Norman Dale Olsen (1937-1995), Architect
Norman D. Olsen was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 1, 1937 to Minnie and Albert Olsen. 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.
Buildings & Projects
1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 680, accessed September 3, 2019, http://content.aia.org/sites/default/files/2018-09/Bowker_1970_O.pdf
2. “Olsen,” Omaha World-Herald (December 6, 1995), 16:5.
3. "Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"; U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907; Accessed September 5, 2019 via Ancestry.com.
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, September 3, 2019. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, September 18, 2020.
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