Asa Dickinson was born in Springfield, MA, the son of Asa Don Dickinson and Helen Winslow Dickinson, and attended Swarthmore High School in Swarthmore, PA before enrolling at the University of Pennsylvania. Dickinson he earned a B.Arch. in 1931, followed by an M.Arch. in 1932. He was a partner in the short-lived firm of Creighton & Dickinson (1936-1937) before joining the Altoona, PA firm of Hunter & Caldwell. He remained with the firm until 1939, when he became a civilian architect for the U. S. Engineering Corps of the War Department. He continued in that position until 1942, when he was made a senior engineer with the Transportation Corps. At the close of World War II in 1945 he joined the Cincinnati, OH office of Harry Hake & Harry Hake, Jr., working with them as chief draftsman until 1950, when he returned to the Hunter & Caldwell successor, Hunter, Caldwell & Cambell. He was named a project manager in 1970 with successor firm Campbell, Rea, Hayes & Large. At the time of his death Dickinson was a resident of Hollidaysburg, PA.
Dickinson joined the national AIA in 1960 and was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter.
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