How Nelsen & Associates, Architects

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1982-1990


Stanley John How, Jr., Architect & President.

Victor Brondt Nelsen, Architect & executive Vice President.

How Nelsen & Associates, Architects is an Omaha firm that, in 1982, succeeded Stanley J. How & Associates. The name change acknowledged the two principal architects of the previous firm. How Nelsen & Associates remained in practice almost a decade, and dissolved when Victor Brondt Nelsen retired in 1990. Mr. How then resurrected the firm, Stanley J. How & Associates.

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.

Guarantee Mutual Life, 1984 (Courtesy photo)

Lineage of the Firm

1959-1960: Stanley J. How, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1961-1982: Stanley J. How & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.

1982-1990: How Nelsen & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1990-2001: Stanley J. How & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska

2001-2017: ASD Stanley J. How Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1983-1990: employed Stanley John How, III, in design and project administration.[1]

Buildings & Projects

Theisen Residence, 1983 (Courtesy photo)

Theisen Residence (1983), 9800 Harney Parkway South, Omaha, Nebraska.[1] Demolished.

Restoration and rehabilitation, Blackstone Hotel Office Building (1983), 302 S 36th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Dining Hall (1984), Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska.[1]

Guarantee Mutual Life Company Campus Developments (1984), 8801 Indian Hills Dr., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Main Entrance (1985), Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Lake Regency Office Building (1985), 444 Regency Parkway Dr., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Orpheum Tower Renovation (1987), 405 S 16th St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Durham Bear Grottos (1988), 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Rehabilitation, Omaha Public Schools TAC Center (1989), 3215 Cuming St., Omaha, Nebraska.[1]



1. Stan How, president, ASD Stanley J. How Architects, “Wiki page for Stanley How,” email exchange with D. Murphy, Nebraska State Historical Society, February 24, 2017 – March 7, 2017.


Substantial information and images for this page were contributed by Stanley J. How & Associates, courtesy of Stanley John How III, February 24-April 4, 2017.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “How Nelsen & Associates, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 20, 2017. Accessed, September 27, 2022.

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