Sustainable design, construction technology, thermal comfort and energy modeling, life-cycle analysis, daylighting design, lighting design, and renewable energy modeling.
- M.Arch. University of California, Berkeley
- BA Architecture, Yale University
Brendon Levitt is a licensed architect in the state of California and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds degrees in architecture from Yale University and UC Berkeley. Mr. Levitt is currently a senior associate at Loisos + Ubbelohde (L+U), a firm that specializes in energy efficiency, lighting, and high-performance buildings. At L+U, he has served for over a decade as project manager, analyst, and designer for a wide range of award-winning buildings around the world. With expertise in diverse software tools from Therm and EnergyPlus to Athena and Radiance, he has contributed to cutting-edge research on thermal comfort and energy modeling, life cycle analysis, daylighting design, lighting design, and data visualization.
Mr. Levitt writes and lectures on sustainable design and the synthesis of contemporary culture, human comfort, and new technology. He has received numerous awards for architectural design and scholarship, including a Luce Scholarship and a Fulbright Fellowship. He has also worked with prominent architects around the world, most notably the Pritzker Prize Laureate, Fumihiko Maki. Mr. Levitt's projects during a four-year stint in Tokyo included the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the media lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, and Center for the Arts at Washington University in Saint Louis.
At Berkeley, Mr. Levitt teaches courses related to high performance buildings including Zero Energy Building and Building Performance Visualization. Mr. Levitt is also senior adjunct faculty in the Department of Architecture at California College of the Arts, where he teaches design studios and building technology courses related to sustainable design.
- Courses Taught
ARCH 229 Building Performance and Visualization
ARCH 249 Green Studio Companion
ARCH 160/260 Introduction to Construction
ARCH 149 Zero Energy Building, Summer Sessions