Hazen & Robinson, Architects
Nathan Bruce Hazen, Lincoln, Nebraska
Marvin L. Robinson, Lincoln, Nebraska
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Lincoln, Nebraska, 1947, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1960-1965, 1967
Lineage of Associations
1945-1969: Hazen & Robinson, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1970-1971: Aitken, Graf, Hazen, Hoffman & Hull, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1971: Aitken, Graf & Hazen, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1972-1973: Aitken, Hazen, Hoffman & Hull, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1974: Aitken, Hazen, Hoffman & Miller, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1975-1978: Hazen, Hoffman & Miller, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
1978-1997: Aitken, Hazen, Hoffman & Miller, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
House (1950), 2540 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, Nebraska. (LC13:D05-502)
Kitchen Facilities Building (1952), Nebraska State Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska.
First Federal Building & Loan, Lincoln Office (1953), Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Whitehall School (1953), Lincoln, Nebraska.
Faith Lutheran Church (1953), 6345 Madison Ave., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Millard Lefler Junior High School (1956), 1100 S 48th, Lincoln, Nebraska.
First Evangelical Covenant Lutheran Church (1959), 6024 L St., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Farmers Mutual Insurance Company Headquarters (1961), 1220 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, Nebraska.
First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Homestead Office (1964), 42nd and Francis Streets, Omaha, Nebraska.
a. Harry Francis Cunningham, consulting architect for the Westminster chapel design.
b. Hazen & Robinson commenced work on the new Administration Building in 1954, following preliminary site and program planning directed by Linus Burr Smith, then chair of the School of Architecture.
c. Logan-Peters, in "Hazen And Robinson," describes them as coordinating partners with Johnson, while Robinson, in "Art...," uses the term supervising architects.
d. Two building names and dates, from two different sources; presumed here to be the same building. The former name appears in "Beatrice Home Eyes...," and gives an anticipated completion date of 1966; Hazen's date, given in AIA Historical Directory, registers the year as 1968. The former source illustrates an expansive two story building, estimated to cost 1.4 million dollars.
e. The design and construction of Pershing Auditorium was a collaboration of four architectural firms, working under the title of Associated Architects; these were Davis & Wilson, Schaumberg & Freeman, Hazen & Robinson, and Fritz Craig. A fifth architect, Steve Cook, was superintendent of construction.
1. Karen Shoemaker, “Deceased architect known for NU work,” [un-sourced newspaper clipping in file; probably from the Lincoln Journal, ca. November 10 or 11, 1985], 5.
3. “Architect Hazen, designer of many UNL buildings, dies,” Lincoln Star (November 11, 1985), 7.
4. “Homestead Center is Growing Up!,” Facts and Fancies 13 (July 1963).
5. Kay Logan-Peters. An Architectural Tour of Historic UNL. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005. Accessed December 18, 2014. http://historicbuildings.unl.edu/
6. The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Hazen, N. Bruce,” (ahd1018993). Accessed April 30, 2016. http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki Hazen appears in all three editions of the directory.
7. Kay Logan-Peters, "Hazen And Robinson," An Architectural Tour of Historic UNL (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, UNL Libraries, 2005). Accessed April 29, 2016. http://historicbuildings.unl.edu/people.php?peopleID=54&cid=20
8. City of Lincoln Building Permit # 78605, May 1, 1961, $527,583. Hazen & Robinson, Architects; Kingery Construction Company, Contractors.
9. City of Lincoln Building Permit # 77417, September 27, 1960, $30,000. Hazen & Robinson, Architects, M. W. Anderson Construction Company, Contractors.
10. "Art...What's it to you? Panel Discussion: Mr. Marvin Robinson," Lincoln Sunday Star (February 20, 1966): 6D.
11. Del Snodgrass, "More Than 15 Firms Had Major Part in Building Structure," Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star (March 10, 1957): 2-E.
12. "Beatrice Home Eyes Building Start Soon," Lincoln Star (November 8, 1964): 6B.
13. City of Lincoln Building Permit #62008.
14. City of Lincoln Building Permit #74398.
15. Hazen & Robinson, "Possible Proposal for Student Health Center..." (n.d.), image of proposal in Architect's Files.
16. City of Lincoln Building Permit #84964, issued October 7, 1963; estimated cost $13,828.
D. Murphy & E. Zimmer, “Hazen & Robinson, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 1, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, March 28, 2020.
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