American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter and Breuner's Home Furnishings Store, Oakland, CA

Exhibition Notes

The Oakland Tribune previewed the Sixth Annual Architects' Exhibit of 1953 in its issue of 03/26/1953. It said: “Outstanding and interesting trends in functional contemporary architecture will be featured at the sixth annual Architects Exhibit at Breuner’s Furniture Store, Monday through April 11. Sponsored by the East Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, visual presentations of outstanding Oakland area homes designed by well-known local architects will be shown in the form of scale models, architects’ sketches and indoor and outdoor photographs. Wayne Littlejohn, show chairman, will be assisted by Bob Bettencourt and Sewall Smith, members of the Women’s Architectural League will act as hostesses. Malcolm D. Reynolds is president of the local AIA chapter. An exhibit of the James Kemble Mills collection of hand-screened wall papers will add a special style note. Of particular interest will be the architectural forum, ‘Meet the Architect,’ east 8 p.m., April 6, at Breuner’s seventh floor Modern center. Walter Doty, magazine editor, will act as moderator. Serving on the panel will be architects: Roger Lee, John Hans Ostwald, Frank Hunt and Harry Bruno. Economics in building, site selection and landscaping, climate control and how to overcome design prejudices will be discussed. Architects represented at this year’s exhibit will be Campbell and Wong, Anderson and Simonds, John B. Anthony, John Beland, Harry Bruno, Robert W. Campini, Edward D. Cerruti, Confer and Ostwald, William Corlett, Donald L. Hardison, Albert Hunter, Herbert T. Johnson, Arne Kartwold, Kitchen and Hunt, Roger Lee, Donald Olsen, William Rice, Sarantitis, Gilcrest and Cornwall, Skidmore and Walling, Chester Treichel, Clayton Van Wawner, Hachiro Yuasu, Wayne Littlejohn, Sewall Smith, Charles E. Perry, Young and Lloyd and Mario Corbett.” (See “Eastbay Architects to Present Exhibit Monday,” Oakland Tribune, 03/26/1953, p. 43.) Walter Doty was Editor of Sunset Magazine, published in Menlo Park, CA.

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