Donald Henry Korff (1925-2009), Architect

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Hebron, 1955; and Omaha, Nebraska, 1956-2000

Donald Henry Korff was born in Hebron, Nebraska on December 10, 1925. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1944, and received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1950. A year later, in 1951, Korff briefly was an architect for James T. Allan, but he ended up working as an architect for the firm, John Latenser & Sons, in Omaha.[3] In 1954, Korff worked independently at his own firm, Donald Henry Korff, in Omaha. The following year, he was one half of the first set of co-directors (with Fritz Sather) for the architectural department at Henningson Durham & Richardson. In 1979, Korff became an Architect member on the State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Architects, until 1994. Korff died April 8, 2009.[5]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Hebron, Nebraska, 1955

Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-2000

Educational & Professional Associations

1950: Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of Nebraska-Omaha.[3]

1950: architect, Auditorium, Architect. Assoc, 1950. [3]

1951: architect, James T. Allan, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1951-1954: architect, John Latenser & Sons, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1954-1956: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1955: private practice, Hebron, Nebraska.

1955: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-354; December 31, 1955.[1]

1955: architect and co-director, architectural department, Henningson Durham & Richardson, Architects & Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1956-1978: architect, Henningson Durham & Richardson, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

1979-1994: architect member State Board of Examiners for Engineers and Architects.[5]

1995-1999: retired, Omaha, Nebraska.

2004: Architect Emeritus, Omaha, Nebraska.[4]

Buildings & Projects



1. “Professional license results for Donald Henry Korff,” Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects Website, accessed April 1, 2003, <>

2. Charles W. Durham and Robert F. Krohn, Henningson, Durham & Richardson: Offering Professional Design Services Since 1917 [Newcomen Publication Number 1082] (New York, Downingtown, Princeton, and Portland: The Newcomen Society in North America, 1978).

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 391, accessed April 4, 2010,

4. The Nebraska Professional (June 2004), 6.

5. The Nebraska Professional (September 2009), 7.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Donald Henry Korff (1925-2009), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 3, 2015. Accessed, October 2, 2022.

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