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2 Messrs. L. K. Frankel and John J. Curtis, members of the firm known as Frankel & Curtis, architects employed to plan and supervise the construction of the Women's Dormitory-and a food unit for the Women's Dormitories, were invited to come before the Board. Mr. Curtis presented the plans for the dormitory and the food unit to serve all existing women's dormitories. He showed a sketch of the existing dormitories and the proposed new dormitory, showing the relationship of each to the plot of wound available for such dcormi- tories. After going through the plans with members of the Board in details and answering various questions and explaining different features of the plans, he and Mr. Frankel withdrew from the meeting. Mr. John T. Gillig and his associate, Mr. Ernst Johnson, archi- tects employed to plan and supervise the construction of the Audi- torium-Field House, were invited to come before the Board. Mr. Gillig presented briefly sketches of plans which were thought to be desirable, but had been changed, due to the estimated cost involved, He then presented the preliminary plans of the pro- posed Auditorium and basketball pavilion, including a swimming pool. The Auditorium part of the building was estimated to seat between 4,000 and 5,000 people, depending upon the location of the stage, and the seating capacity of the basketball pavilion would be approximate- ly 12,000. He detailed and explained auxiliary features necessary to a building of this type. Various features of the memorial part of the building for Kentucky heroes of World War II were explained as detailed in the plans. Questions were asked and answered, after which Messrs. Gillig and Johnson withdrew from the meeting. The Board discussed the plans of the various buildings which had been presented to them and explained in detail, and took the follow- ing action: 1. (a) On motion duly made, seconded and carried, Mr. John F. Wilson is directed to complete plans and specifications for the Men's Dormitory in accordance with the pre- liminary plans which have been shown to mem- bers of the Board. (b) The firm of Frankel and Curtis is directed to compl'te plans and specifications for the Women's Dormitory and the Food Service Unit, consisting of one kitchen and prepara- tion rooms and dining rooms, adequate to care for all women students housed in existing dormitories and to be housed in the new dormi- tory. The firm is to consult with the admin- istration from time to time as to details and special arrangements required of buildings of these types.