Male, born 1959

Associated with the firms network

SERA Architects; Stewart, John, Architects; Stickney, Murphy and Romine (SMR), Architects; Zervas Group Architects

Professional History


Architect, SERA Architects, Portland, OR.

Architect, John Stewart Architects, Bellingham, WA;.

Architect, Zervas Group Architects, Bellingham, WA.

Architect, John Cheney Architects.

Staff Architect, Stickney Murphy Romine (SMR), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1996-present; Abelsen became an Associate at SMR in 1998.

Professional Activities

Member, City of Seattle, Landmarks Board, Seattle, WA, c. 2007; Co-chair, City of Seattle, Landmarks Board, Seattle, WA, c. 2010; Chair, American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter, Historic Resources Committee, Seattle, WA.


Associate degree in Science,Victoria College, Victoria,TX, 1986; and his Bachelor's degree in Art-Architecture, Portland State University, Portland, OR,1988. M.Arch., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1991.

PCAD id: 5896