Victor Brondt Nelsen (1930-2001), Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1954-1990

Victor Brondt Nelsen was born February 22, 1930 in Harlan, Iowa. He began his career as a draftsman for Lyle Albert Lydick, Architect, then went to work for Stanley J. How & Associates, Architects, where he became executive vice president. He finished his career with the firm he was principal in, How Nelsen & Associates, Architects. Nelsen died in Omaha on August 19, 2001.[1][3]

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, 1959-1976

Educational & Professional Associations

1954-1956: draftsman, Lyle A. Lydick, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

1957-1958: architect, Lyle A Lydick, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1958: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-451; December 20, 1958.[2]

1959: architect, Benjamin A. Votova, Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1960-1965: architect, Stanley J. How & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

1966-1982: vice president, Stanley J. How & Associates, Omaha, Nebraska.

1982-1990: executive vice president, How Nelsen & Associates, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska directory.

1991: retired.

Principal Works

From 1960 to 1990, Nelsen did most of his work with the firms Stanley J. How & Associates and later, How Nelsen & Associates, Architects. See these two pages for buildings and projects by these firms Nelsen was principal of.


a. First Omaha directory listing, 1954.


1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory Third Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1970), 660, accessed April 4, 2010,

2. “Professional license results for Victor B. Nelsen,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed January 7, 2014,

3. Number: "484-30-7305"; Issue State: Iowa; Issue Date: Before 1951; "U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014" [database on-line]. (Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Victor Brondt Nelsen (1930-2001), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, April 16, 2015. Accessed, December 9, 2018.

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