Wesley Riddle Budd (1910-1982), Architect

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Cincinnati, Ohio, 1936-1937; Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1938-1940; Salt Lake City, Utah, 1940-1941, 1946-1962; Omaha, Nebraska, 1943-1944

Wesley Riddle Budd was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 6, 1910.[1] He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture in 1936 from George Washington University.[1] That same year, he was hired as a draftsman at the Resettlement Administration in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1938 worked in the construction office of Indian Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From 1941-1946, Budd worked as a civilian associate architect in the Army Engineers throughout Nebraska, Utah, Colorado and the Philippines. For three years, from 1948-1951, Budd was a third year class lecturer at the University of Utah Architecture School.

Budd was married in 1941; he and his wife had three children.[2] He was a member of the American Society of Military Engineers, and was active in the American Institute of Architects, among a number of other organizations, lodges and fraternities.[1] He died on August 23, 1982.[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, 1943-1944

Educational & Professional Associations

1934-1936: draftsman, U. S. government.[1]

1935: Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, George Washington University, Washington, D. C.[1][2]

1936-1937: draftsman, Resettlement Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio.[1][2]

1938-1940: architectural draftsman. U.S. Indian Service, Department of the Interior, Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1][2]

1940-1941: civilian architect, Army Corps of Engineers, Salt Lake City, Utah.[1][2]

1942-1946: captain, Army Corps of Engineers, Army of the U.S. Military Construct, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and the Phillipines.[1][2]

1943: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-138; November 12, 1943.[3]

1946-1953: chief draftsman, Ashton Evans & Brazier, Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

1948-1951: third year class lecturer, University of Utah Architecture School.[1]

1951-1955: occasional lecturer, University of Utah Architecture School.[1]

1953-1955: Wesley R. Budd, Architect.[2]

1957-1962: architect and principal, Snedaker Budd Monroe & Associates, Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

Buildings, Projects &Principal Works

Addition, Grade School and High School (1955-1958), Flaming Gorge and Manila, Utah.[2]

West Jordan Jr. High School (1956-1957), West Jordan, Utah.[2][a]

Press Building for Newspaper Agency Corporation (1957), Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

Army Residential Training Center (1958), Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

Tech Lab Buildings (1959), Thiokol Chemical Company, Solid Fuel Rocket Plant, Brigham City, Utah.[2]

St. Mark's Hospital Addition (1960), Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]


a. In association with Ashton Evans & Brazier, Architects.[2]


1. American Institute of Architects, comp., American Architects Directory, First Ed. (New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1956), 71, 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), 90, accessed April 4, 2010, http://communities.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki/Wiki%20Pages/1962%20American%20Architects%20Directory.aspx

3. “Professional license results for Wesley R. Budd,” State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects website, accessed October 15, 2013, http://www.ea.ne.gov/search/search.php?page=details&lic=A138

4. "U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010" Ancestry.com (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Wesley Riddle Budd (1910-1982), Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, September 30, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, October 17, 2019.

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