Attended, Pasadena Junior College, 1944. Bachelor of Architecture, University Washington, 1947. Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Lovett entered the University of Washington program in architecture in 1940, but his college years were interrupted by wartime service. While at Washington he was significantly influenced by Professor Lionel Pries. Lovett attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology for one year, studying under Alvar Aalto and receiving his Master in Architecture in June 1948.
Lovett joined the faculty of architecture at Washington the late 1940s, about the same time he began his private practice of architecture.
Lovett was the designer of many significant Pacific Northwest houses. Most important is the house he designed for Charles Simonyi, in Medina, Washington.
Begun in 1987, the house has been expanded twice to Lovett"s design. The house not only serves as a residence, but is also designed for display of Simonyi"s collection of paintings by Victor Vasarely and Roy Lichtenstein.
Lovett was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1985.
President Citizen's Planning Council, Seattle, 1968-1971. Board director Seattle Baroque Orchestra, 1998-2002. Served in Army of the United States, 1943-1946.
Member American Institute of Architects (secretary Washington chapter 1953-1954, board directors Foundation Seattle chapter 1991-1992, Seattle chapter medal 1993, president senior council 1991-1992, Plestcheeff Institute board director 1992. Board director, Society of Architectural Historians, MDRC, 2002-2005.
Married Eileen (Whitson), September 3, 1947. Children: Corrie, Clare.