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Architect , educator

Wendell Harper Lovett, American architect, educator. Recipient 2d prize Progressive Architecture United States Junior Chamber of C., 1949; International design award Decima Triennale di Milano, 1954; Architect Record Homes awards, 1969, 72, 74; Interiors award, 1973; Sunset-American Institute of Architects awards, 1959, 62, 69, 71; Fulbright grantee, 1959; American Institute of Architects fellow, 1978.


Lovett, Wendell Harper was born on April 2, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Wallace Herman and Pearl (Harper) Lovett.


Attended, Pasadena Junior College, 1944. Bachelor of Architecture, University Washington, 1947. Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.


Architect, designer Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, Seattle, 1948. Architect associate Bassetti and Morse, 1948-1951. Instructor architecture University Washington, 1948-1951.

Private practice, architect Seattle, since 1951. Assistant professor University Washington, 1951-1960, associate professor, 1960-1965, professor, 1965-1983, professor emeritus, since 1983. Lecturer Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, 1959-1960.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include nuclear reactor building, University Washington, 1960. Villa Simonyi Medina, Washington, 1989. Patentee in field.


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.

Wallace Herman Lovett

Pearl (Harper) Lovett


Corrie Lovett

Clare Lovett