Meet the EXPO Super Jury: Robert Levit

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Meet the EXPO Super Jury: Robert Levit

April 18, 2016

 

Robert Levit joined Daniels in January of 2002 and was director of the Master of Urban Design program from 2003-2010. He is a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong and has won several international architecture and urban design competitions. He is currently designing the research district for a new satellite city in Tai Yuan, Shanxi province, China. His work links the urban and architectural scales. He has led research funded by the Province of Ontario examining the relationship between density and urban form and providing models for urban intensification. His work on housing types has received academic and professional awards. His design work and writing on architecture have appeared in numerous domestic and foreign publications. Levit teaches in both the Urban Design and Architecture programs of the Faculty. Levit holds a Master's degree in Architecture from Harvard University and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University. Prior to beginning his own practice he worked for the architect Alvaro Siza in Portugal.

 

“Robert Levit is a committed urbanist whose understanding of architecture’s place in the city is unmatched in education. He is also the author of numerous well-regarded essays that address the effects of recent advances in digital technology on the culture and discipline of architecture. He is often called in when a particularly thorny issue is taken up by a symposium or conference. We look forward to having him as part of our EXPO discussions.” 

— Wes Jones