David Franke,


“I can trace my decision to become an Architect back to Mr. Rathgeber’s fifth grade class when we studied American cities. We were required to build models of the city we studied and I built two additional city models for extra credit…”

Dave is a principal at Studio Agoos Lovera and holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Temple University. His professional experience includes design and management responsibilities, a variety of cultural and educational buildings including museums, libraries, schools, and university projects, located in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Scottsdale, Saudi Arabia, Seattle, Los Angeles, and London.

He has been an active member of the Doylestown Pennsylvania Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle Board of Trustees for four years and is a member of the Building and Facilities Committee of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Dave was a member of the 50th Anniversary Advisory Council for the Pennsylvania Ballet. He is a member of both the American Association of Museums and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and has been invited to co-present sessions on the design of museum retail at two recent AAM national conferences. 2012 marked the centennial year of the completion of Henry Mercer’s Fonthill and Dave co-presented the program “Expression and Experimentation: The Building of Fonthill” for the Bucks County Historical Society.

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