Lynn Eugene Vermeer (1935-2006), Architect

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Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965-2006

Lynn Eugene Vermeer was born in Sterling, Nebraska, on October 19, 1935. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1957, and his Bachelor of Architecture in 1961. From 1959-1963, Vermeer was a draftsman for Clark & Enersen in Lincoln, after which he was a draftsman for Arter & Speece, also in Lincoln, until 1965. From 1966-1969, Vermeer was an architect for the firm, Dean E. Arter & Associates, after which he became a partner in his own firm, Bahr, Hanna & Vermeer, in Lincoln. In addition to Nebraska, Vermeer was also a registered architect in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.[3] Vermeer retired in 1997, and the AIA was notified of his decease on March 4th, 2006.[2]

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.

Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings

Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965-1997

Educational & Professional Associations

1957: Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska.[3][6]

1959-1963: draftsman, Clark & Enersen, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1961: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1963-1965: draftsman, Arter & Speece, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1966-1969: architect, Dean E. Arter & Associates, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

1969-1971: architect and partner, Bahr, Hanna & Vermeer, Architects, Lincoln, Nebraska.[3][7]

1971-1976: architect and partner, Bahr, Hanna, Vermeer & Haecker, Architects, Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

1977-1997: architect and partner, Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker, Architects, Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

1997: Retired.[4]

Buildings & Projects

Low-Rent Housing (1967), Sidney, Iowa.[3]

Low-Rent Housing (1968), Tabor, Iowa.[3]

American Lutheran Church Addition (1969), Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

St. Mark's Methodist Church Sanctuary Addition (1969), Lincoln, Nebraska.[3]

Nebraska Department of Corrections Diagnostic & Evaluation Center (1978), Lincoln, Nebraska.[6] [c]


a. Worked in the Architectural Department of Deere & Co., Moline, Illinois, between his work at Clark & Enersen and Arter & Speece [4], though he is continuously listed as above in the Lincoln City Directories.

b. Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-654.

c. George Haecker and Lynn Vermeer, designers on behalf of Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker, Architects.


1. Sixty-second Annual Report, Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects: July 1, 1999-June 30, 2000 [Lincoln: 2000].

2. AIA Historical Directory of American Architects: A Resource Guide to Finding Information About Past Architects, accessed August 10, 2010,

3. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 947, accessed April 4, 2010,

4. “Lynn E. Vermeer,” Lincoln Journal-Star (March 7, 2006), 4B.

5. “Lincoln architects remember Vermeer,” Lincoln Journal-Star (March 7, 2006), 3B.

6. The Office of Bahr Vermeer & Haecker, Architects (Lincoln and Omaha: BVH, [1981]).

7. George Haecker to David Murphy. Email Correspondence. February 2, 2017.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Lynn Eugene Vermeer (1935-2006), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, February 12, 2015. Accessed, September 25, 2022.

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