Norman Dale Olsen (1937-1995), Architect
Norman D. Olsen was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 1, 1937. Before beginning his architectural studies, Olsen served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1961-1967. While serving, Olsen received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1964. In 1970, Olsen began working for Kirkham, Michael & Associates. Then he practiced with his own architectural firms, first, Teig & Olsen, and then the Olsen Partnership, with his wife who was also an architect, Linda Pounds Olsen née Arnold. They had two daughters, though they separated. Olsen died at 58 years of age in Omaha.
Educational & Professional Associations
1961-1967: U. S. Air Force Reserve.
1963-1970: draftsman, Dunbar & Dunn, Omaha, Nebraska.
1964: Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
1974-1978: architect and partner, Teig & Olsen, Omaha, Nebraska.
1979-1992: architect and partner, the Olsen Partnership, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1993-1995: profession not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.
1997-2001: not listed, Omaha, Nebraska.
Buildings & Projects
1974-1976 Omaha Directories list Linda and Norman at the same address; Norman’s wife was Linda, though it is unclear if the architect Linda was his wife or his daughter. SEE Linda Pounds Arnold, Architect.
1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 680, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1970%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx
2. “Olsen,” Omaha World-Herald (December 6, 1995), 16:5.
D. Murphy, “Norman Dale Olsen (1937-1995), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 2, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, February 17, 2020.
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