Robert William Ditzen (1917-2006), Architect

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Robert William Ditzen was born in Willow City, North Dakota on November 15, 1917.[1][2] He married in 1945 then earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois the following year, at the age of 28.[1][2] Ditzen and his wife had two children.[1][2] After starting his family, Ditzen became a guest lecturer of Senior Architecture at the University of Colorado from 1954-1955.[1][2]

Ditzen was on the board of directors for the YMCA and a Community Hospital.[2] He was also Vice President of the Exchange Club and on the District Board of Governors for the Lutheran Laymen's League.[1] Ditzen died April 3, 2006 in Omaha, Nebraska.[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

Ralston, Nebraska, 1969-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1941-1943: draftsman, du Pont de Nemours Co.[1][2]

1943-1945: design and engineering, Pritchard & Company.[1][2]

1946-1950: chief draftsman, James M. Hunter, Architect.[1][2]

1950-1960: Robert W. Ditzen, Architect.[1][2]

1955: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-350; December 9, 1955.[3]

1961-____: architect and partner, Ditzen, Rowland, Mueller & Associates,[2][a]

Buildings & Projects

County Agriculture Building (1952), Ft. Collins, Colorado.[1][2]

Foothills Elem. School & Veterinary Hospital (1953), Boulder, Colorado.[1][2]

Lafayette High School Addition (1953), Lafayette, Nebraska.[1][2]

National Bureau of Standards (1954). Associated architects, Pereira & Luckman.[1][2]

Immanuel Lutheran School (1954), Colorado Springs. Associated architects, J. E. Stanton.[1][2]

Banner County Courthouse (before 1958), Harrisburg, Nebraska.[2]

Honors & Awards

1954: Award of Merit, National AIA.[1]

1954: Award of Merit, National AIA.[2]

1958: National Bureau of Standards; 1st Honor Award, Mountain Region AIA Conference.[2]

Notes

References

1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 138, accessed March 3, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1956%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

2. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, Second Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1962), 172, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Professional license results for Robert William Ditzen,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 22, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A350

4. Trish Place, “Robert William Ditzen, Overview,” AncestryLibrary.com, accessed December 2, 2014.

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Robert William Ditzen (1917-2006), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 2, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, April 26, 2017.


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