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Memo to Bob Brooks by Jessicasminor

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									  TO BOB BROOKS
FROM BILL CAUDILL
DATE 23 APRIL 70
  RE SYSTEMS SCHOOLS IN CANADA
  CC BULLOCK, KLIMENT, PENA


      BOB, I respond to your memo 20 April 70 subject above:

      While Tom Bullock and I were in Canada, we contacted only Roderick G.
      Robbie and his partners, Colin Vaughan and Richard Williams of Toronto.
      See attached letters with addresses. The one school-addition of SEF
      system was not quite finished when we were there, but it gave us a good
      idea what SEF was all about. See attached TIBS.

      Both Tom and I met the Montreal RAS project key people -- Urbain Moreau
      and Michel Bezman here in Houston during a conference. See letter. We
      did not see their work.

      Hope this travel kit is what you want. A profitable, pleasant time to
      both you and your wife.




       /dlc




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  TO BILL CAUDILL

FROM BOB BROOKS
DATE 20 APRIL 70
  RE SEF SYSTEMS SCHOOLS IN CANADA


      BILL, as you know, we Baltimore boys are preparing to close
      up shop 30 June 70, and return to all the action at the
      Mother Lode. My wife and I are planning to vacation our
      way home via Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, etc.

      I'm interested in seeing applications of the SEF approach
      "in the flesh" while in Canada. Al Pierce tells me that
      you and Tom Bullock have previously made the trek. Perhaps
      you could provide me names and addresses of appropriate
      Toronto people who could steer me to the most representa-
      tive examples.

       I hope to be able to photograph significant aspects of
       these schools. July in Canada should provide pleasant
       weather for this.




               /eh




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                     28 July 69




Mr. Colin D. Vaughan, Robbie, Vaughan and
Williams, 149 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto 7, Ontario


COLIN, three things:

1. Bullseye on letter July 18.

2.   Here is another TIB concerning it.

3. Tom Bullock and Company looking forward to
    your visit on August 14.




CAUDILL/jt
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ROBBIE, VAUGHAN                             494   WILLIAMS	                  architects and town-planners
149 ALCORN AVENUE, TORONTO 7, ONTARIO, TELEPHONE 416/923-9817


RODERICK ROBBIE,	             A.R.I.B.A.,
COLIN VAUGHAN, M.R.A.I.C., A.R.A.I.A.
RICHARD WILLIAMS,




                                                          18th July, 1969.



              Mr. William Caudill,
              Caudill Rowlett Scott,
              3636 Richmond Avenue,
              P.O. Box 22427,
              Houston, Texas 77027.

              Dear Bill,

                        I apologise for not having answered your letter in
              regard to your TIB but other pressures have forced me to put
              it aside for several weeks.
                        1
                        I am flattered the comment you have accurately
              reproduced made such an impression and I am able to claim
              authorship as the concept developed during Expo 67 in Montreal
              in my pre McLuhan days.

                        In my mind the date of the switchover was December
              31st, 1959 - January 1st 1960 and not only is the Sinatra -
              Beatles example relevant, but at the same time Dior was
              replaced by the Boutique, the ward boss was replaced by
              McCarthy, the Fox Trot by the environmental tribal dance, the
              fixed point film by an all envolving media and in our
              profession the individual architect by Archigram.

                         I like to think that it was at this point that the
              Renaissance came to an end and the Electronic Gothic began.
                       1/
                         These thoughts have not been formally written but if
              you wish to include the concept in your book I would be doubly
              flattered.

                            We are looking forward to our visit to Houston on
              August 14.




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                                                          TIB
                                                          CRS Team - Colin Vaughan
                                                          19 June 69


 I am not sure whether I have the story straight; nevertheless I'll tell it as it found its way into

 my mini-computer embedded on top of my pinhead.



 Colin Vaughan, a CRS brownbagger and our building systems friend from Toronto, Canada, told

 it when Tom Bullock and I visited with Colin and his partners Rod Robbie and Dick Williams.

 For sure I am fouled up on this point: It was either Marshall McLuhan, Colin's neighbor, or

 Colin himself who conceived the story and made the observation on the switch to the team

 concept. It goes something like this, but I'll check it out with Colin to make sure.

/2
 DECEMBER 1959 MARKS A DISTINCT TURNING POINT WHICH HAS CHANGED ATTITUDES

 AND THE THOUGHT PROCESSES IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD. THIS WAS THE TIME

 WHEN THE PEOPLE STOPPED WORSHIPPING FRANK SINATRA AND STARTED WORSHIPPING

 THE BEATLES. THIS WAS THE TIME OF THE BIG SWITCH -- FROM PRIESTHOOD EMPHASIS

 TO PEOPLE-PARTICIPATION ACCENT, OR IF YOU PLEASE, FROM THE PRIMA DONNA TO

 THE TEAM.


 I find this observation most fascinating. I want to think it is true and that CRS years before

 made a preemptive bid for a new approach to architecture -- architecture by team.


                                                                                               WWC




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                                    19 AM! 69



We. Colin Vaughan, Rabble, Vaughan and Williams, Architects, 149 Alcorn
Avenue, Toronto 7, Canada


COLIN, by :ism you should have heard from Tom thanking you, Rod, mid Dick
far the hospitality and brain feeding. Whet a greet time we hod!

Meet every day 1 put smoothing down on paper which I can share with diners in
CRS. We coil them Ms — a degeneration of "This I Believe. • We have hundreds
of Ms Heating around the in-baskets these days. Attached is is fresh TIB. Put
Me stint t, will yew?

1. Is the data correct?

2. Was it you or McLuhan who mode this observation?

3. Have you put this thing down an paper? If so, can I hews a copy?

4. If the proper credit was given, can I include the story in the book I se trying
   to got out?

Mtn pear aid asking back is hi geed shop*, but 1 can hardly walk because of the
sore leg muscles from following your system of exercise.




CAUDILL/jt Bul I ock Scott/Paseur Thomsen
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9 February 70

Mr. Michel Bezman, A .M.I.E.T., Technical Director, IRNES, 700 Ouest,
Boulevard Cremazie, Montreal 15, Canada


MR. BEZMAN, I doubt if you will find anything new in the attached little
book; nevertheless, I want you to have Memos From Russia, 1969. The ink
is still wet.

When do you plan to be in this area again?




CAUDI LL/jt

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             INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES ET DE NORMALISATIONS ECONOMIQUES & SCIENTIFIQUES INC.
            700 OUEST, BOULEVARD CRÉMAZIE, MON 4. 	             LEPHONE 270-3161




                                                September 12, 1969



Mr. William W. Caudill, F.A.I.A.
Caudill, Rowlett, Scott, Architects
3636 Richmond Avenue
P . 0 . Box 22427
Houston, Texas 77027
U.S .A .


Dear Mr. Caudill,


                   I just got back from Europe and was delighted to
find your very kind letter with the attached material .

                    Thank you very much for your appreciation, it is
mostly rewarding.

                  It was a great pleasure to meet you personally and
to communicate with such an open minded auditory. It was both very
encouraging and enrichissing.

                    Thank you very much indeed for the enclosed material,
it is of high interest; I started to read it and I am really getting involved.

                    I am looking forward for the next opportunity to come
back and see you.


                                          Merci encore,

                                          IRNES INC.


MB:mm                                     Michel Bezman, A.M.I.E.T.
                                          Technical Director




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                            18 August 69




          Mr. Urbain Moreau, Ing. Directeur, Institut de
          Recherches et de Normalistations Economiques &
          Scientifiques Inc., 700 Ouest, Cremazie, Montreal
          15, Canada


          URBAIN, we enjoyed your visit so very, very much.
          What a fine contribution you and Michel Bezman
          model If you have any available literature about
          the RAS Project, we'd certainly like to receive it.

          Torn Bull ock, John Rowlett, Herb Poseur, Chuck
          Thomsen send their regards.




          CAUDILL/jt

          bcc:	     Executive Committee	      Thomsen	      Rowl ett




                     URBAIN MOREAU, 11,40.
                           DIRECTEUR




INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES ET DE NORMALISATIONS
ECONOMIQUES & SCIENTIFIQUES INC.
700 QUEST, CREMAZIE, MONTREAL 15, 270-3161




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