In Appreciation of Quiet Dedication and Leadership



Robert Ripley, AIA

Bryce Hastings photo

Bryce Hastings, AIA

All too often when significant accomplishments are achieved we have no idea of how much quiet dedication and leadership was required in the effort. A number of years ago Bryce Hastings, AIA, instead of quietly retiring, took on the challenge of serving as the President of the Nebraska Architectural Foundation. He has done an exceptional job of reviving and accomplishing the Foundation’s mission and goals. His quiet dedication and leadership began with the identification of critical topics and assuring that each activity was accomplished.

One of the most monumentally significant has been his leadership and partnership with Bob Ripley, AIA, the Director of the Office of the Capitol Commission, in securing content, resources and the filming of the NET production of Nebraska’s Capitol Masterpiece, which unfolds the complex history and cultural value of the Capitol for all Nebraskans. (The documentary is now available for streaming online.)

Bob Ripley in his own quiet manner has dedicated his career to the conservation and preservation of this masterpiece in every detail on a daily basis. This invaluable story could not have been developed without Bob’s exceptional knowledge and would not have been told if it had not been for the vision, dedication and persistent quiet leadership of both individuals. Although all of us are always very busy with our professional and personal lives we all owe our deepest appreciation to their quiet dedication and leadership.