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Design Review: Volume 2, Issue 1 (June-July, 1949)



We wish to congratulate Mr. George Porter. He has just left for the United States to take up a scholarship awarded by the Foreign Students Summer Project Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The actual travelling expenses to and from the United States are paid by the New Zealand Government. At M.I.T. Mr. Porter intends to study regional planning, a subject of his own choice.

Our congratulations on the award of this scholarship are all the more sincere in that we know Mr. Porter will use his opportunity to the full and that he is an eminently suitable representative of his country to send to M.I.T.

Although Design Review and the activities of the Architectural Centre are the result of the combined efforts of many, it might well be that neither the Centre nor its journal would exist but for the enthusiasm and vision of Mr. Porter.

Mr. Porter was never one who rested on his laurels nor was he ever satisfied that what was done could not be improved. The committee of Design Review will feel his absence keenly, and the Centre of which he has been honorary secretary since its formation will eagerly look forward to his return.

gothic for the churches,
neo-greek for banks,
plaster bands for factories,
shops and other ranks.