Jon David Carlson (1958-2018), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1985-2018
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Jon D. Carlson, 2014.

DBA: Jon D. Carlson

Jon David Carlson was born in Cozad, Nebraska on August 3, 1958 to Maryan and Glenn Carlson. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with his Master’s Degree in Architecture in 1984.[2] Carlson worked for such firms as Dana Larson Roubal Associates and Krhounek & Povondra Architects. Carlson married his wife Valerie in 1985, and they had three daughters; Kalen, Erin, & Sarah. He was principal of the firm Carlson West Povondra Architects for many years. He worked on designs for “justice, education, senior living, community, and religious projects.”[2] Jon D. Carlson died on April 19, 2018.[2]

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

Educational & Professional Associations

1985-1989: architect with Dana Larson Roubal Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.

1987: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-2028; September 30, 1987.[1]

1990-1994: architect, Krhounek & Povondra Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1994-1999: Principal, Krhounek & Povondra Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

1999-2018: Principal, Carlson West Povondra Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[2]

Buildings & Projects


a. This was a firm headed by Roger K. Krhounek and Albert J. Povondra.


1. “Professional License results for Jon Carlson,” Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects Website, accessed April 1, 2003, <>

2. “Memorial Established: Jon D. Carlson (1958-2018),” Tri-City Tribune (2018). Accessed October 2, 2018 via

Page Citation

Lydia Allen & David Murphy, “Jon David Carlson (1958-2018), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, October 2, 2018. Accessed, April 3, 2020.

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