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Our History

HRLC Architects, formerly known as Hallgren, Restifo, & Loop Architects was founded in 1956 by John T. Hallgren (1928-1987), Joseph D. Restifo (1926-2010), and Robert H. Loop (1923-2017). In 2000 , the now owner, Chris Coughlin became their fourth partner. Thus creating Hallgren, Restifo, Loop, & Coughlin Architects.


Over the last 68 years, we have designed countless projects all over Erie, PA with a focus on community engagement. While also creating close, personal relationships with repeat clients, inspectors, local engineers and contractors.

our team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Get to know us! Our team is small which allows for more personal relationships. We work very closely together, learning from one another every day.

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