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House Design Contest Slated For Architects<br><br>State Society Sponsors Competition To Promote 1 Better Small-Home Plans |<br><br>A small-home design contest for! slate architects wgs.announced to-! day bv Ralph Hammett^ Uni-! verslty professor of architecture and first vice-president of the spon-1 soring Michigan Society of Architects. Prof. Hammett is directing j the competition.<br><br>Howard T. Keating, real estate developer of Birmingham, near Detroit, is providing a fund of $1,400 to be split between the top three home designers on a $750-$400-$250 basis! Prof. Hammett said.<br><br>"We want something new,” the | Ann Arbor architect explained, in disclosing requirements of the con- ] test. The competition is planned for the purpose of stimulating-the^ trend toward better-designed houses in the medium-sized class.<br><br>The contest calls for a house of not more than 1,400 square feet in area, with three bedrooms and a two-car garage, intended for owners whose annual incomes are between $8,000 and $12,000.<br><br>There are no restrictions on the construction or styling, other than those which specify a pitched root rather than a flat one and garage' doors that are not placed facing the street. The sponsor emphasizes ] that the homes should be suitable j for suburban living.<br><br>Some 500 members of the state j society, whose places of business: are within the borders of Michi-j gan, are eligible to compete. Architects must file intentions to enter with the society’s executive secretary, Talmage C. Hughes, 120 Madisor. Ave., Detroit 26.<br><br>The competition closes on Feb. 11. 1952. A five-man jury, to be named later, will judge the designs submitted in time for their display at the society's 38th annual convention in Detroit March 5 to 8. Awards will be made at the Michigan Building Industry banquet; a highlight of the conference, March. Winning designs will then be published.