Stanley J. How & Associates, Architects
Stanley John How, Jr., president, 1959-1990, chairman of the board, 1990-2001
Victor Brondt Nelsen, executive vice president, 1966-1982
Stanley John How III, president, 1990-2017
Stanley J. How & Associates was an Omaha firm, established by Stanley John How, Jr. in 1961, following two years of practice on his own. How's firm is still on the books, but became dormant for the last time in 2001.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1962-1975
Lineage of the Firm
1959-1960: Stanley J. How, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.
1961-1982: Stanley J. How & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.
1982-1990: How Nelsen & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1990-2001: Stanley J. How & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska
2001-2017: ASD Stanley J. How Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.
1959: employed James W. Nicas, architect.
1960-1980: employed Victor B. Nelsen, architect (1960-1965) and vice president (1966-1980).
1961: employed John Milton Denney, draftsman.
1961-1964: employed Gary L. Goldstein, architect.
1961-1964: employed John Ridgely McClurg, Jr., architect.
1961-1966: employed Raymond F. Kirchner, draftsman (1961-1963) and architect (1964-1966).
1961-1973: employed Robert J. Cernelic, draftsman.
1963-1966: employed Eugene Allen Beam, architect.
1964-1965: employed Charles D. Szmrecsanyi, draftsman.
1965-1973: employed John Ellis Peterson, architect (1965) and vice president (1966-1973).
1966-1967: employed Lance M. Reeder, architect.
1967-1976: employed Lawrence Oren Hunt, architect-in-training (1967), draftsman (1968-1970), architect (1971-1975), and vice president (1976).
1968-1970: employed James Leo Cannon, draftsman.
1970-1972: employed Ronald L. Mercer, architect.
1973-1975: employed Wayne Vernon Weller, architect.
1974-1975: employed Thomas Edward Huffman, architect.
1974-1982: employed Gary L. Stowe, architect (1967-1973) and design architect (1974-1982).
1976-1977: employed Milo E. Cowdery, architect.
1978-2017: employed John E. Armknecht, architect.
1980-2017: employed David L. Seip, architect.
1982: employed Frederick E. Mickey, architect.
1983-2017: employed Kurt A. Dohn, architect.
1992-1993: employed Steven L. Klein, director of construction.
Buildings & Projects
St. Phillip Neri School & Convent (1960), 8202 N 31st St., Omaha, Nebraska.
St. Cecilia Cathedral Rectory (1960), 701 N 40th St, Omaha, Nebraska.
Red Ball Express Terminal (1961), 67th & J St., Omaha, Nebraska.
North Side Bank (1961), 31st & Ames Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.
Diplomat Hotel (1961), 1511 Farnam St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Swanson Towers (1964), 8401 W Dodge Rd., Omaha, Nebraska.
Lodge, Zion National Park (1966), Utah.
Westroads Shopping Center (1966), 10000 California St., Omaha, Nebraska.
District 66 Administration Building (1970), 909 South 76th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Flamingo House (1972), Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
University of Nebraska-Omaha Library (1972), 6601 Dodge St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Musbach Art Center (1974), Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska.
Edith Abbott Memorial Library (1974), Grand Island, Nebraska.[3:28-29][4:117]
UNO Library (1975), University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska. [3:173]
Library (1975), Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska.
Owen Resident (1975), Fairway Dr., Omaha, Nebraska.
Old Mill Office Park (1976), 108th & Old Mill Rd., Omaha, Nebraska.
Giraffe House (1979), Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska. Demolished.
Lutheran Church of the Master (1981), 2617 S 114th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Aquarium (1982), Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
- Stanley J. How & Associates became dormant in 1982, and How Nelson & Associates was formed. See the How Nelson & Associates page for buildings and projects during this period.
- How Nelsen & Associates dissolved in 1990, and Stanley J. How & Associates became active again.
Observation Tower (1990), Mahoney State Park, 28500 W Park HWY., Ashland, Nebraska.
Bellevue College Learning Center (1991), 1000 Galvin Rd South, Bellevue, Nebraska.
Lied Jungle (1992), Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
Brownell Talbot School, Worthington Hall (1994), 400 N Happy Hollow Blvd., Omaha, Nebraska.
Dodge County Courthouse Renovation (1994), 435 N Park., Fremont, Nebraska.
Simmons Safari Park (1997), 16406 292nd St., Ashland, Nebraska.
Gymnasium and Social Hall (1999), St. Robert Bellarmine School, 11900 Pacific St., Omaha, Nebraska.
- Stanley J. How & Associates becomes dormant in 2001, and ASD Stanley J. How Architects is formed. See the ASD Stanley J. How Architects page for buildings and projects during this period.
a. These were designed by Eugene Allen Beam (1934-ca. 2007), Architect.
1. The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Stanley J. How,” (ahd1020732 ) Accessed April 4, 2010. http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki
2. Stan How, president, ASD Stanley J. How Architects, “Wiki page for Stanley How,” email exchange with D. Murphy, Nebraska State Historical Society, February 24, 2017 – March 7, 2017.
3. Steve Eveans, et. al., New Architecture in Nebraska, from the Nebraska Society of Architects & the American Institute of Architects (Omaha, Nebraska: 1977), 28-29.
4. Jeff Barnes, 150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial (Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, 2017).
Substantial information and images for this page were contributed by Stanley J. How & Associates, courtesy of Stanley John How III, February 24-April 4, 2017.
D. Murphy, “Stanley J. How & Associates, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 20, 2017. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.
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