Principal, Agoos/Lovera Architects and Studio Agoos Lovera 1983-2013
Principal, AGOOS Architecture+Design 2014-present


University of Pennsylvania:  Master of Architecture, 1977
Dartmouth College:  Bachelor of Arts, 1972


Pennsylvania #RA008649X
New Jersey #21A101031900
Massachusetts #30813
NCARB No. 35320 Cert. #29217


E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
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Professional Activities/Task Forces

Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Temple University, 1989
Redevelopment of the Martin Luther King Public Housing Site task force 1993
School District of Philadelphia Shareholders Partnership for Trades 1995-6
Steering Committee for formation of Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture and Design 1995

Board of Directors

Philadelphia Board of Building Standards (Chair), 2001-present
Brandywine Print Workshop and Archives, 1999-present
ACE Mentoring of Philadelphia, 2001-2011
Center City Proprietors Association, 1989-1995
Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, 1995-2003
Diversified Community Services, 1992-1995
Bala House Montessori School, 1999-2002

Guest Juror

AIA Chapter Design Awards for Northern Virginia, 2005 and Washington, DC, 2006, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, Philadelphia University

As a founding Principal with Studio Agoos Lovera (formerly Agoos/Lovera Architects) Mr. Agoos has produced a distinguished body of work for a wide-ranging client base which includes educational, corporate, institutional and residential commissions.  He has directed many award-winning projects and has served as lead designer on many of the firm’s major projects.  These include:


  • Residences at Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia; conversion of high rise floors to luxury condominiums won a Delta Associates’ 12th Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Award for Excellence – Best Mid-Atlantic Adaptive Reuse Condominium Community, 2008, and General Building Contractors Association – Best Adaptive Reuse Project, 2008.
  • The Arch: conversion of historic 15 story high rise in Center City, Philadelphia to 111 apartments received a 2012 Preservation Award from Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia.
  • The Commonwealth: conversion of historic 15 story high rise in Center City to 98 apartments.
  • Von Louhr Apartments: 24 unit low-income apartment renovation received a Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Preservation Award.
  • Residences at Brandywine: new 33 unit apartment and retail development incorporating historic firehouse.
  • Reed Street Senior Apartments: new 85 unit senior housing development in South Philadelphia.
  • The Annex : adaptive reuse of two historic brownstones in Center City to 21 apartments received a 2014 Preservation Award from the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia.
  • Havertown Residence: addition/renovation to mid-century modern home as residence and studio
  • McKeown-Perachio Residence:  new residence in Edgmont, PA.
  • Orsini-Andrade Residence:  new three unit apartment building in Center City.
  • White Residence:  townhouse renovation in Center City.
  • Rittenhouse Residence:  renovation/addition in Cinnaminson, NJ.
  • Cabin Addition: vacation house addition in Tenants Harbor, Maine.
  • Villalovos Residence:  Addition/renovation in Bodega Bay, California.
  • Dowell Studio and Residence, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fabien:Normile Residence Addition/Renovation, Wynnewood, PA
  • Rupp Residence Renovations, Edgmont, PA
  • BVT (unbuilt)
  • 12th & Arch (unbuilt)
  • Penn's Point (unbuilt)
  • Conwell Tower (unbuilt)


  • Red Tettemer Advertising offices in Narberth and Center City, Philadelphia which was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Architecture News Now.
  • Studio Agoos Lovera’s former offices at 260 South Broad Street; and former Broad and Fitzwater studio, which received an AIA Philadelphia Design Award.
  • Frankford Station Post Office, Philadelphia, received a National Honor Award for Facility Design Excellence.
  • ElectronicInk: new offices in Center City, Philadelphia were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Architecture News Now.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies: Associate Architects for Citizen’s Bank Park.
  • Comcast: new prototypical payment centers around the country.
  • Qwest Cyber.Solutions:; office renovations in Conshohocken, PA, and Tyson’s Corner, VA.
  • Adelphia Graphic Systems’ HQ in Exton, PA and ex;it's offices in Center City Philadelphia.
  • 160over90 Advertising:; new offices in Center City, Philadelphia.
  • British Airways: new First Class and Business Class lounges at the Philadelphia Airport which won an International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – Lighting Award, 2008 and General Building Contractors Association – Outstanding Achievement, 2008.
  • AKER: new offices at Philadelphia Naval Business Center.


  • Welsh Valley Middle School: 160,000sf addition/renovation received a 1999 AIA People’s Choice Awards and was named an Outstanding Building by American School and University. Welsh Valley and Penn Wynne Elementary School both received Preservation Awards from the Lower Merion Township Historic Architecture Review Board.
  • Strath Haven Middle School: 200,000sf renovation/addition.
  • Penn State University: new 22,000sf technology classroom building.
  • Campion Dining Hall and Bellarmine Hall renovations at St. Joseph’s University.
  • The Restaurant School in Philadelphia earned a Historic Preservation Award.
  • Haverford School District Administration Offices: 45,000sf conversion of former elementary school to District administration offices and a kindergarten center.
  • Wissahickon Charter School: new 50,000sf  K-8 school. (with Metcalfe Architecture & Design)
  • Haverford Middle School: 240,000sf phased renovation.


  • Simons Recreation Center: featured in Philadelphia Inquirer and received an AIA People’s Choice Award.
  • Hawthorne Community Recreation Center which incorporates into the facades over 1,000 colorful handprint tiles created by neighborhood children and other residents was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Chester Transportation Center in Chester, PA: received the Leedom B. Morrison Heritage Award from The Heritage Commission of Delaware County.
  • Schuykill River Pedestrian Bridge (with Ammann & Whitney)
  • 1876 Furness & Hewitt Gate Houses at the Philadelphia Zoo: adaptive reuse received a Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

Planning/Urban Design:

  • Philadelphia Zoo’s North Gate Master Plan, cited in a Foundation for Architecture Preservation Award.
  • Reuse Strategy for Philadelphia Naval Base: Architects on multi-disciplinary planning team.
  •  Philadelphia Food Distribution Center Master Plan.