Expertise:Historic Preservation, Los Angeles Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Architecture and History, Olvera Street, Forty Acres (Delano, CA), Historic Building Adaptive Re-Use, National Historic Preservation Policy
Luis Hoyos is a licensed architect, urban designer and preservationist. He is the founder of Luis Hoyos Architects, Inc., and his designs for adapted historic structures such as the Point Fermin Lighthouse, the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse and El Pueblo de Los Angeles buildings and plaza have won professional recognition.
Hoyos’ interests are mainly in the areas of urban design and historic preservation with an emphasis on the training of designers for the practice. He is a member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a body that advises Congress and the President on matters pertaining to the preservation of historical resources at a national scale. He is also a commissioner on the State Historical Resources Commission, a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy and an Advisor and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hoyos regularly collaborates on preservation projects with the National Park Service, such as the HABS Project on The Forty Acres in Delano, CA, and the American Latino Heritage Initiative Theme Study (currently published online) where he acted as national co-chair for the study.
“What you find in preservation on a national scale is much more attention to diversity and diverse communities,” says Hoyos. “For a long time, issues of diversity and preservation were not really well acknowledged. It took real policy changes to cause people to start looking at African American resources, women’s histories, LGBT histories and, for my own neck of the woods, Latino history, which is so important in California.”
- “Roosevelt High School’s historic R Building should be preserved, not demolished,” Los Angeles Times, May 4
B. Arch., Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
M.A., Urban Design, Harvard University