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Architect , educator

Serenus Glen Paulsen, American Architect, educator.


Paulsen, Serenus Glen was born on July 27, 1917 in Spooner, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Serenus Justin and Edna Anne (Dalton) Paulsen.


Student, University Illinois, 1938-1942; Bachelor of Architecture cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1947; Diploma in Architecture and City Planning, Royal Academy Art, Stockholm, 1948.


With, Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alan (Architects), Philadelphia, 1946-1947; With, Eero Saarinen & Associates, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1949-1951, 53-57; chief designer, Reisner & Urbahn (Architects), New York City, 1951-1952; architectural coordinator, Knoll Associates, New York City, 1952-1953; principal, Glen Paulsen Associates, Birmingham, Michigan, 1958-1969; principal, vice president, Tarapata-MacMahon-Paulsen Associates, Inc. (Architects), Bloomfield Hills, 1969-1977; president, Cranbrook Academy Art head department architecture, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1966-1970; professor, chairman Masters Program in Architecture, University of Michigan, 1976-1978; Emil Lorch professor architecture, University of Michigan, 1982-1985; professor emeritus, University of Michigan, since 1985. Member National Committee on Urban Planning and Design, 1971-1972.

Architectural commission U. Washington, Seattle, 1968-1976.


  • Other Work

    • Recipient 3d prize Bi-National Competition for Design Rainbow Center Plaza, Niagara Falls, New York 1972).


Governor emeritus Cranbrook Academy Art. Served with C.E. United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. life governor Cranbrook Academy Art, 2005. Fellow American Institute of Architects (honor awards Detroit chapter for Shapero Hall of Pharmacy 1965, Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 1966, Ford Life Science Building 1967, Birney Elementary School, Detroit 1971, Federal Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1978, gold medal for 1980 Detroit chapter).

Member Michigan Society Architects, (Robert F. Hastings award 1985).


Married Virginia C. Habel, January 26, 1944. Children: Thomas J., Nancy Lee (Mistress John Marshall).

Serenus Justin Paulsen

Edna Anne (Dalton) Paulsen

Virginia C. Habel

Thomas J. Paulsen

Nancy Lee Paulsen (Mistress John Marshall)