Francis Valentine Biskup (1923-2007), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1951-1991

Francis Valentine Biskup was born in Orleans, Nebraska on October 14, 1923. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1951, then embarked on a long and distinguished career in Omaha. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects.[1][2] Biskup’s license to practice architecture expired on December 31, 2001.[3]

He died in New Jersey in 2007.[4]

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

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Omaha, Nebraska, 1955-1991

Bellevue, Nebraska, 1993-2002

Educational & Professional Associations

1951: Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.[1][2]

1951-1955: chief draftsman, James E. Loftus, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1955: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-363; December 31, 1955.[3]

1956-1973: architect and president, Boyer & Biskup Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1962-1963: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup & Widstrom, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1973-1975: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge & Associates, Omaha and Norfolk, Nebraska.

1975: architect and partner, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge, Noll & Scott, Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.

1990-1991: architect and president, Boyer Biskup Engel, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1993-2002: No profession listed, Bellevue, Nebraska.

2001: Architectural license expired, December 31, 2001.[3]

Buildings & Projects

St. Ann's Church & Rectory (1957), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. Benedict's Church & Rectory (1958), Omaha, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. Mary's Rectory (1959), Bellevue, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. Thomas More Church & School (1960), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. John the Apostle Church & School (1960), Lincoln, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. Vincent's Church & Rectory (1961), Osceola, Nebraska.[1][a]

St. Mary's High School & Convent (1963), O'Neill, Nebraska.[2][a]

St. Bernadette Church & School (1965), Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church & Rectory (1968), Ord, Nebraska.[2][a]

Daniel J. Gross High School (1968), Omaha, Nebraska.[2][a]

Notes

a. These buildings were designed on behalf of Boyer & Biskup Associates.

References

1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 57, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 74, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Professional license results for Francis Valentine Biskup, “State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed August 7, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A363

4. Ancestry.com. U.S., "Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014" [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Francis Valentine Biskup (1923-2007), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 25, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 15, 2019.


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