Franklin Nesseth Bunker (1924-1987), Architect
Franklin Nesseth Bunker was born in Menominee, Wisconsin on October 14, 1924. He earned his Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1950, at the age of 25. Bunker joined the AIA in 1957, and was a member and then Chairman of the Capitol Planning Commission in Des Moines, Iowa from 1963-1969. Additionally, Bunker served as Chairman of the Government Building Code Committee from 1967-1968, and finished his impressive career as Vice Chairman of the National Council of States for Codes and Standards in Washington, D.C.
AIA was notified of Bunker's death on January 7, 1988.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Grand Island, Nebraska, 1954
Kearney, Nebraska, 1955-1956
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1974-1976
Educational & Professional Associations
1942-1945: United States Military.
1954-1955: architect, Grand Island, Nebraska.
1956-1958: architect, Helleberg & Helleberg, Architects, Kearney, Nebraska.
1959-1961: assistant architect, State of Iowa.
1961-1968: architect, State of Iowa.
1968-1970: architect, Emery, Prall & Associates, Des Moines, Iowa.
1974-1976: architect, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
Children’s Hospital Mental Health Institute (1969), Independence, Nebraska.
Iowa State Penitentiary Recreation-Activities Bldg (1969), Ft. Madison, Iowa.
a. In association with Dane Morgan & Associates, Architects.
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