Robert Loren Beckenhauer (1931-2015), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1965-2004

Robert Loren Beckenhauer was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on September 9, 1931. He received his Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1955, at the age of 24, in the same year becoming a First Lieutenant in the United States Corps of Engineers. He served in the Corps for two years, in 1957 becoming the Staff Architect at the Leo A. Daly Company in Omaha. After 11 years as an architect, Beckenhauer became a Member of the AIA in 1966. He was married to Harriet and they had at least four children. He passed away on February 18, 2015.[2][4]

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

Omaha, Nebraska, 1965-2000

Educational & Professional Associations

1955: BArch, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.2]

1955-1957: First Lt., United States Corps of Engineers.[2]

1957-1970: staff architect, Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha.[2]

1964: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-637; December 5, 1964.[1]

1971-1975: chief specification writer, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1976: vice president, Boyer, Biskup, Bonge & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1977-1978: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1979: architect, Richard D. Nelson, Jr., Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1980-1996: architect, Astle-Ericson & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

1997-1998: Unlisted, Omaha, Nebraska.

1999: technician, Omaha, Nebraska.

2004: Architect Emeritus, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Buildings & Projects


1. Thanks to architectural historian Catherine Cramer from Tucson, Arizon for reference [4].


1. “Professional license results for Robert Loren Beckenhauer,” Nebraska State Board of Engineers and Architects Website, April 1, 2003, <>

2. American Institute of Architects, comp. "American Architects Directory ". Third Ed. New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970, p. 55. Accessed April 4, 2010.

3. "The Nebraska Professional " (June 2004): 6.

4. “Beckenhauer, Robert Loren” Obituaries, Omaha World Herald (February 10, 2015), accessed online on January 11, 2018 via

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Robert Loren Beckenhauer (1931-2015), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, January 12, 2018. Accessed, February 27, 2021.

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