Wesley Riddle Budd (1910-1982), Architect
Wesley Riddle Budd was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 6, 1910. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture in 1936 from George Washington University. 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. 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. He died on August 23, 1982.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
Omaha, Nebraska, 1943-1944
Educational & Professional Associations
1934-1936: draftsman, U. S. government.
1935: Bachelor's Degree, Architecture, George Washington University, Washington, D. C.
1936-1937: draftsman, Resettlement Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1938-1940: architectural draftsman. U.S. Indian Service, Department of the Interior, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1940-1941: civilian architect, Army Corps of Engineers, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1942-1946: captain, Army Corps of Engineers, Army of the U.S. Military Construct, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, and the Phillipines.
1943: Registered Professional Architect, Nebraska, A-138; November 12, 1943.
1946-1953: chief draftsman, Ashton Evans & Brazier, Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1948-1951: third year class lecturer, University of Utah Architecture School.
1951-1955: occasional lecturer, University of Utah Architecture School.
1953-1955: Wesley R. Budd, Architect.
1957-1962: architect and principal, Snedaker Budd Monroe & Associates, Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Buildings, Projects &Principal Works
Addition, Grade School and High School (1955-1958), Flaming Gorge and Manila, Utah.
Press Building for Newspaper Agency Corporation (1957), Salt Lake City, Utah.
Army Residential Training Center (1958), Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tech Lab Buildings (1959), Thiokol Chemical Company, Solid Fuel Rocket Plant, Brigham City, Utah.
St. Mark's Hospital Addition (1960), Salt Lake City, Utah.
a. In association with Ashton Evans & Brazier, Architects.
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).
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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