The membership of these Committees shall consist (. D) Appropriations: The chairman of any comof one member from each of the chapters in the district mittee requiring appropriations shall submit written reand be appointed by the Board of Directors, F.A.A. These quest to the Board for the amount required and the Committees shall be those national committees designat- reasons thereof, and if granted, file with the final report ed by the Board of Directors, A.I.A. to be organized on of the Committee a detailed statement of all monies, the district and chapter levels, if any expended.
(D) Regional Judiciary Committee: (E) When their terms expire, committee chairmen
Duties: The duties of the Regional Judiciary Coin- and members will transmit to their successors all records
mittee shall be to conduct initial hearings on charges of necessary to the continuing work of the committee. unprofessional conduct against a Corporate Member of SECTION 5-REORGANIZATION
the Association which have been referred to it by the In- TePeietmy taytmdsotneacm
stitute. All such initial hearings and procedures shall be
in strict accordance with the By-Laws of the Institute and mittee, alter its classification, or make any changes in the Rules of the Board. IIits personnel without regard to the terms of appointment
Composition: The Regional Judiciary Committee shall of the committee members,
be composed of three Corporate Members and one alter- ARTICLE VIII.--FINANCIAL
pate, normally serving staggered three year terms, andSETO I-SCLYA
the alternate a one year term. Members and alternateSETO I-SCLYA
shall be members in good standing in the Institute and The Fiscal Year of the Association shall begin on
shall each be from different chapters in the District. The the first day of January and end on the thirty-first District Director and the officers of the Institute shall day of December of the same calendar year. not be eligible for service on the Regional Judiciary Coin- .SCIN2,CLETO FDE
mittee.The Treasurer of each Chapter shall collect annually
During the Initial year of the Regional Judiciary from each corporate member and associate member
Committee, three members shall be elected to serve one, asindtthtcaeradsalrmtpoplyo two and three year terms, respectively. The one receiv- thie treasurerofter Asain, san aemot orl te ing the highest number of votes shall be elected to the succeeding year, to be determined by the Association three year term, next highest the two year term, third at its Annual Convention, which shall be contributed
highest one year term and the fourth highest shall be des- by each such member and shall be equal to the prorata ignated as alternate, share required to defray all of the current expense of
Chairman: During the initial year of the Regional every kind of the Association.
Judiciary Committee, the member serving the one year
term shall be Chairman. Thereafter, the senior member SECTION 3-CONTRIBUTIONS
shall be Chairman during his last year of service. The Board, at any regular meeting, by a concurring
Meetings: The Regional Judiciary Committee shall vote of two-thirds of the members present, or at any
normally hold meetings to conduct hearings one day in special meeting! called therefor, may authorize the raising
advance of the convention and meetings, one day in ad- of, and thereupon raise, money by voluntary contribution
vance of the spring meeting of the * * Board, pro- from its members, in addition to annual dues, for any
viding it has cases before it referred to it by the Institute, designated special purpose consistent with the objectives
Expenses of the committee members attending the of the Association, and prescribe the manner in which
meetings shall be reimbursed by the Institute in the man- such contributions shall be collected. Non-payment of ner and in the amount as prescribed by the Treasurer of contributions shall not abridge, suspend or terminate the Institute, the privileges and rights of any member.
SECTON -NOMNATNG CMMITEESECTION 4-DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS OF
SECTON -NOMNATNG CMMITEEMONEY AND SECURITIES
(A) The President, at least thirty (30) days before (A) Depositories. The Treasurer shall deposit all
the annual Convention, shall appoint a Nominating Coin- monies of this Association in the name of this Associamittee, composed of a Chairman and a member from tion,' when, as, and in the original form received by
each District, whose duty it shall be to nominate mem- him, in one or more depositories designated by the
hers qualified to hold office in the Association for each Board of Directors. of the Offices about to be vacated. (B) Disbursements. Every disbursement of money
(B) In addition to the Nominations presented by of this Association, except from the petty cash, shall
the Nominating Committee, other Nominations for any be by check of this Association, signed by the Treasurer
or all of the offices about to become vacant may be -and countersigned by another officer designated by the
made from the floor in the- Convention. Elections may Board of Directors.
proceed by acclamation or ballot at the will of the Con- ()PtyCs cons h raue hl
ventin. .establish petty cash accounts as authorized by the Board
SECTION 4-OPERATIONS which may be disbursed for the usual petty cash pur(A) Committees shall act in an advisory capacity poses by the person designated in said authorization
with the right to request and receive all information of the Board. * * Statements of the petty cash exin possession -of the Association and all records necessary penditures shall be duly recorded by said persons and to discharge the duties imposed upon them, the expenditures approved by the Treasurer before the
(B) Notification: The Secretary shall notify the cash is replenished.
Chairman and/or the members of the various committees SECTION 5-ANNUAL BUDGET
of their committee assignments, and furnish them the (A) Adoption: The Board shall adopt an annual
names and addresses of all members thereof, budget, by the concurring -vote -of not less than two(C) The President shall be ex-officio a member thirds of its membership present, showing in detail the
of all committees, and the secretary may act as secretary anticipated income and expenditures of the Association for the committee if so selected by the committee. The for the fiscal year.
majority of members of the committee shall constitute (B) Expenditur 'es: Every expense and financial
a quorum. Committees' shall report their findings, liability of the Association and every expenditure of
recommendations and actions to the body which created money of the Association shall be evidenced by a voucher
it. Decisions, recommendations and other actions of or other appropriate instrument signed by the person
the Committee shall be made in accordance with the or persons properly authorized to incur the expense,
concurring vote of the majority of members present or liability or expenditure, except a petty cash item as per
by a majority vote of a letter ballot, paragraph (c) of Section 4, Article VIII.
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(C) Limitations: Unless authorized and directed SECTION 5-PROXIES AND LETTER BALLOTS
to do so at an annual Convention or Special Meeting (A) Proxies: There shall be no voting by proxy
of the Association, the Board shall not adopt any at a meeting of this Association.
budget, make any appropriations, or authorize any ex- (B) Letter Ballots: No vote * * shall be taken
penditures or in any way obligate or incur obligation by letter ballot.
for the Association, which, in the aggregate of any
fiscal year, exceeds the estimated **** income of the SECTION 6-DELEGATES TO AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF
Association for such year. ARCHITECTS CONVENTION
The State Delegate, or Delegates representing this
SECTION 6-AUDITS organization at the Annual AIA Convention shall be
The Board shall authorize employment of a Certified corporate members of The Institute selected by the Board Public Accountant to audit the books and accounts of the of Directors of this Association. Association for report at the first Board meeting of each SECTION 7-SUSPENSION OF BY-LAWS
fiscal year.
These By-Laws may be suspended at any meeting,
for the transaction of any special business by a twothirds vote of the members present. When the special
ARTICLE IX.-MEETINGS OF THE ASSOCIATION business has been disposed of, the By-Laws shall immediately be in force again.
SECTION I-ANNUAL MEETINGS
SECTION 8-RESPONSIBILITY
(A) Time of Meeting: The Association shall hold
an Annual Meeting, herein called the Annual Conven- The Association shall not be responsible for any
tion; the time and place shall be fixed by the Board of vote or statement of its officers or members nor be Directors if not fixed by the preceding Annual Con- pledged or bound in any manner except by the approval
vention. of the Board, in conformity with these By-Laws.
(B) Delegates at Annual Convention: Each cor- SECTION 9-RULES OF ORDER
porate Chapter shall have delegates to the Annual Con- All meetings shall be conducted in accordance
vention, one for each 10 corporate members or fraction with Robert's Rules of Order.
thereof. Members must be in good standing with The Institute and The Association thirty days prior to the Annual Meeting as shall be determined by the Secretary. ARTICLE X.-AMENDMENTS
Delegates shall be duly certified, to by the President or
Secretary of each Chapter and shall be provided with a SECTION I-AMENDMENTS BY MEETINGS OF THE
credential card furnished by the Secretary. ASSOCIATION
(C) Reports: The President, the President-Elect, (A) The Charter of the Association and the Bythe Secretary, the treasurer and the Director-at-Large Laws may be amended at any regular annual meeting of
of the Association shall each make an annual report in this Association, provided that' a notice stating the writing to the Annual Convention. purpose of each proposed amendment and the reason
therefor and a copy of the proposed amendment is sent
(D) Election of Officers: New Officers for the to every member and associate not less than thirty (30)
ensuing year shall be elected to succeed those whose days prior to the date of the meeting at which the proterms of office are about to expire, posed amendment is to be voted on.
(B) It shall require a roll call concurring vote of
SECTION 2-SPECIAL MEETINGS not less than two-thirds of the total number of corporate
A Special Meeting of the Association shall be-held members present at a meeting of this Association to if a call therefor, stating its purpose, is voted by a amended the Charter of the Association and the By-Laws.
meeting of the Association or is voted by the Board (C) Every resolution of this Association amendupon the concurring vote of two-thirds of the Board, ing these By-Laws shall state that the amendment will beor is voted by not less than one-half of the Florida come effective only- if and when it is approved by the
Chapters upon the concurring votes of two-thirds of Institute. Immediately following the adoption of such a
the entire membership of each of the respective govern- resolution, the Secretary shall submit a copy of -the ing boards thereof, or by a written petition to the amendment and the adopting resolution to the Secretary
Board, signed by not less than twenty-five percent of of the Institute for such approval. Upon receipt of said
the total number of members in good standing of the approval the amendment shall become effective and the
Association. Secretary shall enter the amendment and the approval
at the proper place in these By-Laws, with the date of the
SECTION 3-NOTICE OF MEETINGS amendment and approval.
Notice of an Annual or Special Meeting of the SECTION 2-AMENDMENTS BY THE INSTITUTE
Association shall be Served on each member and Chapter The Institute Board, unless the statutes forbid, may
of the Association, by letter or in official publication amend any provision of these By-Laws that the Associaof the Association, !stating time and place of meeting tion fails to amend after due notice so to do from the
thereof. Notice of the Annual Convention shall be Institute. Each amendment made by said Board shall
served not less than thirty days before the opening have the same force and effect as if made by this Assosession, and in the case of Special Meetings, not less ciation in the manner hereinabove provided, and shall be
than fifteen (15) days before such meetings, effective immediately on receipt of the notice of the
Secretary of The Institute containing the amendment,
SECTION 4-VOTES and the Secretary shall enter the amendment at the
proper place in these By-Laws with the date it was made.
Voting may b by affirmation unless a vote by ballot
is requested by a qualified delegate, at which time a roll SECTION 3-TITLE AND NUMBERING
call vote of delegates shall be taken with a concurring From time to time and without further action of
vote of a majority, or otherwise, as required by the By- the Association, the Secretary may rearrange, retitle, Laws, deciding the question. Delegates present may vote renumber or correct obvious errors in the various the number of votes assigned at the time of accrediting articles, sections and paragraphs of these By-Laws as befor the meeting at which the question is being considered, comes necessary.
OCTOBER, 1959 23




side up and the dime will begin to
vibrate as a relief valve to equalize
Mthe inside pressure generated as the bottle warms. You can accelerate the
action by, warming the bottle more
re quickly with your hands.
Its Cause ana Cure In this experiment, of course, the
temperature range is extremely small.
But the pressure generated is still evident. In a wall, however, the same
Penetration of moisture through -and ineffective as well -means for sort of action can be calculated. Asbuilding walls with the resulting neutralizing the pressures acting on suming a 20 degree rise in the temdamage to interior surfaces and fin- moisture could accomplish the sought- perature of air- in an enclosed wall
ishes-has long been a problem to for result- the prevention of interior void, the inside pressure would inthe solution of which architects and damage through moisture movement crease approximately a half-pound per
research engineers have devoted much or condensation within the wall. cubic inch, or about 70 pounds per
thought and effort. In regions of high He devised a system of wall con- cubic foot. Cooling through the same
humidity, like Florida, the problem struction whereby pressures were kept temperature range would produce a
becomes a serious one. Thus, infor- constantly equalized through a free corresponding drop in pressure and
mation as to the cause and cure of flow of air within the wall structure a resulting powerful suction.
moisture penetration can provide itself. In some instances this was Data developed from experiments
building technicians with another accomplished through use of vents, on test walls indicate that internal
means for assuring high performance baffled to prevent influx of water wall pressure relief can be obtained
of their building designs. during storms. In others he made by providing about one-half square
Theories as to the behavior of certain that voids of the masonry inch of, ventilation per lineal foot of
moisture in walls have not always structural units used for the wall were wall. Further, the ventilation is most
matched pragmatic situations. For kept continuous. In this way pressures effective if placed both at the top
example, it has been said that furring within the wall were automatically and near the bottom of the wall.
was first developed as a means for maintained at those of thfe atmos- This technique of wall ventilation
keeping the plaster membrane away phere. The result was that condensa- does not, of course, indicate that
from contact with the wet pores of tion was prevented inside the wall means to seal porous wall surfaces
a masonry wall -as well as to act and moisture damage as a result of should be abandoned. But it does indias additional thermal insulation. But peneration through pores of the wall cate that complete sealing an atin countless instances moisture dam- materials was eliminated, tempt to render the building surfaces
age to plaster had appeared in furred More recently confirmation of these air-tight is a contributing cause of
construction, data was developed as a result of ad- pressure changes inside the wall
Again, the theory of capillary pene- ditional research by the Small Homes which, in turn, cause moisture movetration brought about a technique of Council at the University of Illinois ment. Indeed, various tests have shown
sealing walls inside and out, the and the Engineering Experiment Sta- that the tighter a building is sealed
obvious idea being to prevent passage tion at the Pennsylvania State Col- the more pressure or vacuum will be
of moisture from one side of the wall lege. Tests showed that variation in generated within its wall structure.
to the other. But condensation of temperature was the prime cause of And, conversely, as such pressure vamoisture vapor has often occurred pressure fluctuations within a wall rations are prevented through adewithin walls thought to be hermet- structure. High temperatures created quate ventilation, the movement of
ically sealed. Also, it has proved high pressures; and when tempera- moisture vapor is minimized and the
generally impractical to so stabalize tures suddenly were lowered as the danger of ultimate condensation and
interior wall moisture vapor or to quenching action of a rain against actual moisture damage to interior surcontrol the moisture content in struc- the sun-heated wall a negative faces virtually eliminated.
tural elements as to prevent moisture pressure was created which tended Widespread application of this wallmovement as a result of temperature to suck moisture into pores of wall ventilation technique could undoubtchanges. materials through which the hot, ex- edly stabalize internal moisture conThe recognition that pressure is panding air had sought escape under ditions at an improved level in many
the chief villian in the picture has influence of heat. types of Florida buildings. In some,
come only within a comparatively Tests have further shown that only for example, code requirements act to
recent period. One of the first to an infinitesimal amount of heat energy seal wall construction tightly at both
suggest that pressure and not mere is necessary to increase materially the top and bottom. When walls are
capillary movement was the chief pressure within an enclosed volume of sealed against the weather and are
cause of moisture penetration in air. You can demonstrate this by a unvented, the effects of high hubuildings was FRANKLIN 0. ADAMS, simple experiment. Place a dime over midities and temperature variations
FAIA, of Tampa. In an article written the top of a still-cold, recently-emptied are to create moisture conditions and
for the Architectural Forum several beer bottle. Invert the bottle so the pressure gradients which, unless reyears ago he advanced the idea that residual moisture will seal the dime lieved may easily reach damage
since air-tight sealing was impractical in place. Then set the bottle right levels.
24 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




of Florida, together with the certificate
g hereinafter set out, and
Notice of FAA Annual MeerinBEIFUTRRSOVDtath
Bredn ITfURHRRLE thecroainbatd the
preisn ofutheorpoatobe and hdt ae
heebd, aupetythe ansdretedn o akero
priate names, addresses, dates, figures and
NOTICE OF REGULAR ANNUAL sitating changes in the ,organization of words, execute and forward to the SecreMEETING OF THE FLORIDA ASSO- the corporation in order to provide greater tary of State of the State of Florida, a
CIATION OF ARCHITECTS OF THE efficiency in its management and in certificate, and the secretary of the corAMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCH- order that the corporation may better poration be, and he hereby is, authorized
TECTS, INC. AND OF RESOLUTIONS serve the best interests of the people of and directed to attest said certificate
TO BE PRESENTED TO EFFECT the State of Florida, the profession of under the seal of the corporation, by
AMENDMENT OF CHARTER AND architecture, the building industry and the which certificate, the corporation shall,
REINCORPORATION members of the corporation; and and it hereby does, accept the provisions
Members and associate members of WHEREAS, recent changes in the laws of Florida Statutes, Chapter 617, as
the Florida Association of Architects of of the State of Florida make it desirable amended, and in which certificate. the the American Institute of Architects, Inc., to reincorporate this corporation under the corporation shall set out the provisions a corporation not for profit, organized and provisions of Florida Statutes, Chapter required in the original Articles of Incorexisting under the laws of the State of 6,17, as amended, in order to take advan- poration by Florida Statutes, Chapter 617, Florida are hereby notified that: tage of the provisions of that chapter. as amended, in the words and figures con1. -The regular annual meeting, of Now, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED tamned'in the certificate which hereafter
the Florida Association of Architects of by the Florida Association of Architects follows: the American Institute of Architects, Inc., of the American Institute of Architects, CERTIFICATE
will be held 12, 13 and 14 November Inc., a corporation not for profit, organized This certificate, executed this-------1959 at the Robert Meyer Hotel, Jackson- and existing under the laws of the State day of --------,--- 19,--- made by the
Ville, Florida. of Florida, at its regular annual meeting -President of the FLORIDA ASSOCIATION
II. -At said regular annual meeting, duly assembled this--------------------- day OF ARCHITECTS, INC., a corporation not
the following resolution will be presented of November, 1959, that the .president of for profit, organized and existing under for action thereupon by members of the the corporation be, and he hereby is, the laws of the State of Florida, and corporation, a concurring vote of not less authorized and directed to secure copies attested to by the Secretary of said corthan two-thirds (2/3) of the total num- of the original charter. of the corporation poration, who has affixed the official seal her of corporate members present at the and all amendments thereto, certified as of the corporation hereto as an official meeting, together with approval by the such by the Clerk of the Circuit Court act of this corporation. American Institute of Architects, being with whom they are recorded, and WITNESSETH:
necessary for the effective adoption of the .BE It FURTHER RESOLVED that the 1. The issuance of this certificate was
resolution: president of the corporation be, and he duly authorized by a regularly called
RESOLUTION hereby is, authorized and directed to file meeting of the corporation's members,
WHEREAS, the profession of architec- said charter and all amendments thereto having voting rights.
ture has grown with great rapidity neces- with the Secretary of State of the State (Continued on Page 27)
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Notice of FAA Met beginning at page 344, Volume 34;, Offi- ARTICLE III
otIcnC cial Records of said county. QUALIFICATION AND ADMISSION
(Continued from Page 25) The principal offices of the corpora- OF MEMBERS
tion shall be located in Dade County, The qualifications of members and the
2. The corporation does hereby accept Florida, and at such other place or places manner of their admission shall be as the provisions of Florida Statutes, Chap- as from time to time may be authorized follows: ter 617, as amended. by the Board of Directors of the cor- All corporate members and all associate
3. The provisions required in original poration. members of all Florida Chapters, includArticles of Incorporation by Florida Stat- ing Student Chapters located within the
utes, Sec. 617.013, are as follows: ARTICLE II State of Florida, of the American InstiARTICLES OF INCORPORATION PURPOSE tue of Architects shall be members of
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION PURPOSE this corporation, and shall be admitted to
OF THE The general nature of this corporation membership in this corporation upon a
FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHI- is educational, civic, charitable and sci- showing of their membership in a Florida
TECTS OF THE AMERICAN INSTI- entific. The objects are to organize and Chapter, or a Student Chapter located
TUTE OF ARCHITECTS, INC., unite in fellowship its members; to com- within the State of Florida, of the Amer
UNDER FLORIDA STATUTES, bine their efforts so as to promote the ican Institute of Arichtects. For the purCHAPTER 617, AS AMENDED aesthetic, scientific, and practical effi- poses of these Articles of Incorporation,
ARTICLE I ceiency of the architectural profession to a corporate member shall be defined as
advance the science and art of planning a bona-fide member, in good standing, NAME and building by advancing the standards of a Florida Chapter of the American
The name of this corporation shall be of architectural education, research, train- Institute of Architects.
the FLoRIoA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHICTS ing and practice; to coordinate the build- Prior to each regular annual meeting
OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AaCI- ing industry and the profession of archi- of the corporation, the corporate menTECTS, INC., this being a reincorporation tecture to insure the advancement of the bers of each Florida Chapter of the under Florida Statutes, Chapter 617, as living standards of the people through American Institute of Architects shall amended, of that corporation not for their improved environment; and to make elect a delegate or delegates who shall
profit known as the Florida Association the profession of cvcr-increasing service represent the chapter and who shall act of Architects, incorporated by order of to society The corporation shall carry in behalf of the chapter and its members the Circuit Court of Florida in and for on and conduct activities and undertak- at the regular annual meeting of the Duval County, Florida, dated 11 May wings for the instruction and enlightenment corporation. The number of delegates
1914, which order is recorded beginning of its members and those engaged in elected by each chapter, the qualifications
at page 345, Incorporation Book 7, of the architectural and building construction of the delegates, and the manner of their public records of Duval County, Florida, activities, and it shall engage in such certification as accredited delegates to as amended hy order of said court dated literary, educational, scientific, research the regular annual meeting of the cor4 April 1941, which order is recorded benevolent and charitable activities as portion, shall be as provided in the beginning at page 165, Incorporation Book shall advance the understanding and by-laws. 28, of the public records of said county, growth of the arts and sciences relating ARTICLE IV
as amended by order of said court dated to architecture and the practice thereof. TERM
15 July 1947, which order is recorded be- This corporation shall have the power to The corporation shall have perpetual ginning at page 372, Incorporation Book exercise any and all appropriate corporate existence, unless dissolved pursuant to 31, of the public records of said county, authority and to do all things necessary the provisions of Florida Statutes, Chapas amended by order of said court dated or desirable in carrying out the purposes ter 617, as amended. 22 August 19-7 which order is recorded of these Articles. (Continued on Page 28)
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such duties, hold office for such terms, Whenever any vacancy occurs in the Notice of FAA Meeting... and take office at such times as shall be office of any officer or other member of
(Continued from Page 27) provided in the by-laws of the corpora- the Board of Directors, other than by
tion. expiration of term of office, such vacancy
ARTICLE V The officers and members of the Board shall be filled in the following manner:
SUBSCRIBERS shall be elected at the regular annual (a) Vacancy in the office of any offiThe names and residences of the sub- meeting of the corporation, which regular cer-director shall be filled by a
scribers to these Articles are as follows: annual meeting shall be held on the last majority vote of the members of
NAME RESIDENCE Saturday in October of each calendar the Board sitting in any regular
year; provided, however, if it appears in or special meeting of the Board,
the best interests of the corporation, the of which proper notice has been
Board may designate any date, subse- given pursuant to the by-laws of
quent to the last Saturday in October in the corporation.
ARTICLE VI the calendar year, as the date of the (b) Vacancy in the office of any
MANAGEMENT regular annual meeting by giving a writ- member of the Board of Directors
The affairs of this corporation shall be ten notice to each corporate member of elected from a Florida Chapter
conducted by a governing board called the corporation of the subsequent date of of the American Institute of
the Board of Directors, herein referred to the regular annual meeting, not less than Architects Shall be filled by the as the Board, which shall consist of the. fifteen (15) days prior to the last Sat- affected chapter in the manner
officers of the corporation and three or urday in October; such notice will be provided in its Articles of Incormore other members selected as herein- sufficient if it is published not less than poration, Constitution or Byafter provided. One member of the Board fifteen (15) days prior to the last Sat- Laws.
shall be elected from the State-at-Large urday in October in The Florida Archi- (c) Vacancy in the office of members and shall be designated-and serve as the tect, or such other publication as may of the Board of Directors, StateDirector of the Florida District of the be designated by the Board as the official at-Large, shall be filled for the
American Institute of Architects; other journal of the corporation. portion of his term remaining
members of the Board shall be elected The President, with the consent of the until the next regular annual
from the Florida chapters of the Amer- majority of the Board, may appoint an meeting of the corporation, by
ican Institute of Architects in such num- Executive Committee of not less than majority vote of the members of
bers as shall be provided in the by-laws five (5) members of the Board, one of the Board sitting in any regular
of the corporation, but in no event shall whom shall be the Director, State-at- or special meeting of the Board,
a chapter be without representation by at Large, and one of whom shall be the of which proper notice has been
least one director. The officers of the President-Elect, to act in behalf of the given pursuant to the by-laws; and
corporation shall be: a President, a Presi- Board and to exercise its powers in the for the subsequent remainder of
dent-Elect; divers Vice-Presidents, one interim periods between meetings of the such term, if any, such vacancy
elected from each district Within the State Board; provided, -however, that no action shall be filled by majority vote of of Florida, the territorial limits of which by the Executive Committee shall be the accredited delegates, present
districts shall be as provided in the by- binding upoi the Board nor upon the and voting, at the regular annual
laws of the corporation; a Secretary; a corporation, unless it is previously author- meeting of the corporation next Treasurer; and the immediate Past Presi- ized, or subsequently ratified, by the following the occurrence of such
dent of. the corporation. The officers Board or by the members of the cor- vacancy.
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sales come easier when homes have
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In Florida, MODERN means ELECTRIC. Smelly fuels don't belong in an up-to-date kitchen. Also, it's cheaper to go all-electric in kitchen and laundry than to use a
combination of services.
When you design, build, or remodel... count on Reddy for extra sales appeal. You'll turn "lookers" into buyers
with these essential THREE:
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Working with You to Build Florida
OCTOBER, 1959 29




Notice of FAA Meeting States Internal Revenue Section 501; proFor th FAA in A ... vided, however, any member, director, or
(Continued from Page 28) officer may be paid compensation in a
reasonable amount for services rendered
ARTICLE VIII the corporation upon such terms and conOFFICERS ditions as may be approved for payment
The names of the officers, who shall by the Board of Directors, and the corserve until the election at the regular poration may confer benefits upon its Depend on Members of annual meeting next following the filing members in conformity with its purposes,
of these Articles of Incorporation, pur- and in the event of dissolution or final
AIR-CONDITIONING suant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 617, liquidation of the corporation, pursuant
as amended, are as follows: to the provisions of Florida Statutes,
REFRIGERATION (List of Officers) Chapter 617, as amended, the corporaHEATING & PIPIN ARTICLE IX tion may make distributions to its memThe first Board of Directors who shall bers as permitted by the court having ASSOCIATION, INC. serve until the election at the regular jurisdiction thereof, and no such payment.
benefit, or distribution shall be deemed 13 l90 N. W. 43rd ST. annual meeting next following the filing t eadvdn radsrbto fi1 of these Articles of Incorporation, pur- to be a dividend or a distribution of inMIAMI, FLORIDA suant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 617, come; and provided further, that any
- Phone NE 5 875 1 amended, shall consist of member shall be entitled to reimburseT MEMBERS OF RACCA aNATIONAL members whose names and addresses are ment for actual expenses incurred in and
as follows: about the work of the corporation, or
asNfollows: advances paid for the account of the corAirko CONTRACTORS (List of Directors) poration, which may be paid by the corAir Conditioning Company ARTICLE X portion to such member after a state* Cawthon. Dudley M., Inc.
Central Roof & Spply Co. BY-LAWS ment thereof shall have been submitted to
* Domestic Refrigeration The by-laws of the corporation shall and approved for payment by the Board
Giffen Industries, Inc. be made, altered, or rescinded by a two- of Directors thereof.
* Hamilton, Sam L., Inc. thirds (2/3) vote of accredited delegates,
Hill York Corporation ARTICLE XII
* McDonald Air Conditioning present and voting, at any regular annual
" Miami Air Conditioning meeting of the corporation; provided, AMENDMENTS OF THESE
" Miami Super Cold. Inc. however, by-laws shall not be made, al* Poole & Kent Company -ATCE
Zaek Air Conditioning & Refrigeration tered or rescinded unless written notice
first is given of the proposed by-law or- These Articles of Incorporation may be SUPPLIERS altered by-law or rescinded by-law to amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of
* A & B Pip, & e Condas Corporation each corporate member of the corpora- accredited delegates, present and voting,
Steel Co. o Graves Refrigeration tion not less than fifteen (15) days prior at any regular annual meeting of the
. Air Filters Co. McMurray,H.L.,Co. o tan; h v a
. Brophy, George Middleton, I. L., Co. to me date of the regular annual meeting Corporation. provided, however, that these
Clark Equipment Co. O'Brian Assoriatea of the corporation; such notice shall be Articles of Incorporation shall not be Dean, A. C., Co. Southern Metal Prod. sufficient if it is published not less than amended unless written notice first is
Florida Elec. Motor .. Swigert Air
Gen. Sheet Metal Cond Engrs. fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the given of the proposed amendment to each
& Roofing *Trane Company regular annual' meeting of the corporation corporate member of the corporation not
L in The Florida Architect, or such other less than fifteen (15) days prior to the
publication as may be designated by the date of the regular annual meeting of Board as the official journal of the cor- the corporation; such notice shall be poration. sufficient if it is published not less than
ARTICLE XI fifteen (15) days prior to the date of
EMOLUMENT the regular annual meeting of the corNo part of the net earnings of this portion in The Florida Architect, or such
corporation shall inure to the benefit of, other publication as may be designated any officer, director, private member, or by the Board as the official journal of individual within the meaning of United the corporation.
The President's Message... ford unbreakable glass?
r 4 { (Continued from Page 9) With the Lever House came the
design utterly devoid of those things rush for the curtain wall. When first
his mother and wife have forever held constructed, this building was without
dear. Certainly you can convince him a doubt a monument to design genius.
DESCO VITRO-GLAZE is a his wife doesn't need walls to bang Now every new building in New York
vitreous-hard, glazed wall pictures on, or that anything but high looks a "cold crib". ED STONE disfinish that's attractive, sani- windows in his bedroom is a waste of covered (after many others including
tary, washable, colorful, wall space. While you are at it, give the ancients) that a pierced-tile screen
waterproof and economical. him a brief treatment on overcoming looked good on smaller buildings,
It is available in many non- claustrophobia or, perhaps, on giving them an air of serenity without
fading, permanent colors becoming accustomed to neighbors losing their importance. So every small
and is an ideal material for
use on walls of schools, hos- having a clear view of his every motion, building must have a tile screen, if
pitals, churches and all pub- through Walls so solidly glassed that only over one window or in one unlic and commercial buildings. no average home buyer can afford to necessary apendage panel. First we
drape them. Along those lines, why tear off their clothes, then we dress
STIEWARD-MEILLON -CO., must we close in buildings with them in a filmy garment! Just around
Of Jacksonville nothing but glass, thereby increasing the corner there appears our next
heat gain and air conditioning loads; craze, the windowless building. This
945 Liberty Street, Jacksonville lose .all privacy unless we completely is no doubt most practical, what with
Phone: ELgin 3-6231 drape, thereby losing what the glass nothing to look at anyway, lower air
created in the first place; and increase conditioning costs and a better shelter insurance costs bcause we cannot af- for the time when either the Russians
30 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




or the buying public decide to blow All joking aside, it's a strange world
us ll o hll!B lElll l
of design when furniture manufacturers sell twenty times more conventionally designed furniture than contem- TH D O O R
porary, while not one architectural TH I D O O R
school turns out a graduate capable of 0 40 0 0 @
determining the difference between an ogee and a cove moulding. Who r
is going to design the houses to put all this furniture in? It looks mighty AND ALL Thompson doors silly in most of our modern designs, but Mother isn't about to part with stands the guarantee that the it. And it isn't just in residential finest materials and workmandesign. It seems to be an increasing trend in the commercial field; that ship have been employed in the yearning to break away from the aus- manufacturing of a quality tere designs of the last ten years, product. Particularly is this true in the field of interior decoration. We design struc- Thompson flush doors, in beautures of classic simplicity; and along comes a decorator who makes the tiful figured gum, lauan ash
interior look like MADAME DUBARRY'S and birch can be specified for boudoir. Just to add insult to injury, the landscaper sticks. in a bunch of both exteriors and interiors in trees hiding the main feature of the both standard and special sizes. design, the power company hangs a battery of transformers right in front of the entrance and someone opens a all-night ice cream stand next door.
What do you think? Should we
attempt to educate everyone to our AR ........... 7- PLY CONSTRUCTION
way of thinking (an unsurmountable ............... .Lightweight, but sturdy, Thompson flush
task)? Should we just go on designing .".......... .... doors are noted for their rigidity and
to please each other ( a most un- resistance to warping and twisting. This
profitable vocation)b? There bad quality is the result of high manufacturing
protabe ocain )? Ther had isstandards that include: cores of wood ribs better be an answer. The King isn't spaced 4-inches apart and butted against
naked, but the garments are both stiles on alternate sides to provide continutous vent space; stiles of a 1 1/8-inch translucent and threadbare, minimum width; rails of a minimum 21/2inch width; panels of 3-ply, cross-banded plywood, hardwood faced; -and lock-blocks 4-inches wide, 20-inches long centered on
-both sides. Only non-shrinking, craze-reFAA Board Meeting sistant adhesives are used to produce integrated bonding that is highly resistant to Slated for October 10 both moisture and mildew.
The fourth regular FAA Board In addition to 1 1 standard .sizes-1/6 x
meeting of 1959 has been set for 6/8 to 3/Ox6/8 interior and 2/6x 6/8
October 10, 1959, at the Langford to 3/0x7/0 exterior-Thompson flush
Doors are obtainable in special sizes. Hotel, Winter Park. It will be an all-day affair, with President Stetson calling the meeting to order at 9:30 AM. Among items for consideration O DISTRIBUTED IN FLORIDA BY
at this meeting will be reports of "5U1iiI .......... D R T N IA
various FAA Committees, the FAA administrative organization for next year and the FAA's 1960 publishing ,AS ORCMAY.D. ON
and public relations program. All FAA directors from all Florida Chapters FIR 0 NE ,67P.498
are especially urged to attend.
The Board meeting will be preceded .. A N, INC.
by a meeting of the Board's Executive Committee on the evening of Friday, OX 1-,3 2-101 E 3-.5
October 9.
OCTOBER, 1959 31




News & Notes
Convention Business must necessarily assume new organiTo Be Streamlined zational responsibilities and an enlarged scope of activity. The FAA proToward the end of expediting busi- gram is no longer the uncomplicated ness sessions of annual FAA conven- affair it was a few years ago. Now the tions, the FAA Board, this year, will Board is charged with consideration adopt the general procedure followed of many new matters of program and by the Institute relative to the presen- policy involving organization, procetation of business matters for con- 'dure and Institute liaison as well as sideration by its voting membership. those dealing with regional commitFor the first time in FAA history, ac- tee work, legislative activity and overtions of the Board taken during its all public relations. As future organiregular and special meetings in 1959 nation plans of the Institute develop, will be summarized in a single report. FAA administrative activities must Between the time of the Board meet- necessarily be adjusted and possibly ing of October 10 and the first busi- expanded accordingly. ness session of the 45th Annual Con- It is to facilitate the handling of vention this report will be processed FAA administrative affairs that the
STAINED GLASS and forwarded to every FAA mem- Board's new procedure has been initiber. This will provide a general dis- ated. It will probably not operate as FOR tribution of information on FAA af- smoothly this year as many would
CHURCHES HOTELS fairs; and it will also give each voting wish. But with the interested and
member of the FAA an opportunity active cooperation of all concerned it
BUSI N ESS BAN KS to inform himself relative to actions should amply justify its continuance
of the Board and to whatever Board by providing FAA members more VERO BEACH, FLA. proposals or recommendations may be complete information than in the past
slated for consideration and action at and by saving much time in explanathe convention, tory discussion at Convention busiAs now planned, the FAA Board's ness, sessions. 1959 Report will be mailed to mem7'edi ed a bers sufficiently in advance of the Personals
MOORE VENT 1959 Convention to permit thorough
study and consultation as may seem LEE HOOPER, AIA, formerly with
desirable with Chapter officers and the Jacksonville office of Reynolds, executive committees. Smith and Hills, has been named
A particularly important part of the coordinating architect for the firm's Convention's business will involve Tampa office, according to a recent It consideration and adoption of changes announcement.
in both FAA By-Laws and Charter. HILL STIGGINS, AIA, has announced
T is set Elsewhere in the issue is printed the the removal of his office in Orlando
into the joints legal notice of the FAA's Annual to 729 North Thornton Street,
of a masonry wall to: Meeting and, as part of this, a revised Orlando.
Charter for adoption by the FAA In Clearwater, the Architects
1 Keep Walls Dry membership. In addition, the By-Laws League of Clearwater has elected new
2 -Make Walls Cooler have been presented with proposed officers for the 1959-60 term. They
3-- Save Owners Money changes indicated in italic type. Pre- are: DANA B. JOHANNEs, -president;
printing of changes in either Charter DONALD S. WILLIAMS, vice president; Placed 4' on centers at top and bot- or By-Laws is a legal requirement; but and JosEPH L. COGGAN, secretarytom of walls, aluminum Moore Vents trae .
provide gentle air circulation to relieve it also provides the FAA membership treasurer. water-vapor pressure, prevent inter- a chance to study proposed changes nal condensation . An effective,
inexpensive means of assuring free- substantially prior to the time they CSI in Florida Grows and dom from moisture troubles. Write are brought to the Convention floor for sample and full technical data . for adoption. Grows and Grows
This new program of streamlining Hardly more than 18 months ago,
business sessions of the FAA's Annual the CSI in Florida was only a gleam V i "Stop Wall Conventions has developed as one re- in the eyes of a few dedicated building
n I) Condensation" sult of the profession's growth in professionals. Today the state-wide
Florida-and the fact that with the membership roster is close to 200, P. 0. BOX 1406, WEST PALM BEACH I
Phone TEmple 3-1976 change in AIA status, the FAA, as a with three Chapters already functionstate organization of the Institute, ing and one more in the stage of
32 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




News & Notes
(Continued from Page 82)
th ainlCJognztolclNOW AVAILABLE..
organization. Reflecting the policy of the national CSI organization, local N O W A V IL B L ..
chapters in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa are hard at work developing The New, Proven, Drain Field System...
ways and means of improving specification practices for the benefit of building professionals in every phase of construction activity. "
Memberships are open to architects, to engineers whose work involves specification and to various representatives of building materials, products or service organizations whose work brings them in contact with architectsP and construction specifications.
Oldest of the three Florida CSI Chapters is that of Greater Miami with a roster of 80 interested members. President of the Chapter is DONALD G. SMITH. Vice president is JOHN GRIMSHAW. ERNEST C. NORLIN is Secretary and SAMUEL M. PUDER, treasurer. All officers are architects.
The Tampa Chapter now numbers 63. EUGENE P. BOVARD is the president; and WM. J. EISELE, of the U.S. Plywood Corp., is Secretary-treasurer.
The Jacksonville Chapter has been operating during the past year with temporary officers. A Charter presentation meeting at which permanent officers will be. named is scheduled for October 12. Guiding the group of 34 members during the Chapter's 1. CRADLE DRAIN HAS BEEN APPROVED by the Florida
formative period has been JOHN M. State Board of Health on the basis of a 1 to 4 ratio ...
CREAMER, president, and GEORGE C. GRIFFIN, Secretary-treasurer. a 75% reduction in the length of the ordinary drain field.
All chapters have started active 2. CRADLE DRAIN IS THE ONLY drain field in use today
programs of improved specification practices. where the distributor is both above the reservoir and
above the 12-inch rock-bed absorption area.
State Board to Issue 3 CRADLE DRAIN HASA PEAK-LOAD storage reservoir
New Ruling as Basis above the absorption area holding the air-equivalent
for Firm Name Style of 2 gallons of water.
For the past several months the
State Board of Architecture has been 4 CRADLE DRAIN HAS BEEN TESTED by the Wingerter
studying a revision of the "Approved Laboratories, Inc. of Miami, Florida ... and Report
Style of Firm Names" as included 44094 states conclusively that Cradle Drain will withunder "Rule 7" of the Board's 1958 Edition "Circular of Information." stand a destructive force of 12,000 pounds.
Recently the study was completed and a revision of Rule 7 processed for final approval by Board members.
The new ruling has been framed CRADLE DRAIN CORPORATION
as a regulatory measure to assure conformance with applicable sections of DUPONT PLAZA CENTER SUITE 707
the "architect's law," Florida Statutes MIAMI 32, FLORIDA
Chapter 467. As with other Board FRanklin 3-3371
regulations it will have the force of
(Continued on Page 34)
OCTOBER, 1959 33




News & Notes The TV presentation-which will
Specify... (Continued from- Page 3) be seen at 10:00 p.m. on the CBS
network, Wednesday, October 14law when adopted. It is expected that will point out that the architect has TEN N QUARTZ final approval and processing will the responsibility of selecting all the
.Trade Mark Reg. U.S.A. and Canada make it possible for the Board to materials that go into his building,
the "original" Tennessee issue its new ruling about November from resilient flooring to acoustical
Quartzite stone from the heart of 1st. As now planned, the revised pro- ceilings. Through this means the Armthe Crab Orchard District. Since cedure will be published in the No- strong Cork Company . will ac1931. vember issue of The Florida Architect. knowledge the nation's debt to the
Now in colorful smooth-sawn Panel architect for his in creating
Walls and Spandrels selected by lead- a leadership
Ing architects for the following out- buildings in which to live and work."
standing jobs. Orchids for P/R ...The other salute to the profession
I-St. Peter's United Lutheran Church
Miami; T. Norman Mansell, Archi- The candle of the architectural pro- came from the BARRETT DIVISION,
tect; Scott B. Arnold, Associate.
2-Catholic Youth Center, University fession isn't entirely hidden by the ALLIED CHEMICAL CORPORATION. It
of Florida, Gainesville; George W. bushel of misunderstanding. Recently was in the form of a release developed
,Atickle and Associates, Architects.
3:!_-eveiand Trust Co., Berea Bank, the wick has been neatly trimmed and about statements of, G. P. OLDHAM,
Berea, Ohio; R. W. Weit, Architect. the light strengthened by two fine the organization's vice president, rela4-Farrell Elementary School, Phila- suppliers of building materials. One, tive to the need for architectural servdelphia, Pa.; George W. Stickle and
Associates, Architects. the ARMSTRONG CORK Co., an- ice in the residential field. The re5-First Christian Church, Flora, Ill.; bounced last month that again this lease, from the Company's publicity
Robert J. Smith, Architect.
6-Union Commercial Savings Bank, year its opening television program of agent, CARL BYOIR AND ASSOCIATES,
East Palestine, Ohio; Roy W. Welt, the "ARMSTRONG CIRCLE THEATRE" was widely circulated to the trade and
Architect.
Write for free data and name will salute the architectural profession shelter press as well as newspapers. It
of nearest distributors and the role architects are playing in was, of course, directed to the poten" . changing the face of every city tial home-builder and constituted a TENNESSEE STONE GO., i00, and town in our land," in every phase "hard-sell" argument for retention of
QUARRIERS AND FABRICATORS of building development . from architectural services. In part, the reGeneral Offices: 705 Broadway, N.E. the initial ideas and the drawing of lease said:
Knoxville 17, Tennessee Phone 4-7529
In Sweet's File-Architectural plans through all the stages of con- "An architect can insure that you
struction." get the best possible home for your
ADVERTISERS' INDEX
A-C, R, H & P Association, 0
G L Z DInc.............30 I I-, COGSWLL
American Celcure Wood
Preserving Corp. ....... 27 "SINCE 1921"
Buildorama .. ...... 3
A. R. Cogswell ..... 34
Cradle Drain Corp ..... ..33 ANMW
Electrend Distributing Co. . 6
Featherock, Inc ....... 28
Florida Home Heating Institute 26 THE BEST
Florida Power & Light Co. 29
* A vitreous wall Florida Steel Corp..... 17 in
George C. Griffin Co. . 4
surfacing, s u p p I i e d Hamilton Plywood . . 25 Architects' Supplies
Houston Company . 1
Lexsuco Inc .. . . 18
and applied through- Markowitz Bros., Inc. 2nd Cover AMhW
Moore Vents ........ 32
out Florida by . Mutschler Kitchens of
Florida .. ....... .10 Complete Reproduction
Pickel Studio ........ 32
Portland Cement Association 36 Service
A. H. Ramsey & Sons, Inc. 5
BEN THOMSON, INC. Solite ...... ........ 7
Steward-Mellon Co. 30
530 Putnam Road Tennessee Stone Co., Inc. 34
West Palm Beach Thompson Door Co. 31 433 W. Bay St.
Ben Thomson, Inc. .... 34
JUstice 5-1122 Tiffany Tile ...... 8 Jacksonville, Fla.
F. Graham Williams Co. 35
34 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




money. When should an architect be
consulted? What does it cost to employ an architect? What service does F. GRAHAM WILLIAMS, Chairman
he render? JOHN F. HALLMAN, JR., Pres. Sr Treasurer JACK K. WERK, Vice-Pres. & Secretary
"G. P. Oldham, vice president of MARK P. J. WILLIAMS, Vice-Pros. FRANK D. WILLIAMS, Vice-Pres.
Allied Chemical's Barrett Building
Materials Division, says ideally he
should be consulted even before you
choose the site.*
"'An architect is trained to see
both the hidden liabilities and the un- ESTABLISHED 1910
obvious assets of any lot,' says Oldham.F, GRAHAM WILLIAMS CO.
"Outlining the role of the architect,
Oldham makes these points: INCORPORATED
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you can afford to spend. In this way "Beautiful and Permanent Building Materials"
he can help you to get the best home
for your money.
"Because no two families are alike, TRINITY 6-1084 ATLAINTA 1690 MONROE DRIVE, N. E.
the architect must study your way of LONG DISTANCE 470 G .OFFICES AND YARD
living, your hobbies and special needs.GA This helps him in preliminary drawings to show the general characteristics of the home.
"Once these plans are approved, he
starts final working drawings. He suggests and selects building materials. FACE BRICK ~ STRUCTURAL CERAMIC
...His specifications not only include these items, but exact instruc- HANDMADE BRICK GLAZED TILE
tions as well on their installation. The "VITRICOTTA" PAVERS SALT GLAZED TILE
architect assists in getting bids from UNGLAZED FACING TILE
contractors and supervising the work GRANITE HOLLOW TILE
of the contractor selected for the job. LIMESTONE_______The architect visits the site during and BRA HILSOELU NMWND S
after construction to make certain the BRA HILSOELU NMWND S
house is built to specifications. CRAB ORCHARD FLAGSTONE ARCHITECTURAL BRONZE
"What does an architect charge? CRAB ORCHARD RUBBLE STONE AND ALUMINUM
His fee is a percentage of the cost ofARHTCU LTE ACO A
the house. In metropolitan areas that CRAB ORCHARD STONE ROOFINGARHTCU LTE ACO A
ranges from 10 to 12 percent. It may PENNSYLVANIA WILLIAMSTONE B3UCK~INGHAM AND VERMONT
be lower in other areas. All of his
services, from selecting the site to "NOR-CARLA BLUESTONE" SLATE FOR ROOFS AND FLOORS
designing the house, from helping
choose the builder to supervising actual construction, are included in his We are prepared to give the fullest cooperation and the best
fee. quality and service to the ARCHITECTS, CONTRACTORS and
"An architect gives you a house O NR nayo h ayBatfladPraetBidn
with no waste space, because it is WESo n ftemn eatfladPraetBidn
tailored to your special needs. Materials we handle. Write, wire or telephone us COLLECT for
" 'Most important, the architect complete information, samples and prices.
thinks of everything in advance,' says
Oldham.
"Recognizing that low-cost developmnent houses can't be designed on an
individual basis, Oldham recommends Represented in Florida by
in this case calling in an architect on
an hourly fee basis to look over the LEUDEMAN and TERRY
plans and make certain you get the 3709 Harlano Street
best house for your money, oa ale lrd eehn o I365
"Oldham concludes, 'In housing, as CoaMals lrd eehn oH 3-554
in everything else, you can't beat aMO154 pro.'
OCTOBER, 1959 35




Denver's First National Bank...
precast concrete panels give these
.curtain walls their clean, modern look
WHEN AMERICA BUILDS FOR BEAUTY... IT BUILDS WITH CONCRETE
With its tower rising 28 stories, the new First National Bank building, Denver, Colorado, is one more example of concrete's importance as a modern curtain wall material. Large precast concrete panels, both ribbed and flat, are combined to give the tower its strong and dramatically simple vertical lines. White quartz aggregate, ground smooth, was used to face the panels. Panels, most of which are 5'6" x 6' x 2", were fastened directly to the structural frame with no back-up needed. The 'I walls are weather-tight, noiseand fire-resistant. Architects everywhere are finding that concrete is the one completely versatile building material for structures of every size and kind.
Architect: Raymond Harry Erwin & Associates, Denver, Colorado
Consulting and Structural Engineers: Phillips-CarterOsborn, Inc. and Rhuel A. Andersen. Denver, Colorado Contractor: Mead & Mount Construction Company, Denver, Colorado
PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION
1612 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida
A national organization to improve and extend the uses of concrete
35 THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT




An Open Letter to
Florida's Next Governor
My DEAR GOVERNOR:
No one yet knows your name. But because you will have been elected through the free democratic choice of your people, it is certain that you will he like your predecessor an able, honest and astute gentleman dedicated to advancing the overall progress of our State. So I venture to call your attention to certain aspects of our economy which deserve not only informed recognition, but also decisive action toward improvement as part of your four-year administrative program.
First, please consider the haphazard, strip-town building now mushrooming throughout our State at an almost runaway pace. It is turning our highways into sign-lined commercial slums, our suburban areas into sprawling, uncontrolled and sub-standardized speculations. Lack of a firm, long-range land policy; the absence of any planned coordination between cities, counties, regional areas and the state government; and the political power of quick development dollars have combined to produce a state-wide situation which is a mounting threat to the preservation of sound values and an ever-increasing complication to the orderly conservation and enlightened use of the natural beauties and resources which have provided the foundation for our rapid growth.
This many-sided blight is a kind of creeping decay which is threatening our cities, our suburban areas, our incomparable shoreline, even our matchless open country. Thus, Governor, I urge upon you the formation of a policy and a program to arrest its progress; and I urge further that you provide the constant and firm leadership necessary to assure the wide acceptance and adequate development of both.
Second, Governor, I suggest you examine carefully the role of the construction industry in the economy and potential development of our State. Currently it ranks with agriculture and tourism as a source of income to, and employment of, our citizens. Yet thus far it has been accorded relatively scant attention. Unlike agriculture and tourism, construction is virtually unsupervised. Abuses of financial anl technical responsibilities are common with little or no recourse to the statutes. Incompetence is rampant with few state-wide standards of good practice, such as regulate both resort and citrus industries, either codified or enforceable. As specific examples, we have no state-wide measure of technical competence for the contractors who erect the buildings in which we live and work; we operate in the dark shadow of a mechanics' lien law which is unequitable, unfathomable and unenforceable; and even our statutes relative to architectural and engineering practices are confused, overlapping and below national standards.
It may be that. such cancers in the body of our economy have developed because of the very rapid growth of our State. Perhaps certain phases of our development have been too rapid for the advances needed elsewhere to keep pace. If this is so, Governor, you face one of the most tremendous opportunities for constructive achievement ever enjoyed by any Florida governor.
Will you, sir, clearly recognize this opportunity? Seeing it, will you then accept the challenge it offers to provide the leadership and action necessary to reach desired goals? If you will, I am sure you will have the immediate and whole-souled support of every element of Florida's huge and still-growing construction industry. Architects, engineers, builders, material suppliers, product manufacturers, financial institutions
- all are waiting for an answer. With your leadership and their support new wonders can be accomplished in and for our State.
Cordially,
ROGER W. SHERMAN, AlA
The Florida Association of Architects.




A0
"ARC HITECTS'
OMNIBUS"
Mark it on your Calendar! Next month's FAA Convention at Jacksonville is a chance to bring yourself up-to-date on the trends in design that will shape the character of your future practice. The design spotlight will shine brightly on the art in architecture. And highlighting the architect's place in his profession and his community will be a magnificent roster of speakers each a bright star in his own field of specialization. Be sure to be in Jacksonville next month.
Convention headquarters wili be the brand new Robert Meyer Hotel in downtown Jacksonvilie. Convention rates wili be moderate. Full program detals wiii be sent you In
plenty of time to assure the comn-V
fortabie accommodations you wiil want . .When you receive them, act promptly, for the Convention
program promises a heavy attend-V
ance and reservations are always
and necessarily limited. ...
45th ANNUAL FAA CONVENTION
NOVEMBER 12, 13, 14, 1959 ROBERT MEYER HOTEL JACKSONVILLE




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