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Male, born 1930-04-17, died 1987-03-11

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Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ)

Professional History


Sergeant, United States Army, 1950-1952.

Designer/Partner, Naramore Bain Brady and Johanson, (NBBJ), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1961-1987.

Professional Service

Winkelmann was a Registered Architect in the State of WA. He joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle, Chapter, as a Junior Associates in 1955, and as a full member in 1968. (See "New Members of Institute of Architects Named," Seattle Times, 09/04/1955, p. 21.) Chair, AIA, Urban and Regional Design Committee, 1969; Winkelmann served as NBBJ's designer for the Plymouth Congregational Church #4 in 1967.


High School/College

Graduate, Lincoln High School, Seattle, WA, c. 1948.

B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA, 1955.

M.Arch., Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1959.



In 1920, ten years before his birth, the Winkelmann Family lived at 900 Jackson Street in Racine, WI, an industrial city on Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago. Reinhold was listed in Seattle's City Directory of 1927 (p. 1687), living at 547 North 68th Street, but was listed residing at 1225 Buchanan Street in Racine in 1933 (p. 487). It is possible that during the Depression's depths, Reinhold returned to WI to find work with people he knew. From at least 1934 until 1940, Donald Winkelmann lived with his family at 547 North 68th Street. The Winkelmanns owned their residence, worth about $3500 in latter year. Winkelmann lived at 700 37th Ave, Seattle, WA, in 1981; by 1987, he had moved to 6335 NE 159th St, Bothell, WA. He died at the age of 56.


His father, Reinhold (sometimes written "Randall,") Winkelmann, (born on 12/18/1887 in Dubna, Russia-died 04/14/1982 in Seattle, WA), immigrated to Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 1896 (according to the Canadian Census of 1901), with his parents, Gustave and Josephine (born 1866) and five siblings. In 1896, Reinhold's family lived in Rabbit Hills, AB, where Gustav worked as a farm laborer. Reinhold moved to Leduc, AB, Canada, before entering the US by rail at Pembina, ND, on 09/06/1911. He worked as a carpenter according to his World War I Draft Registration form and the US Censuses of 1920 and 1940. Paperwork for Reinhold's naturalization began in 1919, and was completed on 03/31/1934. Reinhold married Ella Louisa Orthey, (born 01/17/1896 in Racine, WI-died 05/1980 in Seattle), on 01/09/1915 in her hometown. They had five children, two daughters and three sons, all born in Racine: Ruth Josephine (b. 01/14/1916), Reuel Reinhold (born 07/31/1917), Paul Adolph (born 09/25/1919), Doris Ann (born 11/12/1928) and Donald Arthur. In 1940, Paul apprenticed with a certified public accountant, Reuel had finished four years of college, and Doris and Donald both were still in grade school, she in 5th grade, he in 4th.

Biographical Notes

Portions of Winkelmann's professional library passed to NBBJ Partner Rich Dallam.

SSN: 536-28-1678.

PCAD id: 4304