Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Nomland, Kemper

ID: 5402
Full Name: Kemper Nomland
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Birth Date: 08/30/1892
Death Date: 09/12/1976
Family: Spouse: Nomland married in 1915;
Parents: His father, Knud Nomland (born 10/1853 in Norway) was a farmer near Buxton, ND; he immigrated to the U.S. in 1861 and was naturalized before 1900; his mother, Sigrid, was born 09/1867 in WI, of Norwegian parents; Kemper's parents married c. 1887, and had 4 children together, all sons: Julian, (born 08/1888); Kemper, Harald (born 01/1897 in ND) and Ruben (born 03/1899 in ND).
Children: In 1955, Nomland indicated that he had had 2 children.
Relocation: In 1900, the Nomland Family lived outside Buxton, ND, on a farm; the farm had one servant, Minnie Olson, and a boarder, Wilhelm Johnson, also Norwegian. In 06/1917, Nomland indicated on his draft registration card an address of 510 West 123rd Street, New York, NY;
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 1910-1912; B. Arch., Columbia University, New York, NY, 1916;
Work History: Draftsman, Aymar Embury II, Architect, New York, NY, 1916-1917; at this time, Embury's office was located at 132 Madison Avenue, New York; Draftsman, Albert C. Martin, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1922; Chief Draftsman, Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury, Architects, Pasadena, CA, 1923-1925; Draftsman, Austin, Martin and Parkinson, (Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles), work on the Los Angeles City Hall, 1926-1927; Designer, Hunt and Chambers, Architects, Pasadena, CA, 1942-1944; Principal, Kemper Nomland, AIA, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1928-
Miscellaneous: SSN: 563205788;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Buxton, ND