ZBA, Then BCDM
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Nebraska Based Designer
Who or what inspires you professionally?
GOLDEN J. ZENON, JR.*
Golden J. Zenon, Jr. was born on March 13, 1929, and grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1955, whereupon he went to work for Leo A. Daly Company in Omaha. Zenon began his own practice, Zenon Beringer Architects, in Omaha, in 1976.
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In 1976, Golden Zenon and Dave Beringer founded Zenon Beringer & Associates (ZBA). The two took their previous experience in educational design to create a firm that focused on educational environments. ZBA was one of the first established African-American firms in Omaha. His work earned him local and national recognition, and in 1986 he was named a member of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. At the time, he was one of only 10 Nebraskans to have received that distinction.