Luis Hoyos is a licensed architect, urban designer and preservationist. He is the founder of Luis Hoyos Architects, Inc. and is Professor at the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona. 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's 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 former and current Commissioner on the State Historic Resources Commission, where he served as Chair for two years. He is also a former 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.
He was recently appointed by President Obama to 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. In addition, Mr. Hoyos is a member of the National Park System Advisory Board's Landmarks Committe which reviews nominations to the National Historic Landmarks Program and serves to craft preservation policy nationwide.
Hoyos holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (1977) and a Master's Degree in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1983).